Rock Bridge girls defeat Liberty Blue Jays

The Bruins are 3-0 after defeating the defending state champions.

Missouri football players win Big 12 awards

Quarterback Chase Daniel was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, and coach Gary Pinkel was voted co-Big 12 coach of the year along with Kansas coach Mark Mangino.

Mid-Missouri makes English hobby its own

Letterboxing is an English hobby from the mid-1800s that is now popular in mid-MIssouri. In it, players hide boxes in public places, then post clues to the secret locations. A few years ago there were no boxes in the area and now there are more than 200.

Alexander overcomes injury to make big impact for Tigers

Wide receiver Danario Alexander was the team’s starting receiver at the beginning of the season. After fracturing his wrist in the first game, he struggled to find his groove until the game against Kansas.

Lawrence gets his groove back

After early-season struggles, Matt Lawrence is finding his shot.

Columbia may host Little League World Series Senior League regional

Oddsmakers pick against MU

The Tigers might be No. 1 in the polls, but oddsmakers still favor Oklahoma in Saturday’s Big 12 Championship.

'Poke OU' Facebook page removed

A Facebook event created to poke OU football players has been removed by Facebook as a policy violation.

Columbia hotels boost security after manager's death

Hotels say they've come under even closer scrutiny following the weekend shooting of 55-year-old general manager Cynthia L. White.

$77 million sewer bond issue projected for April 8 ballot

The money would allow the city to update the current treatment plant and to meet the Missouri Department of Natural Resources requirement for increased capacity.

Road trip to San Antonio offers economical fun

Travel packages to the Big 12 Championship are sold out, but driving is always an option.

Columbia middle school locks down after report of shots

At Lange Middle School, classes resumed as usual after the doors were locked at 9:40 a.m., school officials said.

Columbia police investigate drive-by shooting

Columbia police are looking for suspects in a drive-by shooting that damaged several vehicles in northeast Columbia on Monday night.

Tigers make cover of Sports Illustrated

Police say hotel homicide suspect acted alone

Police said they don’t believe Dwight T. Hayes’ story that he was merely a “lookout” in this weekend’s murder of a 55-year-old hotel general manager.

MU hosts spirit rally Thursday evening

MU football players, Coach Gary Pinkel and various spirit squads will make appearances. Coffee and hot chocolate will be provided.

Police officer, driver injured after collision

Online game invites players to shine a light on Blunt

“Matt Blunt: Document Destroyer” was created and paid for by the Missouri Democratic Party in response to the e-mail controversy in the governor’s office.

Lacrosse practice

Max Zofness passes the lacrosse ball Monday to his roommate Blaine Skrainka while playing on the front lawn of their house on University Avenue.

Several openings on city boards and commissions

All applications must be turned in to the Columbia city clerk’s office by noon on Friday, Dec. 7. There are 22 positions open, including seats on the Mayor’s Committee on Physical Fitness and the Special Business District Board.