Clarifying what conference realignment means to the Big 12 and Missouri athletics

Some or all of the conference realignment issue confusing you? The Missourian has your questions covered.

Missouri running back Kendial Lawrence breaks fibula

The fracture is of a non-weight bearing nature, and Lawrence could return in as soon as four weeks.

Three Columbia residents share strong ties with Libyan rebels

Three residents of Columbia found themselves connected to the Libyan revolution in various ways. Ahmed El-Tayash toured the country during the uprising. Ty Cacek documented the uprising through his photos and Rashid Kikhia continues to work with the National Transitional Council to set up a new government.

Man receives life sentence for sexually assaulting his children

A man was convicted of five counts of sexual assault against at least two of his children Tuesday. Evidence in the trail demonstrated that the man had sexually abused his oldest daughter for 10 years.

Senator stalls work as Missouri special session starts

During the special session, senators are discussing creating a tax break incentive for international cargo shippers at the St. Louis airport, among others. Eliminating tax breaks for low-income disabled and elderly residents would help fund the new tax breaks.

More change for Missouri football team's running game

Kendial Lawrence was the starter at running back for the Tigers in their season-opening win Saturday against Miami (Ohio). On Tuesday, it was announced that Lawrence has a broken fibula and will be sidelined for at least four weeks.

Joplin disaster victims could benefit from proposed FEMA legislation

Joplin could benefit from legislation unveiled Tuesday that seeks to provide $6 billion in new disaster aid.

Meth ingredient sales triple in St. Louis County after ban

Unlike other parts of eastern Missouri, St. Louis County doesn't require prescription for pseudoephedrine, which is used to make methamphetamine. 

Four drowning deaths reported in Missouri during Labor Day weekend

The deaths occurred on the Osage River, in the Lake of the Ozarks and at Smithville Lake.

Alexander toughs out preseason to earn spot with Rams

The former Missouri receiver totaled seven catches for 109 yards in the preseason.

Columbia residents voice displeasure with proposed transit cuts

Twenty-two people spoke at Tuesday's City Council meeting on issues involving the bus system.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fun at Pooch Plunge

The Pooch Plunge took place at the Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center on Tuesday.

Jaguars release Garrard, Gabbert will back up McCown

The Jacksonville Jaguars released quarterback David Garrard on Tuesday and now turns to new starting QB Luke McCown. Blaine Gabbert will back up McCown.

Bethel-Nifong rezoning vote delayed to Oct. 3

City Council will hold the public hearing and vote on the rezoning of the southeast corner of Bethel Street and Nifong Boulevard on October 3.

Jeff Gordon holds on for 85th career win in Atlanta

Jeff Gordon beat Jimmie Johnson at the wire to win the AdvoCare 500 outside of Atlanta. The race was delayed two days because of rain. Carl Edwards finished fifth and led 14 of 325 laps.

Students bring '9/11: Never Forget Project' to Columbia Independent School

National Honor Society members from Columbia Independent School raised money to properly remember the victims of 9/11.

Missouri River flooding will end sometime in October

The Army's Corps of Engineers predicts the Missouri River flooding will end in October; they have already cut the amount of water released from a dam in South Dakota.

Norm Ruebling Band to perform free concert at Stephens Lake

The Norm Ruebling Band will play a free concert at Stephens Lake Park at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Healthy Babies program benefits from contract with Children's Trust Fund

The Children's Trust Fund will award $5,000 to the Public Health and Human Services Department's Healthy Babies program for buying health and safety items.

Alley A businesses want vehicles to stay out

Business owners want to make Alley A more pedestrian friendly after recent renovations. Columbia City Council gave the go-ahead for drafting legislation that would make the alley pedestrian only.