Tigers win at Georgia to end road drought

Missouri's Keith Ramsey blocks a layup attempt by Georgia's Zac Swansey. Ramsey, a junior college transfer, had two blocks in the second half to spark a 14-4 run.

The Tigers snapped an eight-game nonconference road losing streak on Saturday afternoon.

Missouri women win seventh in a row

The Tiger's bench had its most impressive performance of the year in a 76-65 win at Duquesne.

Out of Africa and into a new world

They use the language resources available but still struggle with full assimilation into American life

Airport use grows 99 percent since Mesaba's arrival

More people have been choosing Columbia Regional Airport since Mesaba became its carrier. Greg Cecil, chairman of the Airport Advisory Board, attributes the growth to competitive ticket prices and convenient Memphis connections.

Public hearings for GetAbout Projects

Here is a list of projects.

Hallsville man one step closer to building 'sanctuary' for veterans

 In a rare overruling of a Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation, Boone County commissioners on Tuesday approved Marine veteran David Sallee’s request to rezone his property. Marine veteran David Sallee wants to put in mobile homes for veterans who are homeless or have disabilities.


Former UM System Curator Mary L. James dies at 59

She died Friday at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City of pancreatic cancer. She had been appointed to the Board of Curators by Gov. Mel Carnahan in 1999 and served as president in 2005. Mrs. James was active in many organizations.

Five Ideas: 2008 was a milestone year for many people

This week, we ask you to weigh in on the new year, the popularity of the "Twilight" series, why Columbia residents blog, helping families in need and granting rights and benefits to LGBT couples.

Blunt names two to judicial screening panels

Like Matt Blunt, both are opponents of the state's "nonpartisan" method of appointing some judges.

ANALYSIS: Israel has history of failure in ground attacks

Its forces have either gotten bogged down or sustained heavy casualties, without quelling violent groups or halting attacks for good. And now its invaded the Gaza Strip.

Police arrest two after finding marijuana plants, illegal mushrooms

Police found the drugs at Gatehouse Apartments after getting a search warrant stemming from their investigation of a disturbance.

Rifle shots fired at Gatehouse Apartments early Saturday

Police didn't find anyone with injuries at the complex or area hospitals, a Columbia Police Department release stated.

Residents powering homes face insurance problems

They can't get the insurance they're now required to have by the state.

GetAbout Columbia officials optimistic about program's future

The implementation of GetAbout Columbia has taken longer than many expected. But city officials are confident Congress will approve when the city presents its final report in September 2010.

Sikeston man charged with murder

Prosecutors say Maurice J. Robinson was charged for causing the death of 45-year-old Linnie Andrews by striking him on the head with a pistol and stomping his head.

Neosho man given 3 life sentences in shooting of officers

Adam Bridgewater, 22, was convicted of shooting two Neosho police officers and firing at a state trooper who pursued him after he fled a traffic stop.

Federal government backs down from spending promise for special education

In 1975, the federal government promised to fund 40 percent of the excess costs of public school districts' special education bill. Yet the government hasn't funded more than 18.5 percent, putting a greater strain on districts to cover the increasing costs.

2008 is Columbia's second wettest

This year drenched Columbia in 56.78 inches of rain, second only to 1993.  It was the state's wettest year ever.

Animal shelters fill up in down times

The Sikeston Area Humane Society director said financial pressures are causing more people to give up their pets.

Collaborative art teaches children to work together

Collaboration in the Columbia art world exists on the levels of the conceptual, the procedural and the presentational. And you don’t have to be a professional artist to appreciate its effects.