Top-ranked Rock Bridge fights off Hickman

Rock Bridge High Bruin Ricky Kreklow battles for the ball against Hickman High Kewpie Eric Franklin during the rivalry game played at Rock Bridge High School on Thursday. Kreklow was the the team's lead scorer with 18 points, helping to secure a 63-45 Bruin win.

The top-ranked Rock Bridge boys basketball team used an 11-0 run in the first three minutes of the fourth quarter to pull away and beat rival Hickman 63-45 on Thursday in a sold-out Rock Bridge gym.

16 suspected members of Columbia gang federally indicted

The announcement Thursday of federal indictments against 16 people — 14 of them from Columbia — came as a departure from the Columbia Police Department's usual dismissal of gang activity in the city. Those indicted are accused members of the Cut Throat gang.

Lyons struggling for playing time

Six games into the Big 12 schedule, Lyons is out of the spotlight. After serving a one-game suspension for a traffic arrest, he returned to find Keith Ramsey filling his position in the starting lineup.

History offers lessons in selecting superintendent

Columbia Public Schools have been in tough spots before. This time the district needs a superintendent who will stick around to restore the system.

Mayor refutes report that he schemed against council colleagues

Mayor Darwin Hindman addressed allegations that he participated in discussions about removing city council members at a City Council work session Thursday. He denied knowledge of any discussion concerning council members' removal.

Obama's plan will create jobs we need

A review of the president's stimulus proposal and that of Republicans shows Obama has the right idea for getting Americans back to work and the economy back on track.

Missouri women suffering confidence crisis

Heading into a matchup with the No. 2 team in the country, Missouri women's basketball coach Cindy Stein said starting spots are still up for grabs after an uninspiring loss Wednesday night.

House bills on cell phone usage aimed at Missouri drivers

Different bills restricting hand-held phone usage while driving have been pre-filed following two fatal traffic accidents in the St. Louis area involving text messaging.

Missouri House speaker to launch $250 million Capitol rehab

The new House Speaker Ron Richard plans to pitch the idea to set up a charitable trust this spring to former House speakers and past Senate leaders.

Educator places responsibility for children's success on everyone

Okpara Nosakhere, who spoke at Thursday's meeting of the Black Parents Association, said that parents and teachers should work together to ensure the success of schoolchildren.

Hickman High grad seeks seat in Congress

Scott Murphy hopes to win the special election being held for the New York's 20th Congressional District. The previous representative, Kirsten Gillibrand, is taking over Hillary Clinton's U.S. Senate seat. Murphy graduated from Hickman in 1988.

Energy use monitoring program to be installed in residence halls

 An energy-monitoring program at MU called Building Dashboard will debut in Schurz Hall on Tuesday.

Bruins wrestle flu as well as Hornets

The Rock Bridge wrestling team defeated the Fulton Hornets in Fulton on Thursday night. The team has been battling the flu for more than a week.

MU wrestlers focused on wrestling, not thinking

The Missouri wrestling team is in a six-match stretch where they face all top-10 teams. Saturday night, they face Nebraska and are ready for an intense battle.

MU Wellness Resource Center celebrates move to larger office

On Thursday, MU's Wellness Resource Center celebrated its recent move to a new location at 200 Bingham Commons.

Jury finds Ford at no fault in fatal truck accident

A Boone County jury found Ford Motor Company not responsible in the pickup truck rollover accident that Allen Gessling of Slater in 2003. Instead, the jury faulted the driver who hit Gessling's truck.

Hy-Vee recalls two more peanut products

Customers who purchased freshly made party mix or peanut brittle are encouraged to destroy the products or return them to Hy-Vee for a full refund.

UPDATE: Effort to restore southeast Missouri power could take days

Utility providers are scrambling to return power to southeast Missouri after this week's ice and snow storms. Providers said it could be a week or longer before electricity returns to the hardest-hit areas.

Missouri Senate votes against pay increases for state legislators, judges

 The Missouri Senate rejected a recommendation to increase the salaries of state legislators, state officials and judges by a 32-1 vote. The current economy and recent lay-offs across the state influenced the state Senate's decision.

Nixon plan pledges millions to MU health facilities

MU's School of Medicine, Sinclair School of Nursing and School of Health Professions could receive about $9 million through the Caring For Missourians initiative if Gov. Jay Nixon's budget proposal passes.