Fire destroys abandoned building at former MU research farm

A fire spits flames into the sky on Sinclair Road at about 9 p.m. Thursday.

Columbia Fire Department Battalion Chief Steven Sapp said the fire is "somewhat suspicious" because there were no utilities in the Sinclair Farm building.

TIGER KICKOFF: Missouri football dead on arrival in SEC? Not so fast

The biggest complaint from the Missouri faithful about their football future is that Missouri won’t have any chance to win the SEC. But did the Tigers ever have a chance to win the Big 12?

PHOTO GALLERY: Fire rages at Sinclair Farm

A fire raged through the Sinclair Farm property Thursday night.

Planting the seed: For a healthier Columbia, a community effort

The city is halfway through year three of the four-year, $400,000 Unite 4 Healthy Neighborhoods project. The Missourian followed up with project leaders to see what has happened and what's left to be done.

TIGER KICKOFF: What's next for Missouri in move to SEC

The Tigers' transition to the Southeastern Conference will involve a detailed briefing on the rules, structure and standards of that league.

Golfer lining up shot at long-distance driving competitions

Nate Brown grew up playing baseball and smashing home runs. This summer and fall, his attention has turned to smashing golf balls at Perche Creek Golf Club. Brown plans to enter long-drive competitions to showcase his skills.

TIGER KICKOFF: Some things to know about Texas

On Saturday, Missouri will be facing a Texas team with a long and rich football tradition.  Here are a couple of things to know about Texas. 

The lost team of 1896: Missouri football goes to Mexico

What began as a postseason matchup with the Texas Longhorns ended nearly a month later in Columbia with a fired head coach, a suspended team captain and a letter to the MU president from the U.S. Consul-General to Mexico.

Columbia Public Schools reviews its bus riding policy

Members of Columbia Public Schools' transportation committee are considering recommending that the district crack down on young riders who do not qualify for school bus service.

Local events commemorate Veterans Day

Each year, Veterans Day honors those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Here's a list of events being held in Columbia.

WHAT DO YOU THINK: What should go in the Osco Drug site downtown?

The Osco Drug store site is now vacant and its owner has been fined for using it as a temporary construction storage area. What do you think it should be?

TIGER KICKOFF: This week's entertaining football player tweets

TIGER KICKOFF: How the move to the SEC impacts your TV viewing

In the SEC, CBS gets first pick in terms of televising games, and all of the games not picked up by CBS go to ESPN.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Move to SEC comes with serious considerations — culturally and financially

Maybe we shouldn't be so sure about this alliance with the SEC, where athletics are about money — big money. And we should probably prepare for that attitude to dig in here, too.

UPDATE: Republican Tilley drops out of Missouri lieutenant governor race

Steven Tilley didn't endorse any specific Republican candidate as a replacement, but he has spoken to St. Louis attorney Ed Martin about running for the position.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Despite support, Joe Paterno let his fans down

No one — not the athletics director nor anyone else at the university — made meaningful attempts at investigating what might have happened between Jerry Sandusky and the boy.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Changes to stadium names should be tasteful

If the Chiefs and Royals pursue naming rights contracts for their stadium, they should try to avoid long, uninteresting names.

Missouri wrestling announces six members in 2012-13 signing class

Missouri wrestling announced six high school seniors signed their National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.

TIGER KICKOFF: Missouri defense ready for new-look Longhorns running game

One of the nation's top rushing teams, Texas has thrown a handful of new backs into the mix to see what will work, and every week, one of those guys goes off.

Columbia College volleyball team advances to AMC championship

The Cougars beat William Woods 25-15, 25-13, 25-11 on Thursday in the semifinals of the American Midwest Conference tournament. They will face Missouri Baptist University on Saturday in the conference championship match.