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Brown's clutch play leads MU women's basketball to a home win

Senior RaeShara Brown scored 22 of her 25 points in the second half and 12 in last three minutes to lead the Missouri women's basketball team to a 76-69 win over Nebraska on Wednesday at Mizzou Arena.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia residents dig through blizzard aftermath

As the snowfall total reached 17.7 inches in Columbia as of Wednesday morning, residents began digging their way out of snow piles. Interstate 70 reopened in Missouri, but cities across the Midwest face unsafe conditions as roads continue to be plowed.

Uprise employees, owners and family camped out to help community

The winter storm was an opportunity for the owners and employees of Uprise Bakery to share a festive campout.

Columbia football players make college choices

Hickman's Wesley Leftwich joined Missouri, and three Rock Bridge players headed to FBS or FCS schools.

Columbia digging out, recovering slowly after blizzard

The city of Columbia and the Missouri Department of Transportation are working to clear snow on major roads and residential streets so residents can get around safely.

Boone County treasurer remembered as dedicated worker, loving mother

Boone County Treasurer Jan Fugit died Tuesday at Boone Hospital Center of unforeseen medical issues found during a routine operation a few weeks ago. She was 43.

PHOTO GALLERY: Snow doesn't mean all work and no play

Some Columbia residents chose to work through the snow all day, while others took a more festive approach.

Advice for taking care of cars after heavy snow

Snow buildup can cause brakes to fail and cars to vibrate violently.

 

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should the U.S. cut aid to Egypt?

Protests have exploded in Egypt calling for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. Looting, fires and casualties have occurred as a result. President Obama has asked Mubarak to refrain from violence and reform his government.

Federal funding encourages local growers to buy hoop houses

Hoop houses — basically mobile plastic tunnels — insulate plants and soil from the cold weather, making year-round production possible without the expense of greenhouses.

Preliminary statewide accumulation totals

Here are some snowfall accumulation totals from different areas around the state.

MU student reports on-campus robbery

Police responded to a report of a strong-armed robbery near the intersection of South Ninth Street and Conley Avenue at approximately 12:30 a.m., MU Police Captain Scott Richardson said. The investigation is ongoing.

Powerful cyclone strikes Australia's northeast

The Bureau of Meteorology said the destructive core of Cyclone Yasi hit the coast a few minutes after midnight at the small resort town of Mission Beach in Queensland state. Dozens of other cities and towns in the region — known to tourists worldwide as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef — were being battered by heavy rain and winds forecasters said could reach gusts of 186 mph.

Fire at Tiger Village Apartments causes 17 to evacuate

The American Red Cross made housing arrangements for the nine residents of the apartment complex who were displaced by the damage. A resident was taken to University Hospital for treatment of facial burns.

Effects of blizzard felt across Midwest

The monstrous storm brought a huge portion of the country to a halt. Schools and universities closed, roads were shut down and some areas saw power outages.

Journalists attacked, detained in Egypt

The Committee to Protect Journalists accused the Egyptian government of orchestrating attacks on reporters to deprive the world of independent information about the unrest. CNN's Anderson Cooper and correspondents from Belgium, Russia and Israel were among those roughed up or detained.

Winter storms expected to slow economy slightly

Economists predict only a modest slowdown of the U.S. economy as a result of severe snow storms stretching from the Midwest to the East Coast. It that happens, most think the economy will rebound in the following months.

Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring

One day after a massive winter storm struck one-third of the U.S., the groundhog emerged from a hole and didn't see his shadow. The Groundhog Day forecast tradition traces its roots to Germany.

PHOTO GALLERY: Weather wrap-up from around the U.S.

A massive winter storm knocked out power in Ohio, stranded motorists and halted most of daily life on Tuesday and into Wednesday across the nation.

DAVID ROSMAN: Legislature ignores will of the people

The Missouri GOP is pushing back against voter-approved laws.

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