Tigers' dreams of glory dashed

Jeremy Maclin and Chase Daniel console each other on the sideline Saturday night in the final moments of Missouri's loss to Oklahoma in the Big 12 Conference championship game in Kansas City.

Oklahoma trounced Missouri 62-21 in the Big 12 Conference championship football game with Sooners sophomore quarterback Sam Bradford looking like the Heisman Trophy front-runner Missouri senior quarterback Chase Daniel was supposed to be.

Missouri can't deter naysayers

All week long, the Tigers talked about how they were getting no respect and given no chance to upset No. 4 Oklahoma. But the Tigers failed to prove anyone wrong.

Texas fans take message to the skies

New forms of rivalry finds its way into Big 12.

Why it took 4 months to build Sanders case

Authorities have worked since August to gather DNA samples and at least 123 witnesses in building a case against 19-year-old Daniel Sanders, who was indicted Friday on a charge of second-degree murder following the August death of his mother, Helen Sanders.

GALLERY: Tigers suffer another Big 12 title game loss to Oklahoma

The Sooners surged ahead in the first half and went on to defeat Missouri 62-21 in the Big 12 Conference championship game 

UM Intercampus Faculty Council seeks input on potential cuts

An e-mail from Steve Graham, UM System vice president for academic affairs, says that UM System President Gary Forsee is asking for faculty members' suggestions of ways to cope with potential budget cuts of up to 25 percent.

Victim's mother pleased with Rios verdict

Linda Valencia, the mother of the man Steven Rios was convicted of murdering, says she feels relief and closure.

MU men's basketball motivated for California

Senior forward DeMarre Carroll is looking for a good showing against California after a disappointing performance by the Tigers against the Golden Bears last season.

Congressional Democrats work on auto bailout plan

Hoping to push through a solution the White House will buy, Democratic congressional aides began drafting a $15 billion auto bailout for Detroit's Big Three Saturday.

Rock Bridge seniors invite children to breakfast with Santa

Rock Bridge's senior class organized the annual event to raise money for its end-of-the-year activities, such as the senior picnic and banquet.

Husband charged in wife's 2003 death

Police say Michael Shane Yarnell confessed to killing his wife and dumping her body on an island. She  has been missing for five years.

Hosmer chosen as chairman of Missouri Democratic Party

Craig Hosmer, current Greene County Democratic chairman and former Springfield state representative, was elected as Missouri Democratic Party chairman.

City snowplows soon will be able to be tracked online

Boone County will add GPS to all of its snow plows, which will increase efficiency of snow removal, the public works department said.

Costs of battle over Blunt's e-mail, fired employee reach $1M

After an ex-employee's allegation of wrongful termination by Gov. Blunt spurred an investigation and lawsuits, taxpayers have been paying to defend both sides.

Montana judge OKs doctor-assisted suicides in state

The ruling is likely to be appealed by state officials, arguing that only the Legislature should have the right to make such a decision.

Faith takes Franklin County couple back to Brazil

After a year and a half in the U.S., a missionary and his wife return to his native country of Brazil.

'Sunny' von Bulow dead after 28 years in coma

Martha "Sunny" von Bulow, heiress and high society figure, died Saturday after years in a coma allegedly induced by her husband, Claus von Bulow. Her story was made into the movie "Reversal of Fortune."

Pearl Harbor commemoration to focus on US response

This year's Pearl Harbor commemoration ceremony will focus on our country's "first strike back" instead of the actual raid.

Appeals court: Diapers in, interview out for ex-astronaut's trial

The appeals panel agreed with a lower court ruling that an early police interview with Lisa Nowak could not be used at trial, but agreed that contents found in her car could be, reversing the earlier ruling. Nowak is charged with attempting to kidnap a romantic rival.

MU swimming has international appeal

MU students from Israel and Austria were drawn to the university by the Tigers men's swimming team. Both contacted the school after researching the swimming program on the Internet.