Denmon overcomes family tragedy to lead MU men's basketball team to victory

Missouri guard Marcus Denmon goes up for a layup with less than six seconds left in overtime Wednesday at Mizzou Arena. Denmon's layup and free throw proved to be the decisive play. The heroics were preceded by a pivotal steal.

The day after the death of his cousin, Marcus Denmon led the Missouri men’s basketball team with 21 points and made the winning basket in the Tigers' 85-82 overtime victory against Vanderbilt on Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena.

Recent research makes extraterrestrial life seem more likely

This year, scientists have discovered a microbe that can live on arsenic and a planet that is neither too hot nor too cold for life. Other scientists caution that the conclusions may not be totally valid.

Win over Vanderbilt special for Missouri's Bowers

Last season against Vanderbilt, MU's Laurence Bowers, a Memphis native, struggled in a Missouri loss. Wednesday night he got redemption in the Tigers' overtime victory.

Denmon to play in Missouri men's basketball game after family tragedy

Missouri men's basketball player Marcus Denmon will play against Vanderbilt Wednesday a day after the death of his cousin. 

Kahler, charged in four slayings, wants to waive preliminary hearing

James Kraig Kahler has asked a Kansas court to waive his preliminary hearing to protect his young son from the trauma of testifying. The Kansas attorney general's office argues that the hearing should be held because the prosecution also has a right to the proceeding.

Missouri man free after prosecutor drops murder charge

He was 18 when he was convicted for the fatal shooting of a Springfield man.

Salvation Army bell ringers liven up holiday season with cheer

Salvation Army bell ringers bring their own life stories to their holiday work. 

Iowa's star receiver in doubt for bowl game after drug charges

Derrell Johnson-Koulianous, the school's all-time leading receiver, is not accused of dealing drugs but with allowing drugs to be used "and likely sold" from his home.

Kenyan family finds new life in Columbia

They try to start a new life for themselves in Columbia after leaving their homes in Kenya.

DAVID ROSMAN: Trust of the press lacking

Distrust of the press, its real or perceived biases, has caused only further distrust on our government. And we, the press, have done little to fix the problem.

'Antique hoopsters' help Columbia College men's basketball player improve game

Greg Stegeman, a senior on the Columbia College men's basketball team, says morning shoot-arounds with three players who are 70 or older has taken his game to the next level.

Whooping cough on the rise in St. Louis County

County health officials report 185 cases of the disease, which primarily affects children, so far this year. About two-thirds of those cases have arisen in the past six weeks.

Proposed road tax formula divides county municipalities

Some officials from less populous municipalities in Boone County think the proposed new county road tax formula is unfair.

MU seniors bring classwork into the retail world

Textile and apparel management seniors at MU pitched ideas to state officials Wednesday to promote Missouri cotton.

Convicted Missouri killer wants to withdraw plea

Chad Harvey pleaded guilty in October to participating in the killing of 20-year-old drifter James William Boyd McNeely, whose body was found last Dec. 22. Harvey said Monday that he and other family members had been using methamphetamine and were under the control of his father.

Eighth suspect sought in Hobson murder

Police have obtained a warrant for Patrick Rashad Marshall, the eighth suspect in the shooting death of Aaron Hobson.

UM curators approve financing for projects at MU

Columbia woman arrested on suspicion of two counts of child endangerment

Police officers found two children, a 9-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy, home alone after receiving a tip from a caller.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should City Council members receive stipends?

A group of former mayors and other political leaders presented to Columbia City Council Monday in support of stipends for Council members.

Columbia woman, 61, wins powerlifting competition

Kate Walker began lifting weights at her doctor's suggestion, just to help a knee injury. Now she competes internationally and holds one world record.