Overtime surge pushes Rock Bridge boys basketball past Hogan Prep

Rock Bridge guard Travis Jorgenson drives past Hogan Prep's Domonick Williams. Jorgenson scored 16 points in a Bruins' overtime win in February in Columbia.

Rock Bridge High School beat Hogan Prep 86-79 by controlling all four overtime minutes.

Auburn teammates push each other to success at Missouri Grand Prix

Tyler McGill and Frederick Bousquet, who both train with Auburn Aquatics in Auburn, Ala., took gold and silver in the 100-meter butterfly race, respectively.

Former boys basketball manager shines on Hickman's Senior Night

Richard Bihomora's first and final basket for the Hickman boys basketball team was a buzzer-beater 3-pointer causing the team, coach and crowd to go crazy.

Dawn Heese finds success as professional quilter

Heese has been quilting for 13 years but has only just recently started her own business. She has created a fabric line and published three books in her first three years as a professional quilter.

Columbia School Board expected to vote Monday on attendance boundaries

The Columbia School Board will vote on Scenario B for secondary attendance boundaries at its meeting tonight.

Multi-space parking meters to allow credit card and phone payment

Starting Monday, credit cards and phones will be eligible for use to pay for some downtown parking.

DEAR READER: New dictionary sparks memories about words; Jim Terry tops entries in Show Me the Error contest

Like Prometheus bringing light to the mortals, words bring understanding to our world. And, there's nothing like a new dictionary to help us use words in the best possible way.

Single digit temperatures and snowfall predicted for the weekend

Temperatures will drop well below freezing Friday night and continue to be low throughout the weekend.

David Walsh gives presentation on brain science parenting at Smithton Middle School

Walsh's presentation Thursday gave parents advice on nurturing infants, keeping their children healthy and teaching them effectively.

Missouri gymnastics team third at Chicago meet

The Missouri gymnastics team placed third at Friday night's Illinois Gymnastics Institute's Chicago Style Meet with a 195.525 team score.

Gov. Nixon appoints, nominates Columbia residents for Missouri commissions

Columbia resident Cheryl M. Darrough was appointed by Gov. Nixon to the Appellate Judicial Commission. Residents Jeffrey Nichols and Russell Unger were nominated for other commissions.

Mid-Missouri Restaurant Association to present check to food bank

After raising funds from its Mid-Missouri Restaurant Week, the Mid-Missouri Restaurant Association will present the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri with a donation for the Buddy Pack program.  

Panel discusses emotional, psychological effects of cyberbullying

At the second day of the Missouri Law Review Symposium named "Cyberbullying: Emerging Realities and Legal Challenges," three experts shared the effects of cyberbullying on youth.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Watch out for the misinterpretation of statistics

J. Karl Miller's recent column skewed statistics and muddled important details of the effects of increasing minimum wage.

Volunteer income tax assistants offer free services to Missouri residents

Households with incomes of $50,000 or less are eligible to receive free tax assistance from local volunteers.

PHOTO GALLERY: Olympic hopefuls compete at first day of Missouri Grand Prix

The Missouri Grand Prix, in which Olympic hopefuls compete, started Friday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.

The meet, which runs Friday through Sunday, will be headlined by 19 U.S. national team swimmers, including Lezak, Matt Grevers and Amanda Weir. The event is the third meet of seven in this year's Grand Prix Series, which will lead up to the Olympic Trials, to be held June 25 to July 2 in Omaha, Neb.

Tennessee artist comes to Boone County Draft Horse and Mule Sale

Portrait artist Joe Vick of Lyles, Tenn., was at the Boone County Draft Horse and Mule Sale this weekend, selling his art to customers of the sale. Vick, a father of 10 children, travels around the country selling 5-minute portraits as well as other original art.

Royals sign 12 players as spring approaches

The Royals have agreed to terms with 12 players who will be participating with the team at spring training in Surprise, Ariz., later this month.

Sidney Kimmel Foundation awards $5.5 million to MU scientists

The Sidney Kimmel Foundation awarded scientists at MU a five-year, $5.5 million gift to help focus on efforts in the search for new energy sources.

The Blue Note hosts environmental documentary film festival

On Feb. 11 The Blue Note will host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The festival will feature environmental documentaries. One featured film, "Big Muddy Clean Sweep" chronicles volunteers' experiences while they spent weeks cleaning the banks of the Missouri River.