Missouri men's basketball moves to No. 2 in rankings

Missouri 's Kim English, 24, looks on as teammates Phil Pressey, 1, and Ricardo Ratliffe, 10, celebrate after Baylor's Pierre Jackson, 55, fouled Pressey in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday in Waco, Texas. Missouri won 89-88.

The Tigers (18-1, 5-1 Big 12), previously ranked No. 5, passed Syracuse, Baylor and Duke, who all lost this week.

Missouri athletics has future in Kansas City, leaders say

A group of Kansas City business leaders say Missouri Athletics Director Mike Alden told them he hopes to bring the SEC basketball tournament to the city as early as the 2017-2018 season.


Hickman boys basketball coach stresses importance of rivalry game

David Johnson says players who suit up for the Kewpies should look forward to representing their school against the Rock Bridge Bruins.

MU freshman dies in Illinois car accident

Brianna Baker, 19, of Adams County, Ill., was one of six passengers involved in a high-speed pursuit that ended in her death and one other injury.

Fleisher, Sewell honored for work with MU Veterans Center

MU's Carol Fleisher and Daniel Sewell received the Outstanding Public Service Award Monday in recognition of their work helping veterans adjust to campus life.

Columbia plans to buy electricity from Iowa wind farm

The Columbia City Council will consider an electricity purchase from an Iowa wind farm that would bring in enough energy to power an estimated 6,000 homes every year.

Missouri workplace discrimination bill blocked in state Senate

A debate kept the state Senate from voting Monday on a bill that would limit the protection employees receive after filing a discrimination complaint, placing a cap on punitive damages. The same bill was vetoed in a previous session.

Trial of Tony Lewis nears as pre-trial details are finalized

The trial of Tony Lewis, charged with second-degree murder and robbery , draws near as pre-trial proceedings were discussed Monday.

Man who crashed through downtown Columbia church sentenced

Scott Robinson, who drove his car into First Presbyterian Church last year, was sentenced to jail time and probation on Monday.

Music organizations planning 5K in memory of Marching Mizzou members

The groups are holding an event at McAlister's Deli on Monday to raise money for the Sean and Jeremy 5K, a run that will fund the purchase of a memorial bench and commission of a music piece.

Missouri men's basketball Ricardo Ratliffe named Big 12 player of the week

The senior forward led the Tigers with 27 points in the team's 89-88 win over Baylor.

Actor Larry Wilmore to speak at MU's belated Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

The actor, television producer and author, known for his humorous commentary on race relations, will speak Wednesday night at the Missouri Theatre.

Astros name change? Any suggestions?

The St. Louis Cardinals will have one more year playing in the same division against the Houston Astros. When the Astros move to the American League in 2013, there's a chance the team could change its name and its jerseys.

Helen Jane Keown, Jan. 23, 1921 — Jan. 11, 2012, of Columbia

Helen Keown, 'bingo queen,' dies at 90

Famous organist, composer, conductor comes to Columbia

Paul Leddington Wright, an English composer who has directed performances for international dignitaries, directed a performance of his original compositions and arrangements by the Memorial Baptist Church choir on Sunday night.

State of the Union: Obama to take on economic anxiety

President Barack Obama is likely to outline his vision for the next four years with a focus on domestic issues.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's basketball rises to No. 2 in AP polls

The last time the Tigers were No. 2 was week 4 of 2001. That 2001-2002 team went on to lose in the second round of the NCAA tournament and finished the season unranked.

UPDATE: Lawsuit challenges new districts for Missouri House

More than a dozen people, including former Republican and Democratic state lawmakers, filed a lawsuit Monday opposing the new state House maps. The lawsuit contends that the map violates constitutional requirements regarding state redistricting.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Public Library hosts "Discovery Time" for early learning

"Discovery Time" promotes early literacy and learning in children ages birth to 4.