Nebraska spoils Missouri's hopes at Big 12 men's basketball tournament

It wasn’t that Nebraska played great or even that Missouri played poorly. The game was close throughout, and bad possessions for the Tigers piled up in a first-round loss Thursday in the Big 12 men's basketball tournament.

MU panel discusses government wiretapping programs

A panel of legal experts gathered Thursday at the MU Law School to discuss the Bush administration’s wiretapping programs and the Congressional bill that could grant amnesty to participating telecommunications companies.

Wok fire reported at China Star

Flames were put out before firefighters arrived.

Republicans file Insure Missouri legislation

After months of deliberation, Missouri Republicans have filed legislation to implement the governor’s proposed Insure Missouri plan to expand government-backed health care coverage for more Missourians.

Man arrested after escape from Reality House

Nicholas Bono, 24, slipped out when another resident was exiting or entering the alternative sentencing facility.

School Board's Rose recovering

Tom Rose, a school board member and candidate for the board’s April 8 election, is recovering after suffering a heart attack Wednesday evening.

West Junior High student advances to national spelling bee

Eighth-grader Christian Ackmann won the Columbia Regional Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word "cybernetics."

Megabus service launches first ride

With its sides prominently advertising the company’s starting rate of $1, Megabus made its first stop in Columbia on Thursday. Passengers handed their luggage to the driver and entered the 78-seat double-decker bus, ready to head to St. Louis and Chicago.

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Columbia wins City Cultural Diversity Award

The annual Columbia Values Diversity Breakfast and Awards were recognized by the National League of Cities and National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.

First Ward candidates offer solutions to low First Ward participation on boards, commissions

Low numbers characterize First Ward representation on boards and commissions, but the candidates differ in their response to this issue.

Annual St. Pat's run earns certification

This is the first year the route has been certified by the USA Track and Field Commission, which gives runners the opportunity to record their times with professional accuracy.

Overcoming fears leads to big accolades for high diver

MU diver Kendra Melnychuk turned her fear of heights and platform diving into athletic success.

Missouri gymnast looks to continue streak

Junior Adrianne Perry tries for her fifth consecutive all-around title as the No. 16 Tigers head to Corvallis, Ore., for the Salbasgeon Suites Invitational featuring Oregon State, Boise State and Sacramento State.

MU women's tennis assistant coach brings contagious humor and positivity to team

After accidentally injuring his tennis arm, Blake Edwards’ laid back, upbeat personality and love of tennis ended up bringing him back to Columbia, where he now shares his attitude with the Missouri tennis program.

Truck carrying meat turns over

A truck driver was hauling a load of about 42,000 pounds of frozen pork riblets when he took a turn too quickly and flipped the truck onto its side Thursday morning at Highway 63 and Interstate 70, Columbia police said.

Columbia man rolls car, cited for careless driving

A Columbia man was treated at the scene for minor injuries after his vehicle rolled over early Thursday morning at the intersection of Sexton Road and Madison Street, Columbia police said.

Music critic describes life wth Asperger's syndrome

As a kid, Tim Page fixated with feverish intensity on details the rest of the world overlooked. Today, he has an impressive resume that keeps growing.

SCHOOL HOUSE TALK: $2 million in savings explained

As the Columbia School Board considers what cuts to make toward a $5 million reduction in the district’s annual budget, what has become of the $2 million the district said it could find by changing how it budgets?