PHOTO GALLERY: Scouts learn winter first aid through games and activities

Cub and Boy Scouts from a variety of troops came out to enjoy indoor and outdoor activities with their parents at Fr. Tolton Catholic High School in Columbia on Saturday afternoon.

Missouri legislators to consider changes to teacher tenure

Legislation designed to change Missouri teacher tenure and evaluations could be introduced into the Missouri House as soon as this week. The bill also would remove prohibitions on merit pay and would require performance to be considered when layoffs are required.

Family of dead Columbia deejay sues bar, bouncer

The family of Marvin Holmes filed a wrongful death suit Tuesday that alleges negligence against DC's Bar and Grill and the bar's bouncer.

Missouri men's basketball chalks up road win against Baylor

No. 5 Missouri defeated No. 3 Baylor to improve to 18-1 on the season and 5-1 in conference play. Senior forward Ricardo Ratliffe led the Tigers with 27 points, and sophomore Phil Pressey added 18 points, seven assists and six steals.

PHOTO GALLERY: No. 5 Missouri defeats No. 3 Baylor

The Tigers defeated the Bears by a score of 89-88 in Waco, Texas.  The win moves Missouri to 18-1 overall and 5-1 in conference play.

REDI says enhanced enterprise zone to support job growth, public schools

New jobs and more funding for education could result from REDI's plans to create an enhanced enterprise zone. Business developments and expansions within the zone would benefit from a 50 percent tax abatement for the next 10 years.

Columbia police seek information regarding three break-ins on west side

The Columbia Police Department is investigating three robberies of female senior citizens and seeking information from the public.

Boy Scouts conduct a Polar Outing

Children from the Columbia and Jefferson City area took part in games and activities in order to gain an understanding of winter first aid.

PHOTO GALLERY: Visiting Chinese middle school students performed Friday at Jesse Auditorium

Visiting Chinese middle school students performed traditional music, dances, martial arts and Peking Opera Friday at Jesse Auditorium. The students performed in celebration of the Chinese New Year, which is Jan. 23.


Best friends reunited in Missouri women's basketball loss to Oklahoma State

Missouri's Bailey Gee and Oklahoma State's Tiffany Bias were best friends in high school, and they played against one another Saturday.

Hickman girls basketball finishes second in Smith-Cotton Classic

The Hickman girls basketball team placed second in the Smith-Cotton Classic on Saturday. The win improved its record to 16-3.

Columbia College men's basketball defeats Missouri Baptist University

The Cougars are now 3-0 in conference with an overall record of 16-5.

Tolton High School girls basketball getting started

The junior varsity Trailblazers have scheduled games against varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams for their first season.

Oklahoma State women's basketball tries to move on after tragedy

The women of Oklahoma State basketball team don't want any to be reminded of the coaches they lost in a November plane crash. They just want to do what they do best — play basketball.

Rock Bridge girls basketball team wins own tournament

The Bruins won two games in as many days to win the five-team event at Rock Bridge High School.

MU officials might hire firm to assess transit needs

MU officials are in search of a consulting firm to address the transportation needs of students.

Missouri House members seek new limits on cold medicine purchases

Representatives from Missouri are proposing legislation that will limit the ability to purchase over-the-counter medicine that is used to make methamphetamine.

ANALYSIS: Online companies win piracy fight

Internet-based organizations pulled out all the stops in protest of anti-piracy legislation in both the Senate and the House.

Kansas releases plan for seeking waiver from No Child Left Behind law

Under the waiver, Kansas schools would no longer face a 2014 deadline for ensuring 100 percent of their students are faring well on state tests as part of No Child Left Behind.

Columbia Public Library receives gift for children's interactive services

Columbia Public Library will discuss options for the anonymous $50,000 gift made to the library in November.