GUEST COMMENTARY: Video games aren't just for kids

Video games can tell a story just as powerful as a movie or book. With the average age of a gamer in the U.S. at 35, video games are becoming more emotionally intense.

MU men's basketball team nicked up at Big 12 tournament

Several Missouri men's basketball players were physically nicked up after losing to Nebraska on Wednesday in the first-round of the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, though it seems only one of the injuries will affect the Tigers going forward.

Missouri men's basketball team waits for news about NCAA Tournament

With an early exit from the Big 12 tournament, the Missouri men's basketball team will have to wait for news about an NCAA Tournament bid. The selection committee will announce its choices starting at 5 p.m. Sunday in a broadcast on CBS.

TODAY'S QUESTION: How would Google Fiber affect your Internet usage?

Advocacy group, CoMo Fiber, is pushing for Columbia to become a test community for Google's new high-speed network.

Lighthearted freshman working for spot in Missouri gymnasts lineup

Freshman Brittany Bendoff describes herself as “bubbly,” and her coaches and teammates on the Missouri gymnastics team say she brings a lot of energy to the team.

Midwest could see more severe weather this spring

Weather patterns and the Farmer's Almanac indicate that this could be a severe spring.

Reduced speeds for residential roads will take effect by Oct. 1

Speed limits on some Columbia residential streets are changing from 30 mph to 25 mph to decrease traffic speeds. 

Relief pitcher gives strong outing in 13-inning win for the Tigers

The Tigers (6-5) defeated Xavier 7-6 in 13 innings, in the rain, Friday night at Taylor Stadium.

Boone County Treasurer sworn in

Jan Fugit was sworn in as Boone County Treasurer Friday afternoon. Fugit was appointed to the position by Gov. Jay Nixon earlier in the week.

Residents encouraged to keep belongings safe during spring break

The Columbia Police Department will offer free engraving for items at high risk of being stolen, such as iPods and laptops, prior to the spring break holiday.

Daylight saving time begins Sunday

Daylight saving begins Sunday at 2 a.m. Don't forget to 'spring forward.'

Four officers added to Columbia night patrol this weekend

The Columbia Police Department is adding officers to combat drunken driving over the weekend prior to St. Patrick's Day.

Brookview Court to close Thursday

Brookview Court, off of Scott Boulevard, will close temporarily to replace a water line.

State Historical Society celebrates Mark Twain

The Historical Society's exhibit, which opens Saturday, also features artwork by Tom Benton.


Missouri woman connects with children in earthquake-devastated Chile

A Chilean graduate student and mother of four studying at MU utilized social media in the aftermath of the Chilean earthquake to reconnect with family and friends.

COLUMN: Life tables help you dodge death, one day at a time

I will die at age 76, on the same day of the year that John Lennon did. I know this because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention knows this.

This week in pictures: March 6-12

GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Will the election in Iraq bring stability?

As Iraq awaits the results of a violent election, international journalists discuss government institutions, U.S. involvement and instability in the Middle East.

Missouri Senate runners Blunt, Carnahan join movement against earmarks

Senate candidates Congressman Roy Blunt and Secretary of State Robin Carnahan have shunned the use of earmark spending.


Book clubs for doctors show human side of medicine

Medical workers at MU use literature to understand their patients better.