Tigers serious about Alamo Bowl

Instead of taking a lighthearted approach to Monday night's Alamo Bowl, Missouri is preparing as if its entire season hinges on its game against Northwestern.

Tigers' Saunders fills two roles

Tommy Saunders has made a difference on the football team. The Tigers’ senior captain has earned a reputation as a reliable receiver and team leader. That doesn’t separate him from other seniors on the MU football team. It’s his work off the field, however, that does.

LGBT community promotes domestic partnership registry

The move would help clarify rights and benefits, supporters say

FIVE IDEAS: A roundup of the most talked about issues in Columbia this year

Tasers, budget woes for Columbia Public Schools and the UM System, a football team that didn't live up to the hype and fights at Hickman High School were some of the most talked about stories this year.

Alamo Bowl teams balance fun and football

Missouri and Northwestern practice from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Select players and coaches speak at press conferences afterward. When business is through, players can see the sites, spend time with their families or even go out to bars.

Tigers beat transitional SIUE

The Cougars men's basketball team is in the first of four transitional seasons moving from Division II to Division I. After a 107-57 loss to No. 25 Missouri on Saturday at Mizzou Arena, SIUE is 2-11, including six losses by 18 points or more.

First Chance for Children helps lower-income families

First Chance for Children features a variety of programs, including Lend & Learn Toy Library and Baby U, that try to keep children healthy and teach their families about parenting.

Memorial service for man who fell in Missouri

John-Paul Forget's body hasn't been recovered since he fell into the river from a bridge on Interstate 70 west of Columbia on Dec. 16. He was trying to avoid an oncoming semi.

Northwestern offense ready to prove doubters wrong

To coaches and players on the Wildcats' offense, the Alamo Bowl against Missouri represents an opportunity for redemption.

Equipment failure — not weather — leaves Columbia residents in the dark

An equipment failure unrelated to Saturday's severe weather left thousands of Columbia residents without power in the morning.

15-year-old assaulted by masked suspect

An unidentified man in a ski mask entered his apartment and assaulted him, police said.

Man robs Tiger Cleaners

Police said they are searching for a man who robbed the Tiger Cleaners on Peachtree Drive on Saturday morning and punched the woman clerk.

Record temps followed by high winds, damage

Thousands lost power  in Kansas City from the high winds. Meanwhile, several reported tornado touchdowns north of St. Louis damaged buildings.

MU defense serious about dominating

Four times this season the Tigers haven’t been able to silence their critics, specifically those targeting the defense’s struggles. They hope to show their worth in the Alamo Bowl.

EPA urges Missouri to make the Mississippi swimmable

The agency wants the focus to be on the stretch between the Meramec and Ohio rivers and on a stretch north of St. Louis. The change could require upgrades in sewage treatment plants along the Mississippi.

'Twilight' still a craze with bite

With "Breaking Dawn," the last installment of the four-part "Twilight" book series, released in August, and the first "Twilight" film grossing $35.7 million on its opening day, Nov. 21, pop culture is feeling the bite of a new attraction.

Life moves on after popular rancher vanishes

Bates County rancher David Cook disappeared in mid-November. As his cattle were auctioned off, his family and friends continued to search for answers.

Holt County jail inmate caught after escape

The man, described as a model prisoner, went out to empty the trash and didn't come back.

Wildcats excited for "challenge"

The Missouri offense is a lot different than what the Northwesteren defense has become used to in Big 10 Conference play.

3 injured in blast at St. Louis home

A natural gas leak is the suspected cause of the explosion on Friday night.