Kadeem Green makes an impression in Missouri men's basketball victory

Missouri forward Ricardo Ratliffe is helped up by his teammates after being fouled during the game against Kennesaw State at Mizzou Arena on Thursday. Ratliffe, along with teammate Michael Dixon, scored the most points of any Missouri player in the win, with 18 total points apiece.

The 6-foot-8 redshirt freshman showed his potential in the Tigers' 104-67 victory over Kennesaw State on Thursday night at Mizzou Arena.

For many, trip to Christmas tree farm highlights the season

Tradition and the smell of fresh pines bring customers to John Alspaugh's Christmas tree farm to purchase the perfect tree.

Rock Bridge too physical for Hickman, wins 46-26

Rock Bridge's physical defense, headed by the intensity of Austin Ray, was too much for Hickman on Thursday night. The Bruins won the rivalry game, 46-26.

COMMENTARY: An open letter to the new UM System president, Tim Wolfe

Tim Wolfe is now in charge of four campuses that need constant love and attention. He has to understand the scope of what it takes to lead this growing family through tough times.

We're all #FreeToTweet: Celebrating the First Amendment on Twitter

 In celebration of the 220th anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Bill of Rights, people around the country have been tweeting about their right to free speech.

Missouri men's basketball balances finals week and win over Kennesaw State

Michael Dixon scored 18 points off the bench, a role he's found himself in after starting 17 games last year. This week, he handled finals and a game against Kennesaw State.

'Stephens women — and a few good men' take center stage at graduation ceremony

Stephens College conferred 29 bachelor's and 31 master's degrees at its commencement ceremony on Thursday night at the Kimball Ballroom.

MU relies on retention programs to keep science, engineering, math majors on track

Retention programs help MU ensure that science, technology, engineering and math students stay in their respective fields at a higher rate than other schools in the nation.

Boone County clerk awarded grant to improve voting system for overseas Americans

Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren hopes overseas and military voters' opinions will be reflected in elections before they end.

Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

With record numbers of people falling into poverty, experts and government officials begin to examine how effective some social programs really are at dealing with poverty stricken individuals. 

GEORGE KENNEDY: Sales background is good foundation for UM presidency

Grumbles can already be heard from people who oppose Timothy Wolfe's lack of experience in education. But the role of president is no longer about academics; it's about money.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Don't ban cellphones in vehicles — yet

Proposed restrictions on cell phone use make sense, but they might go too far to be widely accepted by the public. Our lawmakers could be doing more than they are now to make our highways safer, though.

City Council approves sewer billing change, but rates could rise

The council's decision is meant to rectify what some officials saw as an unfair billing practice. But the utility's supervisor thinks the change could have unintended consequences. 

Million-pound food drive down to final hours

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri counts every dollar received as 20 pounds of food toward the count.

Corps searching for ways to avert flooding repeat

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers warns governors of states along the Missouri River to build more infrastructures for controlling the river.

Missouri proposal calls for open redistricting meetings

Republican Sen. Jason Crowell is proposing a constitutional amendment to require redistricting commissions to follow the state's public meetings and open records law.

Tax proposal would fund 'facelift' for Jefferson City, proponents say

The half-cent sales tax, which will be included on the Feb. 7 ballot, would yield $50 million over 10 years and allow the city to borrow $41 million up front.

BOONE LIFE: Walking into a collector's house, walking into the '50s

Sandi Adams surrounds herself with images and items from the past. She's a collector, but not just of anything. She's nostalgic for memorabilia from the 1950s — an era that she calls a simpler time.

Missouri proposal calls for open redistricting meetings

Sen. Jason Crowell is proposing the legislation because he thinks redistricting is a process that should not be done behind closed doors.

Man's family says assault over an Xbox could have killed him

Jordan Daughtry, who moved to Columbia in June, suffered a broken jaw and swollen eye after he tried to sell a video game console to two teenagers.