Girl Scout Cookie season is here

Emma Robinson, 8, a third-grader at Grant Elementary organizes boxes of Girl Scout Cookies that she was selling to Columbia residents outside of the Missouri United Methodist Church at Elm and Ninth Street on Friday. Columbia Public elementary and middle schools had no classes on Friday due to a parent-teacher conference day.

Local troops are out selling cookies, learning responsibility and having fun.

Missouri men's basketball team nets first Big 12 Conference road win at Iowa State

The Missouri men's basketball team found a way to win on the road Saturday against Iowa State. The Tigers earned their first Big 12 Conference road win of the season with their 76-70 win over the Cyclones.

Easygoing Hickman wrestler earns second straight state title

After winning the Class 4 215-pound state title Saturday, Hickman sophomore J'den Cox is halfway to his goal of becoming the seventh four-time Class 4 state champion.


City Council to vote on Regency Hotel TIF development Monday

The council will vote on two bills: one on corrections to the original ordinance, and one on whether to accept the redevelopment proposal from Broadway Lodging LLC.

Marcus Whitt is the backbone for Hickman boys basketball

As the Hickman boys basketball team prepares for the district tournament, they will undoubtedly rely on the stability of senior guard Marcus Whitt.

Rock Bridge's Quinn Smith coached by his father, MU wrestling coach Brian Smith

Quinn Smith gets coaching from his father, MU coach Brian Smith, and his Rock Bridge high school coach, Travis Craig.

Number of elk trapped for Missouri relocation down to 38

Disease testing continues on elk trapped in Kentucky for Missouri's restoration effort, but only 38 of original 49 remain captive.

Bill would make Conservation Department responsible for elk

The House Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee will hold a hearing Monday on a bill that would hold the Missouri Department of Conservation responsible for damage caused by the elk when they are reintroduced to the state.

Successful return to the pool for Dara Torres at Missouri Grand Prix

Five-time Olympian Dara Torres swam the 50-meter freestyle in 25.5 seconds on Saturday morning at the Missouri Grand Prix. It was her first swim since major reconstructive knee surgery in October of 2009.

Missouri women's basketball falls in overtime at Kansas

Carolyn Davis had a career night for the Kansas women's basketball team, but it was Monica Engelman who stole the show late in regulation and overtime. The Jayhawks beat Missouri 75-70.

Rock Bridge forward gives boys basketball team balance in post

The Bruins will count on senior post player Karon Hayes to help prevent another early exit from the district tournament.

Thousands of protesters rally at Wisconsin Capitol

Protesters met peacefully at the Wisconsin Capitol on Saturday to voice their support for or opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's anti-union bill. 

State tourism division seeks funding to tout Missouri's features

Missouri tourism officials are asking for more money to market the state after seeing industry shrinkage in 2010.

Rock Bridge's Crane loses wrestling final but not enthusiasm

Rock Bridge's Sam Crane lost in the Class 4 125-pound state wrestling finals on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

MU's Bouchard wins gold at Missouri Grand Prix

Missouri swimmer Dominique Bouchard, who is hoping to compete in next year's Olympics, took home the gold medal in the women's 100-meter backstroke Saturday night at the Missouri Grand Prix.

Residents participate in the fourth Polar Plunge

Participants in the fourth annual Polar Plunge ran into Stephens Lake on Saturday as a fundraiser for Special Olympics Missouri. 

Fifth-place state finish satisfies Hickman senior wrestler Kimbrough

After struggling earlier in the season, Hickman 145-pound senior Keith Kimbrough said it felt good to earn a fifth-place medal Saturday at the state wrestling finals at Mizzou Arena.

Citywide K-7 chess tournament breaks record for number of participants

More than 100 students gathered to play chess at Lange Middle School for the annual tournament.

Missouri State Fair supporters launch fundraising campaign for new arena

A campaign has begun with the goal of raising money for a new livestock arena at the State Fairgrounds.

Sixty dogs removed from Missouri breeding facility

More than sixty standard collies and bichon frisés were seized Thursday from a southwest Missouri breeding center because of violations.