Dressler family bonds over basketball

Missouri forward Mark Dressler attempts to block a pass from Kansas guard Darnell Valentine in the Tigers' Big Eight postseason tournament semifinal loss to the Jayhawks on March 5, 1980.

Mark Dressler, a former Missouri basketball player, has taught his three children to play and love the sport of basketball. His oldest two children play in college, and his youngest plays for Rock Bridge.

Missouri women's basketball team suspends two players

Amanda Hanneman and Jessra Johnson have been “suspended indefinitely due to a violation of team policy," according to Kate Lakin, assistant director of media relations for the team.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Are three-year degrees a good idea?

UM System President Gary Forsee has floated the idea of three-year degrees to help students complete their studies faster and with less expense.

THE BEAT: Douglass High designated Title 1 school

Columbia Missourian reporter Molly Harbarger joined KBIA's Eric Durban on The Beat to discuss what the designation means for Douglass.

Title I status poses opportunities, challenges for Douglass High School

This year, Douglass High School became eligible for federal money under the No Child Left Behind Act in spite of its unique situation as an alternative school. The school now must deal with repercussions from not meeting achievement standards.

COLUMN: Davis health care amendment would do more harm than good

Rep. Cynthia Davis, R-O'Fallon, has proposed a state constitutional amendment that would change the direction of the health care debate. Davis is wasting time and energy.

UPDATE: City reaches settlement with man shocked with Taser

The city agreed to pay Phillip Lee McDuffy a $300,000 settlement after being shocked with a Taser by Columbia police on July 25, 2008

Missouri men's basketball team off pace on road

The Missouri men's basketball team is 4-0 at home where it sets its trademark fast, defensive tempo. But away from Mizzou Arena, the Tigers have been lulled into a slower, less successful pace.

Guider shines in Missouri gymnastics' black and gold meet

Senior Danielle Guider executed four solid routines Friday night in the MU gymnastics Black and Gold meet. Guider helped lead the gold team to victory.

Historical society, local theater team up for Christmas event

Actors will portray influential figures in Columbia history.

UM curators talk college readiness, elect chairwoman

The Board of Curators for the University of Missouri System on Friday heard reports on the college preparedness of Missouri students and the effectiveness of UM campuses in preparing students for the workforce. They also elected Judith Haggard to be the board's chairwoman in 2010 and Warren Erdman to be the vice chairman.

Older brother helps Hickman point guard

When he was ruled ineligible to play his junior season, Hickman point guard Lyle Harris looked for help from his brother Lance Harris, a former Kansas State player.

Three school board positions up for grabs

Two three-year seats and a one-year position are coming open on the Columbia School Board. The filing period opens Tuesday and will continue to Jan. 19.

VIDEO: Stimulus program helps homeless people get off the street

The Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing program is a stimulus program designed to help those who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness get off the street.

DEAR READER: Photojournalists bring back the war in Afghanistan

The Associated Press' Julie Jacobson shared her story of following and photographing Marines in Afghanistan to a cadre of editors in Kansas City earlier this week.

Cougars fall to Robert Morris

After mounting a comeback in the second half, the Columbia Cougars faltered and fell to the Robert Morris Eagles 81-58.  


Accused shooter in Red Roof Inn incident pleads not guilty

Blake Logan, 18, is charged with the shooting death of 26-year-old Nicole Sue Crumby.

Prosecutors granted continuance in Doisy case

Johnny Wright, 65, charged with second-degree murder in the 1976 disappearance of Becky Doisy, appeared in court Friday after posting bond in November.

Handbell group rings in the Christmas season

The Columbia Handbell Ensemble will hold its 20th annual winter concerts on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon at Columbia’s First Baptist Church.

New candidate running for the Columbia Board of Education

Philip G. Peters Jr., an MU School of Law professor, is running for the Columbia Board of Education.