Missouri women's basketball plays without several key players

Missouri forward Shakara Jones attempts a jump shot over Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Camille Cooper during the first half of Monday's game at Mizzou Arena. Jones scored 13 points in the half before leaving with an ankle injury.

Already without leading scorers Jessra Johnson and Amanda Hanneman, the Tigers lost Marissa Scott and Shakara Jones to injuries Monday night.

Some schools offer three-year degree programs, something UM leader is considering

Three-year college degrees are largely offered at private schools, which charge students tuition by the year, not the credit hour. University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee recently said he wants to explore offering such a "no-frills" degree.

Electronic medical records draw both praise, condemnation

Costs of starting up and then maintaining an electronic medical records system concern many, while others cite improved patient care and flexibility from the program being encouraged by President Barack Obama.

Unorthodox is the norm for Arkansas-Pine Bluff coach

Cary Shelton, the coach of the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions, isn't your every day head coach. Not only is he a man coaching a women's team, he uses as many as 15 players in close games.

Ukrainian community in Sedalia stirs Peace Corps memories

A group of Ukrainian immigrants in Sedalia stirs a host of memories for a journalism graduate student who recently spent two years in as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine.

Analysis: Term-limits hit third of Missouri lawmakers

With the onset of 2010, Missouri's legislature is facing its second largest turnover since term limits took effect in 1992.

City Council reviews plan for urban chickens

Chickens might be the newest Columbia residents as the City Council reviewed a plan Monday night that would allow residents to own chickens.

Woman charged with baby shaking allowed to see her children

A Columbia woman charged with first-degree assault for violently shaking a 1-year-old girl she was babysitting will be allowed contact with her own children.

UPDATE: Police release photos of Walmart shooting vehicle

The victim described the car as resembling a Dodge Intrepid or a Chrysler Concorde.

Car accident damages McDonald's near Smiley and Range Line

A customer stepped on the gas instead of the brakes while parking, said a McDonald's spokeswoman about the accident.

Storm will affect holiday travel conditions

A storm will move across the Midwest starting Tuesday and will affect travel conditions on Christmas Eve.

City, county and state offices closing for Christmas

Trash  and recycling collection will be delayed until Saturday.

Obama: Senate vote on health care 'big victory'

The vote had the thinnest of margins  — 58 Democrats and two independents — for passage. The Senate is on track to pass the bill before Christmas.

Despite recession, crime keeps falling

Experts are unsure what to make of the downturn in reported crimes in an economic recession given that historically crime has risen in recessionary years.

Once climate central, EU now on outside looking in

At the end of the climate conference in Copenhagen, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said "I can't hide my disappointment" with the results, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had "mixed feelings."

Judge mulls pivotal issues in George Tiller trial

On Tuesday, a Kansas district judge will begin looking at the case of Scott Roeder, who killed abortion provider George Tiller in May. The trial will officially begin Jan. 11.

Council sets speed changes on primary Columbia streets

Council lowers speed limit on Stadium near school and looks to raise the limit on a portion of Broadway.

City Council forms Public Transportation Advisory Commission

City Council creates a public transportation advisory commission that will assist the council in making public transportation more effective.

Missouri woman charged with ice pick attack on motorist

The Greene County prosecutor on Monday charged 18-year-old Caitlen Watkins of Springfield with first-degree assault and armed criminal action.

State investigating contamination at Cedar Creek Lake

Sewage overflow, caused by grease and rags blocking part of the line, cited as source of contamination.