Kewpies point guard keeps low profile

Point guard Eric Franklin joined the Hickman varsity as a sophomore

Eric Franklin's quiet leadership belies his high energy playing style for the Hickman boys basketball team.

Fouls hampering leaders on MU men's basketball team

Guard Stefhon Hannah and forward DeMarre Carroll are leading the MU men's basketball team in scoring — and fouls.

UMKC teammates closer than most

Myleka Emerson and Chazny Morris have been playing basketball together for as long as they can remember. They grew up practicing together as children in Oakland, Calif., and are still playing together as sophomore guards on the UMKC women’s basketball team.

Bruins boys basketball team prevails against Kewpies

The Rock Bridge boys basketball team beat Hickman 55-48 on Thursday night.

Experience helps senior leader of Bruins girls basketball team

Rock Bridge senior Claire Schaeperkoetter has been on the varsity girls basketball team team since she was a freshman.

Rock Bridge girls basketball team cruises

The Rock Bridge girl’s basketball team blew out visiting Mexico 55-12 Thursday night.

Suspect arrested on suspicion of drug-related shooting

Police said 25-year-old Kirk Jones was arrested by members of the department’s newly created Violent Crimes Task Force on suspicion of second-degree assault and armed criminal action.

Public defender system reaching critical caseload

The state public defender’s office will go on limited availability in January, meaning that public defenders will only accept the most serious of all the cases given to them.

Even with extra funds, MU's libraries could face deficit

Despite a $600,000 committment from MU administrators for books and journals, rising material costs could leave MU Libraries with a shortfall.

30 mph ‘too fast,’ councilwoman says

Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe is pushing to reduce the city’s unposted speed limit to 25 mph in an effort to make residential streets safer for pedestrians.

Columbia ranks in top 20 places to educate children

Forbes magazine looked at school support, private school options, public library popularity and college options in determining the rankings.

Shots fired on Garth Avenue on Wednesday night

Shots were fired near the intersection of Garth Avenue and E. Worley Street on Wednesday night at about 9 p.m.

Go green this holiday season

Stay eco-friendly this time of year by giving environmentally friendly gifts and by re-using and recycling your tree and wrapping materials.

Holidays bring their share of annoyances

Joy, peace, goodwill and presents are great, but hearing "White Christmas" for the 11th time is not.

Douglass coach makes extra effort

None of Scott Willams’ job titles clearly define how he has served the youth in Columbia. The assistant basketball coach and home-school communicator at Douglass High School works with students all hours of the day and night.