Missouri men's basketball's Michael Dixon doesn't start, but ends games

Missouri junior guard Michael Dixon made four 3-point baskets in the first half of the Tigers' victory Monday.

Michael Dixon's play off the bench has proved a determining factor in Missouri's wins since losing to Oklahoma State.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball comes up short against Texas A&M

The Tigers almost upset the defending national champions Tuesday at Mizzou Arena. Missouri let the game slip away in the final minutes and allowed Texas A&M to walk out with a victory.

Missouri women's basketball upset bid falls short

Missouri's Christine Flores had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Morgan Eye had 19 points, including five 3-pointers, but the Tigers couldn't hold off a late Aggies charge in a 56-52 loss on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.

MSA delivers 6,000 letters opposing budget cuts to lawmakers

Missouri Students Association delivered the letters opposing higher education budget cuts to Gov. Jay Nixon and other legislators Tuesday.

MU math professor Michael Taksar remembered as a loving husband

Dr. Taksar pre-ordered Valentine's Day flowers for his wife, Tanya, and took her to Venice for their 10th anniversary.

Nancy Copenhaver to file for election in 47th District

Former state representative Nancy Copenhaver announced she will seek a House seat representing parts of Columbia and Boone, Randolph, Cooper and Howard counties.

Battle High School athletics director prepares for move to Columbia

Matthew Hale, who has spent the majority of his life in southeast Missouri, said he is eager to begin meeting with the future students and parents of Battle.

Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen to change location

The Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen will move to Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church effective Feb. 26. The hope is that greater room to cook and eat will help the soup kitchen reach more people in need.

ROSE NOLEN: Black History Month reflects on past, celebrates progress

February is a time to look back at the history of blacks in America, share stories and culture as a teaching tool and look to the future.

Missouri women's basketball honors memory of Kay Yow

Missouri's game against Texas A&M on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena was played in honor of Kay Yow, the former North Carolina State coach who died of breast cancer in 2009.

Rock Bridge High School boys basketball defeats Center High School 68-48

Junior Travis Jorgenson scored 21 points, and senior Jordan Stevens contributed 13 points. 

UPDATE: Missouri Senate panel backs birth control measure

Lawmakers endorsed legislation that would give employers the right to refuse to provide health insurance coverage for birth control, abortions, or sterilization procedures.

McDonald's to host hotcake fundraiser event for new Ronald McDonald House

McDonald's restaurants are planning to host "All You Can Eat Hotcakes" to raise money to build a new Ronald McDonald House in Columbia.

Speak Your Mind forum reveals ways to stop human trafficking

Hickman's Speak Your Mind forum brought together local collaborators searching for ways to end domestic and international human trafficking.

Missouri baseball team fifth in Big 12 preseason poll

The Missouri baseball team was picked to finish fifth in the Big 12 Conference in a preseason poll of the league's coaches.

Michael Taksar, Sept. 9, 1949 — Feb. 12, 2012, of Columbia

Derrick Washington enters a plea of guilty to third-degree assault

At the Boone County Courthouse on Tuesday, former Missouri running back Derrick Washington entered a plea of guilty to misdemeanor third-degree domestic assault. He was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail.

Court documents reveal details of murder investigation before Bustamante's arrest

Court documents reveal that authorities seized muddy clothes and shovels from Alyssa Bustamante's home and that authorities questioned Bustamante's boyfriend repeatedly.

Several Columbia businesses honored for hiring veterans

Eight mid-Missouri companies received the Flag of Freedom Award for hiring veterans who returned home from overseas.

Rootin'-Tootin' Chili Cookoff to be held Saturday

The seventh annual Rootin'-Tootin' Chili Cookoff will be held Saturday. Proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Columbia.