Missouri men's basketball team stumbles at Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State guard Keiton Page, bottom, and Missouri guard Phil Pressey, top, struggle for a loose ball during Wednesday's game in Stillwater, Okla.

In its first game after gaining a No. 2 national ranking, the Missouri men's basketball team lost to Oklahoma State 79-72 on Wednesday in Stillwater, Okla.

Senate confirms Pamela Henrickson as University of Missouri System curator

Pamela Henrickson, a Jefferson City attorney, will join the other curators next week in Kansas City, where they plan to vote on tuition and fee increases at all four system campuses.

Columbia school personnel, board express opinions about teacher tenure

Rep. Scott Dieckhaus, House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee chairman, is considering introducing legislation within the week that could put an end to teacher tenure in Missouri.  Some educators are concerned that without tenure, teachers may face unjust dismissal.  

States weaken tenure rights for teachers

An increasing number of states are getting rid of tenure protections for teachers in public schools, in order to base layoffs on teacher effectiveness rather than seniority.

Sisters big part of Rock Bridge girls basketball team's win over Hickman

The post play of sophomore Bri Porter and freshman Cierra Porter helped the Bruins earn a 55-36 victory Wednesday night against visiting Hickman.

MU ceremony honors Martin Luther King Jr. with humility and humor

MU was presented with a replica of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Wednesday night before keynote speaker, Larry Wilmore, gave his satirical commentary on race relations in the U.S.

PHOTO GALLERY: 'Daily Show' 'Correspondent' Larry Wilmore speaks at MLK celebration

Larry Wilmore, who is the "senior black correspondent" on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" spoke Wednesday evening at the Missouri Theatre for a belated celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

PHOTO GALLERY: No. 2 Missouri comes up short at Oklahoma State

The No. 2 Missouri Tigers were defeated by the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Wednesday by a score of 79-72. With the loss, the Tigers fell to 18-2 overall and 5-2 in Big 12 play.

J. KARL MILLER: Don't jump to conclusions unless you've been there

Before facts are investigated about the reports of Marines urinating on dead Taliban members, opinions of people who haven't been on-site where an incident happened have little value.

DAVID ROSMAN: Do we need an amendment to fix campaign funding?

U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich's proposed amendment regarding the use of public funds to pay for federal election campaigns will never pass.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Barbara Hoppe quick to respond to neighborhood's needs

Barbara Hoppe, Sixth Ward councilwoman, helped draw attention to road problems in Timberhill Road neighborhood.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge girl's basketball beats Hickman, 55-36

Rock Bridge High School's girl's basketball team defeated Hickman High School 55-36 Wednesday night.

Inconsistent Missouri women's basketball results in loss against Texas

The Tigers had their lowest turnover margin and their most free throw attempts all season but shot poorly from the field. The Tigers have been unable to put together a complete game and are winless in the Big 12.

Senators and representative 'targeted' after debate over controversial bill

The nameplates of six legislators are vandalized for the second time.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia residents pose with St. Louis Cardinals' World Series trophy

Columbia residents lined up at U.S. Cellular to have their pictures taken with the St. Louis Cardinals' World Series trophy on Wednesday afternoon.

Grissum Building to be test site for Hinkson, Bear creeks watershed pollution reduction

The city will test several strategies for reducing stormwater pollution and runoff at the Public Works Department building north of Business Loop 70. Some of the money for the project will come from a federal grant to Boone County.

Talks over Rams lease have St. Louis on edge

Feb. 1 is the deadline for the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission to outline how it will transform the Edward Jones Dome into a "first-tier" stadium by 2015. If it fails to do so, the Rams can break their lease — and potentially move — after the 2014 season.

Second airport destination from Columbia to be discussed soon

Assistant City Manager Tony St. Romaine said Dallas and Chicago are two cities under consideration.

Top high school recruit Dorial Green-Beckham considers Missouri football

Dorial Green-Beckham is considered by some college football scouts to be the top high school recruit in the nation. He has narrowed his list of schools down to five, including Missouri.

Sophomore leads Columbia College women's basketball into the heart of conference play

Heather English, who leads the Cougars with 14.1 points per game, will be key when the Cougars travel to Williams Baptist on Thursday.