Haith faces former mentor in Missouri men's basketball game Saturday against Texas

Missouri men's basketball head coach Frank Haith served as an assistant coach and associate head coach under Texas head coach Rick Barnes from 2001 to 2004. The two will meet when the Tigers play the Longhorns on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students participate in various activities at Snow Day Club

Snow Day Club was held Thursday for the first time. Parents take their children to one of three elementary schools when school is canceled because of snow.

UPDATE: Cars slow, slide on Columbia's snowy roads

Although Columbia police reported working seven snow-related accidents between midnight and 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Joint Communications reports a relatively uneventful commute on the first snowfall of the year.

St. Louis Cardinals Caravan set to stop at Mizzou Arena for Saturday's game

World Series MVP David Freese, along with others from the St. Louis Cardinals organization, will be signing autographs and meeting with fans before Saturday's Missouri-Texas basketball game at Mizzou Arena.

MU study finds breast cancer survivors benefit from meditation

A study run by MU researchers found that breast cancer patients benefited from the program which consisted of breathing sessions, yoga and Tai Chi exercises.

PHOTO GALLERY: People enjoy snow day by sledding at Stephens Lake Park

People gathered at Stephens Lake Park for sledding, snowboarding and other winter activities.

Attendance lags on first day of snow clubs at schools

Only 34 percent of the 180 students who signed up in advance for the snow clubs attended Thursday's inaugural club.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Proposed payday loan bills don't solve problem

Several Missouri senators are proposing legislation to change Missouri's payday lending laws.

Columbia couple wins $100,000 in Missouri Lottery

A Columbia nurse won $100,000 in a new Missouri Lottery Scratchers game where the odds of winning that prize are 1 in 300,000.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: A plea for just punishment, respectful reactions

Alyssa Bustamante's second-degree murder plea has stirred controversy, but people should be sensitive to the circumstances and remain respectful.

New evidence could delay Tony Lewis' murder trial

The lawyer for a defendant in the Aaron Hobson shooting case claims to have new evidence that could show Hobson's friends fired the first shots at the crime scene.

Diversity award honors Ingrams for Granny's House, science club

Pam and Ellis Ingram have been named the 2012 Columbia Values Diversity individuals award recipients. The Ingrams, who run Granny's House and a science club, are active in community outreach efforts to educate and nurture the children of Columbia. 

Columbia celebrates diversity with 19th annual ceremony

The 19th annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration ceremony at Hickman High School celebrated the life and teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a breakfast, skits, musical performance and an invocation representing the theme: "One Community, Many Stories."

Joplin rolls out proposed tornado recovery plan

A citizens' advisory panel charged with leading initial recovery efforts wants the city to create four new business districts that would also allow residents to live and shop nearby.

UPDATE: Missouri high court considers redistricting challenges

Much debate has surrounded the redistricting of Missouri's congressional districts, particularly the 3rd and 5th. The state's Supreme Court will review claims that the districts do not comply with the requirement of being compact.

Mo. Senate panel OKs workplace discrimination bill

Supporters of the bill say that the current discrimination law in Missouri could give the state's courts a label of anti-employer, which they say will cost the state jobs.

Mo. high court considers Senate redistricting case

New state Senate districts were redrawn to reflect population changes from the 2010 census, but a western Missouri woman is calling the new districts unconstitutional.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Do what you can to help displaced mobile home park residents

Like the Salvation Army bells, this is an urgent call to individuals, non-governmental agencies and philanthropists to reach out to these residents by any means they can.

Columbians, former congressman sentenced for lobbying global terrorist organization

Mubarak Hamed, former executive director of the Islamic American Relief Agency, and Ahmad Mustafa of Columbia were sentenced along with a former Michigan congressman for lobbying the charity that had been identified as a global terrorist organization.

Missouri high court considers redistricting challenges

One lawsuit object to the newly drawn map for the state's Senate districts. Two others contend the U.S. House districts serve partisan ends.