Denmon's shooting helps Missouri men's basketball team beat Nebraska

Missouri's Justin Safford, right, and Nebraska's Jorge Brian Diaz battle for the tip in Saturday's game in Lincoln, Neb.

The Missouri men's basketball team rallied back from an early 10-point deficit to earn a 74-59 victory Saturday at Nebraska. Tigers guard Marcus Denmon scored a career-high 24 points in the game.

Iowa State sweeps season series from Missouri

The Missouri women's basketball team came out flat, falling behind by as many as 22 points. They were never able to recover and ended up losing 55-42 on Saturday at Iowa State.

Hickman freshman wrestler wins state championship

J'Den Cox was only freshman in his weight class at the MSHSAA Wrestling State Championship. Saturday he became the 31st wrestler in Hickman history to win a state title

Chess tournament at Gentry Middle School draws record crowd

A record 103 chess players took part in the annual Columbia Open Chess Tournament. The elementary and middle school competition has been going on for 13 years.

William Woods stops Stephens

SLIDESHOW: Final day of the state wrestling tournament

Competitors were wrestling for second, third, fourth and fifth place in their weight and class divisions during the first session that started Saturday morning. The championship matches followed.

Hip Hop Caucus Clean Energy Now! Tour gives energy-conservation kits to Columbia

The Alliance for Climate Protection's Repower America campaign and the Hip Hop Caucus have come together to promote the Hip Hop Caucus Clean Energy Now! Tour, which encourages youth to get involved with policy that encourages a clean energy economy.

Female wrestler grapples her way to state meet

Richmond High School's Savanna Nobile is one of only two female wrestlers to compete at the 2010 MSHSAA Wrestling Championships at Mizzou Arena.

Columbia hosts statewide auction competition

The Missouri Professional Auctioneers Association held a bid calling competition Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Columbia.  Winners of this year's contest were Donnie Stumpff of Cassville in the men's division and Christie Hatman of Thayer in the women's division.

Snow looms for eastern Missouri; Columbia only expecting rain

Mid-Missouri areas are predicted to take the brunt of a winter storm while Columbia remains largely unaffected.

Alexander Haig, former secretary of state, dies

Haig ran unsuccessfully for president in 1988 and served as a top aide in three administrations.

Pettis County attempts to ban synthetic marijuana possession

Public officials want to outlaw the production and sale of K2, a substance that mimics the effects of marijuana.  

All Haitian 'orphans' with Baptists had parents

The Associated Press has learned that American missionaries lied when they claimed all the Haitian children the group attempted to rescue from the aftermath of the earthquake were orphans.

Research finds brain link for words, music ability

Studies find an overlap between the use of music and speech in the brain.