Missouri wrestler Ellis wins national title

Missouri's Mark Ellis celebrates his victory over Duke's Konrad Dudziak in the heavyweight championship at the NCAA wrestling championships March 21 in St. Louis.

Missouri heavyweight wrestler Mark Ellis won the national title for the heavyweight divison with a 3-2 overtime victory over Duke's Konrad Dudziak. Ellis becomes only the second wrestler to win a national title for the Tigers.

Missouri softball team falls in extra innings

The Missouri softball team fell to 0-1 in the Big 12 Conference after stranding 11 runners on base in a 6-2 loss to Texas on Saturday at University Field .

Mach stands out in Tigers' victory over Aggies

Third baseman Kyle Mach drew the crowd's attention Saturday with a 2 RBI double and a bare-handed out during the Tiger's 6-2 victory over Texas A&M Saturday.

Cougars advance to NAIA Final Four

The Columbia College men's basketball team beat Westminster (Utah) 50-47 Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the NAIA national tournament at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.  The Cougars will play MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) at 8:50 p.m Monday in the semifinals.

Flippin: Columbia Public School District is strong; let's keep it that way

Greg Flippin said he wants to be on the Columbia School Board because he wants to be a part of keeping the district in great shape and because he thinks the district's problems are fixable.

Jeannine Craig points to experience, objectivity as assets in Columbia School Board election

As Jeannine Craig followed the challenges before the Columbia School Board, she thought back to her years as a former school board president in northern Illinois. Now, she's ready to serve on another school board.

MU gymnast third at Big 12 championship

MU finished third at the Big 12 Championship for the third straight year Saturday afternoon in Ames, Iowa. The Tigers finished just .150 behind second-place Nebraska and .225 behind champion Oklahoma, which won its second straight conference title.

Missouri wrestling program has five All-Americans

The Tigers reach a milestone at the NCAA tournament by setting a Missouri record with five All-Americans,  the most of any team in the tournament this year.

Missouri wrestler Ellis is one win away from national title

A win for the heavyweight would be the Tigers first individual champion since Ben Askren in 2007.

Who are the candidates for Columbia School Board?

Nine candidates are competing for two seats on the seven-member Columbia School Board being vacated by current board president Michelle Gadbois and vice president Steve Calloway. The election is April 7.


BOONE LIFE: Father, son welcome in spring with game of hoops

For all of Rocheport's charms, the best thing boils down to this simple act of love between a father and his son.

PHOTO GALLERY: Relocating a 22,000-square-foot building

A building on the grounds of the Community at Old Hawthorne was being dismantled to move to the Boone County Fairgrounds. About 40 volunteers participated in the project, including 14 members of an Old Order Amish community from Jamesport.

Festival of the Arts discontinued after 17 years

Columbia's Festival of the Arts has been canceled this year because of declining participation and increasing difficulty of planning and management.

Cougars advance to first ever NAIA Elite 8

The Cougars dominated early and often in their Sweet 16 contest againt Union (Tenn.) on Friday in Kansas City.

Pirouettes inspire art at downtown cafe

Open ballet rehearsals give local artists a venue for creativity. The public will be able to vote on the artwork, and the winning artist will be asked to design the troupe's fall poster.

Columbia Farmers' Market opens for 29th season

About 1,200 customers and 30 vendors made the annual spring event one of the largest openings in market history.

Washington University student suspected to have meningitis

Health officials think the student, whose name has not been released, has meningococcal meningitis, a highly contagious and potentially deadly form of the illness.

World-famous, feline-loving orangutan dies at age 50

Tonda the orangutan and her feline companion, T.K., were featured as No. 2 of Animal Planet's top seven animal odd couples.

Four killed in accident involving off-duty St. Louis-area officer

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the Sunset Hills police officer was driving in the wrong lane when she struck a 1997 Honda, killing its four passengers and hospitalizing its driver and the officer.

Man charged with planning arson of own businesses

Dan Thornton, of El Dorado, claimed that his three businesses had been targeted for arson because he is gay. Investigators, however, determined that Thornton caused the fires to collect the insurance money.