Missouri signs top junior college men's basketball player

Ricardo Ratliffe, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound forward from Central Florida Community College, chose Missouri over Alabama, Arkansas, Cincinnati and Clemson.

Parks and recreation creates double dutch jump-rope team

The Boone County Hoppers, a new double dutch jump-rope team, is the latest youth venture for Parks and Recreation.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Do the new flashing yellow left-turn arrows help drivers?

Five more flashing yellow left turn arrows are planned to go up.

UPDATE: Man shot in stomach, Columbia College locked down

LAST UPDATED: 9:31 A.M. Columbia Police have yet to identify the victim in a shooting near Circus Avenue on Tuesday night and have no suspects. The shooting caused classes and dorms at Columbia College to be locked down.

UPDATE: Man shot in stomach, Columbia College locked down

Columbia Police have yet to identify the victim in a shooting near Circus Avenue on Tuesday night, and have no suspects. The shooting caused classes and dorms at Columbia College to be locked down.

Missouri softball team rolls at Southern Illinois

The Tigers had 11 hits, including home runs from junior Megan Christopher and freshman Nicole Hudson, in a 9-2 victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday in Carbondale, Ill.

Walkoff homer does in Missouri baseball team

The Tigers led until the ninth inning, when Keenen Maddox hit a walkoff home run to give Missouri State a 5-4 victory Wednesday in Springfield.

UPDATE: Columbia Police continue to investigate death near Rice Road

The autopsy of Tamaura Timmons did not reveal any evidence of foul play. There were no gun shot wounds. A toxicology report will be sent to the medical examiner's office.

Missouri trails to get federal grant money

The governor said 18 selected outdoor projects in Missouri will nearly $1.5 million in federal funds for renovations.

Missouri Senate approves consolidation of agencies

The upper chamber plans  efforts to handle shortfalls in state budget..
The various measures were given first round approval the day before the Senate is expected to take up a budget plan for the next fiscal year that would cut $500 million from the governor's original spending plan presented to lawmakers in January.


Missouri Senate upholds in-state tuition freeze

The Senate voted to go along with the House on the in-state tuition freeze plan reached between Gov. Jay Nixon and Missouri's public colleges. The colleges will freeze in-state undergraduate tuition next year.

UPDATE: Police have no suspects in shooting near Columbia College

Columbia Police said they have no suspects in the shooting of a 38-year-old Kansas City man near Columbia College on Tuesday evening. The man's injuries are not life-threatening.

MU men's ultimate team in regional tournament

The MU men’s ultimate intramural team placed second in the Ozarks Sectional, qualifying them for the South Regional for the third year in a row.

'Speak Your Mind' forum at Hickman centers on state schools funding

Student questions to panel members showed concerns about funding cuts and their potential effects on high school curriculum.

Benton Elementary Hackberry tree to be removed for safety reasons

The Hackberry tree or "Giving Tree" is going to be removed Monday because it has become a safety hazard to those around it.

Columbia Farmers' Market could add south side location

The market has submitted a request for a conditional use permit to city staff. Ultimately, the council would have to approve the permit for the market, which would be open Thursday evenings.

Officer, bar to pay $2.26 million in wrongful-death lawsuit

St. Louis police officer Christine Miller, who is still facing charges for a wreck that killed four people while she was off duty, is awaiting trial on manslaughter charges. She and the bar that served her alcohol agreed to compensate relatives of the victims.

Despite big talk in January, ethics legislation might be stalled

The future is uncertain for an ethics bill that has become a top priority for the Missouri House this session after four scandals left three members convicted of felonies and the former House speaker under federal investigation.

Missouri Scholars Academy to continue this summer despite budget cuts

For the first time, the Missouri Scholars Academy is charging students $500 to help offset cuts in state funding.

New Missouri research park finds home in Blue Springs

The school has a preliminary agreement with Blue Springs officials to build a research park.