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Ratliffe's strength, Bowers' finesse power MU men's basketball team to win over Baylor

Junior forward Laurence Bowers led Missouri with 20 points, nine rebounds and six steals in the Tigers' victory Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri knew going into Wednesday's game against Baylor that the Tigers' big men would be tested. Forwards Ricardo Ratliffe and Laurence Bowers welcomed the challenge and performed, each in his own way, to help Missouri defeat the Bears 77-59.

Woman, injured in fire, taken to hospital's burn center

Most of the woman's clothing was gone when a neighbor found her lying on the ground outside her burning apartment building.

Chaos in Libya forces Americans to flee, lifts gas prices

One of the world's largest oil producers, Libya's turmoil affects global gas prices, especially in Europe. U.S. gas prices are on the rise but should not exceed $4 a gallon, experts say.

TIGER TIPOFF: Veteran MU event staff member knows how to treat customers

Ron Lueck joined the MU event staff as an usher for a Rolling Stones concert in 1994. While concerts are fun, working sporting events is what Lueck likes the most. In his 17th year on the staff, he continues to work with his back to the action, supplementing his income by welcoming sports fans with a strong handshake. 

Baylor's LaceDarius Dunn struggles against MU men's basketball team

Missouri held Baylor guard LaceDarius Dunn scoreless in the first half of Wednesday night’s Tigers' victory at Mizzou Arena.

Dinner train arrives in Centralia; company hopes to start runs this spring

Central States Rail, which owns the train, plan to begin operating the dinner train in April.

Missouri House wants details of governor's travel put online

The Missouri House of Representatives voted unanimously to require Gov. Jay Nixon to disclose all travel records to a website. The bill requires one more vote before it goes to the state Senate.

TIGER TIPOFF: Chris Abernathy's voice a part of Missouri athletics

Chris Abernathy used his experience in commercial radio to pursue a role in Missouri athletics as the announcer for the Missouri volleyball and women's basketball teams.

TIGER TIPOFF: High school students work concession stands to raise money

The 11 students from the junior class at Jamestown High School make the 45-minute commute to Mizzou Arena to work the concession stands at the Missouri women's basketball games. They are raising money for a senior trip.

Strong defense helps Bruins advance to district finals

Despite offensive struggles, the Bruins (21-5) defeated Smith-Cotton (15-11) on Wednesday to advance to the Class 5 District 9 finals. 

Gadhafi hold whittled away as Libya revolt spreads

Protests continue in Libya with Gadhafi's hold on the country weakening.

Sen. Claire McCaskill's town hall forum highlights diverse concerns

Sen. Claire McCaskill discussed issues brought forth by Columbia residents at City Hall on Wednesday afternoon.

Midwest labor protests don't worry Missouri lawmakers

The labor contract issue in Missouri is in a "premature" state in the Senate, and legislators said they doubt the debate will get as heated as it has in neighboring states.

Cardinals' 20-game winner Wainwright injures elbow

The St. Louis ace might need reconstructive surgery. The team will likely disclose findings from various examinations at at news conference Thursday.

Missouri softball team disappoints in opening weekend

After scoring 9 runs in its first game of the season, the Missouri softball team produced only three more runs in the next two games.

Libyan locals protest against Gadhafi at Speakers Circle

Columbia residents, some with family in Libya, protested against Gadhafi in Speakers Circle on Wednesday, hoping to create awareness.

Bill would abolish Sentencing Advisory Commission

The Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys argued the commission's sentencing guidelines are too lenient.

State auditor proposes legislation to streamline agencies' procedures

The legislation will allow the auditor to compare different agencies and their spending.

House votes unanimously for Nixon's complete travel transparency

The House approved a bill which had an amendment attached that will require transparency of the governor's travel expenses.

'Dateline,' '48 Hours' in Columbia revisiting Ryan Ferguson case

Crews from the shows are in Columbia this week to film about new developments in Ryan Ferguson's case.

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