Missouri softball closes tournament with win

Senior Kristin Nottelmann picked up her second win of the weekend, and the No. 5-ranked Tigers hit three home runs.

Missouri baseball sweeps doubleheader to win series at Auburn

The Tigers won their first game 6-4, before rallying to win a curfew-shortened game in the nightcap, 4-3.

Boone County Commission plans to beautify courthouse plaza

The fountain at the plaza does not run and the area lacks shade. The Boone County Commission hopes to install more greenery and signage in the plaza. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Visitors enjoy sunny weather along river in Rocheport

Friends and families enjoy the warmer-than-usual weather in Rocheport on Sunday.

GUEST COMMENTARY: The true war on religion

The true war on religion in the United States is the attempt by some to impose their religious beliefs on everybody else. To avoid that war, moral choices must be left to the individual, not the state.

What's open and closed in Columbia for Presidents Day

Some local businesses and offices will be closed Monday, but MU will still have classes and Columbia Public Transit will run as normal.

Missouri tennis sweeps Saint Louis University

Jamie Mera was the only Missouri tennis player to play a third set in the match against the Billikens. The Tigers won the match in a 7-0 sweep, following a 6-1 victory over Illinois State on Friday.

Boys & Girls Club wins big at Rootin' Tootin' Chili Cookoff

The seventh annual cook-off featured 50 teams. They raised $59,000 for the Columbia Boys and Girls Club.  

Missouri Southern State University approves 4 percent tuition increase

On Friday, Missouri Southern State University accepted a committee recommendation to increase tuition by $6.48 per credit hour, starting next fall.

Missouri student athletes reported 871 suspected concussions in fall 2011

The survey, conducted by the Missouri State High School Activities Association, showed that football players reported the highest number of suspected concussions, with 653. 

British fugitive captured in rural Missouri lived inconspicuous life

Edward Maher, an international fugitive dubbed "Fast Eddie" by British tabloids, lived in various locations across the U.S. for decades before being captured Feb. 8 in Ozark, Mo.

Young adults' online-pirating habits spur debate about how to charge for content

Companies and universities discuss how to resolve piracy issues – such as offering content and charging students through fees. But, there is no agreement on a permanent solution.

Efforts being made to photograph and preserve barns in Missouri, nationwide

Missouri has the second-most barns in the country built before 1960, and the Missouri Barn Alliance and Rural Network is raising money to repair and find uses for many of them.

COMO YOU KNOW: Jefferson Junior High School

Jefferson Junior High School is one of three junior high schools in the Columbia Public School District.

COMO YOU KNOW: Smithton Middle School

Smithton Middle School opened in 1995 and is one of three such schools in the Columbia district.

COMO YOU KNOW: Brady Deaton

Brady Deaton has been chancellor at MU since 2004.

COMO YOU KNOW: Pepper & Friends

"Pepper and Friends" was a daily variety show hosted by Paul Pepper and James Mouser that ran on KOMU/Channel 8 from 1982 until 2009. 

COMO YOU KNOW: Hinkson Creek Trail

The Hinkson Creek Trail is open to joggers, bikers and anyone who wants to enjoy nature. Pets are allowed, and the trail has access points to Hinkson Creek for canoeing or kayaking.

COMO YOU KNOW: Stankowski Field

MU Student Recreation complex members can play soccer, Frisbee or run around the track at Stankowski Field. 

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Men's basketball coasts; women's basketball beats Kansas

The Missouri men's basketball team picked up two more conference wins, the women's basketball team beat rival Kansas in Lawrence for its first conference win, and the baseball and softball teams got their 2012 seasons under way.