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Activists set to meet at MU to protest death penalty for Reggie Clemons

Friends of Julie and Robin Kerry comfort one another while standing on the old Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis. Mike Vogt, right, is joined by Hollee McClain, Sean Hogan and Libby Hodges. The picture was taken on April 15, 1991, 11 days after the Kerry sisters drowned in the Mississippi River. One man, Marlin Gray, was convicted and executed in connection with their deaths. Another man, Reggie Clemons, is appealing his conviction on the charges, and friends and anti-death penalty groups are hoping to convince Missouri to repeal the death penalty.

Death penalty opponents have found an unlikely ally in Republican Rep. Mike McGhee, who wants to eliminate capital punishment in the state.

Missouri men's basketball team beats Texas A&M on the road

The No. 3 Tigers beat Texas A&M 71-62 for their fifth Big 12 Conference road win this season. It was their first road win against the Aggies since 2001.

Hickman junior continues unbeaten streak going into state wrestling finals

Hickman's J'den Cox stays calm to move on to the final round of the high school state wrestling championship, held at Mizzou Arena. 

Missouri softball loses for first time in new season

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels rallied to score four runs in the last two innings to tie the game before beating the Tigers 6-5 in 10 innings.

Three reports of shots fired in Columbia since Friday afternoon

There have been three separate reports of shots fired in the city in the past two days.

PHOTO GALLERY: Participants brave the cold at the fifth annual Polar Bear Plunge

About 430 people, many in costumes, participated in this year's Polar Bear Plunge at Stephens Lake Park. Individuals plunged into the 39-degree Fahrenheit water during the event, which supports Special Olympics Missouri.

Friends and family plunge in memory of father

During the Polar Plunge on Saturday, the Preston Superheroes plunged into Stephens Lake as a way to remember Preston Sights.

Missouri women's basketball earns first conference win of season at Kansas

Kyley Simmons made a 3-point shot with less than three minutes left to put the Tigers ahead by seven points. The play helped secure a 70-65 victory at Kansas for Missouri's first Big 12 Conference win of the season.

Art students explore fiber structures with visiting artist

Students are helping to construct two pieces from visiting artist Caoimhghin O'Fraithile, who is visiting for the True/False Film Festival. The fiber structure art pieces will be installed Feb. 27.

PHOTO GALLERY: No. 3 Missouri basketball defeats Texas A&M

The Tigers defeated the Aggies by a score of 71-62 Saturday at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas.  Missouri senior guard Kim English led all scorers with 21 points.  

PHOTO GALLERY: Rootin'-Tootin' Chili Cookoff held for seventh straight year

Fifty-one different teams competed in the Rootin'-Tootin' Chili Cookoff that benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Columbia.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Two conflicting Missouri Senate bills on home inspections

One bill would allow home inspectors to write standards for what is defective in a home, while another would allow homeowners to create their own standards for building and maintaining their homes.

Hickman and Rock Bridge wrestlers win state titles

Hickman junior J'den Cox and Rock Bridge sophomore Sam Crane walked away as winners in the Missouri state wrestling championships. Cox finished the season with 57-o record, making this the second year he has gone undefeated. 

FROM READERS: Photos from the Polar Plunge

Participants and spectators share photos from Saturday's Polar Plunge.

PHOTO GALLERY: Wrestlers compete in state championships at Mizzou Arena

The Missouri State High School Activities Association held the 82nd annual wrestling championship this weekend at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri men's golf places 15th at John Burns Intercollegiate

Missouri sophomore Emilio Cuartero placed highest individually for the Tigers with a tie for 41st place.

MU baseball game against Auburn postponed because of inclement weather

Saturday's Missouri baseball game was postponed because of inclement weather. The Tigers will play a doubleheader at Auburn on Sunday. 

Columbia College women's basketball team runs away from Williams Baptist, 99-59

The Cougars won by 40 and almost eclipsed the 100 point mark, something that they did three times last season. 

Columbia College overcomes turnovers to beat Williams Baptist

The Columbia College men's basketball won against Williams Baptist College Saturday in a game that had double digit turnovers from both teams. On Thursday, the Cougars will play for the American Midwest Conference championship against Hannibal-LaGrange.

Missouri lawmakers propose social services budget cut

Recommended cuts by a Missouri House of Representatives committee would save $65 million, but would cut certain Medicaid programs.

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