Cougars lose NAIA Tournament title game

Columbia College's Terrell Turner, left, embraces Quintin Totta, right, after the Cougars 77-61 defeat against Rocky Mountain in the NAIA National Championship on Tuesday at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.

The Columbia College men's basketball team lost 77-61 to Rocky Mountain College on Tuesday night in the championship game of the NAIA national tournament at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.

Today's Question: How much influence should neighborhood associations have with City Council?

All four candidates for two City Council seats are in favor of listening to the views of neighborhood associations, but how much influence should an association have on the City Council?

Decline of moral behavior painful to watch

Common sense should dictate decisions more often.

Columbia church rents theater for 'Fireproof' showing

The pastor of New Life Community Church says the film shows a realistic view of marriage, not the Hollywood fairy-tale ending most people see. The church will show a free screening at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Bledsoe: Give teachers flexibility

Passionate about math, Marc Bledsoe thinks teachers should have the freedom to teach in ways that work best for students.

Rain doesn't dampen fans' spirits as Tigers head to Sweet 16

Fans of all ages crowded into the Clinton Room at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday to wish the Missouri men's basketball team good luck on the journey to Arizona for the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16.

Phillips: 'Lawyer mentality' a plus

Board candidate Sam Phillips wants to see more interaction and conversation between the Columbia School Board and the district's teachers.

GUEST COLUMN: Common sense answers for affordable health care

The hospitals have agreed to tax themselves $52.5 million and use that money as the match to draw more than $90 million of federal funds to Missouri.

Many reasons behind decline of religious Americans

Declining numbers of people who claim a religion can likely be attributed to a number of factors. Fewer children seem to be attending Sunday school nowadays, and not many grow up in the family’s church of choice.

Tigers baseball team loses game in late innings

COLUMBIA — The Missouri baseball team gave up four runs in the final two innings against Illinois-Chicago on Tuesday night at Taylor Stadium and dropped the opener of a two-game series with the Flames 6-4.

Report: Most states lag with dating-violence laws

Most states -- including Missouri -- are doing a poor job responding to teen dating violence, lacking the laws needed to help young victims obtain protection orders, according to a report by an advocacy group.

Home runs lift MU softball team

Three Missouri softball players hit home runs accounting for five Tigers runs in a 9-1 victory Tuesday against host Houston.

Task force looks into floodplain management

The group aims to help states and cities recover from the 2008 flood.

Missouri utilities seek lawsuit cap on waste storage

 Lawmakers are considering legislation that would cap damages at $300,000 per claim for most lawsuits related to the underground storage of carbon dioxide.

Flash flood warning posted until 7:45 p.m.

As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, about .95 of an inch of rain had fallen in Columbia.

Warren Funeral Chapel case has become a class-action lawsuit

Kathy Johnson's lawsuit against Warren Funeral Chapel has been certified as a class-action lawsuit, which means any funeral home client from the past five years might be invited to join the case.

High winds, fallen power line cause brush fires in Boone County

Two unrelated fires broke out in Columbia on Monday. There were no injuries or structural damages reported.

Survey part of Health Department, MU Extension effort to address health issues in Boone County

The 24-question survey seeks to gauge the perspectives, needs and interests of Boone County residents regarding healthy food choices and physical activity.

Federal funding to treat pig manure raises stink

One reason critics are mad is that the $250,000  that Sen. Kit Bond helped secure for a factory farm in Missouri went through the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College defeats MidAmerica Nazarene in NAIA semifinals

The Cougars defeated the Pioneers 60-56 on Monday night