Missouri men's basketball team loses in final seconds

Marcus Denmon missed a free throw with less than 10 seconds to go, and the Missouri men's basketball team saw a one-point lead turn into a 60-59 loss to Oral Roberts on Wednesday night in Tulsa, Okla.

Wind advisory posted until 6 p.m. Wednesday

The National Weather Service predicts winds could gust as high as 50 mph.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Will you vote for or against having surveillance cameras in downtown Columbia?

Columbia's City Council has decided to allow voters to make the final call on whether or not the city use permanent cameras to monitor downtown Columbia.

COLUMN: Believe in Santa Claus

Santa Claus may not be real, but I want to believe in him. At least during this time of year to recapture childlike wonder lost in adulthood.

Askren signs contract with MMA group

Former Missouri wrestler and 2008 Olympian Ben Askren has signed a contract with a professional mixed martial arts organization.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Time for MU to kick the coal habit

Simply put, coal equals carbon. With every light switch flipped, TV show watched, and adjustment of the thermostat, we are feeding the coal habit.

'Extremely dangerous' blizzards move into Midwest

"Extremely dangerous blizzard conditions" with wind gusts of up to 50 mph are expected in parts of Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. More than a foot of snow was expected in these areas.

Missouri wrestler finds his focus

Mark Ellis, a senior heavyweight wrestler for Missouri, has overcome his struggles with discipline and focus to become the only returning national champion on the Tigers' squad.

Public defenders must represent certain defendants, Missouri Supreme Court rules

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that public defenders do not have a constitutional right to refuse representation to certain defendants seeking legal counsel.

Rock Bridge boys basketball team advances to tournament title game

The Rock Bridge boys basketball team blew out Hazelwood East 93-46 on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the Troy tournament.

Hickman boys basketball team edged at tournament

The Hickman boys basketball team lost its second-round game Wednesday at the Blue Springs tournament.

MU professor writes guide to help autistic adults find jobs

MU professor Scott Standifer recently created a guide about how to help adults with autism spectrum disorders find and keep employment. Standifer's guide mainly provides information for vocational rehabilitation agencies, which are state-run employment programs to help people with disabilities get jobs and live independently.

Missouri governor promotes bill aimed at drunken drivers

Gov. Jay Nixon proposes eliminating loopholes that interfere with prosecutions and ensuring that all DWI offenses are recorded and tracked.

Gray skies can bring the winter blues

For those like MU freshman Andrew Dolgin who suffer from seasonal affective disorder, the winter season isn't always merry.

Zootoo rejects Central Missouri Humane Society's preliminary renovation design

The first draft of renovation plans for the Central Missouri Humane Society was rejected by the CEO. A new plan was preliminarily approved, but the society's board of directors expresed concern that it did not meet the society's needs.

Columbia College women's basketball game postponed

The Columbia College women's basketball game at Peru State University was postponed Wednesday because of bad weather.

Gov. Nixon details possible changes to state DWI laws

Gov. Jay Nixon addressed crowds in Hannibal, St. Louis County and Cape Giradeau about new legislation that could change how Missouri handles drunken driving cases.

Missouri lawmakers paid Jetton $400,000 for advice

State legislators paid thousands of dollars for political and campaign advice from former state House speaker now charged with assault.

UPDATE: Forsee: Missouri may consider 3-year degree

Because of the struggling economy, University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee said the university system must now consider offering three-year undergraduate degrees. Missouri's public higher education institutions will probably face state funding cuts amounting to $50 million in the coming fiscal year, according to Gov. Jay Nixon.

Missouri health department: H1N1 vaccine available to all

With increasing vaccines supplies, the H1N1 vaccine is available to anyone who wants it after being previously limited to children, pregnant woman and other high-risk people.