Missouri football accepts bittersweet bid to Alamo Bowl

Before last year, the Missouri football team would have been plenty pleased to get to the Alamo Bowl, but the 2008 Cotton Bowl champions came into this season with higher hopes than four losses and a bowl before January.

MU Alumni Association offers travel package to Alamo Bowl

Missouri football fans going to the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio can purchase a bowl package through the MU Alumni Association that can include travel, hotel accomodations, game tickets and entrance to association events.

Tigers deal with Big 12 Conference loss

After watching Oklahoma celebrate their third consecutive Big 12 Conference championship, Missouri is trying to cope with a disappointing end to what looked to be a promising season.

BOONE LIFE: 1353 mailboxes postal worker experiences Hallsville's growth firsthand

Alan Austene, a 32-year veteran postal worker in Hallsville, makes more stops on his route than he used to. Over the years, new subdivisions have grown where development was once sparser, punctuating his route with more and more mailboxes.

High underage alcohol sales prompt discussion

Columbia bars and restaurants are failing to comply with alcohol control laws at an alarming rate, and the city is being asked to set up a more stable way to fund compliance checks.

Fitzgeralds say goodbye as Log Providence Pines Tree Farm owners

Couple Dean and Diane Fitzgerald are entering their last holiday season as operaters of Log Providence Pines Tree Farm. After 20 years, they say their customers bring joy to their lives.

Carroll, Lyons set the tone in big Tigers win

The two seniors propelled Missouri's men's basketball team to a dominating 93-66 victory over California on Sunday in front of a season-high 8,310 fans at Mizzou Arena.

Columbia School Board to discuss finances at Monday meeting

The Columbia School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday to discuss financial matters, including budget guidelines that could eliminate teaching positions.

Pressure defense frustrates California

Missouri's backcourt of Zaire Taylor and J.T. Tiller didn't score many points, but they made a difference at the defensive end of the floor.



Questions about Mumbai attacks unanswered

Who is responsible for the terrorist attacks that killed more than 170 people in India is unclear.

Hickman sophomore balances basketball and band

Marcus Whitt, a sophomore at Hickman, plays drums in the school’s concert and marching bands. He is also a member of the boys basketball team.

Iowa Supreme Court to hear gay marriage ban arguments

The Iowa Surpreme Court will hear arguments this week challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage.  The case has been moving through the legal system for more tan three years, but it could take a year or more for the state Surpreme Court to issue a ruling after hearing oral arguments Tuesday morning.

ANALYSIS: One year and waiting on Missouri workers' compensation case

It's been a year since the state Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of a law that would make it harder for workers to get compensation benefits.

More than 160 U.S., NATO vehicles burned in Pakistan

Militants burned 160 vehicles headed to U.S. and allied forces stationed in Afghanistan.  The two terminals that were raided are part of a critical military supply line that runs through Pakistan. 

Obama suggests some auto execs should lose jobs

The president-elect calls for an end to the "head-in-the-sand approach" by U.S. automakers. And he said he backs Congress in drafting legislation that "holds the auto industry's feet to the fire" even as it tries to bail it out.

Healthy people should have right to brain pills, some scientists say

A commentary published online by the journal Nature stated that brain pills provide new methods of improving brain functions. However, it stated more research and a variety of steps are needed to manage the risks.

Ingredient restaurant adds made-to-order business to Columbia

Ingredient, a restaurant that started in Kansas, is moving into an empty location on Ninth Street. The owners hope to have it open by mid-January.

Recycling goes from boom to bust as economy stalls

As the global economy has declined, so has the recycling market. As consumer demand for automobiles, appliances and new homes dropped, so did the steel and pulp mills' demand for scrap, paper and other recyclables.

State panel doesn't order change in odor regulations

A new set of air regulations likely won't help the city of Carthage, which is trying to resolve odor problems. Because the regulations are not helping Carthage, the city's mayor said it would consider forcing its own odor laws.

Small fire damages garage

A decorative candle left on a work bench caused an estimated $15,000 in damages.  One of the homeowners battled the flames with buckets of water.  By the time firefighters arrived, only light smoke remained.