Hannah holds up well despite heckling

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Glen Dandridge and Nick Berardini were the first Missouri players to walk onto the floor at Bramlage Coliseum for the Tigers’ shootaround before the their game against Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan. The one thousand or so student fans already in attendance gave the two a few boos, but nothing too significant.

Late MU rally falls just short against Baylor

Missouri thought its season heartbreaker was out of the way when they lost to Texas in overtime on Jan. 10.

Bruins look for new twists in meet against Jays

In a corner of the musty wrestling room, deep in the bowels of Rock Bridge High School, junior Dan Shufeldt watched assistant coach Joe Collier and head coach Brook Harlan demonstrate different strategies for Shufeldt to employ in future matches. Shufeldt, as well as his teammates, will need some new moves as they take on a familiar foe Jefferson City at 6 p.m. today at Rock Bridge.

Kewpies cruise in first round

The Hickman girls basketball team defeated Cor Jesu Academy 60-30 in the first round of the Ameritime High School Girls Basketball Invitational.

Columbia weighing options for bike tour

The Convention and Visitors Bureau advisory board is expected to make a decision this morning that could bring the Tour of Missouri cycling race through Columbia, said Bob McDonald, a member of the advisory board and general manager of the Courtyard Marriott.

A tight-knit network

When baby Katie was born in Boone Hospital Center, the first present she received was a hand-knit hat donated by the Knitwits, a local group that knits for charity.

Committee revives Ticket-to-Work plan

JEFFERSON CITY — A victim of the 2005 Medicaid cuts, the Ticket-to-Work program for the disabled poor won an easy legislative victory Wednesday.

Education expert finds Mo. lacks school funds

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri must pour up to $1.3 billion more into public schools to ensure students receive a sound education, a witness for school districts suing the state testified Wednesday.

New parking rules take effect today

Starting today, Columbia drivers with multiple parking tickets will receive notices before their vehicles are towed and impounded by the city.

Storm warnings get local

Beginning this fall, the National Weather Service will begin using a more precise weather warning system to give people a better idea of the location of short-lived, dangerous weather events, according to the weather service.

Bill calls for hold and review of death penalty

JEFFERSON CITY — A call for a moratorium on the death penalty has come from an unlikely source — a Republican proponent of the death penalty.

Monthlong events localize history

MU will celebrate Black History Month by hosting more than two dozen events throughout the month of February, including presentations, performances and panel discussions. Many of the events, which will be held on campus and at venues around Columbia, are free and open to the public.

Angels in hard hats

SPRINGFIELD — In the early morning mist, Columbia lineman Billy Lewis climbs up the back end of a Water and Light Department truck and steps inside the bucket. His breath contrasts against the clear blue sky as he rises toward the power line. Layers of clothing — leggings, jeans, coveralls and a flame-retardant hooded jacket — protect him against the cold. Only his face is exposed to the elements.

Senators, UM argue about MOHELA limits, stem cell research

JEFFERSON CITY — While university administrators called it “the most important piece of education legislation in a decade,” a comprehensive bill on college tuition rates and the sale of assets of a college loan program ran into heavy debate before the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

Petition drive seeks repeal of smoking ban

Petition drive could force public vote on smoking ban