Dixon ignites Missouri men's basketball team in win against Texas A&M

Missouri junior guard Michael Dixon made four 3-point baskets in the first half of the Tigers' victory Monday.

Junior guard Michael Dixon collected 18 points, 16 of which came in the first half for the Tigers in a 70-51 victory Monday in front of 15,061 at Mizzou Arena.

McCaskill visits Columbia to discuss alternative energy options in Missouri

Sen. Claire McCaskill visited the Columbia Municipal Power Plant on Monday to discuss alternative energy sources with city officials and those working in the sector. 

Hispanic Cub Scout pack comes to Columbia

Not only is Pack 121 Columbia's first Hispanic Cub Scout pack, but it's also the only local pack with a girl involved.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's basketball team defeats Texas A&M

The Tigers played against the Texas A&M Aggies on Monday in Mizzou Arena. Missouri won 70-51.

Cancer survivor and former Tiger honored at Missouri men's basketball game

Tom Miltenberger played on the Missouri men's basketball team in the late 1960s, and now at age 65, he has fought and beat cancer twice.

PHOTO GALLERY: Events honor Martin Luther King Jr.

In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, people attended events in Columbia honoring the civil rights leader.

Columbia recognized as among '100 Best Communities for Young People'

Columbia has been named as one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People" for its service and support to youth. It first received the award sponsored by America’s Promise Alliance in 2010.

Missouri Gov. Nixon to deliver State of the State address

The Missouri governor is expected to focus on jobs and other economic issues.

Rams set to introduce Fisher as new coach

The St. Louis Rams have scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m. Tuesday to introduce Jeff Fisher as their new coach.

Beltran boosts Cardinals' spirits

The World Series champion Cardinals will be honored Tuesday at the White House.

Rock Bridge girls defeat Whitehaven (Tenn.)

Rock Bridge girls basketball defeats Whitehaven of Tennessee 70-21.

Hickman boys basketball wins third in a row

The Hickman boys basketball team beat Lee's Summit North 54-46 on Monday at the Lee's Summit Tournament to advance to the semifinals of the event.


Babies try lip reading in learning to talk, study finds

Florida scientists discovered that starting around age 6 months, babies begin shifting from the intent eye gaze of early infancy to studying mouths when people talk to them.

Huntsman's departure a marginal help to Romney in South Carolina

Republican Jon Huntsman's endorsement of Mitt Romney leaves the former Massachusetts governor's more conservative rivals still fighting with one another to emerge as Romney's strongest challenger.

Republicans map strategy as Congress returns after payroll tax debacle

The 2012 congressional session is certain to be driven by election-year politics and fierce fights over the size and scope of government and its taxing, spending and borrowing practices.

Springfield dress drive raises money for struggling students

The dresses will resold March 30 and 31 for $10 to $30 apiece. The proceeds will go toward Kickapoo's Helping Us Graduate — or HUG — Fund, which helps needy students participate in important school experiences.

Missouri gymnastics team improves in rankings

The Missouri gymnastics team moved to No. 22 in this week's GymInfo national rankings.

Report: Joplin might not have debt from tornado

A new report says the city of Joplin might not end up with any debt related to the May 22 tornado.

Missouri bill would post grant, budget cut information online

The legislation would require the governor to post a daily report online listing how much money he has withheld from state agencies and programs to help balance the budget.

Columbia man wins $50,000 in police Taser lawsuit

The federal civil suit was settled earlier this month. The case was then dismissed from Missouri's Western District U.S. Court after it went to mediation.