Team play is key as Tigers top Cornhuskers

Missouri's DeMarre Carroll takes a shot in front of Nebraska's Sek Henry in the second half on Wednesday night in Lincoln, Neb. Missouri beat Nebraska 86-78 in overtime.

Missouri scored 15 points in the overtime to defeat Nebraska on Wednesday night. Keon Lawrence scored 19 points in the win.

Nations top swimmers converge on Columbia, MU

MU will host the Mizzou Grand Prix this weekend, a swim meet featuring most of the American national team.

Violent crime increases by 34 percent in 2007

Annual FBI crime study shows a decrease in percent of serious crimes solved by Columbia police.

A one-stop date shop: flowers and advice

Valentines Day, the busiest day of the year for florists, means long hours for employees at Allen's Flowers in downtown Columbia.

Puccio leads by example off the floor for Tiger gymnastics

Lisa Puccio who is coming off a torn ACL has not been a major scorer, but styles the hair of the gymnasts and helps in other ways off the floor.

Cougars shave heads to celebrate 20th win

After their 20th win, an 86-48 victory at Williams Baptist on Saturday, senior Lee Sattler, and juniors Joe Flanner, Brett Hoskins and Christian Lewis decided to channel their inner punk-rockers and shaved their hair into Mohawks.


High school swimmers taper off before state meet

The Rock Bridge and Hickman swim teams have dramatically cut their practice distances to prepare for the state meet, a process known as tapering.

Theater company to perform free play about teen pregnancy

Theatre NXS’s will perform “Tough!” for the Columbia Housing Authority’s Moving Ahead Program at the J.W. Blind Boone Community Center as part of its outreach program.

Old Southwest residents looking to form neighborhood association

The residents are in the process of forming a new neighborhood association that would increase communication in the area.

Veterans may get a more affordable education

Combat veterans from Missouri may get a less-expensive college education if the state Senate approves the Missouri Returning Heroes’ Education Act.

Smile, you’re on camera

The city approved a project that will install security cameras in all city-operated parking garages and will allow real-time monitoring of the garages by 911 operators and police.

Missouri flu cases double in one week

Free flu shots are available on Wednesdays at the Columbia/Boone County Health Department, 1005 W. Worley St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

What's the dirt on the pile of dirt?

A pile of dirt more than 20-feet high has been sitting on the corner of Green Meadows and Bethel roads for more than three years. The neighborhood wonders why this eyesore hasn’t been removed.

Social networking site transforms the dating scene

Facebook allows users to indicate if they are single, dating, in an open relationship, engaged, married or “complicated.” Anne Meyer, a psychologist at the MU Counseling Center, sees both benefits and drawbacks in this rapidly evolving form of friendship and intimacy.

MU unhurried in adding garage surveillance

Although Jim Joy, director of MU Parking and Transportation, plans to install security cameras in all MU parking structures in the near future, few students are convinced it will curtail crime.

Columbia police offering Citizens’ Police Academy

The Columbia Police Department is now accepting applications for its 10-week program.

Missouri House wants to stop sex offenders from taking pictures of children

A proposal in House could punish registered sex offenders with a fine and a year in jail for taking photos and video of children.

Senate bill would allow nurses to write more prescriptions

A bill in the Missouri Senate could give nurses the ability to write prescriptions for a wider range of controlled substances including Vicoden and Valium.

Hickman soccer coach Strodtman dies

Hickman High School soccer coach Jon Strodtman was a man of many talents who brought a meticulous passion to his work both on and off the field.