Missouri men's basketball team looks up as Kansas State continues to fall

Kansas State men's basketball coach Frank Martin yells to his players during Monday's loss to Missouri at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri and Kansas State both entered Monday's game with a 1-2 Big 12 record. Missouri's 75-59 win gave the Tigers a dose of optimism as Kansas State continues its tumble from the top. 

UPDATE: Homicide victim at Columbia mobile-home park identified

The victim was James Leon Porter, 31, a resident of Sunset Mobile Home Park in southeast Columbia. The source of his wounds has not been determined.

MU's Flores expected to play against Kansas State with broken finger

Christine Flores broke her right middle finger in four places last week in the Missouri women's basketball team's loss at Texas Tech, but Flores is expected to return to play in Wednesday's game at Kansas State.

LETTER: Affordable Care Act should not be repealed

Repealing the health care reform legislation would lead to lost jobs and an overall negative financial impact.

City Council to hear rezoning request for College Ave. apartments

The North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association is asking the council to change the request to restrict what the developer can do.

City Council approves stream bank stabilization project

The council voted 7-0 for the project, hoping it will help prevent erosion from damaging sewer pipes.

UPDATE: 3 to 6 inches of snow expected Wednesday, Thursday

Snow is likely to accumulate along and north of Interstate 70. Drivers should watch out for hazardous conditions, especially on less-traveled and untreated roads.  

Early morning fire causes damage to Loveall RVs

The estimated repairs for damage from an early morning fire are expected to reach millions of dollars.

Missouri drops rate for high-risk health insurance

Lower-than-expected turnout for the high-risk pool has resulted in a 25 percent reduction in rates. 

Newcomers lead Columbia College women's basketball team

After Tuesday night's 97-71 win over Hannibal-LaGrange, the Cougars, led by junior transfer Kayla Rice and two other freshmen, have won 13 of their past 15 games.

Two people sent to hospital after car accident on Route WW

A 21-year-old man and a 67-year-old woman were taken to University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Study finds college might do little to improve critical thinking

Amid increased national pressure to remain globally competitive by producing more college graduates, one study finds higher education mmight not be making students any smarter.

Missouri softball's Jenna Marston honored by baseball writers

Jenna Marston, as a standout for the Missouri softball team and the Team USA women's baseball team, was given the John E. Wray Award by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

City Council to consider creating improvement district downtown

The creation of the district could allow for a  half-cent sales tax, if approved by residents, that would generate an estimated $2.5 million to fund projects in the area.

Six candidates to compete for upcoming Columbia School Board election

Friday was the deadline for entering the April 5 board election.

Bill preventing parking by mailboxes tabled again

The city manager recommended tabling so the council could talk to stakeholders.

Missouri Lottery marks 25 years of sales

Anniversary event Tuesday at the Missouri Capitol recognizing 25 years of lottery ticket sales.

Columbia College men's basketball team beats Hannibal-LaGrange

The Columbia College men's basketball team picked up its third American Midwest Conference win of the season Tuesday with a 82-56 victory over Hannibal-LaGrange.

Missouri softball predicted to finish second in Big 12

The Missouri softball team was picked to finish second in the Big 12 Conference for the third year in a row. Oklahoma took the top spot in the preseason Big 12 coaches poll.

Two more suspects from Kilgore's burglary arrested Tuesday

An anonymous caller alerted police and identified the two suspects.