Missouri men's basketball comes up just short against Kansas

Missouri guard Phil Pressey shoots the ball during the game against Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., on Saturday.

Missouri marched in to the Phog Allen Fieldhouse Saturday and almost became the first Tigers team to sweep the season series against Kansas since 1994.

Allen Fieldhouse delivers wild atmosphere in Missouri-Kansas game

It calls itself the "greatest home-court advantage in college basketball," but fans inside Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., displayed a range of emotions in Kansas' 87-86 overtime victory over Missouri.

Governor's disaster survey flights in 2011 cost $117,000

Gov. Jay Nixon is seeking funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cover the majority of the costs. Most state agencies are prohibited from covering executive officials travel costs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri loses in overtime to Kansas

Even though the Tigers had a 19-point lead in the second half, they eventually fell in overtime to the Jayhawks 87-86. 

WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF: Two U.S. military advisers killed in Afghanistan; Nelson Mandela hospitalized

In Afghanistan, two military advisers were killed Saturday, and in South Africa, Nelson Mandela was hospitalized. A car bomb in Yemen killed at least 25 people. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Tunisia and Algeria, while Egypt plans to begin a trial Monday against 43 defendants from several countries.

Hickman students participate in Stephens College prom fashion show

Stephens College put on the show as a way of encouraging high school students to pursue their talents in fashion design. Although they didn't win, two students from Columbia walked in the show as finalists.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball defeats Kansas State

The victory was the Tigers' first home conference win of the season.  With the win, Missouri moves to 12-15 overall and 2-14 in Big 12 play.

Marching Mizzou to travel to Ireland for St. Patrick's Day parade

Packing piccolos and bass drums, Marching Mizzou will travel to Ireland to perform in the 2012 St. Patrick's Festival Parade in Dublin on March 17 and the Limerick International Marching Band Competition in Limerick on March 18.

Missouri's Stafford claims Newcomer of the Meet at Big 12 Championships

Shara Stafford, a Missouri senior that transferred from Florida this year, was named Newcomer of the Meet after winning the 200-yard freestyle on Friday and the 100-yard freestyle on Saturday.

St. Louis weather service office improves radar, warnings

The National Weather Service will be better equipped to detect the severity of tornadoes thanks to upgrades to its radar equipment. The service also plans to test a more efficient warning system.  

Missouri women's basketball uses overtime for first conference win at home

Junior college transfer Liene Priede made a 3-point basket with 2.6 seconds left to send Saturday's game against Kansas State to overtime. Missouri won 61-56 for its first home victory in Big 12 Conference play.

Missouri softball splits a pair of games at Cathedral City Classic

The Tigers lost to Nebraska 6-4 before shutting out Washington 2-0 on Saturday at the Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

NASCAR, Carl Edwards begin their season at the Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 has been deemed "The Great American Race," and some refer to it as the Super Bowl of NASCAR.  Columbia driver Carl Edwards will start in the pole position on Sunday.  

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens College hosts fashion competition for high schoolers

Stephens College put on the show as a way of encouraging high school students to pursue their talents in fashion design. Although they didn't win, two students from Columbia walked in the show as finalists.

In Tunisia, Clinton cites promise of Arab Spring

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the continued embrace of reforms in Tunisia would serve as a powerful example elsewhere. She called on Tunisians, particularly the young, to demand that their new leaders stay on the path of liberalization and openness.


Two U.S. military advisers killed inside Afghan ministry building

Two military advisers were killed inside a heavily guarded ministry building as protests raged for the fifth day over the burning of copies of the Quran at a U.S. Army base.

Egypt moves forward with trial of 16 Americans

The case, which involves American employees of four U.S.-based pro-democracy groups, has tested one of Washington's most pivotal relationships in the Middle East.

FROM READERS: Q&A with Columbia's only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt

Zach Lenon, who has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for nine years, has won numerous tournaments. He instructs in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at his school, Cavalo BJJ, in Columbia.

Nelson Mandela, 93, hospitalized with stomach ailment

President Jacob Zuma released statements on Saturday that said Mandela "has had a long standing abdominal complaint." A planned, undisclosed procedure was completed and "doctors are satisfied with his condition."

Salespeople, homeowners visit Mid-Missouri Home and Lifestyle Expo

One salesman shares his business technique: people-watching. Another reminisces about expos in past years.