March 15, 2013
Columbia College men's basketball (35-0) outlasted Hope International University 66-64 to advance to the NAIA national championship quarterfinals 6 p.m. Saturday at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.
Fans went to Nashville, Tenn., to watch the Missouri men's basketball team play in the SEC tournament on Friday.
The Hickman boys basketball team lost 67-59 to Rockhurst in the class 5 state semifinal game. Hickman will play again Saturday in the third-place game while Rockhurst will be in the final.
Rock Bridge High School held a pep rally on Friday to recognize students' achievements and get students excited for the girls basketball semifinal game against Blue Springs on Friday night at Mizzou Arena.
Hickman High schools hosted a pep rally to celebrate the boys basketball team heading in to state semifinal games and to honor student achievements.
March 14, 2013
The Missouri men's basketball team defeated Texas A&M 62-50 at the SEC tournament Thursday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
March 13, 2013
The Missouri softball team took Evansville in a double-header at University Field on Wednesday, winning 3-1 and 4-3. The occasion marked Coach Ehren Earlywine's 300th win.
March 12, 2013
Observers arrived Tuesday evening at MU's Laws Observatory to see the comet Pan-STARRS. However, the comet couldn't be seen due to heavy clouds in the western sky.
Russell Boulevard Elementary School students and some of their parents took university-style classes at "Russell University," a PTA fundraiser on Tuesday evening. The courses were designed to help introduce parents to resources for helping their children with homework.
At a news conference Tuesday morning, Brian Treece of the Historic Preservation Commission said the Niedermeyer building, located at 920 Cherry St., will remain a viable and affordable apartment option. An MU professor has stepped forward to buy the property from Collegiate Housing Partners, which planned to demolish the building and build a new apartment building on the land.
March 11, 2013
Crowding, understaffing and failing equipment have long been problems at the Joint Communications Center. Officials hope to overhaul the system using proceeds of a three-eighths-cent sales tax that appears on the April 2 ballot. If voters approve the tax, it would generate an estimated $9.3 million per year.
Marcy Luebbert's favorite Columbia Transit bus route is the 103 Green Northeast Loop. This route, according to Luebbert, has everything that she needs: shopping centers, her bank, her doctor's office and restaurants. Luebbert has cerebral palsy and she doesn't own a wheelchair van, so the bus is her only means of transportation.
March 10, 2013
According to National Weather Service meteorologist Thomas Spriggs in St. Louis, Columbia received 0.83 inches of rain through Sunday afternoon. The rain was added to approximately 2 inches of runoff from melting snow.
Displayed are Peeps at the Just Born factory in Bethlehem, Pa. With the storied candy brand celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, a quirky new TV ad campaign talks about all the things people do with their Peeps.
Women face the decision to remove a healthy breast with a double mastectomy after having breast cancer in one breast. Research shows that the number of women opting for double mastectomies after breast cancer is increasing.
From the biggest cities to the smallest towns, more than 31,000 people die of gunshot wounds in the U.S. each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - an average of nearly 87 people a day.
March 9, 2013
Along with MU students, community members from Columbia College, Stephens College, and area high schools took part in the Mizzou Dance Marathon on Saturday.
Rock Bridge secured a 50-22 win over Nixa in Saturday's Class 5 quarterfinal game at Springfield's Drury University. The defending state champions will return to Mizzou Arena for the semifinals.
Hickman made a late comeback to prevail 73-68 over Kickapoo for a spot in the state semifinals.
The Missouri baseball team lost 8-3 to San Francisco on Saturday at Taylor Stadium.