Pinkel offers no hints about Missouri football team's bowl game

Although the coach said he had no knowledge of where his team might be headed, possibilities include the Meineke Car Car Bowl of Texas, the New Era Pinstripe Bowl or a handful of other non-Big 12 bowls.

Growth in eLearning within UM System causes change, raises concerns

As online-based courses and degree offerings increase, the traditional roles of student and teacher are changing in the UM System. However, there is concern among faculty that the integrity of the institutions might be at stake.

Missouri men's basketball team improves in AP poll

With an 88-59 win against Binghamton on Sunday, the Tigers are 6-0 for the first time since 2006.

MYMISSOURIAN: A visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, K-9 unit honorees and yard waste advice

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Columbia Fire Department encourages holiday safety with Operation Red Wreath

The Fire Department will mount a wreath at 10 a.m. Tuesday at its Tenth Street station, and the wreath will be used to keep track of the number of holiday-related fires.

Man arrested in connection with Apple Tree Court apartment fire

Damon Lamont Poston Jr. was arrested Monday on suspicion of arson, first degree burglary and felony theft.

Columbia College assistant stays active in volleyball and travel

Arlin Epperson, age 74, keeps involved with the Columbia College volleyball team by filming matches, washing uniforms, helping with the team’s catering and teaching at the school.

PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial quilt commemorates victims for World AIDS Day

Thirteen panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt are on display in the Firestone Baars Chapel at Stephens College during the week leading up to Thursday.


Missouri volleyball team celebrates tournament bid away from home

Plane problems stranded Missouri's volleyball team in Lubbock, Texas, where they celebrated their selection for the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night. The Tigers take on Florida (24-5) at 5 p.m. Friday in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Convention and Visitors Advisory Board approves $32,000 for baseball tournaments

The BC Baseball league anticipates more than $500,000 to be generated for the local economy from three tournaments to be held from May to July 2012.

Ameren sues Mediacom for $1 million over use of utility poles

Ameren Missouri claims that Mediacom owes nearly $1 million in unpaid fees for illegally hung telecommunications lines. 

Cyber Monday prompts reminder of tax on out-of-state purchases

Internet shoppers should be aware of the state's tax on goods purchased outside Missouri. It applies to those who spend more than $2,000 on goods.

Schneider to lead Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau

City Manager Mike Matthes chooses interim director Amy Schneider for the permanent position.

Police investgate armed robbery at Wingate Inn

The Columbia Police Department is investigating whether the robbery is connected to others that occurred in the last week.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Columbia building permits

Before a new shopping center is built or before your neighbors put an addition on to their house, they have to file for a Columbia building permit.

Hickman girls basketball beats Waynesville in season opener

The Hickman High School girls basketball team defeated Waynesville High School 38-25 Thursday night.

Insurers pay out $1.13 billion for Joplin tornado damage

Insurance department director John Huff called the tornado "the largest insurance event in history."

Food banks worry about rising peanut butter prices

Peanut butter prices are up, but donations are down, and that makes it harder for food banks to get and distribute the child-friendly, family-favorite source of protein. 

Black Friday, Cyber Monday not the only sale-boosting names anymore

With the holiday shopping season underway, retailers are coming up with other names for days, such as Green Tuesdays, Pink and Blue Fridays and Small Business Saturday. 

'Christmas Lady' helps eastern Missouri nursing home residents

Dorothy Lee of St. Francois County sees to it that every nursing home resident in her area has a Christmas gift.