Missouri men's basketball rides selfless shooting to lopsided win

Missouri guard Kim English tries to pump up the crowd during the Tigers' game against the Oklahoma Sooners Tuesday at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers won the game 87-49.

English led the No. 7 Missouri men's basketball team with 23 points and nine rebounds in Tuesday night' 87-49 victory over Oklahoma in a Big 12 Conference opener at Mizzou Arena. He said most of his success was a result of his teammates.

Columbia City Council upholds rent abatement provisions at mobile home parks

The abatement now applies to future rental contracts after the original provision in a November ordinance was challenged by Third Ward Councilman Gary Kespohl.

New owner turns historic Guitar Mansion into graceful home again

The Guitar Mansion changed hands several times over the years until Elena Vega and Pat Westhoff  bought it, restored the building's utilities and moved in last January. The couple has made several changes while trying to preserve its historical elements.

Steals add spice to Missouri men's basketball's win over Oklahoma

Marcus Denmon's first-half steal and dunk against Oklahoma sent the crowd into a frenzy, but steals won't come quite as easily as they once have now that Missouri has entered conference play.

Hickman, Rock Bridge pioneer athletics marketing in Missouri high schools

Kelly Press, a division of Kelly Sports Properties, has been providing professional marketing guidance to Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools since March to raise additional funds for athletics programs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri stays undefeated with win over Oklahoma

The Missouri men's basketball team beat Oklahoma 87-49 in its first Big 12 conference game Tuesday at Mizzou Arena. The game was sold out.

City Council discusses priority snow removal plan for next winter

The city will send a survey to neighborhood associations later this month to determine interest in a plan granting snow plow priority to neighborhood associations that prohibit on-street parking during a large snowstorm.

City Council removes age from discrimination protections as unintended consequences arise

A month after age was added as a protected category from discrimination, it was removed Tuesday night by the Columbia City Council. City staff said the protection affected city activities in unexpected ways.

Agricultural organizations donate Blessing Bags to the Rainbow House

The Rainbow House received 30 in-kind donations from the Missouri Beef Industry Council, Missouri Cattlemen's Association, Missouri's Cattlemen Foundation and Missouri Cattlewomen's Association.

Missouri women's basketball hopes to surprise in conference play

The Tigers are about to find out just how good they really are with a visit Wednesday to Waco, Texas, to play No. 1-ranked Baylor  in their first road game since Nov. 16.

Student housing planned for South Ninth Street

Once built, Watson Place would the latest of several buildings downtown marketed toward college students, and it would have 64 units.

Missouri facing $500M hole in upcoming budget

Republican legislative leaders and the Democratic governor all have pledged not to seek tax increases, and other efforts to raise revenues have failed in past legislative sessions. That means the budget gap may have to be closed primarily through spending reductions.

Ameren Missouri files application for Callaway Energy Center license renewal

Ameren Missouri submitted an application to extend the Callaway Energy Center’s operating license for 20 years. Its current 40-year operation license will expire by 2024. If approved, the center will remain operational until 2044. 

Caleb Rowden announces candidacy for Missouri House of Representatives

Caleb Rowden, a professional musician from Columbia, announced that he will run for the District 44 seat in the Missouri House of Representatives. This district includes Columbia's Third Ward, Hallsville and Centralia.

Missouri basketball player Kadeem Green plans to transfer

Kadeem Green, a 6-foot-8 forward from Toronto, was used sparingly by Missouri coach Frank Haith, especially in the Tigers' (13-0) most competitive games.

Man back in custody two hours after escaping from jail

A man escaped from Boone County Jail for two hours before being brought back into deputies' custody.

Boone County Commission approves contract with TAG Events for fairgrounds management

The two-year contract extends a three-month interim agreement between TAG Events and the county that began in October. The two groups are now looking into a name change for the site and observing the operations of other successful event centers in the Midwest.

Columbia College men's basketball team rolls past Peru State

The Columbia College men's basketball team defeated Peru State (Neb.) College 88-57 on Tuesday night at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

Iowa: Santorum, Romney leading the tight vote

The winner was in line for bragging rights — and perhaps much more — as the Republican nominating campaign makes the turn to primaries in New Hampshire on Jan. 10, then South Carolina and Florida before the end of January.

New Year's weekend traffic crashes, arrests increase

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported more New Year’s weekend arrests for driving while intoxicated, traffic crashes and injuries than last year. For the third year, the number of fatalities, five, has stayed the same.