Nixon calls for job growth while proposed budget cuts jobs

Gov. Jay Nixon delivered the State of the State address on Wednesday night.

The governor's plan would cut more state jobs with the Department of Social Services  hardest hit. As promised in November, Nixon's proposed budget also keeps to a maximum 5 percent reduction to the higher education appropriation.

Governor proposes tax incentives for businesses in State of the State address

Nixon said he hopes the incentives will attract new businesses and drive job creation in the Missouri.

LETTER: Science curriculum needed now more than ever

Children hold the world's future in their hands. Don't cut fourth- and fifth-grade science teachers.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should Council members have more say in employment of department heads?

Columbia City Council won't vote on the issue in April, but the idea sparked debate among council memebers.

Tiller out-of-sync for Missouri men's basketball team

J.T. Tiller, the team’s only four-year player and the one whose blue-collar play best represents Missouri’s style, hasn’t been himself since the start of the Big 12 Conference season Jan. 9.

COLUMN: Bond should remove hold on General Services Administration appointee

Sen. Kit Bond's imprudent hold on GSA appointee Martha Johnson comes at a bad time and stems from his grievance over a Kansas City federal complex.

Late basket ends Missouri women's basketball team's hopes of upset

A basket with 9.6 remaining gave Oklahoma a 62-61 win over the Tigers on Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena.

Hakeem Olajuwon's daughter shines for Oklahoma

Abi Olajuwon, daughter of the Hall of Famer, is finally making an impact for the Sooners, including a solid effort against Missouri on Wednesday.

MU professor survives harrowing ordeal on Spanish mountain

Sean Ireton is recovering in Germany with his family after breaking his leg and being exposed to rain and cold weather in a climbing accident. "Suddenly I was rolling down the slope and bouncing off the rocks below until I finally came to a stop," he said.

College students find ways to help Haiti

Student groups at MU, Stephens College and Columbia College are collecting money and goods to send to the nation after last week's earthquake.

Missouri guard's tough play on basketball court belies her compassion

Toy Richbow, the Missouri women's basketball team's small but tough point guard, is hardly fearsome off the court. Richbow's dream job is to open her own adoption agency.

Jefferson Junior High students released for lunch after gun reported

Police continue to investigate after a student report of a BB gun at Jefferson Junior High School.

Rock Bridge wrestling team loses against Warrenton

Rock Bridge wrestling lost its dual meet with visiting Warrenton even after strong finish. "Our kids wrestled tough," said Bruins coach Travis Craig, "but we lost a couple of close matches."

Sexual assault at Paquin Tower spurs police search

A 33-year-old woman told police she was drugged and sexually assaulted Sunday night by an acquaintance at Paquin Tower.

Meth lab discovered from vehicle fire on Freedom Drive

A witness saw the vehicle's occupant hide objects in the grass, later discovered to be ingredients used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, police said.


Hickman girls basketball team ends losing streak

The Hickman girls basketball team broke a five-game losing streak with a 53-8 victory over Marshall on Wednesday at the Sedalia tournament.

Ejection frustrates former Missouri basketball coach

Quin Snyder, now a coach in the NBA Development League, was ejected from a game Wednesday.

LIVE EVENT: Gov. Nixon delivers State of the State address

Missourian reporters host and moderate an online discussion of Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State speech, which begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday night.

UPDATE: Jefferson Junior High BB gun not found, believed removed from school property

A news release stated that Columbia police think the BB gun was removed and taken off school property.

Sections of Pinehurst Lane, Aspen Circle to close Jan. 22

Both roads will have sections closed because of crossroad pipe replacements.