Missouri's forwards key in win over Oklahoma State

Missouri's Ricardo Ratliffe swats away a shot by Oklahoma State's Brian Williams during Wednesday's victory over the Cowboys. Ratliffe had a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

After the Missouri guards made 14 3-pointers to beat Baylor on Saturday, the Missouri forwards stepped in for an 83-65 win over Oklahoma State on Wednesday.

Ball boy adds pep to Missouri-Oklahoma State basketball game

Sam Slaughter, 12, has been a ball boy for the Missouri men's basketball team for three years. He said he enjoys getting on television, but that his favorite part is being able to cheer with the student section.

New UM System President Tim Wolfe takes office

Tim Wolfe began his first day as president of the University of Missouri System at a short welcome reception at University Hall on Wednesday morning.

Bicycle/Pedestrian Commission proposes Phase II of Windsor Ash Bike Boulevard

If approved, the bike boulevard would run from the MKT Nature and Fitness Trail north to Business Loop 70 and Parkade Plaza. The project would be funded through the GetAbout Columbia grant.

Missouri softball opens season with big expectations

Tigers softball coach Ehren Earleywine will bring a talented class of 10 freshman to the team's first game against Ball State on Friday afternoon in Troy, Ala.

Boone County seeks authority to regulate rental property

Officials testified before a Missouri Senate committee today in favor of a bill that could give the county the power to regulate rental property.

UPDATE: Driver dies in crash on U.S. 63 north of Columbia

A man was killed Wednesday afternoon when his vehicle was T-boned a dump truck

J. KARL MILLER: Who defines Republican and Conservative?

Self appointed conservative pundits and radio hosts have widened the gap between Republicans and Conservatives.

DAVID ROSMAN: Blame is so much easier than fixing the problems

Why do people whine about everything but have no solutions to actually fix the problems? Blame is so much easier than fixing the problems. People are lazy.

Pictures of the Year International names best news, reportage photographs

After a week of judging, the first two divisions — reportage and news — of the 69th Pictures of the Year International judging have been decided. Among the winners are photographs of Libyan protesters and the struggles of an American veteran.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's basketball beats Oklahoma State

The No. 3 Tigers beat the Cowboys 83-65 at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday night. Missouri (24-2) is now tied with Kansas atop the Big 12 Conference standings.

Downtown Leadership Council supports Providence Road streetscape improvements

The Downtown Leadership Council presented a letter of support for the Columbia Housing Authority's streetscape improvements along Providence Road at the Feb. 6 City Council meeting.

Missouri legislature discusses bills to improve student, teacher performance

The state Senate Education Committee heard a bill Wednesday that would require individual school districts to develop standards for evaluating teachers and "instructional improvement."

Missouri baseball opens season at Auburn

Eric Anderson is fully recovered from shoulder surgery and will be on the mound for Missouri on Friday afternoon when the Tigers open the season against future Southeastern Conference opponent Auburn.

PHOTO GALLERY: Regency Hotel demolition continues

Demolition continues Wednesday on the former Regency Hotel site on Broadway to make way for a Doubletree hotel by Hilton.

Missouri attorney general warns of draining fund for workers with disabilities

The state's Second Injury fund has been headed toward bankruptcy for several years. Chris Koster said he wants the fund phased out.

PHOTO GALLERY: Timothy Wolfe's first day as UM System president

Timothy Wolfe's first morning as University of Missouri System president included a media day at University Hall in Columbia.

Sue Logan, March 12, 1953 — Feb. 14, 2012, of Columbia

Sue Logan, mother of four, dies at 58


Hickman High School student arrested on suspicion of bringing gun to school

The unloaded gun was reported stolen more than 30 years ago from out of state, according to a news release.