MU defense hears Lucky's words

By Monday afternoon, Missouri defensive personnel were well aware of Nebraska tailback Marlon Lucky's comment. Players approached it in different ways as they continued preparations for Missouri's Big 12 Conference opener Saturday night at Nebraska.

Nixon's son balances rap, politics

"It's ya boy, Young J to the Nix."

It's not the latest tagline for Attorney General Jay Nixon's campaign for governor. "Young J," as he dubs himself in a track recorded a few years ago, is Nixon's eldest son, Jeremiah, the rapper.

Hard to keep down MMA organizer

It took a lot for Robert Hulett to recover from a car wreck. His determination also has helped him form a popular MMA fighting league.

Hulshof votes no on bailout bill

Congressman Kenny Hulshof, Republican candidate for governor, voted no in Monday's U.S. House of Representatives vote on the $700 billion plan to bailout the U.S. financial system, which ultimately failed by a vote of 228-205.

Nebraska braces for Missouri offense

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini says his team's defense is making too many "bonehead" mistakes.

Big 12 coaches downplay rankings

After the unveiling of football rankings Sunday, the Big 12 Conference had half of its teams in the Top 25, and four in the Top 10. But as conference play begins, coaches say the rankings aren't on their minds.

Freshmen runners big for Rock Bridge

It's hard to deny the impact freshmen Caleb Wilfong and Jordan Crook are having on the Rock Bridge cross country team.

Winless Rams fire coach Scott Linehan

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett will take over for Linehan, who was 11-25 as the Rams' coach.

Bailout bill defeated, Dow Jones tumbles

The House shot down a $700 billion bailout plan that would have went towards fixing the nation’s economy. The news rocked Wall Street, with the Dow Jones falling almost 800 points.

Gibbons proposes crackdown on cyber crime

The Republican candidate for attorney general, Mike Gibbons, announced a proposal Monday in Columbia for a new Cyber Crimes Unit in the attorney general's office. Gibbons said the new office would work to protect children from Internet predators, as well as decrease the number of online-based crimes in the state.

Cougars volleyball undefeated in AMC

A sweep of Hannibal-LaGrange on Monday night puts the Columbia College volleyball team at 5-0 in American Midwest Conference.   

Hickman softball rolls

Every senior on the Hickman softball team had a hit in a shutout victory Monday.

MU brings in Mali artists to talk about work

MU's International Center hosted a roundtable Monday afternoon, called Global Conversation on the Arts, to discuss art and its impact on the international community.

Double fires spark arson investigation

Two separate structure fires at the same address in northeast Columbia trigger a fire department investigation. The department has ruled out all accidental causes.

Six injured in accident on Washington Avenue

Six people were injured in an accident on Washington Avenue on Monday afternoon.

Report: Bond opposition led to Graves’ departure

A report by the department's internal watchdog found that the Republican senator's legal counsel, Jack Bartling, asked the White House at least twice in 2005 to remove Graves because of political friction between Bond's staff and that of Graves' brother, Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo.

Two injured in traffic accident

Two people were injured in an accident on Highway 163 and Green Meadows Road early Monday morning.

Fire station art proposal now online

Artist Jane Mudd's bronze relief sculpture would be attached to a masonry wall 15 feet from the corner of Green Meadows Road and Green Meadows Circle. Seating would be provided for visitors to rest and view the artwork.

Author to hold book reading

Author Ibtisam Barakat will read from her new book, "Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Jesse Wrench Auditorium, in the Memorial Union South on Hitt Street.

No one injured in small electrical fire at Hickman

No one was injured in a small electrical fire Monday morning at Hickman High School.