Moore lifts Missouri men's basketball team vs. Western Illinois

Missouri's Steve Moore goes up for a shot against Western Illinois forward Kaimarr Price Thursday at Mizzou Arena. Moore scored a career-high nine points in the game including the first 3-pointer of his college career.

Missouri coach Mike Anderson called junior center Steve Moore "the player of the game."

GEORGE KENNEDY: Fox News and MSNBC present news with an ideological twist

Juan Williams and Keith Olbermann were both reprimanded for expressing their political views.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you like the 'Harry Potter' books or movies better?

For many "Potterheads" around the country,  the midnight release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" tonight is an epic event. But what do you think are better: the books or the movies?

UPDATE: Motorist dead, 5 students injured in fiery crash

The driver of a sport utility vehicle was killed in an accident Thursday morning near Eureka, about 25 miles southwest of St. Louis. Children from a school in the Rockwood District also were injured.

6 children hurt in fiery St. Louis-area bus crash

The bus was carrying students from the Rockwood School District when it and a sport utility vehicle collided near Eureka.

Familiar name on Western Illinois men's basketball roster

The Leathernecks' Emeka Okafor Jr., is the third cousin of the former UConn standout and current New Orleans Hornets player.


MU engineering professor suspended

Associate Professor Greg Engel was suspended from teaching duties this week on the grounds of complaints made by three of his students.

Family, friends remember Beulah Ralph's dedication, service

Mrs. Ralph worked for the school district for 58 years.

Volunteer bellringer gives back to community

Andre Stinyard has been a volunteer with the Salvation Army as a bell ringer for the past year.

Rock Bridge soccer family welcomes new member

Two days before his team plays in the state semifinals, Rock Bridge soccer coach Kyle Austin celebrated the birth of his first child.

Cleaver chosen to lead Congressional Black Caucus

Emanuel Cleaver, a former Kansas City mayor, was re-elected this month to a fourth term in Congress.

Cars collide on Providence Road

The crash slowed traffic while many vehicles were en route to an MU basketball game. There were no injuries.

Grant Elementary School principal to retire

Principal Beverly Borduin will retire at the conclusion of this school year. Borduin has worked in education for 35 years, with 18 of those years at Grant.

Columbia City Council seeks input on sale of historic building

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department could not come to a consensus on a recommendation for the Heibel-March Building on Thursday.

Hickman girls basketball team benefits from using shooting aid

The Kewpies worked on their offense by using The Gun, a shooting aid that allowed the team to shoot a dramatically higher number of shots in practice

MU, Sierra Club at odds on plans to burn wood instead of coal

The Osage Group of the Sierra Club questioned whether the MU Power Plant's move next year to biomass from coal will reduce carbon dioxide emissions. MU officials said the change will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, be more sustainable and help the local economy.

Four Loko, other alcoholic energy drinks deemed unsafe by FDA

The drink, which comes in a 23.5-ounce can and contains the equivalent of six beers and a 12-ounce cup of coffee, will be reformulated.

About 39 percent of Americans say marriage is becoming obsolete

A study conducted by the Pew Research Center showed that the definition of family is changing in America.

New Columbia buses may have eyes, tails and tiger stripes

The City Council is considering three black-and-gold bus designs to replace its blue buses.


NY lawyer gets jail in Dead Sea Scrolls case

The lawyer was convicted of using online aliases to harass people in an academic debate about the scrolls.