Steelers first-round picks are first-rate

Former Missouri defensive end Ziggy Hood is one of several draft picks who has proven valuable in bolstering Pittsburgh's run for the Super Bowl. 

Preparation, safety tips for winter storms

The forecast calls for prolonged winter storm to begin early Monday and continue until Wednesday.

ANALYSIS: Decision nearing for GOP Senate hopefuls

Time is ticking for four other politicians to declare their intentions in the 2012 Republican primary to challenge Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill. Former Missouri Treasurer Sarah Steelman has declared her candidacy for the race.

Missouri lawmakers consider bill to boost state parks

Environmental officials want to keep the interest earned from one of their bank accounts to help boost funding for state parks facing tight budgets.

Keene Street project leads council to re-evaluate tree preservation plan

A plan to remove protected trees off Keene Street in exchange for off-site mitigation has led the city council to reconsider how urban forests could be preserved.

20/20 Lions Club Texas Hold 'em Tournament

The Columbia 20/20 Lions Club held its first ever Texas Hold 'em Tournament on Sunday at the Tiger Shrine Club. About 60 participants from mid-Missouri attended the tournament to meet new people, support local charities and win some extra cash. “One-hundred percent of what comes in goes back out,” Sandy McCann, Columbia 20/20 membership director, said.

Nebraska upsets No. 7 Missouri to start Big 12 wrestling season

The Tigers grabbed an early lead but couldn't hold on.

Scribes program begins at St. Louis County hospital

A hospital in St. Louis County has started a new training program where premed students follow doctors throughout the day and take notes as the doctors talk with their patients.

12 to 18 inches of snow expected from potentially historic storm

A storm that could affect 100 million people across the country could drop 12 to 18 inches of snow on Columbia.

Missouri men's basketball team loses to more physical Texas

The Missouri men's basketball team was pushed around, and on one play even injured at the hands of a physical Texas team in its 71-58 loss Saturday in Austin, Texas.

Protesters across U.S. offer support to Egyptians

Thousands of people in a variety of U.S. cities joined Egyptians in protesting the regime of Hosni Mubarak.

Chaos engulfs Cairo, Mubarak points to succession

Protests continued in the major cities of Egypt as President Hosni Mubarak named the first vice president of his three-decade presidency. Protesters argue that the promotion of Omar Suleiman, formerly the president's intelligence chief, is merely a shuffling of government personnel rather than a substantial change.

Obama urges restraint as protests continue in Egypt

President Barack Obama responded to the continuing protests in Egypt with a call for restraint and reform. He has not given a reaction to President Hosni Mubarak's decision to appoint a vice president Saturday.

ANALYSIS: Tough balancing act for Obama on Egypt

President Barack Obama's speech on Friday evening was an attempt to support the rights of Egyptian citizens without alienating the Egyptian government.

Tourists stuck at Cairo airport as flights get canceled, delayed

Thousands of passengers remain stranded at the Cairo airport as a result of the curfew imposed by the Egyptian government.

Forecasters sound alert for major winter storm

The storm could bring a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow Monday through Wednesday.

Tough first half costs MU women's basketball at Iowa State

The Missouri women's basketball team fell 71-56 to No. 23 Iowa State on Saturday in Ames, Iowa. The Tigers outscored the Cyclones in the second half, but couldn't get anything going early.

Approaching storm expected to bring accumulating ice and snow

The National Weather Service in St. Louis is predicting that the weather system could reach central Missouri by Monday.

Deadline for EPA input on Hinkson Creek cleanup approaching

 The EPA's draft recommendations describe numerous pollutants entering Hinkson Creek via stormwater runoff, including insecticides and herbicides, chloride, heavy metals and waste oil.

MU police seize drugs, cash from room in Defoe-Graham Hall

Police found marijuana, ecstasy, steroids and more than $4,000 in a room in Defoe-Graham Hall, according to an MU police news release.