MU's Lyons out of Wednesday's lineup

Missouri forward Leo Lyons was suspended indefinitely Monday and will not play in Wednesday's home game against Colorado.

For the third time in three years, Missouri coach Mike Anderson suspended Tigers forward Leo Lyons.

YOUR TURN: Questions from Gov. Nixon's inaugural address

What are your thoughts on the vision Gov. Jay Nixon laid out for the state in his inauguration speech? How can his goals be accomplished? Share your thoughts.

Multiculturalism comes with a price

The word sounds great on first read, but multiculturalism actually does more to push Americans apart than to bring them together.

Applications continue to roll in for Columbia School Board

Bill Merideth joined the race for one of two open seats on the Columbia School Board on Friday, bringing the number of applicants to five.

It's time for everyone to move on past the racial divide in this country

It's been my experience that people who have not moved past racial divisiveness by now, may never do so, and so those of us who are willing to move on, should keep going.

Missouri inauguration scenes

Hickman routs Kirksville

The Hickman girls basketball team defeated visiting Kirksville 61-35 on Monday in Columbia.

It's official: Nixon sworn in as Missouri's 55th governor

In his first speech as governor, Nixon called for an end to partisan politics in Jefferson City as the state faces historic economical and unemployment challenges.

Police chief candidates take questions about Tasers, citizen review

Candidates for Columbia’s police chief met with the press and public in two open forums Monday. The four candidates answered questions about citizen review boards and Taser use, two of the city's most contentious issues.

Columbia public schools to cut more jobs to tackle budget deficit

At the Columbia Board of Education's first meeting of the year Monday evening, Jim Ritter, superintendent of the Columbia public schools, did not recommend any property tax levy increase because of current economic conditions.

Pomp and circumstance lets Missouri meet its new governor

After the governor's short inaugural address, Nixon's supporters were treated to a tour of the Governor's Mansion and a potluck dinner.

Nixon sworn in as Missouri's 55th governor

After serving as Missouri's attorney general for 16 years, Nixon took the oath of office to become governor.


Judge extends motion hearings in murder case

Prosecutor Dan Knight argued for several motions in the trial of William P. Clinch, who is accused of murdering Jeremy Bohannon in 2007. The motion hearing will continue Wednesday; the murder trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 27.

Diversity breakfast tickets available until noon Tuesday

This year’s breakfast, “Columbia Values Diversity: This We Believe,” will be from 7 to 8:45 a.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn Select Expo Center, and will feature live music performances.

Nixon's hometown takes pride on Inauguration Day

Residents in De Sota, a town about 40 miles southwest of St. Louis, spoke favorably of the hometown boy who is now Missouri's governor.

INAUGURATION DAY: Text of Nixon's address

Click here to read the full prepared remarks of Gov. Jay Nixon's inauguration speech.

Daniel blames thumb injury on late-season struggles

Daniel, who is currently preparing for April NFL draft, did not previously disclose the injury.