Bowers puts on show in Missouri men's basketball team's season-opening win

Missouri and Clemson are so similar they have even crossed paths on the recruiting road. Missouri's Laurence Bowers says he got attention from Clemson. "So it is actually a game of Tigers versus Tigers,” Bowers said.

It was hard not to notice Missouri’s gangling 6-foot-8-inch, 205-pound forward during the Tigers’ season-opening 83-68 win against Tennessee-Martin on Tuesday night in front of 6,986 at Mizzou Arena.

Gov. Nixon, university presidents agree to freeze tuition again

Gov. Nixon's proposal calls for a 5 percent decrease in total appropriations for the next fiscal year in exchange for flat tuition rates for in-state undergraduate students at Missouri's public colleges and universities.

Bench leads Missouri men's basketball team

When senior captain J.T. Tiller left the game with an ankle injury early in the second half, Missouri's bench players filled the void in the Tigers' 83-68 win over Tennessee-Martin on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.

Nixon proposes continuation of tuition freeze at public state universities

Nixon's proposal calls for a 5.2 percent decrease in state appropriations compared to the current fiscal year.

The Beat: Behind a super athlete's story

Columbia Missourian sports editor Greg Bowers and reporters Kelly Nelson and Mark Levitt joined KBIA's Eric Durban on "The Beat" to discuss the story of an athlete who pushes the limits of human endurance.

Emissions standards will make motorcycles greener in 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency is increasing emissions standards for motorcycle engines 280cc and above for 2010, which also affects some dirt bikes and scooters. The emissions standards are being implemented to reduce pollutants emitted by motorcycles and increase fuel efficiency.

Daisy the pitbull fights stereotypes by being a lover

Nobody said a word about my husband and me adopting a pit bull until we started telling people that I was pregnant. That’s when I realized just how easily people’s prejudices come into play, especially since pit bulls have been given a bad reputation.

Greek boards draft new policy to make socials safer

After a man was run over by a bus at a fraternity-sponsored social event, two main governing bodies of Greek life decided to draft a joint social policy that they hope will make off-campus socials a safer environment for their chapters.

Representative calls for payday loan reform

State Rep. Mary Still called a payday loan reform hearing held Monday night "very informative" and said she plans to use what she learned to craft a bill aimed at further regulating the industry statewide.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's basketball team defeats Tennessee-Martin

The Missouri men’s basketball team won its season-opener against Tennessee-Martin 83-68 on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.

Relatives of Mohler family doubt some sex abuse claims

Police are continuing to search for evidence, but they still have found no evidence of the buried glass jars with notes written by children, who might have documented sexual abuse.

New mammogram guidelines raise questions, concerns

A government task force said Monday that most women should get mammograms every two years starting at age 50 — a break from the American Cancer Society's advice to get yearly mammograms starting at age 40.

UPDATE: New charges filed in family sex-crime case

Only one of the five men has a lawyer. Detectives are also investigating allegations that the men might have killed several people.

Columbia election day shooting trial begins

Grady Dortch is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Miles Heard in Douglass Park last November. A fight over counterfeit money prompted the shooting, according to testimony in Tuesday's trial.

Columbia Farmers' Market to extend season into December

The market will be open from 10 a.m. to noon for the first three Saturdays of the month.

Victim's fiance testifies in Dortch trial

LaChonia Reid testified in the death of her fiance, Miles Heard. Heard was shot and killed on Election Day last year in Douglass Park. Grady Dortch is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting.

UPDATE: Former Missouri lawmaker sentenced to one year in prison

Former state Sen. Jeff Smith, D-St. Louis, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison and a $50,000 fine in a federal obstruction of justice case. Another former Missouri lawmaker and a campaign treasurer were also sentenced Tuesday for their involvement in the case. 

Ex-Missouri Rep. Baker gets job in Obama adminstration

The former Missouri representative will now serve as a regional director.

Columbia College men's basketball team loses third straight

The Columbia College men's basketball team lost 51-45 to Benedictine (Kan.) College on Tuesday night in Atchison, Kan., marking its third straight loss.

Columbia College women's basketball scores road win

The Columbia College women's basketball team won 77-60 Tuesday at Ottawa (Kan.) University.