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Seniors lead Tigers to first Big 12 tournament title

Missouri's DeMarre Carroll hoists the trophy for the Big 12 men's basketball tournament title. "Once I transferred here, everything started going wrong and I was just looking around like, 'Man, what did I get myself into?'," said Carroll, who was named the tournament's most outstanding player. "I got shot, we lost a lot of games. But look at me now, I'm standing here smiling, a Big 12 champion."

Missouri senior DeMarre Carroll was named the most outstanding player of the Big 12 Conference men's basketball tournament.

Tigers relish the moment in postgame celebration

The Missouri men's basketball team cut down the net in Oklahoma City after winning the Big 12 tournament.

Twitter Jitters: Catholics asked to give up texting, Facebook for Lent

Living without Facebook, Twitter and texting during Lent is a test of discipline for some Catholics. But, it offers some advantages for the faithful, too.

AIG planning to pay out millions in bonuses

Insurance firm's chief cites "grave concerns" about retaining talented employees as a reason to keep corporate bonuses.

Team, family help Stephens swimmer deal with mother's cancer

Emily Younghouse's mother is undergoing chemotherapy to treat her lymphoma.

Bruins win third-place game

After a  66-65 loss on Friday to Chaminade in the Class 5 state semifinals, the Rock Bridge boys basketball team closed their season with a 54-40 win against Oakville in the consolation game.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge finishes 3rd in state in boys' basketball

The Bruins beat the Oakville Tigers 54-40.

Two Bruins players sit in third-place game

Injuries kept junior Ricky Kreklow and sophomore Justin Miller from plaing in their usual roles in the Rock Bridge boys basketball team's final game of the season. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Tigers win Big 12 Tournament Championship

The Missouri Tigers bring home their first Big 12 Tournament Championship.

Apartment fire might have been caused by unattended cooking

Fire crews extinguished a kitchen fire Friday afternoon in an apartment on Garth Avenue. No one was injured in the afternoon fire.

Defense to seek second opinion on Joplin boy's mental health

The defense of a 16-year-old boy accused of firing a rifle inside a Joplin middle school have asked for a second evaluation of the boy's mental health. A judge-appointed mental health professional has already found the boy not competent to stand trial as an adult.

Bentley suspect pleads guilty to robbery

Quillan Jacobs pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree robbery with a final sentencing hearing scheduled for May 4. Four others have been charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree murder and armed criminal action. Their trials are expected to occur throughout April, according to Missouri CaseNet.

Three arrested after melee at 'Top Model' auditions

Six were injured in New York after a fight broke out at tryouts for "America's Next Top Model."

Man questioned in woman's death accused of selling drugs

Bobby Joe Stogsdill was arrested Thursday after a sting in Miami, Okla. Amber G. Barr died Sunday in a Joplin hospital, reportedly of serious dehydration.

St. Louis woman killed while trying to cross railroad tracks

Heather Sheree Balven, 31, was pregnant with her second child. The crossing has no lights or gates to warn of trains.

Former Missouri seminary to be used as middle school

Hannibal Christian Academy will operate on the site of the St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, which closed in 2002 amid accusations of sexual abuse by an instructor.

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