Bench sparks Tigers to easy win

MU forward Justin Safford, center, celebrates on the bench with DeMarre Carroll, left, and J.T. Tiller during the second half Saturday. Safford scored 10 points.

In Saturday's 78-44 thrashing of Stetson in the MU men's basketball team's final tuneup before Tuesday's showdown with Illinois, the backup big men got the chance to prove their worth for the Tigers.

MU holds commencement ceremonies over the weekend

About 500 graduates were at Hearnes Center for the College of Arts and Science commencement ceremony.

Lt. Gov. Kinder's role alongside Nixon remains unclear

As the lone Republican in Missouri's executive branch and as president of the Missouri Senate, Kinder has offered to play a role in bridging the gap between a Democratically-controlled administration and a Republican-controlled legislature.

Rock Bridge students raise $14,500 for YouthAIDS

Rock Bridge High School's AIDS walk on Saturday was one of the top two U.S. fundraisers held this year for the organization YouthAIDS.

Second child porn trial for Internet crimes task force ends in conviction

On the eve of the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force’s second anniversary, a Boone County jury returned a guilty verdict in just the second case initiated by the task force that has gone to trial.

Five Ideas: City taps brakes on red-light cameras

This week, we ask you to weigh in on the slow negotiations concerning red-light cameras, a Taser settlement offer given to the city, academic and athletic funding at MU, funding problems at the Humane Society and the cost-effectiveness of going green.

Saturday morning apartment fire leaves 10 people homeless

A fire caused an estimated $175,000 in damage to a Worley Street apartment building.

Shots fired into west Columbia home on Friday

The home had been burglarized on Thursday, though it is unclear whether the two incidents are related, a police department release said.

Ashland man arrested after car pushed into Hartsburg home

Boone County Sheriff's deputies say Dylan Hulett, 19, intentionally rammed a second vehicle and pushed it 270 feet, causing it to hit a home where children were present.

Three arrested on Friday on suspicion of burglary

Michael W. Ridgeway, 36, and two male juveniles, all from Columbia, were arrested after police responded to a report of a burglary in process at a home east of Columbia.

Registered sex offender from Kansas found, arrested in Columbia

Joseph Burgin, 36, a registered sex offender in Wyandotte County, Kansas, was arrested after Boone County sheriff's deputies showed up to serve a warrant from Johnson County, Kansas.

Friday night duplex fire leaves woman, children homeless

No injuries were reported in the fire, which left a Columbia woman and her two children homeless.