Falling in love with fiction

Anyone driving alongside Kimberly Killion as she commutes to work from Jerseyville, Ill., to St. Louis on weekday mornings probably thinks Killion is crazy.

Behind the wheel of her 2007 Pontiac G6, she appears to be engaged in conversation with herself, talking, laughing and occasionally crying to no one in particular.

Missouri coasts past Mississippi Valley State in Tiger Tournament

Winter accidents strain pocketbooks

Even a minor “dinger” can run the driver anywhere between $1,100 and $2,500.

Police seek armed robbery suspect

Police are looking for a robbery suspect who fled on foot after stealing cash at gunpoint from Missouri Title Loans.

Seeing Life

Remarkable season gives Tigers well deserved front-page coverage

MU football's recent benchmarks mean it’s time to sit up and take notice in a different way.

More winter weather on the way

Freezing rain is expected Friday night, and significant ice accumulations are possible for the northwestern half of Missouri from Saturday night through Sunday afternoon.


Global holiday traditions usher in the new year

Find out how our distant neighbors bring joy and warmth to their season.Winter celebrations date back thousands of years. Add these international holidays to your calendar.

How to create your own edible ornaments

These easy crafts will bring birds to your backyard. Enjoy their company while they enjoy your generosity.

Spill it: A conversation with Santa Claus

Santa Claus says his favorite part of the holiday season is choosing the right gifts for everyone.

Famous failures

Even the most successful people have failed at some point in their lives.

Sexual assault in Columbia: A helping hand at your fingertips

As Columbia’s population has grown, so has its violent crime, including sexual assaults. The number of rapes reported to police have increased in Columbia since 2004 — in contrast to a national decline — according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Belief in Brief: Hanukkah

Hanukkah, which began Dec. 4 and runs through Dec. 12, is different from its neighbors on the December holiday calendar.

Columbia Muslims remain without a leader

Muslims in Columbia have been without an imam since July, but the likelihood of finding a replacement before next spring is slim, said Ahmed Habib, chairman of the Islamic Center of Central Missouri.

Comic creators bring their creativity to the Midwest

Almost 70 years later, Superman is set for a homecoming of sorts — not to Smallville but through writer B. Clay Moore, who makes his home in Kansas City. Moore, 36, is part of a small but productive cadre of comic book writers and artists who are building on each other’s creativity and putting Kansas City on the national map of comic book creators.

Preparing pets for a new baby

There are several ways to get your pets ready for a new addition to the family.

Rebounding will be key for MU men's basketball team

The Tigers men's basketball team says it must rebound well Saturday against Purdue.

Sophomore increases role for MU women's basketball team

After eight seniors graduated, sophomore Jessra Johnson’s playing time on the MU women's basketball team has skyrocketed.

Travel big part of Bruins' girls basketball season

This season, the Bruins girls basketball team starts its season with seven consecutive road games.