Assault victim found outside Athena

Columbia police found an unconscious 31-year-old man with severe head injuries on the sidewalk in front of Athena Night Club, 1100 Locust St., early Friday.

Texas-sized welcome

EL PASO, Texas — Backing up your talk during a football game is one thing; doing so while racing go-karts against three pairs of princesses is another.

Cloned foods stir up hearty debate

While an MU researcher is hailing a Food and Drug Administration finding that milk, meat and other products from cloned livestock and their progeny are safe for people to eat, some Columbia consumers remain wary.

You, too, can speak out on AmerenUE

OK, Columbia. Here’s your chance to tell AmerenUE what you think of its natural gas service.

Fines settle MOHELA suit

JEFFERSON CITY — The state’s student loan agency acknowledged Thursday that it violated Missouri’s open meetings law while scrambling to come up with an alternative to Gov. Matt Blunt’s proposal to sell that agency’s assets.

Top professors weigh in on best reading

From romance novels to sci-fi thrillers, everyone has a favorite book. Books can have a tremendous influence on our lives, whether they pull on our heartstrings or force our minds to work a little harder.

A soldier's story

When Joe Uray’s deployment date was pushed back to Oct. 16, his mother, Janel Miranda of Columbia, felt something in her gut tell her, “I have to go. I have to see him one more time.”

Retiree running for school board

Citing the importance of education to students and the community, Jan Mees, a media specialist retired from Hickman High School, is running for the Columbia School Board.

Crematorium fire backs up traffic

Traffic was backed up at the intersection of Tenth and Walnut streets for about 30 minutes Thursday afternoon while firefighters responded to a small fire at a crematorium.

Crash injures Columbia woman

A Columbia woman was in fair condition Thursday afternoon after a one-car crash on Scott Boulevard on Wednesday evening, according to Columbia police.

Sides square off for school finance trial

JEFFERSON CITY — How much money does it take to provide students an adequate education? That question is at the heart of a court battle unfolding in a few days in the capital city.

Video: Fan Fiesta

Coach Gary Pinkel is ready for the Sun Bowl. Thursday afternoon, the bands from each school sponsored a pep rally in what the city of El Paso calls the "Fan Fiesta." Enjoy the sights and sounds of this event.

Game time finally here

EL PASO, Texas — When the Missouri football team runs its first play today in the Sun Bowl against Oregon State, it will mark the first live game action against another team in 34 days.

Moore on target for Oregon State

Missouri’s defensive players might want to put a little stickem on their gloves before today’s Sun Bowl.

Five things you didn’t know about Oregon State

1 OSU claims some strange world records, like the longest tractor run in 2003 and the longest poetry reading in 1960.

MU’s top shooter nursing injury

After guard Matt Lawrence missed practice Thursday, Missouri coach Mike Anderson said Lawrence is questionable for Saturday’s game against Southern University.

Missouri draws few more fans for finale

EL PASO, Texas — The notion that Missouri has a poor traveling fan base might be in step with the perception of the football program as a whole.

Putting the grrr in Tigers

Tiffany Brooks has the jump shot of a man and she knows it.

Hickman boys bow out early

The Hickman boys basketball team won’t be bringing a trophy home from the Neosho Holiday classic this year.

Sun Bowl breakdown