Missouri men's basketball beats Illinois for first time in a decade

Missouri forward Laurence Bowers shows off the Braggin' Rights trophy to fans after Wednesday night's victory over Illinois in St. Louis.

The Missouri men's basketball team focused from start to finish to beat Illinois 81-68 in the annual Braggin' Rights game Wednesday night at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

Missouri's basketball cheerleaders claim their own Braggin' Rights

Health care reform bill holds promise for people with disabilities

Both the House and Senate health care reform bills have implications for people with disabilities and pre-existing conditions, caregivers and insurance companies.

Sharing and spreading seasonal cheer

Columbia families share their enjoyment of the holiday season with others with bright displays of lights and yard decorations.

Health care bill on brink of Senate passage

Final passage, set for about dawn on Thursday, was a certainty, and will clear the way for talks with the House on a final compromise. Those negotiations likely will stretch into February.

Missouri men's basketball forwards face tall task

Stopping Illinois' big men during the Braggin’ Rights game Wednesday night represents the ultimate challenge for the mostly unproven Missouri forwards.

Newlyweds often have to negotiate first holiday without parents

Newlyweds often face stress trying to divide time between families during the holidays. It is also difficult adjusting to unfamiliar traditions.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What do you think of energy-efficient Christmas lights?

LED Christmas lights may cost more up front, but they use much less electricity than traditional Christmas lights.

Missouri men's basketball team looks for something to brag about

The Missouri men's basketball team is looking to stop a nine-game losing streak against Illinois in the annual Braggin' Rights game on Wednesday night in St. Louis.

Bad weather likely to continue through the holiday

Mid-Missouri is likely to get more rain with some freezing rains or snow possible later on Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service in St. Louis.

Portion of MKT Trail to close in January for bridge construction

Two bridges on the MKT Trail along with a section of the trail will be closed starting in January so that the two 100-year-old bridges can be replaced. Portions of the bridges will be saved for an historical display.

UPDATE: Rain water expected to clean out sewage in Cedar Lake

Sewage overflow has contaminated Cedar Lake, but it is not likely to be a public health threat. The lake is not used much during the winter months, and the heavy rain expected in the next few days is likely to "flush out" the remaining contaminants.

Vehicle catches fire at Grindstone Parkway Exit on U.S. 63

A hole in the car's muffler caused the fire, which resulted in some vehicular damage but no injuries.

City Clerk's office accepting Vision Commission applications

The commission assists with implementing the community vision process thorugh reviews and annual reports. Applicants must be residents of Boone County who live outside the Columbia city limits. Nominations are also being accepted.

Design plans for makeover are under way

John Shrum, a board member, told the Central Missouri Humane Society on Tuesday night that the design plans are coming along nicely and a blueprint will be finalized by next month’s meeting.


'Up In The Air' features St. Louis landmarks

The film, starring George Clooney and Vera Farmiga, opens Wednesday in Columbia theaters. Much of the movie was filmed in St. Louis.

UPDATE: Body found in truck leads to standoff in Missouri

Police say the standoff ended peacefully when the man, Chester Harvey Jr., released his 14-year-old son, who was his last hostage, and surrendered.

Poplar Bluff latest Missouri town to add anti-meth strategy

The town now requires a prescription of people trying to buy cold and allergy medications that contain pseudoephedrine, a meth ingredient.

Body found in truck leads to Missouri standoff

Police cornered a man in a house in Laddonia where he was accused of holding four children and his wife hostage.

Vaccine means more holiday hugs, fewer bugs, study says

Prevnar, a vaccine given to children that was intriduced in 2000, could be the key to preventing spread of strep bacteria between children and older adults over the holidays.