Bruins' Kreklow injured again

Rock Bridge junior guard Rick Kreklow re-aggravated a foot injury during practice on Monday. The team is hopeful he will be able to play against Chaminade on Friday in the semifinals of the state boys basketball tournament.

Grounds crew made game possible Tuesday

No one thought it was possible to play baseball Tuesday night, but the Taylor Stadium grounds crew was not deterred.

Steckel named MU football team's defensive coordinator

Dave Steckel has coached the linebackers under Gary Pinkel for eight seasons. He replaces Matt Eberflus, who left to become an assistant coach with the Cleveland Browns last month.

Cougars men's basketball team wins first AMC title since 2004

The Columbia College men's basketball team snapped McKendree's 21-game winning streak with a 65-54 victory to clinch the American Midwest Conference tournament title.

Today's question: What do you think of Obama's education proposal?

President Barack Obama's education plan includes investing in early childhood education, stiffening test standards and increasing funding for teacher training.  

Past experience with government intervention deflates 'quick fix' ideals

Reform for health care, housing, banking and economic stimulus will bring government spending to previoulsy unseen levels.

Tepesch takes over as Tigers' starter

Through three starts this season, there's been a mix of good, bad and between for Tepesch.

10 shot, killed in south Alabama towns; shooter dead

A gunman killed nine people in South Alabama before killing himself at a metals plant.

UPDATE: Tentative settlement reached in Aaron O'Neal suit

A tentative agreement has been reached in the wrongful death lawsuit filed in 2005 by the parents of MU football player Aaron O’Neal against employees of MU's athletic department, according to the parents' attorney.

The Beat: A look at who's running for school board

Columbia Missourian reporters Ben Magnuson and Taylor Barney talk about each of the candidates and the issues that are shaping this race.

Big 12 North men's basketball teams better than expected

North Division teams, including Missouri, Kansas, Kansas State and Nebraska, proved stronger than expected against South Division teams.

The Beat: Missouri defeats Oklahoma

Sports editor Greg Bowers and reporters William Powell and Luke Thompson talk about the Missouri-Oklahoma game.

Columbia School Board approves $4.4 million budget cut

The reduction would eliminate math and literacy coaches in the district. The board also approved final changes to the superintendent's contract.

The Beat: The Boone County Courthouse expansion

Local government editor Scott Swafford and reporter Jessica Cherry talk about the project.

Congress sends $410B spending bill to Obama

On Tuesday, the Senate approved a $410 billion check for the government for 2009. Loaded with pet projects, Democrats see it as a victory over the Bush administration's policies while Republicans rank it spending-wise next to Obama's stimulus bill and 2010 budget plan.

LETTER: Racial issues run much deeper than statistical comparison

It is absurdly simplistic to conclude from a comparison of arrest rates that the Sheriff’s Department is doing racial profiling.

Turner leads Cougars on and off court

Terrell Turner, a senior on the Columbia College men's basketball team, has emerged as a strong leader for both his playing skills and his relationships with his teammates.

MU Music School gift to help Columbia become center for music composition

Arts supporter and musician Jeanne Sinquefield and her husband, Rex, gave $1 million to the MU School of Music, which will, among other things, create full scholarships, assistantships and a summer music festival.

Car crashes into tree on Old Hwy. 63 S.

The vehile struck a tree and the man had to be extricated from his car, police said.

Blunt asks appeals court to bar defamation suit

Former Gov. Matt Blunt is claiming executive privilege in his fight against a former staff lawyer who said he was wrongfully terminated.