Missouri volleyball team energized for Sweet 16 match

Missouri volleyball coach Wayne Kreklow said when he first saw his players' pregame huddle, it reminded him of the chants of men’s basketball teams. His players say the huddle both energizes them and allows them to get a little goofy. “We all love it,” senior libero Caitlyn Vann said. “It gets us jacked up, and it’s kind of funny.”

The Tigers' pregame huddle is one way the team gets itself charged up to play. But the Missouri players say they are more than ready to play 12th seed Duke on Friday afternoon in the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Obama making the most of current situation

Die-hard Democrats should take a look at some post-election realities.

COLUMN: Donor unable to give eggs without knowing future of child

Statistics show that 11 percent of married woman in their twenties are infertile.  Is donating your eggs an option to help one of them?

Fulton wrestling family gives everyone chance to compete

Mariah Gary, a female wrestler for Fulton High School, has plenty of support with two brothers on the team.

Hickman's David Johnson aims to inspire players in second stint as coach

New Hickman boys basketball coach David Johnson isn't new to the Kewpies' program. He played for them in high school and 15 years ago had a stint as their coach.

Poll: Public blames grad rates on college students

According to an Associated Press-Stanford University poll, there is a belief that students are at fault for low college graduation rates. 

Missouri women's swimmer going for the gold

Lauren Lavigna, a senior on the Missouri swim team from Vancouver, British Columbia, who has competed for the Canadian national team for the past two years, has hopes of swimming in the Olympics.

Deputy police chief's resignation prompted by affair with subordinate

The announcement by Columbia Deputy Police Chief Tom Dresner on Tuesday that he would retire Dec. 17 was prompted by his disclosure to Police Chief Ken Burton that he had an affair with a female officer.

Survey reveals profile of iPad users

The results of 2010 National iPad News Survey will be presented at 2:15 p.m. Friday at the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Columbia Voluntary Action Center holds annual Christmas gift distribution

The 27th annual Christmas program at the Voluntary Action Center provided presents, household supplies and food for 1,158 local families.

Salvation Army's kettle campaign lags by $5,000

The holiday season campaign is down $5,000 in donations from the same time last year.

Missouri governor still hopeful of Taiwan trade deal

Gov. Jay Nixon canceled a trip to Taiwan in part because of concerns about how it could affect Missouri's efforts to make Lambert-St. Louis International Airport a major trade hub for Chinese goods.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What do you think about the new proposed road tax formula?

A subcommittee of the Boone County Commission introduced a new formula to determine how much money different cities in the county should get to maintain their roads, and not everyone thinks it's fair.

Snowfall amounts uncertain as winter storm approaches this weekend

The coldest air of the season will be arriving Sunday with highs in the low 20s. 

Missouri plans memorial to victims of impaired drivers

A service set for 11 a.m Thursday at the Capitol will commemorate people affected by drunken driving accidents.

Sheriff's Department seeks Columbia man wanted for child pornography charges

Officials believe the 18-year-old man may have left the country during an investigation of computers and other media seized from his residence.

Missouri seeks to expand home services for disabled

The expansion would be achieved by combining $1 million each from state and local governments with about  $4 million of federal Medicaid funding.

Missouri authorities: 20 burglaries may be connected

A task force has been formed to investigate the burglaries in seven Missouri counties.

Send to receive: Strangers donate kidneys to save loved ones

The United Network for Organ Sharing made its first success with transplants after a St. Louis woman donated a kidney to a stranger in New Hampshire so her fiance could compatible kidney from the New Hampshire stranger's sister-in-law.

Hickman girls basketball team loses to Blue Springs South

The Hickman girls basketball team lost 40-33 to Blue Springs South on Thursday night in the second round of the Blue Springs Tournament.