Bruins are the best

Rock Bridge girls win their first-ever state title with a 50-35 win over Incarnate Word Academy.

Columbia College men's team comes up short in finals

The Cougars fell 75-71 to McKendree in the championship of the American Midwest Conference tournament. A Jason Ellis 3-pointer with 7:19 to play gave the Columbia College a 61-50 lead, and the Cougars appeared to be well on their way to an AMC tournament title, if not for McKendree’s Eric Palm.

MU wrestlers fourth at Big 12 meet

Two individual championships were not enough to help the Missouri wrestler win its first team championship Saturday at the Big 12 Conference Championships. Max Askren and Nicholas Marable won titles but the Tigers finished fourth at Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla.

Perry in fine form for MU gymnasts

Missouri junior Adrianne Perry is on a roll. Her 39.375 in the all-around competition tied for first place with Illinois’ Allison Buckley. The Illinois freshman’s score was the second highest for the program, but even such an impressive score could not defeat Perry. The second highest score of the season for Perry marked the fourth consecutive week she has held at least a share of the all-around title.

Oklahoma's strong second half drops Tigers

The Sooners scored 38 points in the last period to defeat Missouri, 75-64.

Small crowds for MU women's basketball games get noticed

When the Missouri women’s basketball team almost upset No. 11 Oklahoma on Feb. 6 at Mizzou Arena, the home crowd was a factor. But it wasn’t because the arena was filled with loud, rowdy fans. Instead, the docile crowd of 1,228 fans made little noise in the close contest, which threw the Sooners off their game.

Cougars lose in finals of AMC Tournament

The Columbia College women's basketball team was deafeated 78-66 by McKendree College, ending their season.

First Ward candidates address concerns about neglect

During a forum Saturday at the Salvation Army, audience members went back and forth with candidates on the issues of availability and participation in youth programs and how the neighborhoods can be changed for the better.

Forum tackles sex and religion

The MU College of Education sponsored a forum on the role of sex and religion education in public school as part of its Education Week ‘08.

Science fiction author and engineer speaks at MU

The lecture focused on issues in the fields of engineering, technology and science fiction and how science fiction authors and government officials are coming together to solve these issues.

True or false: The True/False trailers

Director appreciates the blurred line between fact and fiction.

Southern Boone County School District seeks money for school addition

A $1.7 million bond issue on the April ballot would allow for the construction of a fifth grade wing onto the elementary school.

Republicans ask for support from their party at Lincoln Day dinner

Republicans campaign within their party to strengthen their support base.

Apartments honored for long-standing service

The Beverly and Belvedere apartments have housed MU students faculty since the 1930s, and were selected as two of Columbia’s 10 Most Notable Historic Properties in January.

Columbia Police arrest man for possession of narcotics and stolen firearms

Police found approximately three pounds of marijuana, scales, more than $2,200 in cash and five firearms in Jonathon March’s apartment Friday night, according to a Columbia Police Department release.

MU students discuss ways to stop hate crimes

In response to the death of a California teen, students came together in a forum Friday to discuss how they could work together to prevent hate crimes, especially those against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Citizen Oversight Committee to hold public meetings

The Citizen Oversight Committee, the group determining whether there will be citizen oversight of the Columbia Police Department, will hold a series of public meetings throughout the next two months to see what residents think about having a citizen review board monitoring the Police Department.

Students come together to discuss how to stop hate crimes

The forum was organized in response to the death of Lawrence King, a 15-year-old boy from Oxnard, Cali., who was shot in the head and killed by one of his classmates Feb. 12.

Bedbug stories crawling with hysteria

Nobody had seen one in decades. Then, five years ago, they started showing up in homes and hotels across the country, prompting a flood of calls to pest control professionals. And nothing, it seems, can stop them.

No, not bedbugs. Bedbug newspaper stories.

Poor judgments make school tax a hard sell

The 54-cent increase to the school tax being proposed in the April election is going to take some selling and some explaining.