UPDATE: Missouri executes St. Louis girl's killer

Martin Link, convicted in the kidnapping, rape and murder of 11-year-old Elissa Self-Braun, died by injection at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday.

TODAY'S QUESTION: When will the Missouri men's basketball team get its first Big 12 road win?

The Tigers lost their fifth straight Big 12 Conference road game this season 103-86 to Kansas on Monday.


KU's Allen Fieldhouse has pregame down pat

You don't have to be a Kansas men's basketball fan to enjoy the pregame sensory overload at Allen Fieldhouse. You don't even have to like basketball to appreciate the execution of such a flawless production.

UPDATE: Missouri treasurer says state college savings plan gets cheaper

A new deal lowers the administrative costs of Missouri's MOST 529 plan by 44 percent, saving investors $18.5 million over five years.

Bridge on Route WW closing for 54 days

The North Fork Grindstone Creek Bridge on Broadway will close Feb. 21 and could cause commuting problems for Columbia drivers. 

Missouri attorney general to discuss domestic violence

Chris Koster is recommending major changes to Missouri law to better protect victims.

Centenarian Carl Connor's dedication to education remembered

Columbia resident Carl Connor, who celebrated his 100th birthday on Jan. 20, founded high schools for African-American students in southern Missouri shortly after the Great Depression.

Missouri lawmakers seek to silence funeral protests

Missouri legislators are discussing another attempt at putting restrictions on protesting at funerals. Two Missouri laws passed in 2006 regarding the issue were declared unconstitutional last August.

Egyptian MU students reflect on protests in their home country

MU doctoral students Mervet Mahmoud and Farid El-Sayed express their support for the protesters and their pride in Egypt.

Columbia Public Schools budget could cut personnel, activities

Superintendent Chris Belcher proposed the cuts to the School Board's finance committee Monday.

City Council approves road closings for Columbia Earth Day Festival

As in years past, three downtown streets will be closed for the Columbia Earth Day Festival on April 17.

UPDATE: Two men arrested in connection with MU student robbery

Shane Calahan, 25, and Brandt William G. Feutz, 23, have been arrested in connection with the Feb. 1 crime.

New highway patrol website makes records checks available

Anyone wanting to request open records must first create a user account.

Hickman girls basketball narrowly wins at Jefferson City

The Hickman girls basketball team improved to 15-6 with a 47-46 victory Tuesday at Jefferson City.

Historic snowfall causes pothole issues on Columbia roads

City officials say they expect the perennial problem to be worse this year. Temporary patches are being applied, but the real fixes must wait till spring.

Missouri gymnast Mary Burke earns more Big 12 honors

After winning the all-around title on Friday against Nebraska, Mary Burke was named the Big 12 Gymnast of the Week.

Attorney general announces recommended changes to domestic violence laws

The Domestic Violence Task Force re-evaluated the state's domestic violence laws for the first time in 30 years.

Cocoa bean export ban might affect chocolate prices

A recent ban of cocoa bean exports in the Ivory Coast has chocolate makers thinking about a rise in prices.

Missouri panel says states should have say on U.S. laws

The measure would allow states to repeal a federal law if 34 states vote against it. The Missouri House Rules Committee has approved the resolution.

Missouri divers impress at USA Senior Nationals

Two Missouri divers took silver medals and three qualified for the Olympic Trials at the USA Senior Nationals last week.