Experience key in Rock Bridge win over Kirksville

With a roster of mostly juniors and seniors, the Bruins girls basketball team pulled away in the second half on Friday to win 62-50.

MU gymnasts beat Illinois-Chicago

Stephenson was rewarded with 9.800, a personal best, which helped Missouri defeat Illinois-Chicago 195.400-190.500 Friday night at the Hearnes Center.

Bulldogs defeat Mexico Military Academy

The Douglass High School’s boys basketball team defeated Mexico Military Academy 79-61 at Smithton Middle School on Friday.

Two injured in accident on Ballenger Lane

Two Columbia residents were injured early Friday afternoon after a two-car accident on Ballenger Road, police said.

Bill Clinton to visit MU on Saturday

Former President Bill Clinton will campaign for his wife on Saturday, stopping by MU’s Student Recreation Complex at 4:30 p.m. for an event titled “Solutions For America Rally.”

United Way director resigning

David Franta’s resignation, which will take effect June 1, is due in part to his decision to relocate to the St. Louis area.

Horton arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault

MU basketball guard Jason M. Horton was arrested at 12:20 p.m. Friday in connection with a fight in which fellow player Stefhon Hannah’s jaw was broken outside of Athena Night Club, Columbia police said. He was booked and released on a summons.

Car crashes into Fairview Lake

A 71-year-old Columbia man is uninjured after he accidentally backed into Fairview Lake.

Homeless identified in “Every Person Counts” event

Volunteers for the event counted 22 more homeless people than in last January’s count.

Man arrested on suspicion of domestic assault and armed criminal action

Kenneth Stapleton Jr., 53, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action after a woman’s throat was slashed.

Help us cover profiling story by sharing what you need to know

Every year, the Missourian reports statistics showing that minorities get stopped or searched more often than whites. What do you need to know in order to have a better conversation about this issue?

Gail Shen’s Chinatown remembers owner

Chinatown will be open Saturday for friends, family and the Columbia residents to experience Gail Shen’s “gift to the community” one last time.

Hulshof to kick off campaign for governor

Ninth District U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof will begin his campaign for governor with a send-off rally at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Columbia Regional Airport.

Feathered friends getting fat

A drop in the temperature means a dietary change for backyard birds. As they eat more, they might increase their levels of cholesterol or heart attack.

Former House speaker seeks seat in Congress

Democrat Steve Gaw will try for the seat now held by Republican Kenny Hulshof, who has decided to run for governor.

Help comes for Missourians with rising utility costs

A bill signed Friday by Gov. Matt Blunt approves the use of more than $6 million in state money to help low-income residents cover energy costs.

MU assistant women's coach becomes head coach at Central Arkansas

Matt Daniel will begin coaching UCA’s women’s basketball team next season, but he has left the Tigers to lead UCA’s recruiting efforts for the rest of the season.

Minuteman conference in Kansas City faces opposition because of past controversy

Protestors see the anti-illegal immigration group as activists, particularly after Frances Semler, a member of the city’s parks board, resigned last week because of her Minuteman involvement.

Snowstorm causes airport delays and interstate closings in St. Louis

Thursday’s snowstorm hit eastern Missouri hard, causing several car accidents and closing down Lambert-St. Louis International Aiport for several hours.

Online ordination: legality of ministers questioned

Critics question legality of marriages by friends who get ordained online.