Dixon's layup pushes Missouri men's basketball past Texas

Missouri guard Michael Dixon Jr. drives around Texas guard Myck Kabongo during the first half of Missouri's 67-66 win against Texas in Austin.

Michael Dixon scored 21 points, including the winning layup in the No. 4 Tigers' 67-66 victory Monday night at Texas.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri beats Texas, 67-66

No. 4 Missouri hung on for a road win over Texas on Monday, 67-66. Michael Dixon led the Tigers with 21 points, including the game-winning layup with 31 seconds remaining.

Budget for Short Street garage art up in the air

The budget for the Percent for Art program is still up in the air because the price of the Short Street garage keeps increasing.

Big 12 race tightens up as teams pass midway mark

With three teams ranked in the national top 10, the race for the Big 12 championship is heating up midway through the new 18-game conference schedule.

PHOTO GALLERY: Near record temperatures bring Columbia residents outside

Columbia residents experienced near-record highs Monday.

Missouri drops in latest basketball rankings, clash with Kansas still top 10 battle

The Missouri men's basketball team fell to No. 4 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.

MU students could get library improvements with proposed fee increase

MU Libraries is asking the Missouri Student Association to consider a proposal for a student fee to improve library services, including keeping part of Ellis Library open all night.

Cass County Democrat plans to run for congressional seat

Cass County Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Hensley plans to seek the Democratic nomination to run in Missouri's 4th Congressional District.



Man shot in thigh during fight in central Columbia

A man in his 20s was shot in the thigh during a fight at the intersection of Lincoln Drive and McBaine Avenue, police said. No one else was injured.

Columbia legislators to host forum on I-70 toll

The proposed toll would be about 10 to 15 cents per mile for cars and twice that for trucks. The panel will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Activities and Recreation Center.

Temperature to flirt with record, prompts fire danger warning

With Monday's forecast high of 67 degrees, the temperature could come close to the 1890 record of 68 degrees.

MBA students bring TED Talks to MU

The theme for the event, scheduled for April 14, is "Collaboration for Innovation." 

MU performance project shares stories of domestic violence

MU's Troubling Violence Performance Project is a troupe of actors who share personal stories about domestic and sexual violence with Columbia. By bringing up these sometimes taboo issues, they encourage conversation with the community.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Source of income should not matter for taxes

For too long, wage earners have been subjected to unfair, regressive taxes on their wages while some millionaires and billionaires have been favored with much lower tax rates than their wage-earning counterparts.

Great Central U.S. ShakeOut seeks to raise awareness in earthquake emergency drills

The second annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut will occur Feb. 7, which is the 200th anniversary of the 1812 New Madrid Earthquake.

NCAA president supports BCS four-team playoff

NCAA President Mark Emmert voiced strong support for a prospective four-team BCS playoff  on Monday. He also expressed concern about the strain conference expansion and realignment can put on schools and conferences.

Full Senate to vote whether to confirm Van Matre as curator

If Columbia attorney Craig Van Matre is not confirmed this week as a University of Missouri System curator, he will not be able to vote when the Board of Curators votes on tuition increases Friday.

Trial for last defendant in Hobson shooting begins Tuesday

 Tony Lewis is the last of eight defendants to be prosecuted for the shooting of Aaron Hobson. Jurors from Platte County were selected for his trial.


MU School of Medicine expands partnership with Cristo Rey Network

The MU School of Medicine has formed a national partnership with the Cristo Rey Networkin order to promote diversity and encourage students across the nation to consider college.

UPDATE: Missouri Democrats vow to oppose changes to discrimination laws

A measure pending in the Senate would require workers who bring wrongful termination lawsuits to prove discrimination was a "motivating factor" — not simply a contributing factor — in the employer's action. Democratic lawmakers vow to oppose changes to the laws.