Chandler's big win helps Tigers defeat OU

Missouri sophomore Nicholas Marable, the second-ranked 165-pound wrestler in the nation, pins Max Dean of the University of Oklahoma, at the Beauty and the Beast event at the Hearnes Center on Friday.

Michael Chandler scored a technical fall against a ranked opponent and helped spark the Tigers to victory against Oklahoma.

Columbia schools wrap up day one of wrestling districts

Five Rock Bridge and Hickman wrestlers remain undefeated after the frst day of the the high school wrestling district finals. The Bruins and Kewpies traveled to Jefferson City for the competition.

Franklin’s 3-pointer key to Kewpie boys' win

With 1 second left in the third quarter Eric Franklin hit a 3-pointer from half court to help give the Kewpies a 59-54 win.

Rock Bridge boys' basketball tops Illinois team

Junior Jordan Dressler led the Bruins with 18 points in the 76-54 victory Friday night.

Rock Bridge girls' basketball gets win in Kansas City

The Rock Bridge girls team won 44-37 on Friday night, in part thanks to a tough defense.

Sophomores shine in MU gymnastics win

Sophomores Liz Straatmann, Becky Scholle posted season-best scores while fellow sophomore Sarah Shire led a Tiger sweep of the all-around competition.

Lt. Gov. Kinder drops out of governor's race

Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder dropped out of the Missouri governor's race Friday night barely two weeks after he entered it, declaring he instead will seek re-election.

MU softball takes split on first day of season

In the early game the Tigers offense was shut down by Virginia Tech's two-time All-American starter. The power of junior shortstop Lindsey Ubrun helped get the win in the nightcap.

City considers employing new safety measures at council meetings

In the aftermath of the shooting at the Kirkwood City Council meeting, Columbia city officials are looking into steps they could take to increase security at public meetings.

Hannah arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault

MU guard Stefhon Hannah was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault Friday afternoon in connection with a Jan. 27 altercation at Athena Night Club. Hannah received a broken jaw in the fight. According to employees, Athena has since closed.

Two arrested in meth bust in rural Boone County

Two Columbia residents were arrested late Friday morning when components of a methamphetamine lab, along with cooked meth, were discovered at a rural Boone County home.

Belief in brief: The Hindu Upanishads

The Upanishads contain many of the teachings of Hindu religion today, particularly reincarnation and the concept of Brahman.

Soldier’s book gives first-hand account of war in Iraq

“Surviving Twilight: A Soldier’s Chronicle of Daily Life in Iraq” is a condensed version of the experiences Shane Bernskoetter of Wardsville wrote home about while serving with the 245th Maintenance Company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II.

The price of parenthood

It’s a chaotic household, and it shows on the faded maroon carpet, worn from the bustling activity of the 101 foster children who have called this house a home.

Heaven, hell and skateboarding

A youth ministry has been opened for skateboarders in Hermann. The place resembles the idea of “marketplace ministry,” which is an attempt to build communities around the idea of Christians telling their friends, coworkers, anybody, about God.

The quest for an enchanting day care

Finding a day care for the most important people in your life can be daunting.

Why we don’t like Valentine’s Day

Some Columbia residents are bothered by the upcoming holiday.

Picking the perfect present

If you’re stuck on what to get your sweetie for Valentine’s Day, look no further.

Everything’s coming up roses

The owner of My Secret Garden dishes on her upcoming 35th Valentine’s Day in the floral business.

Valentine's Day numbers

Ever wonder how many roses are delivered on Valentine’s Day? How many people mail cards? Buy jewelry?

A few numbers will give you an idea of just how popular the day is.