MU students rally against racial hate incident

MU freshmen Mecca Wilkerson, left, and Arial Ruffin, right, draw messages of love and peace on a sign in front of Hatch Residence Hall Saturday while Jillian Smith, center, quietly observes. The sign painting was a response to an incident that occurred at Hatch Hall Saturday morning — a statue outside the residence hall was marked with offensive graffiti.

Four students created posters in response to the racial slur written on a sculpture outside Hatch Residence Hall on Saturday.

UPDATE: Student arrested in connection with graffiti incident

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton released a statement Saturday expressing the university's dismay and "zero tolerance" for racist acts. Bryan Like, president of MU's NAACP collegiate chapter, said he would like the university to take a stronger stand on the graffiti.

Safford bounces back in Missouri men's basketball team's victory

Before Saturday's game, Laurence Bowers said he was confident that teammate Justin Safford's slump would end. And he did in Missouri men's basketball team's 84-61 win against Oklahoma.

Kreklow leads bench in Missouri mens basketball's win over Oklahoma

Missouri freshman guard Ricky Kreklow's 3-pointer sparked a 14-0 Missouri run during its game against Oklahoma on Saturday. After the run, Missouri never trailed Oklahoma and defeated the Sooners 84-61.

Ella's Hope foundation awarded $25,000

After six months of voting, Ella's Hope won $25,000 for autism from the Pepsi Refresh Project. Plans for the money are in place. 

Poor 3-point shooting hurts Missouri women's basketball team

The Missouri women's basketball team only made four of its 24 shots from beyond the 3-point line in a 69-47 loss Saturday at No. 14 Oklahoma.

Missouri lawmaker proposes to excuse snow days

The fate of Missouri public schools' schedule is in debate as legislators and school officials consider what to do about making up snow days. 

Hickman's Cox stays undefeated at district wrestling meet

Rock Bridge qualified six wrestlers to next week's state meet, and Hickman qualified four.

Hickman boys basketball missed out on second half comeback

The Kewpies' losing streak reached seven games after the 90-68 loss to Ozark.

Man killed in mobile home fire

One man died in a fire that engulfed his mobile home Saturday night.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should MU implement more diversity training?

Thomas returns to pitch in MU softball's Black and Gold game

Missouri sophomore pitcher Chelsea Thomas was back on the mound for the first time in 11 months. Her Gold team fell 6-2 to the Black team, but coach Ehren Earleywine was happy to see her playing again.

Columbia teacher wins highest NEA Foundation award

Jefferson Junior High School math teacher Kathy Steinhoff received the NEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence Friday night at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

Fulton man arrested on charge of drug possession

Gerald Dean Wolfe was being held at Boone County Jail. His bond has not been set, but he has a $25,000 bond for a previous charge.

Missouri wrestlers aim for a comeback against Iowa State

Missouri wrestlers will face stiff competition against Iowa State on Sunday. 

Hickman, Rock Bridge swimmers fall short at last chance meet

The season ended for many Hickman and Rock Bridge girls swimmers on Saturday.

Hickman girls basketball team loses at Ozark

The Hickman girls basketball team lost 48-37 at Ozark High School on Saturday. Ozark High is one of the top 10 girls basketball teams in the state.

Federal initiative targets gangs in Kansas City, across nation

As federal prosecutors join local jurisdictions to take gang violence, gangs face stronger punishment.

Columbia College women's basketball team rolls past Stephens

The Columbia College women’s basketball team defeated Stephens College 94-39 Saturday at Silverthorne Arena.

Missouri men's basketball team defeats Oklahoma

The Missouri men's basketball team beat Oklahoma 84-61 on Saturday at Mizzou Arena to stay perfect at home this season.