COLUMN: Nixon's calls for bipartisanship likely to fall on deaf ears

There wasn't much hands-across-the-aisle action last session, despite how Nixon seemed to remember it in his State of the State speech.

Bruins' fans donate to Haiti

Fans at the Rock Bridge boys basketball game donated more than $300 to Heroes for Haiti, a student effort to raise money throughout the community. The Bruins won the game 65-43 against Sumner.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What are your hopes for health care reform following Scott Brown's election?

The election of Republican Scott Brown to the Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Democrat Sen. Edward Kennedy could affect President Obama's health care legislation.

Missouri men's basketball forward Bowers comes untucked

Missouri forward Laurence Bowers starts every basketball game with his jersey tucked in.  Within minutes of tip-off that changes. "My shirt never stays in my jersey," Bowers said. "I can’t tell you why."

Republicans criticize Nixon on tax raises, budget

After Gov. Jay Nixon gave the State of the State address Wednesday night, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder criticized many of the proposed policies and accused the governor of breaking promises to not raise taxes. Democrats said Kinder's speech was closer to campaign rhetoric than an official party response to an address.

UPDATE: School Board wants to continue merit pay discussion

Columbia teachers are divided over the merits of merit pay. Columbia is looking at the issue now so it can be ahead of the curve in the event merit pay becomes an accepted system nationally, Christine King, a board member, said.

UPDATE: Presiding Judge Hamilton announces resignation

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Presiding Judge Gene Hamilton said Thursday he will resign in March and officially retire in June. Hamilton has presided over more than 500 cases, including 50 homicides.


Pedestrian robbed near Salvation Army

An armed man took $44 from Columbia resident Joel Francisco early Sunday morning.

MU professor to speak on Haiti

Valerie Kaussen was in the island nation when the earthquake hit.

Marijuana plants, paraphernalia discovered at Columbia residence

A marijuana growing operation was discovered by police when they answered a burglary call early Sunday morning.

Supreme Court eases business, union election spending rule

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court overturned a law prohibiting companies and unions from using money from their general treasuries to produce and run their own campaign ads.

Columbia College women's basketball team pushes streak to 18

The Columbia College women's basketball team easily beat Missouri Baptist 103-82 on Thursday night at the Arena of Southwell Complex to extend its winning streak to 18, two off the school record.

Columbia College men's basketball team loses to Missouri Baptist

Despite leading for the majority of the game, the Cougars couldn't hold off a Missouri Baptist rally and lost 78-71 Thursday night at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

Stephens College basketball wins first conference game

HIckman boys basketball team wins tournament opener

The Hickman boys basketball team used a strong second half to beat Smith-Cotton 55-52 on Thursday night in the opening round of the Lindberg tournament.

First Lady Michelle Obama praises Columbia's mayor Darwin Hindman

First lady Michelle Obama talked up Hindman in a speech Wednesday.

Missouri House introduces medical marijuana bill

House Bill 1670 would make Missouri the 15th state to allow marijuana's usage for medical uses.

Missouri seeks $750 million for schools

Missouri education leaders hope to win a portion of the $4.35 billion federal education grant by revamping many ideas that are decades old.

Judge sets preliminary hearing date in Jetton case

A premliminary hearing for former Missouri House speaker Rod Jetton, accused of sexually assaulting a woman during sex, has been set at 2 p.m. Feb. 24.

New Department of Revenue director confirmed by Missouri senate

Alana Barragán-Scott has been confirmed as the director of the Department of Revenue after working in the attorney general's office for more than a decade.