No charges yet in arrest of Missouri women's basketball players

The Boone County Prosecutor's office is still deciding whether to pursue charges against Tigers women's basketball players Jessra Johnson and Amanda Hanneman, who were arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of third-degree assault.

Big Ten explores expansion, Deaton willing to listen

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany announced Tuesday that the conference will begin looking into expanding the league over the next 12 to 18 months. MU Spokesperson Mary Jo Blanken said the school has not recieved any contact from the Big Ten.

Innovation key to Columbia's grocery wars

With Walmart providing a low-cost option and Hy-Vee aggressively expanding, Columbia grocers have to find ways to gain an edge, whether it's adding new stores or improving old ones by adding new services.

COLUMN: Forsee right to question cap-and-trade idea

J. Karl Miller writes that University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee is displaying the type of responsibility we expect from leaders by questioning the "cap-and -trade" legislation.

Missouri's Andrighetto reaches for higher level in soccer

Kristin Andrighetto was invited to the Chicago Red Stars' open combine last weekend and will wait until January 15 to hear if she is drafted.

Rock Bridge girls basketball get small assists in win

The Bruins' first home basketball game provided an opportunity for Columbia girls to participate in Rock Bridge's "ball girl" program.

COLUMN: Parents in tough spot protecting kids from sexual messages

According to the Associated Press-MTV poll, one-third of those polled admitted to sexting, sending sexually explicit photos, videos and chat. Kids don’t realize the harm they can do to themselves by sending these sexually explicit photos to people they believe they can trust.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What do you think about the football coaching change at KU?

After Mark Mangino resigned as head football coach at Kansas, the Jayhawks turned to Turner Gill, who previously coached at the University of Buffalo and before that played for the University of Nebraska. What were your thoughts about Mangino's situation? Do you think Missouri's arch rival will improve its football program in the near future?

Hickman point guard does little things

While her stats may not show it, Shaunece Ballenger played a crucial role in Hickman's victory against Rolla.

Rebounding still concern for Missouri men's basketball team

Missouri coach Mike Anderson said the Tigers' forwards have to step it up.

Hickman boys basketball team starts rivalry week

The Hickman boys basketball team defeated host Jefferson City on Tuesday and is preparing to play at Rock Bridge on Thursday.

MU football players earn second-team AP All-America honors

Missouri football players Danario Alexander and Sean Weatherspoon were named to The Associated Press All-America second team Tuesday.

Humane Society board optimistic about shelter makeover

The Central Missouri Humane Society board members and Zootoo CEO Richard Thompson discussed details Tuesday about the shelter's makeover. Alan Allert said the board and Thompson came up with a tentative plan that combines previous designs.

Two Columbia tutoring programs see growth in services

Two Columbia tutoring programs, Jumpstart and A Way With Words and Numbers, have seen growth in their services this year. “With funding being a constraint, our goal each year is to grow inch by inch to serve more and more children,” says Jumpstart's Chrissie Bennett. 

UPDATE: Fired Blunt aide cleared of misconduct allegations

An aide to former Gov. Matt Blunt who raised concerns about e-mail deletions, which led to a lawsuit over access to public records, has been cleared of professional misconduct allegations.

Applications for Salvation Army bell ringers increase because of economy

Over 200 people in mid-Missouri applied to be bell ringers for the Salvation Army this season, which Maj. Kendall Matthews, regional coordinator for the Salvation Army attributes to the slow economy.

Belief in Brief: The Catholic and Anglican churches

The Vatican is taking steps to make it easier for Anglicans to join the Roman Catholic Church.

UPDATE: Three suspects sought in early Monday morning Walmart shooting

Jefferson City auto body repair shop helps out Santa

Kemna Collision is offering to assembly toys to ease parents' Christmas morning stress.

Former aide to Gov. Blunt cleared of misconduct charge

Attorney Scott Eckersley, who was fired by former Gov. Matt Blunt, was cleared of misconduct by Missouri's attorney discipline office.