Limiting Ratliffe doesn't slow Missouri men's basketball team

Missouri's past two opponents, Texas Tech and Texas, have tried to keep senior forward Ricardo Ratliffe from scoring, but the Tigers' other shooters have still found a way to win.

MU's Frederick vom Saal wants FDA to ban BPA, endocrine disruptors

Frederick vom Saal, a biology professor and researcher, is among a group of scientists working to influence public opinion about a group of chemicals that can be found in many commercial products such as plastics, food cans and many other household products.

Trial in Hobson case begins with surveillance footage, witness testimony

During the trial of Tony Lewis, 27, of Boonville, who is charged with the second-degree robbery and second-degree murder of Aaron Hobson, surveillance footage was shown from the Break Time where Hobson was killed.

'We Are Mizzou' viral video gets mixed reactions

Three MU students made a YouTube video that seems an excellent display of school spirit to some, but lame to others.

Luge: An exercise in fear vs. calm

A day on the luge track in western Michigan was both harrowing and thrilling.

Board of Curators to discuss tuition and fee increases this week

The UM System Board of Curators will debate a proposal of an average tuition increase of 6.5 percent for UM campuses at its meeting Friday. As proposed, the average tuition for MU would increase by 7.5 percent.

MU researcher discovers ancient crocodile, 'Shieldcroc'

An MU researcher has discovered what is believed to be the earliest ancestor of the modern crocodile. About 30 feet long, "Shieldcroc" was only a few feet shorter in length than an average school bus today.

Missouri women's basketball gets rematch with Baylor

No. 1 Baylor beat Missouri 90-46 in a previous meeting Jan. 4 in Waco, Texas in both teams' first conference game.

Paquin Tower recreation program receives $10,000 gift

The Adapted Community Recreation Program received $10,000 from a disabilities rights group.

Construction at Battle High School proceeds on schedule and budget

Deputy Superintendent Nick Boren says construction is "63 to 64 percent" complete and will come in, at or under budget.

Lack of snow allows city to use budget for other projects

Due to the mild winter, the city and county public works offices both plan to use their leftover snow-removal budget money for street maintenance projects in the spring and summer, such as asphalt overlay and pothole repairs.


Columbia College softball prepares for move to Cosmo Park

The softball team will relocate on April 1 to a field at Cosmopolitan Park when construction of a new science building begins on the site of its current field.


ROSE NOLEN: The rich leave others behind in controlling politics

The rise of super PACs is further separating the average person from the rich, elitist politicians.

Hickman girls basketball edges out Wentzville Holt

Forward Cherish "Walteezy" Walton helped lead Hickman High School to victory, despite recent injuries on the team.

Missouri House committee passes bill to simplify transferring university credits

The bill would require Missouri universities to accept transfer credits from other state institutions and create a list of 25 transferable lower-division courses.

Missouri governor backs plan for new oil pipeline

Governor Jay Nixon endorsed plans to built a new 600-mile oil pipeline that would cut through Missouri.

Cosmic Conversations to include top 10 visible sky phenomena discussion

The monthly lecture series will include a discussion of the top 10 sky phenomena that can be seen by the naked eye in mid-Missouri.

Daniel Boone Regional Library adds fifth Columbia book drop

Daniel Boone Regional Library has 11 free-standing book drops total that serve Columbia Public Library, Callaway County Public Library in Fulton and Southern Boone County Public Library in Ashland.

Iraqi author Zaid Mahir to hold reading and book signing at Peace Nook

Zaid Mahir, author of "The Way to Baghdad: Day 18 of the War," is having his reading and book signing Wednesday at the Peace Nook.

UPDATE: Man shot in thigh during fight in central Columbia

A 22-year-old man was shot in the upper thigh during a fight Monday night. No suspects have been identified.