Sister brings Ekwerekwu back to Columbia

Oklahoma volleyball player Francie Ekwerekwu prepares for the next play in Sunday’s game against Missouri at Hearnes Center. Her brother Brad Ekwerekwu was a receiver for the Missouri football team from 2003 to 2006. Missouri swept the volleyballl match.

Brad Ekwerekwu had 95 catches for 956 yards in his career as a wide receiver at Missouri. Now he teaches high school history and supports his younger sister, Francie Ekwerekwu, who was in town Sunday playing middle blocker for Oklahoma in its volleyball match against Missouri.

MU football team cautious about North title

With a Kansas loss against Texas and a Missouri win against Iowa State, the Tigers would clinch the Big 12 North, but the team knows it can only worry about beating the Cyclones.

MU women's soccer team wins Big 12 tournament

The MU women's soccer team won the Big 12 tournament to earn a spot in this year's NCAA tournament.

ANALYSIS: Medicaid plan might not be feasible

Republican lawmakers are already shooting down Nixon's pledge to restore Medicaid cuts.

The world reacts to an Obama presidency

Obama has received congratulations on winning the presidential election from countries around the world. However, questions remain in Pakistan, Russia, Brazil and Colombia about how this will change those countries' relationships with the U.S.

Hispanic voters in Columbia, across U.S. supported Obama

Barack Obama's victory shows how important the Hispanic vote is in presidential elections. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, Obama received 67 percent of the Hispanic vote in the election. Click here for a graphic on voter turnout in Boone County.

Scenes from the last home game

Despite a slow start, the Tigers brought a sweet finish to their game. Here are scenes from the last home game of the 2008 season.

Blood test could spot risk for heart attack, stroke

A study of nearly 18,000 volunteers in 26 countries found that a cholesterol-lowering drug slashed the risk of those flagged by the test by about half — even if their cholesterol was normal.

Obama transition team works to identify immediate changes

Advisers so far are targeting about 200 Bush administration "overtly political" actions and executive orders on climate change, stem cell research, reproductive rights and other issues.

Missouri State Highway Patrol warns of scam

Scammers attempt to defraud phone call recipients by informing them a family member has been injured.

Teeple on two Columbia College rosters

Julie Teeple, a freshman from Versailles, will begin playing with the Cougars 20th-ranked women's basketball team when the fifth-ranked volleyball team's season  ends.

MU law student finds comic relief

When he’s not spending hours poring over legal precedents, third-year MU law student Brad Desnoyer is dreaming up the next big comic. His "Scared and Scarred" hit comic book stores late last month as part of the DC Universe Halloween '08 issue.

BOONE LIFE: Salesman works alternative payment agreement with customer

After 32 years in the automotive business, Michael Gamble said this is the worst he has seen the economy trickle down to affect buyers.

Man arrested after disturbance with gun at Columbia Mall

A dispute between two employees at Panera Bread in the Columbia Mall resulted in a 24-year-old man being charged with second-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

Ugly Quilt Weekend in Cape Girardeau makes blankets for needy

Volunteers gathered Saturday to piece together quilts from old, donated fabric. The annual event created more than 100 quilts.

New collection at MU shows process behind Warhol's work

MU's Museum of Art and Archaeology was recently chosen by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to be the recipient of more than 150 "working" photographs from its collection