Free throws contribute to Missouri men's basketball team's overtime loss

Missouri's Michael Dixon, left, is beaten to a loose ball by Georgetown's Jason Clark in Tuesday's overtime loss at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

The No. 9 Missouri men's basketball team failed to make clutch free-throws in its 111-102 overtime loss to No. 16 Georgetown on Tuesday night at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Nixon, Koster back more restrictions on pseudoephedrine

Missouri already limits the purchase pseudoephedrine pills, which are used to make methamphetamine, but Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Attorney General Chris Koster said more safeguards are needed.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What do you think of the most recent WikiLeaks release?

On Nov. 28 the website WikiLeaks released more than 250,000 confidential U.S. embassy cables to the public.

Kahler’s exercise group pays tribute with STOmP Domestic Violence event

One year after the death of Karen Kahler, her boot camp students are working to raise awareness of domestic violence through an event, STOmP Domestic Violence. Members of the group say they are like a family, with camaraderie that Kahler fostered as their teacher.

Wright's clutch shot helps Georgetown beat Missouri in overtime

With Missouri defender Michael Dixon’s hand right in his face, Georgetown's Chris Wright put up a desperation shot from beyond the arc. With 0.03 showing on the game clock, the ball fell through the net, and the game went into overtime.

MU football team could be passed over again for top bowls

Texas A&M going to the Cotton Bowl leaves three teams, including Missouri, for three of the Big 12's best remaining bowls — the Alamo, Insight and Holiday.

LETTER: New airport security measures no worse than Patriot Act

Right-wing opponents of full-body scans and pat-downs at airports should consider the privacy violations authorized by the Patriot Act.

Missouri lawmaker wants state liability for elk

The Republican legislator from northwest Missouri would like the Conservation Department to reimburse people for damages if the elk damage crops or are hit by vehicles. The agency has opposed efforts to hold it liable for damages caused by wildlife.

Injury leads to new roles for MU women's basketball players

Starting point guard Bekah Mills is out for the season with another ACL injury, which means more minutes for a lot of Missouri women's basketball players.

Three MU football players first-team All-Big 12

Senior center Tim Barnes, junior tight end Michael Egnew and sophomore defensive end Aldon Smith were named first-team All-Big 12 on Tuesday by league coaches.

Cost of flying keeps some MU international students from going home

International students at MU are finding the cost of traveling home for winter break too expensive. Airline trade groups say it's all relative.

Historic tavern to get a new lease on life

Van Horn's Tavern will get a new home in Nifong Park. The Boone County Historical Society is preparing to disassemble the log structure, but money is scarce.

Tiger Tailgate Recycling saves 18 tons of garbage from landfill

This year's total of recycled material exceeded last year's total by more than 3 tons.

Columbia-Boone County health department buys pharmaceuticals through popular Minnesota program

Forty-six states and the cities of Chicago and Los Angeles are participating in an alliance started by the state of Minnesota that helps government entities buy vaccines and other drugs at reduced prices.

Fatal motorcycle accident provokes lawsuit against city

The family of Michael Heaston, who died in July after he collided with a city bus, is seeking damages from the city of Columbia.

City Kwanzaa Celebration to promote awareness of holiday

This Saturday, people in Columbia are invited to a free celebration of Kwanzaa, a traditionally African-American holiday that celebrates family and community. The holiday is more than three weeks away, but event promoters want more people to know about it.


Columbia College volleyball opens national tournament with win

The Columbia College volleyball team won its first match at the NAIA national tournament Tuesday, 25-23, 25-18, 25-20 over Oklahoma City University.

Holiday events kick off this week around Columbia

Check out this calendar of holiday events around Columbia.

MU professors receive $3 million in grants to study plant genes

Three professors in the Interdisciplinary Plant Group will study how genes function in corn, soybeans and canola.

Gang-related shootings kill two outside St. Louis funeral home

Police say the shootings are related to the funeral of David Davis, 27, whose services were taking place at the time. Davis was shot and killed behind a St. Louis home Nov. 19.