Ramsey takes advantage of Lyons' suspension

MU forward Leo Lyons (5), center, and teammates Justin Safford (23), left, and Kim English (24) celebrate a basket scored by their teammate Jarrett Sutton, late in the game against Iowa State on Saturday.

In Missouri's 77-46 victory against Iowa State at Mizzou Arena, Lyons' replacement, Keith Ramsey, scored a season-high 10 points and added two blocks to bring his team-high season total to 18.

Boone County fires spark within hours of each other

The Boone County Fire Protection District responded to two residential structure fires Saturday morning. The cause of both fires is under investigation.

Missouri's Denmon heats up against Cyclones

After struggling with low shooting percentages starting the season, Freshman Marcus Denmon led Missouri with 16 points Saturday against Iowa State.

Ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

A variety of events are scheduled to mark the day.

Five Ideas: Distractions for the MU men's basketball team

This week, we ask you to weigh in on Miguel Paul's family ties, chilly weather, stolen street signs, how the UM System is attempting to save money and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

MU women's basketball gets first Big 12 win of season

Sophomore RaeShara Brown tenacious play secured the Tigers' 67-66 victory over Nebraska on Saturday night at Mizzou Arena.

Columbia commission approves funeral home zoning despite neighbors' objections

The owner of May and Son Funeral Home plans to purchase the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, but neighbors in the vicinity say the increased traffic will make the neighborhood unsafe for children.

Mediacom to drop St. Louis stations in Columbia, Boone County

Schedule changes coinciding with the Feb. 17 shift to all-digital broadcasting, which a Mediacom spokesman says will have a shorter signal range, will see an end to the broadcasting of St. Louis NBC and PBS affiliate stations.

Sierra Club to give away 400 compact fluorescent bulbs

The Monday distribution is part of the national day of service called for by President-elect Barack Obama.

Frenzied pace helps Tigers

Missouri women's basketball coach Cindy Stein said substitutions were effective in the final minutes of the Tigers' 67-66 victory over Nebraska.

Ex-cab driver from Kansas City sentenced in second slaying

Lawrence E. Jensen, who was sentenced Friday, is already serving 25 years for strangling a woman in 1993 who couldn't pay her cab fare.

Late comeback falls short for Stephens College basketball team

Cara Leis and Megan Sheffield combined for 44 points, but it wasn't enough in a loss to Hannibal-LaGrange.

Prince's late layup, free throw secures Hickman win

Chasity Prince's late-game efforts helped the Hickman girls basketball team defeat Nerinx Hall.

Affidavit: Missing Kansas City woman was pursuing divorce

A Kansas City woman missing for two weeks was divorcing her husband, according to information released Friday.

Attorney named chairman of Missouri GOP

A Cassville attorney will be the next Missouri Republican Party chairman.

Hy-Vee recalls bakery goods containing peanut butter

Hy-Vee Inc. is recalling bakery products that could be contaminated with salmonella, but employees at the Columbia store said they were unaware of the measure.

East wins East-West Shrine Game

Missouri home-cleaner turns away from chemical cleansers

For people who do more cleaning and have more exposure to non-natural cleaning agents — such as stay-at-home moms or domestic employees — there is a 54 percent increase in the risk of being diagnosed with various cancers, in addition to the potential for allergic reactions to the chemicals in certain cleansers.

GED prep enrollment soars as unemployment rises

Interest in GED programs at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield is surging to record levels, with nearly half of the students in the prep classes identifying themselves as unemployed. Thousands of jobs have been lost in the area as the national economy has suffered.