Harrisburg wins state basketball title

Harrisburg's Josh Taylor, top, leaps on teammate Mason Hardin after they defeated South Iron, left, in the Class 2 Championship game at the state basketball championships Saturday.

In state championship games it can come down to which team has a player have the kind of game that boys dream of while shooting on their driveway hoops.Harrisburg junior forward Cory Via had one of those days.

Neighbor smelled gas just before explosion

The cause of the blast that killed Carl Sneed, 87, and severely injured his wife, Merna, 84, remained unknown Saturday and fire officials said the investigation would take time. Natural gas was one possibility that investigators were looking into.

Sneed family salvages mementos after explosion

Their father was killed and their mother is in critical condition following the explosion that leveled their childhood home Friday.

Neighbor, firefighters rush to aid of couple after explosion

Within minutes of the East Campus explosion, a neighbor of the Sneed’s rushed to the property and attempted to rescue Carl Sneed.

Hopeful expectations yield little solace as MU basketball ends season

Hindu Temple celebrates its anniversary

Shanthi Mandir, the Hindu Temple and Community Center of Mid-Missouri, commemorated its second year of existence in Columbia on Friday night.

MU softball extends win streak to 17 games

Wildcard bids send two MU wrestlers to NCAA nationals

Josh Wagner's only hope was that the Big 12 coaches selected him as one of eight wild cards for the meet.

Engineering week carries on tradition

The knighting ceremony is the oldest continuing tradition of engineering week and one of the oldest traditions at MU. Friday’s ceremony was the 102nd.

Carl Sneed was a beloved father, neighbor

Sneed, 87, died Friday in an explosion and fire at his home in the East Campus neighborhood.

Columbia College honors 1929 graduate and donor

Frances Dillingham is one of seven women in the Dillingham family who attended the private college. Over the years, she has given donations to the school to fund building projects and scholarships.

Columbia man arrested in Louisiana on sex crime charges

A Columbia man faces federal charges after traveling to Louisiana to meet a 15-year-old girl he met online, only to find out the girl was an undercover police detective, according to the office of Jim Letten, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

City Council looks at tax breaks for downtown developments

Tax Increment Financing would give incentives for construction, renovation and expansion, and Mayor Darwin Hindman says it's necessary to bring new developments to the downtown.

Man robs Break Time at gunpoint

Police are searching for a man suspected of robbing a Break Time convenience store at gunpoint early Saturday morning, leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash.

100 years of belief

In this, the second section in honor of the Missourian’s Centennial Celebration, we look at the history of faith groups in Boone County from 1823 to the present.

Five ideas: What are your thoughts on these items in the news this week?

Lowlights from Jeff City

State legislators have been busy shutting down much-needed proposals

Harrisburg wins back and forth contest to advance to Class 2 final

Harrisburg High School beat Clever, 73-67, in a high-paced game that featured 26 lead changes.