Tigers look to notch first road win

Coach Mike Anderson and players J.T. Tiller (left) and Keon Lawrence (right) have yet to win away from Missouri this season.

Since Mike Anderson took over as Missouri coach last season, the Tigers have been dominant at home with a 25-4 record. The problem is that MU is just 3-9 in road games under Anderson, and the team has lost all three of its road contests this year.

Containing Cowgirls star Riley key for MU

Riley has been unstoppable all season, averaging 22.5 points per game for the No. 18 Cowgirls. She leads an offense near the top of every category in the Big 12.

Court upholds death sentence, says defense must prove retardation

The state Supreme Court on Tuesday narrowly upheld the death sentence of a man convicted of a Columbia triple murder who had claimed in his latest appeal that he was mentally retarded.

Key issues from Nixon's response to the state address

Attorney General Jay Nixon responds to Gov. Matt Blunt's address and outlines other proposals.

Plans for new high school revealed

Plans for the third comprehensive Columbia high school feature a two-story building with core classrooms, resource centers for students, teacher planning centers, commons areas, a competition gym and an auditorium.

Woman seriously injured in single-vehicle U.S. 63 accident

A female driver who sustained possible life-threatening head injuries in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 63 South on Tuesday afternoon is at the Level I Trauma Center at University Hospital, according to a news release from the Columbia Fire Department.

Education tops Blunt's priority list

Missouri education topped the list of Gov. Matt Blunt’s priorities in his State of the State Address in front of the General Assembly on Tuesday night. If the General Assembly approves his proposed budget this year, Blunt said he will have provided an additional $1.2 billion for education over a four-year period.

Text of the State of the State Address

Missourians want and deserve government that reflects Missouri values, government which rewards work and responsibility, encourages creativity, protects law-abiding citizens, spends tax dollars wisely, and helps those who cannot help themselves.

Ferns require humid conditions

Ferns are beautiful indoor plants, but they require the right level of humidity, sunlight and food.

OATS driver retires after 34 years

Loretta Brauner of California, Mo., retired from her position as an OATS driver. In her 34 years, she never wrecked a bus or got a ticket but coworkers say her compassion made her a model for future drivers.

Democratic response to the State of the State Address

We are a great state with great potential. But like you, I am concerned that we are not moving in the right direction. It is frustrating to see Missouri—with all our promise—falling further and further behind our neighbors. And we are all left wondering why.

Poll workers still needed for the Missouri Primary on Feb. 5

Poll workers are still needed for the upcoming primary in Boone County, and County Clerk Wendy Noren said Republican workers are in especially high demand.

Chef will demonstrate cooking with local ingredients

With farmers markets closed for the season, eating local foods can be difficult this time of year.

Chef Mark Sulltrop has managed to meet the challenge by gathering local ingredients he will use at a cooking demonstration at 12:30 p.m. Saturday sponsored by the Columbia/Boone County Health Department.

MU fraternity house burglarized

An Xbox, games and DVDs were stolen from the Kappa Sigma fraternity house at about 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, said Sgt. Ken Hammond of the Columbia Police Department.

Annual diversity celebration sold out

The Columbia Values Diversity Celebration, which is slated for Thursday, is sold out, said Steve Hollis, manager of Columbia’s Office of Community Services.

Citizen Oversight Committee Task Force to meet Thursday

The Citizen Oversight Committee Task Force will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Mezzanine Conference Room of the Daniel Boone City Building, 701 E. Broadway.

28 candidates seeking exemptions from campaign refunds

A Cole County judge could rule by Friday on whether the Missouri Ethics Commission can hold secret hearings for the candidates or must open them to the public.

Change begins with younger generation

The twenty-something generation inherited a world of violence, corruption and tragedy. Change will happen by investing in the U.S. economy.

Running the UM System is big business

The selection of Gary Forsee, former Sprint Nextel CEO, marked the culmination of a search for a UM System president. While one can empathize with faculty disappointment with Forsee’s lack of advance degrees and pro-business experience as opposed to academic credentials, it remains a fact that the UM System is now big business as well as an institution of higher learning.

Legislators want results from State of the State address

The governor's State of the State address will air on several Columbia radio and television stations.