Missouri gymnastics positive after loss to Oklahoma

Allie Heizelman and teammates cheer on Taylor Medrea during her floor routine against Oklahoma on Feb. 17 at Hearnes Center.

The No. 16 Tigers posted a season-high score but fell to the No. 3 Sooners, 197.4-196.375.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri gymnastics loses to No. 3 Oklahoma

The Missouri gymnastics team hosted No. 3 Oklahoma on Friday night. The Tigers lost the meet 197.400-196.375.

Tough defensive effort fuels Rock Bridge basketball's overtime win

Senior Jordan Stevens helped the Bruins overcome their offensive struggles by shutting down Helias Catholic's best player.

Missouri baseball falls to Auburn in season opener

Auburn starting pitcher Derek Varnadore held the Tigers to two earned runs over seven innings as Missouri lost 5-2. 

Columbia chamber of commerce endorses Pauls and Tillotson in council races

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced endorsements of Bill Pauls in the Second Ward and Bill Tillotson in the Sixth Ward for April's City Council election. Each candidate is running for the council for the first time.

City appoints new Columbia Regional Airport manager

Don Elliott was appointed airport manager of the Columbia Regional Airport on Friday. Elliot, who has 29 years of experience with the airport, had been serving as the interim manager since October.

Missouri tennis defeats Illinois State 6-1

The Tigers swept the Red Birds in their double matches in a 6-1 victory on Friday.

Missouri softball wins twice on its opening day

Missouri defeated Ball State by a score of 3-2 and Troy by a score of 4-0 at the Quality Inn Classic in Troy, Ala. 

Missouri cannabis supporters hold signature drive at state capitol

The Show-Me Cannabis Regulation ballot initiative campaign held a signature drive on Friday outside the Missouri state Capitol in Jefferson City. The signatures, gathered by about 1,000 unpaid volunteers, are required to qualify the campaign's proposed constitutional amendment.

MULTIMEDIA: Columbia Quilts of Valor members make quilts for veterans

A group of Columbia women meet weekly to make quilts to donate to service members.  Five quilts will be presented to veterans Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Friday's warm weather attracts people to Capen Park for outdoor activities

Several people enjoyed the nice weather at Capen Park on Friday.

Point guard Medeiros learns English to succeed on court

Columbia College point guard Henrique Medeiros, who was born in Brazil, has had to learn English in order to succeed on the court. The second language may also help him with a career outside basketball after he graduates in December.

Two Columbia groups receive grants to promote locally grown produce

Columbia-based Sustainable Farms and Communities Inc. received a $5,000 grant, and the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture received a $4,910 grant. The two grants are part of the Local Foods Grants initiative supported by Missouri's Agriculture Protection Fund.

See some different Polar Plunges around the world

In order to get you in the mood for this weekend's Polar Plunge, we have pulled together some videos of plunges from around the world. Luckily, the weather will be nothing like the places featured in these videos.

Temporary lane closure on Eighth Street begins Monday

The Public Works Department will close the southbound lane on Eighth Street from Broadway to Cherry Street during the day Monday and Wednesday for remodeling work at the Tiger Hotel.

Winter shelter for the homeless to stay open longer

Room at the Inn, an overnight winter shelter for the homeless, will remain open through March 11.

UPDATE: Missouri couple charged with murder in toddler's death

Missouri couple have been charged with murder in the death of a toddler whose injuries were first blamed on a highway hit-and-run.

Bill Weitkemper named first Ed Robb award recipient

The Dr. Edward H. Robb Public Service Award recognizes the outstanding service of an employee of any city, county or public entity of Boone County.

Three teens arrested in connection with pellet gun incident

The Columbia Police Department arrested three teenagers Thursday after receiving a report that people were pointing a pellet gun at Hickman High School students while driving in the Columbia First Assembly of God parking lot.

No arrests yet in Thursday night robbery

Two men robbed four people at gunpoint Thursday night at their home in the 500 block of Fifth Street. The robbers fled when they realized police had been called; no one was injured and no one has been arrested.