Missouri men's basketball team defeats Villanova 81-71

Missouri's Kim English (24) and Michael Dixon (11) defend Villanova's Maalik Wayns (2) during the first half of a game in the Jimmy V Classic on Tuesday in New York.

Senior Marcus Denmon led the No. 10-ranked Tigers with 28 points, followed by senior Ricardo Ratliffe with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

First snow in Columbia causes slippery road conditions

Many Columbia residents were surprised to see snow on the ground Tuesday morning and weren't prepared for the slick road conditions.

PHOTO GALLERY: First snowfall hits Columbia

Columbia residents were hit with their first snowfall of the winter season this morning. The inch of snow and ice that fell severely hindered the morning commute.

  • As of noon today, 40 injury accidents had been reported across the city to Columbia-Boone County Joint Communications.
  • An advisory from the Missouri Department of Transportation attributed the treacherous conditions to a combination of light snow and freezing mist.
  • The snow should end this afternoon with an inch accumulated, according to the National Weather Service.
  • The temperature will drop to 18 degrees overnight, and no snow is in the forecast for Wednesday.
  • MoDOT dispatched 230 trucks in 18 central Missouri counties beginning at midnight, said spokesman Jason Shafer.
  • Jill Stedem of the city Public Works Department said 22 plows have been out since 5 a.m.
  • For real-time 911 calls, click here.

See where the accidents are around town

Columbia's 911 dispatch site keeps a running list of where accidents are in real time. Check out this site: Real time 911 calls

Columbia Public Schools needs more funding for continued success, School Board says

The Columbia School Board members voiced the need to place a $50 million bond issue and 52-cent tax rate increase in front of Columbia residents by April 2012.

PHOTO GALLERY: I-70 Towing has busy day

Missourian photographer Pinar Istek spent Tuesday afternoon alongside Doug O'Connor, a tow truck operator for I-70 Towing.

Senior earns respect as Hickman wrestling team's only female

"She has improved from the time she came in here to now," Kewpies coach J.D. Coffman said of Becca Schranck, a senior in the middle of her third wrestling season.

New UM System president not likely to be named this week

UM System spokeswoman Jennifer Holdingshead said Tuesday that it is "extremely unlikely" a new president will be named this week. Earlier Tuesday, a presidential search advisory committee met with one candidate for almost five hours.

Columbia College women's basketball team works to overcome injuries

Junior Laurel Wichmann and senior captains Kayla Rice and Amanda Philips are out for the season, but the Cougars haven't given up.

Peace Park rooster relocated to chicken farm

It took six adults and three children more than an hour to catch the rooster that had been living in the park since May.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Affordable housing isn't easy to come by

Columbia will be losing an affordable housing option once Columbia Regency mobile home park is torn down. And most mobile home parks in the area don't accommodate everyone.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Status of 'the other 99 percent' around the world

The U.S. has the highest ratio of the top 1 percent income share compared to other developed countries. The decline in the income share of the other 99 percent began in the late 80s.

ROSE NOLEN: The 'sovereign citizen' movement preys on hopelessness

The courts have been weighed down with frivolous lawsuits from domestic terrorists.

Missouri's antlerless deer season comes to an end

During the antlerless deer season, Missouri hunters killed 789 fewer deers than last year.

Blagojevich's attorney admits former Illinois governor is guilty of charges

Prosecutors recommended that Rod Blagojevich get 15 to 20 years in prison, but his attorney said he thinks that sentencing is too harsh.

Hickman boys basketball team wins at McDonald's Tournament

The Kewpies advanced to the second round of the McDonald's Tournament after defeating Lincoln Prep 76-63 on Tuesday night at Blue Springs High School.

After death, Pearl Harbor survivors' remains brought to ships

Many Pearl Harbors survivors are deciding to be buried on the ships they served on during the attack. On Wednesday, the remains of five survivors will be placed in Pearl Harbor as part of the 70th anniversary of the attack.  

MU volleyball player Lisa Henning wins regional honors

Missouri's Lisa Henning was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Central Region First Team.

Missouri seeks public input for No Child Left Behind waiver

The state is seeking a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act, and it's asking for public input on the proposal.

Dam dispute draws on Lewis and Clark's travels

The U.S. Supreme Court must define what a navigable river is. The decision could affect the rights to lands beneath the streams and rivers all over the U.S.