Centralia fan wins big at Missouri men's basketball game

Centralia's Jacob Stout was all smiles after making a half-court shot worth $5,000 in a halftime contest at Tuesday night's Missouri men's basketball game.

Missouri's Kim English scored 26-points for the Tigers in a 99-56 win over Tennessee-Chattanooga on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena, but it was fan Jacob Stout who stole the show during a halftime contest with a half-court basket that netted him $5,000.

Missouri football team set to make fashion statement vs. KU

A new uniform, which was designed by Nike, will be used only once. A black "M" that blends into the charcoal gray of the helmet is the uniform's most distinctive feature. Missouri is not making any changes to its standard uniform.

Columbia College women's basketball team scores upset

The Columbia College women's basketball team upset No. 6 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) University 85-60 on Tuesday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

Suspect in murder of Elizabeth Olten pondered killing, says friend

Alyssa Bustamante, the 15-year-old suspect in the murder of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten, told a friend that she wondered what it would be like to kill someone.

Missouri home buyers could be eligible for tax break

Gov. Jay Nixon and State Treasurer Clint Zweifel, both Democrats, proposed Tuesday having a state housing commission pay the property taxes for several thousand low- and moderate-income people who buy a house in 2010.

Another search warrant executed on Mohler property

Investigators searched a storage shed on Burrell Mohler Jr.'s property on Monday night. Mohler and five relatives are jailed on charges of molest and rape.

Today's Question: What should the school board prioritize in new high school construction?

What should be the school board's emphasis with building Columbia's new public high school? Is it more important to find the cheapest overall price tag, or reserve the ability to leave the most jobs for local residents?

Regarding unemployment, government must get back to economic basics

As legislators debate whether to increase the role of government in health care, the economy, over which it has established oversight, languishes.

Slaying victim's family speaks out before defendant gets 20-year sentence

Antonio Flores-Ramirez, 29, was killed in a drug set-up gone sour in August 2008. On Monday, his family spoke in court to Clyde Hyler, who will go to prison for his part in the crime.

Columbia College men's basketball team falls at Marshall

The Columbia Cougar men's basketball team lost 66-62 to Missouri Valley College on Tuesday night in Marshall, dropping the Cougars to 3-5.

UPDATE: Missouri governor resists expanding state-supported health insurance coverage

Gov. Jay Nixon is resisting a plan that would enrol more low-income children potentially eligible for Medicaid because at this time would cost the state too much money.

Tenth and Locust development project off the table

The developers cited a decline in demand for commercial real estate as the reason the project, which had already received City Council approval for tax increment financing, was dropped.

Missouri governor resists plans to expand health insurance

Nixon's office is troubled by the cost of the plan and doesn't plan to automatically enroll children eligible for Medicaid.

MoDOT ordered to pay family of car accident victim

The Transportation Department was ordered to pay $1.3 million to the woman's family because it didn't do enough to warn of traffic conditions.

Columbia College athlete doesn't let hearing slow her down on basketball court

Kirsti Wilkerson has gradually lost her hearing since the age of 5. She has learned to adapt, especially while playing basketball.

Stephens women's basketball team nets victory

The Stephens women's basketball team defeated Westminster 72-53 on Tuesday in Fulton.

Thanksgiving closings in Columbia

Information on government and civil service closings over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Woman sexually assaulted in Cosmo Park

The perpetrator got into the victim's car while it was stopped at the intersection of Range Line Street and Business Loop 70 and forced her to drive to Cosmopolitan Park.

Cafe Mozaki opens at the Columbia Public Library

The Patel brothers, proprietors of Daylight Donuts, have reopened the library's coffee kiosk.

Home intruder shoots Columbia man

No arrests have been made, and the victim was treated and released from Boone Hospital Center.