MU hungry for its first Big 12 win

It’s hard to call the third game of the Big 12 Conference season a must-win game. But when you’re 0-2 going into the game and its followed by a trip to Lawrence, Kan., that might be the best way to describe it.

MU’s Rucker sets aside NFL draft

Martin Rucker finally knows where he will play next year.

Missouri's motivator

K-Kay Pickens dances to music no one else hears. She grooves in the locker room, at teammates’ houses and even on the court.

More recruits getting quick start in college

Some high school seniors just can’t wait to get to college.

Rested & Ready

Matt Pell is a three-time NCAA qualifier. He’s an All-American with over 109 wins in his college wrestling career with a chance to move into second in career wins all-time at Missouri, behind Ben Askren. He’s also a cheap baby sitter.

Library tax gets OK for April ballot

Voters in the Boone County Library District will be asked in April to increase their taxes by 21 cents per $100 of assessed property value to finance new libraries in northern Columbia and Ashland.

KU sets standard

The Big 12 Conference season is just a week old, but the league’s top team might already be apparent.

Floyd offers to stay until job starts June 1

University of Missouri System President Elson Floyd told a special meeting of the Board of Curators on Thursday that he will begin his new job at Washington State University on June 1 and offered to remain at UM until then.

Soldier receives offers of help

SPRINGFIELD — A soldier whose stored possessions were sold while he was in Iraq might never recover such treasures as family photos, but offers of help are streaming his way from strangers touched by his plight.

Sanders Collection is a rich trove

The 9-inch-wide, cast-aluminum “O” from the “Boone County Jail” sign that hung outside the old building has been collecting dust since it was removed during reconstruction in 1988. Each of the letters from the title were distributed to people involved in the project.

Tiger Hotel terminates leases

Residents of the Tiger Hotel’s independent living community found out this week that they will soon have to find another home.

Community leaders honored

About 1,200 people who attended Columbia’s diversity breakfast Thursday morning gave standing ovations to NAACP President Mary Ratliff and members of the Minority Men’s Network when they were recognized for promoting diversity in the community.

Remember your best time at Missouri Theatre? Share it!

It’s a romance that has spanned four decades.

Mall sets new youth policy

Store managers are banking on a new policy that would limit when and where unsupervised youths hang out at the Columbia Mall to create a friendlier shopping environment and increase business.

Boone County under ice storm warning

An ice storm warning remains in effect for the Columbia area until midnight Sunday.

Winter storm closings

See also: KOMU's list of closings

Winter storm tips


City buses switch to emergency schedule

Columbia Transit Buses will begin operating on the weather emergency schedule at 2 p.m. today. This means that departure times will be on the half hour for scheduled end-points and on the hour from the Wabash Station. City buses will operate on this schedule until further notice.

City crews prepared, pre-treating roads

The City of Columbia’s Public Works Department has been bracing itself for the threat of an ice storm all week, department spokeswoman Mary Ellen Lea said. The city has been checking all its equipment and began pretreating roads by noon on Friday.

City power crews ready to roll

City power crews were geared up and ready to mobilize in the event that accumulating ice causes power outages.