Loss at Kansas rattles Missouri men's basketball team

Missouri's Laurence Bowers, left, Michael Dixon Jr. and Kim English watch from the bench during the middle of the second half at No. 2 Kansas. The Tigers lost to the Jayhawks 84-65.

The Tigers were out-of-character the whole night and painfully endured their first blowout loss of the season, an 84-65 defeat to Kansas, their biggest rivals.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should Missouri fully fund K-12 Education Foundation Formula?

The funding formula promises additional state money to Missouri's public schools. But the state is failing to make its $43 million midyear payment to schools this spring and will fall $88 million short next school year.

Senate committee questions uncertain budget funds

The Senate Appropriations Committee showed concern that $300 million of Gov. Jay Nixon's budget proposal depends on uncertain federal funds.

Kansas fans test their Missouri basketball knowledge

Most Missourians wouldn't discount the University of Kansas’ rich basketball history, and that KU basketball fans are some of the most knowledgeable. But just to be sure, we tested their basketball acumen before Monday night’s Border Showdown matchup.


UPDATE: Local business owner announces candidacy for Boone County Presiding Commissioner

Twenty-four-year Columbia resident J. Scott Christianson announced Monday his intention to run for Boone County Presiding Commissioner. Christianson is joining Bondi Wood in the election, which will take place on Nov. 2.

Streak ends for Columbia College women's basketball team

The Columbia College women's basketball team lost its first game of 2010 and just its second of the season, falling 65-63 at Peru State (Neb.) on Monday in a nonconference contest. The loss breaks an 18-game winning streak.

PHOTO GALLERY: Standing in line for KU at MU tickets

A winding line of students formed before 8 a.m. on Monday at Mizzou Arena to get men's basketball tickets. The Missouri Tigers will face the Kansas Jayhawks on March 6 at Mizzou Arena.

'Kits 4 Kids' project launches this week for Haiti relief

The Missouri Department of Education teams up with Convoy of Hope to send hygiene-related supplies to children in post-quake Haiti as part of the "Kits 4 Kids" project.

Research seeks cause of childhood cancers

Researchers at The Genome Center at Washington University and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have teamed up to conduct a study on childhood cancer. The three-year, $65-million project will compare normal tissue to cancer tissue in St. Jude patients.

Business owner to run for presiding commissioner

J. Scott Christianson, 41, announced today that he would be filing candidacy for Boone County Presiding Commissioner in the Democratic primary.

PHOTOS: Water aerobics provides low-impact exercise

Water aerobics classes, such as the one offered Monday morning at the Columbia Activity and Recreation Center, provide aerobic exercise that is easy on joints.

Latest Apple product creates anticipation in newspaper industry

With the expected unveiling of the Apple Tablet on Wednesday, newspapers publishers are trying to make financial gains in an increasingly digitized world.

AUDIO: KU fans scarce in Columbia as Missouri plays in Lawrence

Downtown bar workers say they get their fair share of Kansas fans who live in Columbia, but not many were out on Monday night.

Now what? Coach hits half-court shot, foils prank

Joel Branstrom, a former Kansas basketball walk-on, has become something of a celebrity for his shot at Olathe (Kan.) Northwest High School.

Bill advances to allow Sunday liquor sales on Valentine's Day

Missouri House of Representatives will debate a law to allow bars and restaurants to serve liquor on Valentine's Day without a Sunday permit.

West Junior High students learn about civics, have fun

A group of ninth-graders discuss how their class project turned into a life-changing experience.

PHOTO GALLERY: Water aerobics a good excercise

Annette Simpson teaches a water aerobics class at the Activities and Recreation Center for people who want a low-impact workout.

MU-themed sushi tray created for recruitment dinner

Jina Yoo's made a sushi tiger mosaic containing nearly 2,000 pieces of sushi for the MU football team's spring recruitment dinner.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Kudos to Missouri General Assembly for balanced-budget resolution

Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer applauds Missouri's effort to curb federal spending while urging the U.S. Congress to do more.

Midwest cities say new FEMA flood risk maps are wrong

A $200 million-per-year initiative by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to identify areas at risk of flooding has come under fire from towns across the country. Some cities say that they are incorrectly labeled as a flood risk, which creates many problems for them.