Priede fulfills dream as member of Missouri women's basketball team

Liene Priede defends scout team player Brandon Hebert during practice at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday.

Junior guard Liene Priede, who is from Latvia, says playing for the Tigers is the best thing that's ever happened to her.

Boone County Commission amends budget to give fairgrounds additional money

A new budget amendment will provide the Boone County Fairgrounds with an additional $85,192 for maintenance and utility costs until the end of this year.

MU Health Care requiring employees to get flu shot

Boone Hospital Center employees have been required to get the flu vaccination since 2008.

MU student in fair condition after fall at Devil's Icebox

The student was climbing a fence when he slipped and fell into the Devil's Icebox Cave during mid-afternoon Tuesday.

MULTIMEDIA: A day at the Eastern Missouri Commission livestock auction

Sellers from all over the Midwest bring their cattle to Bowling Green for the weekly auctions.

Mentors offer personal lessons on aging for aspiring physicians at MU

The Heyssel Senior Teacher Educator Partnership was created to address the increasing demand for geriatricians to care for aging populations.

Hickman defeats Rock Bridge in season-opening wrestling match

The Hickman wrestling team defeated Rock Bridge 30-28 in a three-way competition Tuesday at Hickman High School.

City coalition discusses ways to integrate Muslims and Latin Americans

The Bias-free Columbia Coalition met Tuesday in the third meeting of an ongoing series with the goal of making the city into a welcoming community.

Columbia to commemorate World AIDS Day with candlelight vigil

The candlelight vigil on Thursday is intended to show support for those living with HIV and those who have died. Also as part of World AIDS Day, 13 panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at Stephens College.

No injuries reported at two house fires

Two fires were reported Tuesday afternoon, no injuries were resulted from both.

Boone County Commission to hold public hearings on 2012 budget

Boone County residents have the chance to comment on the county's proposed 2012 budget during the County Commission meetings from now until the budget is approved in January.

Columbia hopes to build new park near Battle High School

Parks and Recreation proposed purchasing 30.18 acres of land north of Battle High School for future park development.

TIGER WRAPUP: Football players wind down after regular season

UPDATE: MU's strategic plan launches website detailing its progress

The website, which tracks the progress of MU's strategic plan, is up and running at

GUEST COMMENTARY: High-speed rail in Missouri is a ride to fiscal disaster

Missouri should learn from California's attempt to add a high-speed rail — a project that is nearing a price tag of nearly $100 billion — and decide against its own proposed $8 billion high-speed rail project.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Shocked and disappointed by politics, scandal and injustice

With the Penn State scandal in full swing and the Occupy Wall Street movement being ridiculed, America's sense of justice is in question.

Columbia College wins first match in NAIA National Championships

Columbia College will continue pool play in a game Wednesday against Indiana Tech.

Columbia College men's basketball loses to Lyon College

The Cougars led 32-31 after the first half, but were outscored 47-32 in the second half in a 78-64 loss on Tuesday in Batesville, Ark.

Columbia College women's basketball team continues road struggles

The Columbia College women's basketball team lost 71-59 to Lyon College on Tuesday in Batesville, Ark.

American Airlines files for bankruptcy protection

After the Sept. 11 attacks, American Airlines was the only major U.S. airline to not file for bankruptcy, a decision that has hurt the company because it was stuck with high costs.