MU women's basketball team lets one slip away

Mizzou's guard Toy Richbow, dribbles past South Dakota State players towards the hoop at the teams first game Friday.

The MU women's basketball team got off to a strong start on Friday night but eventually lost its season opener against South Dakota State.

MU soccer cruises to opening round win in NCAA play

The Tigers got on the board early and used their deep bench to maintain their aggresiveness on defense to shut out Evansville.

Levels of literacy: Adult literacy declines in new age

Although Americans can read at roughly the same level they could in the early 1990s, the demands of work, family and civic life require higher levels of literacy than they did before.

I get it: Daniel-Vandiver story didn't fit moment

In making the decision about placement, several editors said they worried about “voter fatigue” – so many heavy stories in such a short span. They underestimated the continuing hunger for hard news, which frankly newspapers haven’t seen from readers for a while now.

Columbia College men's basketball team stays undefeated

The Cougars preserved their unblemished record by defeating the Wildcats 83-75.

Hollins hindered by illness in Missouri's loss

Stephens basketball prevails

Columbia College women's basketball wins

City discusses animal control ordinance

An ordinance that could raise fees for people whose unfixed animals are impounded by Animal Control was discussed Thursday night at the Columbia/Boone County Board of Health meeting.

Man stabbed and robbed at Third Avenue and Providence Road

A 47-year-old Columbia man was stabbed by two unidentified men early Friday morning after her refused to turn over his property.

Dinner time strengthens new marriage

A recent study conducted by David Schramm, MU Extension specialist and assistant professor of human development and family studies, revealed balancing jobs with spending time together is the number one challenge among newlywed couples.

24-hour play challenge to debut at Stephens College

Theater students at Stephens College will have 24 hours this weekend to write scripts, rehearse, and perform their original 10-minute plays.

Two charged in restaurant slayings near St. Louis

Two Illinois brothers were charged Thursday in the shooting deaths of a waitress and cook at a Steak 'n Shake restaurant where the suspects had worked, authorities said.

UPDATE: Three arrested in Halloween night assault

Columbia police have arrested three juveniles in connection with an incident on Halloween in which two 12-year-olds were assaulted for their candy, a police department news release said.

Bush orders aid for storm areas

President George W. Bush has declared a major disaster in Missouri and ordered federal aid for areas recovering from severe storms, flooding and a tornado in September.

Ameristar Casinos to lay off Missouri employees

St. Charles and Kansas City casinos will lay off as much as 6 percent of their work force.

Missouri man gets 22 years for loan fraud

A northwest Missouri man draws a 22-year sentence in federal prison for a loan scheme that defrauded investors around the country, including a church in Las Vegas.

Missouri Sen. Kit Bond will back auto bailout plan

Sen. Kit Bond is one of two Republican senators to back the Democrats' $25 billion bailout plan for the auto industry, which is being pushed by General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler.

Small Missouri town marks replacement of collapsed Elks Lodge

Officials in the western Missouri town of Clinton have rescheduled a prayer breakfast to celebrate the reopening of an Elks Lodge that was the scene of a deadly collapse.

Owner's financial trouble won't affect Columbia Mall, Capital Mall

General Growth Properties, the mall's owner, is trying to refinance nearly $1 billion in debt due next month in order to avoid filing for bankruptcy.