Missouri football team sees benefits in Texas Bowl

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel, left, and Mark Alnutt, an MU associate athletics director, speak to media Sunday after the Tigers accepted a bid to play in the Texas Bowl.

Missouri accepted a bid to the Texas Bowl, which had the last choice in the Big 12 bowl selection hierarchy. At Missouri's official bowl announcement Sunday evening, coach Gary Pinkel addressed the league's bowl selection system, but only after being asked about it.

Weatherspoon excited about Missouri football team's trip to Houston

Missouri senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, a Texas native, has heard good things about Reliant Stadium, the home of the NFL's Houston Texans, but he has never been to the facility. He will get his first visit when the Tigers play Navy on Dec. 31 in the Texas Bowl.

Columbia Farmers' Market extends season to meet demand

Saturday was the first time the Columbia Farmers' Market was open in December. Despite the cold weather, many vendors and shoppers turned out. Locally grown produce was still available because farmers used enclosures to protect their vegetables from the cold.

Hickman boys basketball team suffers first loss

The Hickman boys basketball team dropped its first contest of the season, losing 64-54 to Poplar Bluff on Sunday at the Norm Stewart Classic at Columbia College.

Columbia's raw food group adopts a diet of unprocessed, uncooked meals

Members of the Columbia Raw Food Group eschew foods filled with sugars and processed foods in favor of fresh, uncooked fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

Holiday sales allow churches and organizations to raise money

Columbia residents attended a variety of holiday markets during the first weekend in December, looking for bargains and holiday gifts. Several churches hosted bazaars as fundraisers.

Missouri swim teams top diverse challengers at Mizzou Invite

The Missouri men's and women's swimming and diving teams each won their divisions of the Mizzou Invite on Sunday at the Mizzou Aquatics Center. 

Rock Bridge assistants seek more success on their own

Blair Scanlon and Brady Hammond, former assistant coaches on the Rock Bridge boys basketball team, have found new homes as head coaches.

Proposed downtown police cameras up for City Council discussion

Mayor Darwin Hindman said he supports the proposal, which he said would "extend the eyes of the police."

Missouri men's and women's swim teams in lead at Mizzou Invite

Behind strong diving, the Mizzou men's and women's swim teams both remain in first place after Day 2 of the Mizzou Invite. 

Unemployment in Columbia down 0.4 percentage points

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the national unemployment is down from 10.2 percent in October to 10 percent last month. Columbia is down too, from 6.3 percent to 5.9 percent.

First snow of season to christen Columbia this week

Snow is expected to finally christen Columbia this week with a light winter storm moving in as early as Sunday night. Meterologists at the National Weather Service also expect a stronger storm to enter the area Tuesday.

Analysis: Kids health care plans on hold in Missouri

A fall in tax revenues has delayed a program that would have added nearly 42,000 more people to Missouri's health care programs.

Missouri schools complain over supplies with Obama logo

A supply company is recalling school supplies with logos similar to President Barack Obama's campaign because of complaints from Missouri schools.

Obama pushes health bill in Capitol stop Sunday

President Barack Obama encouraged Senate Democrats as they rush to pass health care legislation before Christmas.

Kansas City-area man sentenced in murder-for-hire killing

A man who, in a muder-for-hire scheme killed a man and paralyzed the woman who hired him, was sentenced to life in prison.

Group contends popular Zhu Zhu Pets toys unsafe

A consumer group claims to have found toxic chemical on whiskers of popular holiday toy.