Coach's scolding propels Missouri men's basketball team to rout of UMKC

The Missouri men's basketball team was losing 6-0 and had missed all nine of its shots when coach Mike Anderson unleashed a hearty scolding. Afterward, the Tigers went on an 18-0 run to spark an 91-57 victory over UMKC on Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena.

Texas Bowl is a homecoming for several Missouri football players

Missouri's Texas Bowl appearance is the team's fourth straight bowl game in the state of Texas, and there are about 50 combined players from the state on the Navy and Missouri rosters. For Missouri coach Gary Pinkel the return trip to Texas, and a chance for many of his players to play close to home are some of the most important elements of the week.

UPDATE: Fire at war widow's home was intentional, officials suspect

The northeast Columbia home appeared to have been burglarized. The owner and her children were out of state at the time.

Navy QB Ricky Dobbs sets example for a team of leaders

Navy junior quarterback Ricky Dobbs knows all of his teammates are leaders. As military officers-in-training, they know what accountability is. During the game, Dobbs must lead the others.

Columbia church offers support for family affected by autism

One woman's journey to find spiritual support for her family's special needs inspires others.

COLUMN: Put some pants on, ladies

I would like to be very clear: Tights are not pants. Those $10 black leggings found at Target are not pants. Lace footless tights are not pants. Jeggings (a combination of jeans and leggings, which also made it onto the New York Times list of 2009 buzzwords) are not pants. If the potential NotPants could be worn while playing Mercutio in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the NotPants are really not pants.

Navy's unique offense a challenge for Missouri football team

Residing on the opposite pole of Missouri's spread offense, the scrunched Midshipmen wishbone is one of the most unique in all of college football. And after 12 weeks of seeing spacious offenses that have become commonplace in the modern era of the game, Thursday's Texas Bowl has the Missouri defense facing an old-time scheme that presents a whole new set of problems.

UPDATE: Purple Heart, funeral flag survive Wednesday morning fire

While the family of a dead soldier is out of town, a fire damages their home. City fire investigators said the house might also have been burglarized.

House fire believed intentional; burglary possible

The homeowner was not home at the time of the fire, which was reported by a passerby at 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Not much different in Navy offense since 2004 record drive

In the 2004 Emerald Bowl, the Midshipmen offense ran a 26-play drive for a field goal that lasted 14:26 to set an NCAA record for both number of plays and time elapsed.

Gov. Nixon announces Lake of the Ozarks clean-up proposal

Missouri government's plans would focus on septic tanks in the areas around the Lake of the Ozarks and expand state and county officials' power to inspect them.

MU High continues to grow

The mission of MU High School includes striving to “provide distance learning courses, through a variety of delivery methods, that will complement traditional high school curricula,” according to its Web site. “We’re constantly developing more online courses and having a more online presence,” said Principal Kristi Smalley.

Columbia's West Broadway nominated for historic register

The Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in February will consider whether to approve the nomination of West Broadway for placement on the National Register of Historic Places.

Missouri Department of Insurance recommends decreasing workers' comp rates

As workers' compensation claims continue to decrease in Missouri and nationally, the state Department of Insurance is again recommending that insurance companies lower their workers' comp policy rates for 2010.

UPDATE: Two suspects in custody after standoff on Quail Drive

A trail of stolen property, eyewitness reports and earlier pursuits by the police lead investigators to a house on Quail Drive where burglary suspects remained for five hours despite the appearance of Columbia's SWAT team and crisis negotiators.

Missouri officials plan shops, state facilities for historical prison

State government's plans for development of prison site include a mixture of private and public spaces.

Columbia police makes three arrests in Christmas Eve burglaries

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a number of robberies that occurred in Columbia on Christmas Eve.

Missouri governor prescribes four pillars for ethics reform

Gov. Jay Nixon held a phone conference Wednesday to outline the needs for ethics reform.

Columbia's new DWI unit prepared for New Year's Eve

Because of a grant from Missouri's Division of Highway Safety, a unit of the Columbia Police Department will focus its attention on drivers operating vehicles while intoxicated.

Two men taken into custody after standoff with police

Theft of a vehicle believed by police to have occurred in St. Louis resulted in a standoff between the men suspected of the crime and local police units.