Report documents Pinkel's sobriety tests, arrest

Read a copy of the Boone County Sheriff Department's arrest report from the night Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Peter Kinder will not run for governor of Missouri

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said he has decided to seek a third term as lieutenant governor instead of challenging Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon in the 2012 elections.

Rock Bridge boys soccer loses in penalty kicks to Oakville

Rock Bridge failed to stop any of Oakville's penalty kicks as the Bruins fell 5-3 after 110 scoreless minutes. Rock Bridge now plays Lee's Summit West for third place at Blue Springs South High School at noon on Saturday. Oakville plays DeSmet for the state title.

Installation of red-light cameras in Columbia to cease

Installation of red-light cameras has been halted due to a decreased number of violations, which has also led to decreased revenue for the city and Gatso USA, the private company that installed and operates them. 

Pinkel sends letter to Tiger Nation following arrest

In response to his arrest Wednesday night for driving while intoxicated, MU football coach Gary Pinkel wrote an open letter to Tiger Nation apologizing for his actions. Here is the text of that letter. 

Black homeownership, lending to blacks decline in Missouri

The housing crisis and the economy's woes have been rough on everyone, but they have disproportionately affected blacks in Missouri. Across the state, homeownership declined among blacks more than any other demographic during the past 10 years, and since 2005, lending to blacks has dropped by nearly 80 percent.

Bench players spark Columbia College women's basketball win over Ottawa

Bench play carried the Cougars past Ottawa University 85-60 Friday night at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

Missouri women's basketball faces similar challenges in SEC

The Big 12 is one of the best women's basketball conferences in the country, but Missouri coach Robin Pingeton thinks that the SEC, especially the SEC East division, might be even better.

UPDATE: Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder drops out of race for governor

After a series of political setbacks, Kinder decided to quietly opt out of the race for governor, casting his support instead for businessman Dave Spence.  

Republican McKee drops out of lieutenant governor race

McKee's decision not to run for the position comes after Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder announced he will not be running for Missouri governor.

DEAR READER: New Missourian commenting procedure hopes to remove spam

First-time commenters will have posts reviewed by Missourian staff to help reduce spam on the website.

Oklahoma State women's basketball coaches killed in plane crash

Oklahoma State head basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna died in a plane crash around 7 p.m. Thursday in Perry County, Ark.

Missouri volleyball team signs two recruits

Two volleyball players, both from Missouri, signed national letters of intent to play for the Tigers next season.

Columbia residents invited to 'Occupy the Hood' event

Local activist Tyree Byndom is hosting the event Saturday at his home to help minority communities better identify with the nascent social movement Occupy Wall Street.

Mizzou Alumni Association to host events for Border Hunger Showdown

So far, KU is in the lead for the amount of donations in the Border Hunger Showdown. MU is sponsoring two events in the next week for the annual food drive competition between the two universities.

Phone upgrade paves way for new 911 technology

The nearly $600,000 software upgrade will bring more advanced 911 service technology to Columbia. .

No announcement expected after UM Curators meeting Saturday

The UM System Board of Curators will meet via teleconference again Saturday morning to discuss matters regarding the search for a new system president, but spokeswoman Jennifer Hollingshead said no meetings are scheduled for next week.

Oklahoma State women's basketball coaches die in Ark. plane crash

Four people died in the Thursday night crash. The university canceled its women's college basketball games set for Saturday and Sunday.


Renovated Tiger Hotel to open in late February, owner says

The Tiger Hotel will start renting rooms by the end of February, according to its owner. Columbia Hotel Investments Inc. plans to open two floors initially and the rest of the hotel in phases in time to benefit from property tax reimbursements.

Rock Bridge Green and Gold game a 'dress rehearsal' for all involved

The Bruins held their annual green and gold scrimmage allowing the players, coaches, officials and score keepers to work out kinks before the real games begin.