Missouri men's basketball sneaks past Oklahoma, 71-68

Missouri senior guard Marcus Denmon takes the ball to the basket in front of Oklahoma's Cameron Clark on Monday in the Tigers' 71-68 victory in Norman, Okla.

The No. 4 Missouri men's basketball team claimed first place in the Big 12 by edging Oklahoma 71-68 on Monday night in Norman, Okla.

Missouri men's basketball holds at No. 4 in rankings; Denmon named player of the week

After its dramatic comeback win against Kansas on Saturday, the Missouri men's basketball team remained ranked No. 4 in Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches' polls.

MU out-of-state applications exceed in-state applications

Heightened recruiting efforts across the nation and appealing non-resident scholarships are major factors in the shift.

True/False shifts from Stephens venues, adds Jesse Auditorium, Methodist church

Festival organizers hope the shift to MU will boost attendance and bring students and the community closer together.

UPDATE: Mayor calls for two downtown boards to coexist

As a result of two reports to the City Council, Mayor Bob McDavid asked City Manager Mike Matthes' staff to prepare to allow the Downtown Leadership Council and Community Improvement District to co-exist.

MU police: Racist fliers posted in residence hall weren't criminal

Although the students' identities have been confirmed, no arrests were made in connection to the racist flyers posted in an University of Missouri residence hall, and records containing more information about the incident are not public.

MU alumna Nischelle Turner gets job with CNN's 'Showbiz Tonight'

Nischelle Turner grew up in Columbia and graduated from Rock Bridge High School and MU. In December, she took a job with CNN's "Showbiz Tonight" and now works in studios and on red carpets, interviewing actors, singers and other celebrities.

City Council accepts donation to install more interactive cameras downtown

The council voted Monday night to accept a donation to purchase and install a new camera at the intersection of Tenth and Cherry streets that would have capabilities to zoom in and track its subjects.

High school student arrested on suspicion of carving racial slur into vehicle

Weslie Kendrick McWilliams, who was arrested on suspicion of a hate crime and property damage, admitted to his involvement in the incident, Columbia police said.

How Missouri voters can become national political party delegates

Here is a how-to guide to becoming a delegate at the national party convention of your choice. Prospective Democrat delegates must vote in Tuesday's primary.

Battle High School athletics director, assistant principals named

Cape Girardeau High School's Matthew Hale and Oakland Junior High School's Jacob Sirna have been chosen as assistant principals at Muriel Williams Battle High School. Hale will also be the athletics director.

Missouri's Marcus Denmon named Big 12 Player of the Week

Missouri senior Marcus Denmon was named Big 12 Player of the Week after leading the Tigers to a 74-71 win over Kansas on Saturday. Denmon scored 29 points, including nine in the final two minutes to lead a Missouri comeback.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don't blame smokers for revenue shortfall

Politicians are passing the blame to smokers while ignoring the problem of Missouri's revenue shortfall and the country's financial collapse.

Columbia legislators host forum on proposed I-70 tolls

Missouri residents met Monday night to discuss funding proposals for repairs and expansions on Interstate 70. Current plans to update the road range from $1.2 billion to $4 billion, and would add at least one lane of traffic in each direction.



PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri basketball slips past Oklahoma, 71-68

After an emotional comeback win against rival Kansas on Saturday, Missouri barely managed to slip past Oklahoma on Monday in Norman, Okla., 71-68.

William Russell Goodge, April 26, 1928 - Feb. 5, 2012, of Columbia

William Russell Goodge of Columbia died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. He was 83.

UPDATE: City Council passes taxi stand ordinance

The council voted to continue the designated taxi stand and "no pick-up/drop-off" zones, which began as a pilot project in May 2011. The start time for these locations was changed from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

City Council approves energy contract with Iowa wind farm

The 20-year contract is for 60 megawatt hours per year and will put the city's total energy from renewable energy sources at 8 percent. 

Robert K. Tsutakawa, former MU Department of Statistics chair, remembered for contributions to field

Robert K. Tsutakawa, the former chair of MU's department of statistics , died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2012. He was 81.

Missouri women's basketball team to face Freshman of the Week on Saturday

Sooners guard Sharane Campbell was named Big 12 Freshman of the Week for women's basketball. Missouri will play Oklahoma at 2 p.m. Saturday in Norman.