Missouri men's basketball team looks to replace lost parts

Missouri coach Mike Anderson speaks to the media Thursday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Talk of all the key players who have returned to their teams this season dominated the Big 12 Conference men's basketball media day Thursday. But Missouri is looking to remain competitive while replacing its three leading scorers from a season ago.

Rock Bridge volleyball team wins game, season series against Hickman

After getting swept by Hickman last year, the Rock Bridge girls volleyball team beat the Kewpies in straight games Thursday night to the season series 3-1. 

Defense witnesses testify in Clinch trial

Several witnesses testified in the first-degree murder trial of William Clinch, 39, of Hallsville. Clinch, who has admitted that he shot and killed his brother-in-law in September 2007, said he did it to save the lives of his nieces and nephews. Witnesses told their accounts of the alleged abuse.

MU's mostly sobering financial outlook has some bright spots

The university might not be in the best financial situation, but things aren't as bad as they could be.

Too many believe there is only one 'right religion'

Too many believe that there can only be one “right religion," but we all take different avenues seeking our personal truths and we stumble when others believe differently.

El Nino could make for moderate winter in Columbia

The weather in Columbia is expected to be mild this winter. El Nino is expected to affect weather in Columbia.

Parents, teachers discuss band instruction in Columbia schools

About 30 parents and a few students attended a forum Wednesday to discuss the removal of marching band from Columbia Public Schools' junior high music curriculum.

UPDATE: More than 300 people searching for missing girl in St. Martins

Nine-year-old Elizabeth Olten did not arrive home after she started walking from a friend's house Wednesday night. Dozens of people were searching a rural, wooded area near where she was last seen.

Five-day print model improves the Missourian's financial situation

The 101-year-old newspaper's financial state was discussed in a positive tone on Friday at the Missourian Publishing Association Board of Directors meeting. General Manager Dan Potter said the new five-day publication model appears to be sustainable.

Belief in brief: Diwali

Diwali, the five-day Hindu festival of lights, continues until Thursday.

Today's Question: What should the United States’ energy future look like?

In June, the U.S. House of Represenatives passed legislation that would reduce the emission of greenhouse gases by 83 percent by 2050.

Religion should monitor crime, not the government

Instead of the government tracking criminals, religious institutions should hold people accountable for their actions.

Plants talk to you if you know how to listen

Plants communicate their needs in specific ways; knowing what your plant is saying will help you care for it.

UPDATE: Authorities to widen search for missing 9-year-old

Elizabeth K. Olten, 9, had left a friend's home in the 600 block of Route D in St. Martins to walk to her home less than a quarter of a mile away. Olten is white, 5 feet 2 inches, 102 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink scarf, pink shirt and sweater, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Rock Bridge falls in state girls tennis championship

Ladue Horton Watkins defeated Rock Bridge 5-0 Thursday in the Class 2 state girls tennis championship.

Forecast for rain on Friday to taper off by Saturday

Light rain is expected on Friday evening during some Homecoming events in Greektown. On Saturday night the temperature will be in the upper 40s ot lower 50s, with dry conditions for the MU football game.

Columbia Missourian receives awards from Missouri Press Association

The Missourian and its staff won 28 awards in the Missouri Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest.

Settlement reached in St. Louis leafleting lawsuit

The city agreed to pay $80,000 to a ministry that was threatened with arrest for leafleting during a gay pride festival.

Clinch wraps up testimony in his trial

Murder defendant William Clinch testified a total of 14 hours in his defense.

Bonds, property and achievement gap discussed at School Board meeting

The Columbia School Board discussed achievement gaps, the upcoming vote on the second phase of the high school bond and the status of the Van Horn, Bethel Street and Field Elementary School properties Thursday morning.