MU men's basketball team perfect at home

Senior DeMarre Carroll hugs OU senior Taylor Griffin after the Tigers bested the Sooners 73-64 on Wednesday March 4 in Mizzou Arena. The game was Carroll's last home game as a student at MU.

The No. 15 Tigers continued their dominance following losses this season with a convincing 73-64 upset victory over the No. 5 Sooners on Wednesday night in front of a sellout crowd at Mizzou Arena. The win moved the Tigers to 5-0 following a loss and to 18-0 at home this season.

Legislature digging up trouble

Missouri legislature faces scrutiny as it plans this year's budget. Fiscal spending in the past has been irresponsible and extravagant and seems to be making little progress.

Unlikely hero emerges for Missouri

Michael Anderson Jr., usually the Tigers' 12th man, was in the starting lineup Wednesday against Oklahoma

It's simple: Don't text and drive

We don't need more laws restricting what we do in the car, but we should use a little more common sense.

Rock Bridge girl's basketball wins sectional

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team is one step closer to back-to-back state championships after beating Waynesville 50-30 Wednesday night in its Class 5 sectional game in Union.

Bruins overcome sectional woes

After defeating Waynesville 59-46 on Wednesday, the Rock Bridge boys basketball team advances to the Class 5 state quarterfinals. The Bruins have lost their sectional games for the past three seasons.

Missouri softball wins first game of doubleheader

The Tigers defeat SIU Edwardsville 2-0 on Wednesda at University Field.

AIG should not get a pass

Some of us might not understand how big business operates but apparently neither do some industry executives.

Today's Question: Is racial disparity in Boone County traffic stops cause for concern?

Recently released data show that blacks and Hispanics who were pulled over during traffic stops in 2008 were more than twice as likely to be searched and arrested. The Boone County Sheriff's department said the data reflect proactive law enforcement.

CPS board discusses contract for new superintendent

The Columbia Public Schools Board of Education met Wednesday to discuss the contract of its new superintendent, Chris Belcher. The final version of the contract will be approved by the board in a meeting Monday.

Taylor Stadium gets ready for a makeover

Missouri's 8-0 victory over winless Western Illinois on Wednesday night in front of a sparse home opener crowd was the last season premier for the old Taylor Stadium.

Residents discuss proposed I-70 truck-only lanes

Residents of Columbia, Warrenton and Blue Springs critiqued the Missouri Department of Transportation's plans for truck-only lanes on Interstate 70 at a forum Wednesday night. However, because no funding is yet available for the multi-billion dollar effort, MoDot can't guarantee a ground breaking in the near future.

Fire engine flips, burns while responding to Harrisburg fire

The lone occupant of the flipped fire engine was released from the hospital after the Wednesday afternoon accident, according to a news release.

Researcher creates "Witnesses to Hunger" through images, stories

Mariana Chilton, a researcher specializing in hunger, began the "Witnesses to Hunger" program in 2007 to attach faces and stories to the problem of hunger and malnutrition in America. Since starting the program, she acts as a friend and support system for its participants.

Seniors important to Cougars' postseason

The Columbia College men's basketball team has six experienced seniors who could lead the Cougars to an AMC Tournament title and a bid to the NAIA national tournament in Kansas City.

Residents learn ways to revamp Columbia's neighborhood associations

Portland, Ore., neighborhood activist Paul Leistner gave suggestions during a forum Tuesday on how to rework the City of Columbia's way of managing neighborhood associations, including possibly mandating that each neighborhood have one.

Trash set out early in East Campus poses problems

A high concentration of college students live in the neighborhood where residents have complained about trash being set out as many as three days early. Possible solutions discussed by the city include raising fees for complaint-driven early trash pickup and moving neighborhood pickup to a different day of the week.

Student curator vote defeated in Missouri Senate

MU Board of Curators denied students a voting seat Wednesday with a vote of 22-9.

Another suspected gang member pleads not guilty, will remain in prison

Ryan Montez Kee, 22, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to distribute drugs and to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana.

City breaks ground for ninth fire station

The station at Blue Ridge and Providence could cost $1.65 million. The location of Columbia's ninth fire station is a sign of growth on the north side of town and will decrease response time calls in Vanderveen, officials say.