March 20, 2015
Missouri sent seven of its wrestlers to matches Friday the 2015 NCAA Wrestling Championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The three-day event will conclude Saturday.
The Rock Bridge Bruins girls basketball team advanced Friday with a win over Cor Jesu Academy Chargers, a St. Louis area school, in the Class 5 state tournament semifinal game at Mizzou Arena. The Bruins won 52-41 to advance to the state final game against the Liberty Blue Jays.
Beyond Meat, a company that produces plant-based foods that replicate meat, opened its first factory in Columbia in 2012. After finding success with its first product, chicken-free strips, it is now beginning production on imitation beef products.
March 19, 2015
Shane Ray is expected to go in the first 10 picks of the 2015 NFL Draft. Teammates Markus Golden and Mitch Morse are among the Missouri contingent looking to play professionally.
The city of Columbia is considering changing its trash collection service to a roll-cart system. The city says a roll-cart system would reduce injuries to employees and make pickup more efficient. Opponents of the system express concerns about older people managing the roll carts and theft of the roll carts.
March 18, 2015
The Bruins play in the state tournament at Mizzou Arena this weekend. They have to beat Cor Jesu Academy on Friday to play in the state championship game Saturday.
March 17, 2015
Decked out with novelty bow ties, eyeglasses and masks, the young and old celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday in various parades and celebrations throughout the U.S.
The Missouri baseball team earned its sixth consecutive win after beating the Air Force Falcons 6-0 Tuesday at Taylor Stadium.
Lucile Bluford was the editor and publisher of the Kansas City Call, which championed the black community in Kansas City. Starting in 1939, Bluford repeatedly sought admission to the University of Missouri. Assistant Minority Floor Leader Rep. Gail McCann Beatty, D-Kansas City, is pushing a resolution to make July 1, the journalist's birthday, "Lucile Bluford Day" in Missouri. During her life, Bluford was showered with awards for her journalism and recognized for her activism,
March 16, 2015
The Missouri Department of Conservation held a public forum Monday to discuss proposed changes to the state's hunting regulations. A proposed regulation for the 2016-17 hunting season that would allow the use of crossbows during archery deer and turkey season was debated among 90 hunters and 15 department staff who attended the three-hour open house. This was the seventh of eight open houses around the state this month.
Missouri defensive lineman Harold Brantley enjoys practice with his jersey hiked up to his shoulder pads in practice on Friday at Memorial Stadium.
March 15, 2015
Dorothy Canote, a vendor at the Columbia Farmers Market, teaches participants about the uses of herbs and how to take care of them during her herb growing class Sunday at the Olivet Christian Church.
St. Louis-based Hederman Events brought its mouse racing enterprise to Fulton on Friday as the feature of a Fulton Rotary fundraiser.
March 14, 2015
Hundreds of people took part in the Polar Plunge on Saturday at the lake near Bass Pro Shops, raising money and awareness for Special Olympics of Missouri's sports training and competition programs.
The Rock Bridge girls basketball team beat Republic High School 64-44 in the state quarterfinal game Saturday in Bolivar, Missouri.
"Be the Canvas" 5K was held Saturday by Access Arts, a teaching center and nonprofit that offers art opportunities to people in Columbia. Participants were showered with colorful nontoxic, biodegradable colored powder during the race.
The MizzouThon dance marathon Saturday at the MU Student Recreation Complex raised money to support the neonatal intensive care at University Hospital.
March 13, 2015
The Missouri women's tennis team lost to the South Carolina Gamecocks 6-1 during a match on Friday the Mizzou Tennis Complex.
Proposition 1 on the April 7 Columbia ballot seeks voter approval of a $63.1 million bond issue to expand and update the city's electric system.
Eleven local celebs, including state Rep. Caleb Jones and MU athletes Laura Kraft and Sam Garrett, helped Rock Bridge Elementary School students celebrate Reading Week on Friday.