Under Haith, Missouri men's basketball team focuses on preparation

Missouri coach Frank Haith talks to guard Phil Pressey during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame.

Missouri coach Frank Haith stays an educator and will use the Tigers' No. 2 ranking as chance to teach his team how to handle praise.

State of the Union: American dream in peril, fast action needed

Restoring a fair shot for all, Obama said, is "the defining issue of our time."

Ratliffe key to Missouri men's basketball team's unique offense

"We don't have success if we don't have Ricardo's play," Tigers coach Frank Haith said.

Curators' confirmations in doubt as vote on tuition hike approaches

The Gubernatorial Appointments Committee will hold votes as early as Wednesday to decide whether to advance the confirmations of Craig Van Matre and Pamela Henrickson to the full Senate.

UPDATE: Infected wild Missouri deer prompt protocol to contain chronic wasting disease

The deer infected with Missouri's first cases of chronic wasting disease in the wild were killed less than a mile apart in Macon County during the 2011 firearms season.

City manager wants to see second destination for flights from Columbia airport

Chicago, Dallas and Denver are potential destinations for the additional flights. Currently, commercial planes at Columbia Regional Airport only fly to Memphis.

Ways to watch the State of the Union online

Looking for ways to watch the State of the Union address beyond the traditional television broadcast? Here are some links to get you started.

ROSE NOLEN: Your children are not your children

Parenting is a learning experience that requires discipline and the acknowledgement that you are not the sole influence on your child's life.

PHOTO GALLERY: Man enjoys birds at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

Marvin Chapman visits the Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area every week to watch and photograph birds. The National Audubon Society says Eagle Bluffs is an important area for birds.

Maggie Flynn embraces role on Missouri women's basketball team

Flynn, a sophomore from Troy doesn't see much playing time but is always trying to encourage her teammates.

Missouri's Ratliffe named national player of the week

After averaging 22 points and 7 rebounds in wins over Texas A&M and Baylor, Ricardo Ratliffe  was named the Lute Olson National Basketball Player of the Week.

From wife to widow, living without Arch

Living through grief is difficult. Mary Leean lost her husband of 56 years last April to a rare degenerative brain disorder. How does someone carry on after losing his or her soul mate?

Rock Bridge transfer shines in first game against former teammates

After his family moved across town earlier this year, Jordan Stevens, a 6-foot guard, transferred from Hickman to Rock Bridge.

Missouri senators, representative respond to State of the Union address

Sen. Claire McCaskill, Sen. Roy Blunt and Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer note the importance of investing in the workforce and creating private-sector jobs.



Proposed cigarette tax hike has failed twice before

A cigarette tax increase was on the ballot in 2002 and 2006. Both times, the measure failed, earning 49 percent of the vote.

Missouri softball voted No. 5 in preseason rankings

The No. 5 ranking is the highest the Tigers, the defending Big 12 champions, have ever received in the preseason poll.

Hollywood wardrobe supervisor Joyce Kogut comes to Stephens for Citizen Jane lecture

Joyce Kogut, a costume supervisor who has worked on some 30 films including "Up in the Air," "Jerry Maguire" and "Traffic," will speak at Stephens College on Wednesday as part of the Citizen Jane Lecture Series.

Fact-checking the State of the Union address

Wondering if what President Barack Obama says during his State of the Union address is accurate? Check out these links to fact-checking websites.

Budget withholds crucial to calculation of higher ed cuts

The budget cuts to higher education announced at Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address last Tuesday are not completely accurate. The actual cuts in appropriations to public universities are 15.1 percent.

With expansion of sports teams, Columbia College looks to add marketability

Next year Columbia College will have five new sports, qualifying the school to compete at the NCAA Division II level. For now, the school plans to stay in the NAIA.