Missouri men's basketball moves up to No. 3 in rankings

Missouri forward Ricardo Ratliffe attempts to block Baylor forward Quincy Miller in the second half at Mizzou Arena on Saturday.

Missouri's rise comes after previous No. 3 Ohio State lost to Michigan State on Saturday.

Columbia School Board votes to approve new school attendance boundaries

The Columbia School Board approved scenario B for intermediate and high school boundaries at its meeting Monday. The vote was 6-1 in favor of the approach.

Phil Pressey's defense inspires Tigers' defensive thinking

The Missouri men's basketball team has shown it has one of the best offenses in the country. Coach Frank Haith is now focusing on defense. 

UPDATE: School Board approves air conditioning bids, 2012-13 budget parameters

The Columbia School Board passed the 2012-13 school year budget parameters in a 6-1 vote Monday night. 

For Missouri women's basketball team, men's success frustrating and inspiring

The coach and players for Missouri Women's Basketball soak in the men's success and find motivation during a tough season.


PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia prepares for Valentine's Day

Flowers and chocolates and teddy bears, oh my. Local florists are working to fill hundreds of orders for sweethearts in preparation for Tuesday.

Unused Columbia wells tapped to store water from river bottoms

Plans are in development to allow two previously unused wells below Columbia to store water in case of a power outage or heat wave during the summer months. The city currently gets its water from a groundwater source in McBaine.

Columbia Star Dinner Train shakes up management

David Tenny has replaced Greg Weber as the general manager of the Columbia Star Dinner Train. At least one other management position has also changed. 

FROM READERS: Photos from a snow day in Columbia

On one of the year's first snowy days, local folks snapped photos of Columbia as a winter wonderland.

Conference will detail Missouri's earthquake history, future risk

"It's Your Fault," being held Saturday, will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the monumental earthquakes that occurred in Missouri's New Madrid Seismic Zones. Experts predict that earthquakes of similar magnitude are likely in the future.

Budget for Short Street garage art project increased

The budget for the Short Street garage art project increased from $70,000 to $83,000, and the deadline for artists to apply has been extended to March 16.

Weather prompts delay of Sixth Ward transit forum

The forum on public transportation hosted by Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe has been rescheduled for March. The First Ward forum will go ahead as planned Thursday.

Hickman girls basketball reschedules game with California High School

The Kewpies rescheduled the game to play California at home at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16. 

Jayhawks women's basketball leading scorer out for season

Junior Carolyn Davis will miss the remainder of the season for Kansas after tearing her ACL and dislocating her left knee in a loss to Kansas State on Sunday.

FROM READERS: Wetlands before the snowfall

Between now and May, John Hall's photos will encompass the changing of the seasons. With winter back on center stage, he shares his photos of Herring Gulls during a feeding frenzy that never ceases. 

New generator at Columbia landfill expected to help turn methane gas into electricity

The generator is expected to go online this year, joining a bioreactor installed in 2009 that will increase the amount of renewable energy produced by the city.

FROM READERS: What message would you put on a candy heart?

Members of the community draw what they would put on their conversation hearts. What would you write on yours?

Stargazer maps out spectacles in night sky

As an ongoing lecture series, Cosmic Conversations works to spread enthusiasm and encourage education about the stars and sky above.

Win over Kansas State puts Jayhawks in first place in Big 12

Tyshawn Taylor had 20 points for No. 4 Kansas, which fended off a stiff test from Kansas State for a 59-53 victory Monday night.

Obama's budget: Government still growing, despite cuts

The Pentagon and NASA would see cuts in the proposed budget, which would decrease the deficit to $901 billion next year. Republicans dislike the President's unwillingness to cut Medicare and Medicaid spending.