Ramsey's rebounds push Missouri men's basketball team past No. 15 Texas

Missouri's Keith Ramsey leaps to defend a shot by Texas' Jordan Hamilton.

Keith Ramsey swarmed to the basket so frequently and aggressively it looked as if the rim was a magnet pulling him in.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should the City Council pass an ordinance that would loosen noise restrictions downtown?

The proposed limits would increase the distance that noise could be heard between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. by as much as six times the current limit.

Long arms help MU men's basketball's Laurence Bowers

Missouri sophomore forward Laurence Bowers, who is 6 feet, 8 inches tall, gets every inch out of his 7-foot-1 wingspan

ESPN anchor John Anderson to host Columbia golf tournament

John Anderson, a host on ESPN's "SportsCenter" is set to host his First Annual John Anderson Celebrity Golf Invitational on June 28th at the Country Club of Missouri.

Jasmer named Big 12's swimmer of the week

Kansas lab looked at synthetic marijuana's effect on brain

Hospitalizations caused from smoking K2, a laboratory-produced drug with similar effects to marijuana, have become more prevalent since December 2009 with users experiencing increased heart rates, loss of consciousness, paranoia and psychotic episodes.

SLIDESHOW: Beginning of Lent marked at Ash Wednesday services

Photos from Sacred Heart Catholic Church depict the Ash Wednesday service led by Deacon John Weaver.

Access Missouri bill hearing draws big crowd

The Senate Education Committee heard a bill that would equalize Access Missouri scholarships between private and public colleges in Missouri.

Missouri legislators worry ethics bill might go too far

A vote on an ethics bill was held for further debate because senators said the legislation might be too strict.

West Boulevard principal to oversee Columbia elementary education

Peter Stiepleman, principal at West Boulevard Elementary School, will succeed Jack Jensen as assistant superintendent for elementary education.

COLUMN: Help us shape a new online public policy forum

The Reynolds Journalism Institute at MU and three journalism seniors have joined together to put forth an online public policy forum. Now they're looking for suggestions and advice from the public on how to make it the best discussion possible.

LETTER: Re-segregation? Comparing us to Silicon Valley? You've got to be kidding

Col. Miller's opinion piece on don't ask-don't tell is basically saying that gays are "getting in the way." Then Chancellor Deaton's commentary about the Midwest science scene was a little too ambitious.

Missouri residents deal with winter blues

Missouri's below-average temperatures this winter have left some Columbia residents pining for spring.

Grant helping Missouri switch health records from paper to electronic

Nearly $14 million will go toward statewide health information networks, according to the Department of Social Services. The goal is to make it easier to exchange medical records among health providers.

Two new lawmakers sworn into Missouri House

Democrats Hope Whitehead of St. Louis and Pat Conway of St. Joseph were sworn in to the Missouri House Wednesday, filling two vacancies.

Ameren announces program for fluorescent bulb recycling

The utility company is now providing more than 50 locations in its territory to recycle compact flourescent light bulbs.

Eureka requires prescription for pseudoephedrine

Eureka became the seventh local government in Missouri to pass a prescription law for specific decongestants.

Missouri senators debate lower minimum wage for teens

The proposed legislation would allow employers to pay 75 percent of the state minimum wage to workers younger than 20 years old.

Nixon announces state incentive for small businesses

An effort by Gov. Jay Nixon to bolster small business with state incentives has already helped a St. Louis chef.

Federal complex in Missouri site of air tests

Air monitoring tests for potential health risks were conducted at the Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City. The EPA did not reveal what it was testing for.