Bruins' Kreklow comfortable playing at Mizzou Arena

Rock Bridge Bruins senior guard Ricky Kreklow looks for a teammate to pass the ball to in a game against the Kirkwood Pioneers Sunday at Mizzou Arena. Kreklow scored his 1000th point in the game.

Guard Ricky Kreklow scored his 1,000th point of his high school career in the Bruins' win against Kirkwood.

Columbia librarian helps choose Caldecott winner

Brandy Sanchez, a librarian at the Columbia Public Library, was among 15 judges nationally who helped decide the winner of the Caldecott Medal for best children's picture book.

Former Missouri football player records sack in Pro Bowl

San Francisco's Justin Smith had three tackles in the game.

Organizers teach newcomers how to do True/False Film Fest

The first True/False Boot Camp was held Sunday to teach newcomers more about the documentary film festival. About 70 people showed up to learn about the different types of passes, how to reserve tickets and tips about this year's films.

West Boulevard Elementary honored by MU for diversity initiative

The school was awarded MU's 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Award in part for "closing the academic achievement gap between white and minority students," according to the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative program's Noor Azizan-Gardner.

Senate candidate Robin Carnahan addresses Farmers Union

Carnahan met with the union on MU's campus and discussed her platform, which includes improving education, eliminating the country's dependance on foreign oil and ensuring access to broadband internt in rural areas.

Former mid-Missouri mayor, coach dies

Robert E. "Bob" Fisher Jr. spent 30 years coaching football and track for Fulton High School.

Missouri higher education commissioner warns of more cuts

Facing a large deficit, the higher education commissioner warns some state colleges that they may have to make some tough choices, with budget cuts in the 15 percent to 20 percent range, to stay open and viable.

Meth busts in Jefferson County leave kids at risk

There is a new effort in Jefferson County to protect children removed from homes that have been found to be meth labs.

In southeastern Missouri, Haitian girl gets word of quake

A 13-year-old Haitian girl was visiting Missouri when she was told about her country's disaster. Weeks later she is trying to get home.

Gary Forsee calls for more state support on higher education

The UM System president is calling for revival of an $800 million bond issue that would help finance campus building projects.

Kansas City Zoo protects animals against cold, winter blues

An especially cold winter has driven many of the African residents of the Kansas City Zoo indoors for the winter, creating a different kind of atmosphere.

Payday loan cycle targeted by governor, Democrats

Gov. Jay Nixon, who referred to the payday loan industry as a "voracious predator," is looking to tighten Missouri's payday lending laws. Industry advocates said this stance conflicts with Nixon's commitment to creating jobs.

Bill would open future Missouri adoption records

A proposed bill can allow Missourians adopted after Aug. 28 access to their birth certificate and other official documents once they turn 18.

Jefferson City grandma accused of drugging 1-year-old child

A Jefferson City woman has been charged with a felony of child endangerment after police say she fed her 1-year-old grandaughter blood thinners.

Film set in Ozarks wins at Sundance Film Festival

"Winter's Bone," received the grand jury prize for American dramas at the Sundance Film Festival.  The film focuses on criminal clans of the Ozarks Mountains and is set in a backwoods landscape in Missouri.

Money woes and turmoil threaten Negro Leagues Museum

Facing what could be the biggest yearly loss financially, some leaders are speaking out as the Negro Leagues Musuem decides on what changes need to be made.

Oklahoma State catches Missouri men's basketball team at wrong time

The Missouri men's basketball team, resolute on washing away the bad taste of the beatdown it stomached Monday against rival Kansas, rolled to a 95-80 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon in front of a capacity crowd of 15,061 at Mizzou Arena.

Women's basketball makes late charge but falls short

The Missouri women's basketball team lost 61-59 to Kansas on Saturday at Mizzou Arena, dropping to 1-6 in Big 12 play.

Missouri men's basketball team's freshman guard regains confidence

Tigers freshman guard Michael Dixon is learning the transition to conference play can be a challenge.