Win at Kansas would put Missouri men's basketball at top of standings

After beating Texas A&M on Wednesday, Kansas (23-5, 13-2) took sole possession of first place in the Big 12.

Kansas men's basketball holds off Texas A&M to maintain Big 12 lead

No. 4 Kansas fought off a late run by Texas A&M for a 66-58 victory Wednesday night in College Station, Texas.

Rock Bridge boys basketball team cruises in district semifinal

Rock Bridge's bench accounted for more than half of the Bruins' points in a 63-17 victory over Smith-Cotton on Wednesday in the semifinal of the Class 5, District 9 tournament.

Faculty Council to discuss next move in Engel tenure case

The MU Faculty Council will debate the provost's request that charges against suspended MU Professor Greg Engel be re-heard with a lower standard for evidence.

Hickman boys basketball win sets up district final with Rock Bridge

Douglas Johnson came off the bench and finished with 13 points in the Kewpies' 74-60 victory against Jefferson City in the Class 5, District 9 semifinals Wednesday night at Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia.

Police arrest five men, including suspects in recent shootings

Columbia police arrested five men Tuesday, including three suspected to have a role in the recent shootings. 

State program could provide Columbia Public Schools' summer school meals

The state-sponsored, federally funded Summer Food Service Program provides meals to children in need during the summer months when school lunch is not available. This would be the first year Columbia Public Schools has participated in the program.

J. KARL MILLER: Missouri Voter ID Amendment will 'keep honest people honest'

While proponents of a photo ID requirement for voters say it will help reduce voter fraud, its critics believe it will keep the disadvantaged away from the polls.

DAVID ROSMAN: Conspirators, one and all

Rep. Lyle Rowland, who recently introduced a "birther" bill in the state House of Representatives, is preventing the General Assembly from what they're meant to do: legislate.

AGING IN AMERICA: Appalachia's aging population is rising fast

By 2030, one-fifth of the American population is expected to be over the age of 65.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU holds beauty pageant for male contestants

The Mr. Mizzou pageant included four segments: opening act, talent, evening wear and final question. The event was held Wednesday night at Memorial Union.

Cool Stuff owner seeks to close popular Broadway shop

Columbia's eclectic shop, Cool Stuff, and its late-night sweet stop, Hot Box Cookies, might both be closing their doors on East Broadway as part of an ongoing business negotiation.

City Council candidates talk collective bargaining, raises with unions

The Mid-Missouri Labor Club invited candidates on the April 3 ballot to speak at their meeting Wednesday afternoon. Topics included raises for public employees and the ability to collectively bargain with the city.

Columbia National Guard soldier saves lives with organ donations

Calvin "Joe" Joseph Genereux III, who died Sunday, was hoping to be deployed to Afghanistan as a member of the National Guard next year. 

Tolton state wrestling champion has Olympic dreams

Jaydin Clayton, a freshman who won a state championship for Tolton Catholic High School, started wrestling at age 5. His consistent improvement has given him hopes of making an Olympic wrestling team.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ashes indicate beginning of Lenten season

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season. Some members of the Christian faith receive ashes on their forehead in anticipation of the 40 days of fasting leading up to Easter.

Missouri lawmakers consider plans to fund Interstate 70 reconstruction

The Senate Transportation Committee discussed creating tolls on I-70, a one-cent sales tax increase and a 15-cent increase in the state's fuel tax as ways to generate funding for the highway's maintenance.

At MU event, a look at George Washington Carver

A program focusing on the former Missouri resident will take place at the State Historical Society of Missouri on Thursday night.

Columbia man receives eight years for child pornography charges

Joel Wesley Hartenbower, 39, was found to have more than 20 photo and video files depicting children believed to be as young as 2 years old on two computers.

Missouri House Education Committee approves package bill

The bill would eliminate teachers' tenure in favor of yearly contracts, allow the State Board of Education more power over unaccredited districts and permit an extension of charter schools.