MU gymnasts and wrestlers combine for "Beauty and the Beast" meet

MU student-athletes and members of the MU Greek community will team up for the first time at thet event to benefit the Central Missouri Food Bank. The groups will collect canned goods at the entrance and place students around the arena to accept monetary donations so the food bank can purchase items it needs.

Flanner leads Columbia College men’s basketball team to win over Missouri Baptist

The Cougars pulled away in the second half, but coach Bob Burchard sees room for his team to improve its defensive effort.

Swimming's elite to compete at meet in Columbia

Students learn about Chinese culture

Dozens of sixth-graders at Smithton Middle School experienced the Chinese New Year Thursday by pronouncing their Chinese names, speaking Chinese congratulations, eating Chinese dumplings with chopsticks and learning Chinese traditions.

Commission approves zoning for park on former Crane property

The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission voted to approve zoning for the land that the city plans to annex as residential single-family home zoning. Several parks in town, such as Stephens Lake Park, are also zoned for single-family homes.

Cox, Pescaglia lead Hickman wrestlers into district meet

Eckenrode's work ethic pays dividends for Rock Bridge girls basketball

Kelsey Eckenrode, a junior guard on the Rock Bridge girls basketball team, is a renowned 3-point shooter. Last year as a sophomore, Eckenrode scored just six points a game but shot 46 percent from behind the arc.

Romney suspends bid for president

John McCain effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday as chief rival Mitt Romney suspended his faltering campaign.

Hollins steps up for Tigers

Junior Alyssa Hollins was the only returning member of the Missouri women’s basketball team that averaged 10 minutes per game a year ago, and she's helped carry the team from day one.

Facebook: Friend or foe among high school students and teachers?

A new bill proposes a stop to student-teacher interaction via social networking Web sites, but some teachers and students argue this interaction is useful for quick communication and the success of school-related clubs.

With career as Kewpie winding down, Dierkes reflects on lessons learned

Anderson Jr., making the most of his time

Against Kansas, Anderson Jr., made a case that he is more than just the walk-on, coach’s son who plays the final minutes in a big win. He played six minutes, even with scholarship players available on the bench.

Rock Bridge runner signs letter of intent with Georgetown

Carroll’s leadership emerging in wake of suspensions

During the course of the season it has been obvious DeMarre Carroll is important to the Tigers, but since the suspension of five players last week, it has looked more and more like the Tigers are now Carroll’s team.

Young voters help drive high turnout, Obama victory in Missouri

A surge of young voters helped propel Democrat Barack Obama to victory in Tuesday’s state primary and may have been a key factor in the high turnout.

Bill proposes removing limits for abortion lawsuits

Doctors providing abortions could face higher lawsuit liabilities under an anti-abortion measure working its way through Missouri’s legislature.

Columbia swimmers use meet as 'last chance'

When Hickman senior Liz Grant returned from the Greater Kansas City Invitational on Jan. 19, she was sure that she had qualified for the state swimming championships in the 50-yard freestyle. It was not until two days later that she found out her 26.34 time was just shy of the state qualifying time, which had been lowered from the previous season.

Now, with the end of the season staring her in the face, Grant and her fellow Columbia swimmers have one last chance to qualify for state.

Convicted killer arrested after high-speed chase

A high speed pursuit that covered more than 40 miles and two counties ended early Thursday morning with the arrest of a fugitive with a violent past.

House approves $31 million for new UM cancer center

The Missouri House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Thursday that would appropriate about $31.2 million to the University of Missouri System toward the planning, design, renovation and construction of a new Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

Hardware store moves in to Centerstate Crossing

The Menards hardware store chain will soon add a new location as part of the Centerstate Crossing development on Vandiver Drive.