Storm fallout: Two die in highway accidents, thousands without power in St. Louis area

KANSAS CITY — A winter wallop of snow and ice paralyzed much of Missouri on Friday, closing part of Interstate 70 for several hours, stranding motorists — and police — overnight and resulting in at least two highway deaths.

Waking up to winter

Columbia braced for impact on Thursday as the first winter storm of the season descended on the region.

City building revamping up for vote

The Daniel Boone City Building could soon see its first of many face lifts. A public hearing is set for Monday’s Columbia City Council meeting to discuss the first of three phases of the $22 million renovation and expansion of city hall.

MOHELA, still awaiting approval, sets up transfer accounts

JEFFERSON CITY — The Legislature hasn’t debated the deal yet, much less approved it, but the state’s college loan authority is moving forward with a plan to provide $350 million to the state for campus construction projects.

MU policy facilitates admission of athletes

COLUMBIA — MU athletes are nearly five times more likely to gain admission under a waiver of the school’s entrance requirements than their counterparts who don’t play varsity sports, an Associated Press review of university data shows.

Program celebrates Christmas with a jazzy tune

Ten years ago, Ed Rollins saw a brochure for a different sort of Christmas pageant; he tucked it away for future reference. Last year, Rollins, as executive director of the Odyssey Chamber Music Series, dug the pamphlet out of his files and used it to produce “Bending Towards the Light: A Jazz Nativity.”

Early morning fire destroys farmhouse

A fire demolished a two-story farmhouse in Boone County early Thursday morning, but no one was injured.

Snowfall alters daily activities

The anticipation of a major snowstorm is enough to alter the habits of many Columbia residents. Here is a look at the ups and downs of the snowfall and how it affects daily life.

Guards pace Tigers

It wasn’t the game’s most noticeable play. After all, Missouri had done it 78 times coming into Thursday night’s game.

Scenes from the snow

Bill Hamby used a screwdriver to open his car Thursday morning. Standing at the cash register at Gerbes buying beer, Hamby described his icy feat.

Wintry mix can’t stop loyal, loud Tigers fans

Missouri coach Mike Anderson got his wish.

Snow stalls Tigers’ travel

The Missouri volleyball team found another opponent standing in its way Thursday: the weather.

Miscues hurt Cougars against elite opponent

The Columbia College volleyball team finished pool play at the NAIA national tournament with a record of 2-1 after falling to No. 1 National American, of South Dakota, 30-20, 30-17, 30-16 on Thursday at Southwell Complex.

Tigers battle in home tournament

After a weeklong California road trip, the Tigers are glad to be back in Mizzou Arena.

Gymnastics coaches’ poll to be released today

The GymInfo Preseason Coaches’ Poll is released today, but the MU gymnastics team isn’t exactly holding its breath.

Rock Bridge wrestlers set for first meet

One wrestling match is tough. Five matches are tougher.

Stephens looks for tournament breakthrough

Stringing together consecutive wins in a hostile environment can do amazing things for a team’s confidence.

Plains, Midwest face first snowstorm of season

CHICAGO — The first major snowstorm of the season forced a plane off a runway, canceled hundreds of flights and hobbled highways in the Plains and Midwest, and more sloppy weather rolled in today.

Officials warn residents to "Stay home"

State, county and city officials were asking drivers to stay off the roads Friday afternoon to prevent accidents and to allow plows to clear the snow.

Cougars' season ends after falling to Fresno Pacific

The Columbia College volleyball team could not overcome a slow start when it fell behind by two games and lost in the quarterfinals of the NAIA national tournament to No. 2 Fresno Pacific on Friday night 22-30, 21-30, 30-26, 27-30.