'Tebowmania' comes to Super Bowl

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has become a national sensation for his last-minute victories and trademark "tebowing." Tebow visited the Super Bowl on Thursday to talk with reporter about his season, the Broncos' loss to the Patriots, and his desire to keep improving.

Parents of missing Kansas City baby to appear on Dr. Phil

Friday's "Dr. Phil" will include a segment featuring the parents of Lisa Irwin, an infant who has been missing since October.

Pujols 5 restaurant gets new name

Parents think missing Kansas City baby is still alive

In a taped appearance on the "Dr. Phil" show Friday, baby Lisa Irwin's parents said they believe the child is alive and pleaded for her safe return.

Future of historic Cape Girardeau schoolhouse in doubt

Inspectors found the 88-year-old schoolhouse to be in violation of three city codes, sparking conversation about whether to restore the building or tear it down.

Piano man spreads joy through music therapy

While receiving treatment for leukemia, Dan Deluca, a Kansas City music legend, plays the piano, filling the halls with inspiration and happiness.

By hosting the Super Bowl, Indianapolis gets dose of star power

Celebrities, event planners say that the Midwest city will attract the rich and famous despite its reputation.

Boone County Family Resources gives teenager sense of freedom

The agency has helped Isaac Pasley, a teenager with Asperger's syndrome, learn to drive, find a job, make friends and, most importantly, gain his independence.

Assistance helps attorney live independently

Max Lewis — who still runs his own family law practice even after he became paralyzed — relies on Boone County Family Resources, Services for Independent Living and Medicaid for support.

Boone County Family Resources relies on network to serve clients' needs

Boone County Family Resources — established in 1976 — served 1,392 clients in 2011 through 202 agencies, therapists and other professionals to provide 44 different services for clients.

UPDATE: Craig Van Matre is out as a UM System curator

Craig Van Matre's appointment finally came before the full Senate on Thursday, but opposition led to his nomination being withdrawn.

For Missouri coach Frank Haith, success stems from quality players

In his first season as the Tigers' head coach, Frank Haith has led the Tigers to a level of success beyond his expectations. According to Haith, having good players who are good people is the foundation of the team's success.

Missouri Tigers fit standard of toughness, says analyst Jay Bilas

Jay Bilas wrote an article defining toughness in 2009. Since then he has seen the Tigers play and said they "absolutely" are tough — and a title contender.


UPDATE: UM System Board of Curators likely to approve fee increases, continue talks about tuition

The UM System made its case for proposing an average tuition increase of 6.5 percent to its four campuses at the Board of Curators meeting Thursday.

MU students get early jump on KU game seats

The No. 4 Missouri Tigers host the No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday night. MU students camped out overnight Wednesday in hopes of landing one of the 250 seats behind the set of ESPN's "College GameDay" telecast at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Missouri presidential primary to be held Tuesday

Caucuses beginning in March will determine how the state's delegates are allocated for the Republican Party nomination.

Libertarian primary choice describes himself as 'outsider' in own party

James Ogle is the only Libertarian primary candidate on the Missouri ballot. Ogle is running on several platforms, including a more inclusive and competitive election system.

Obama headlines four candidates in Missouri Democratic primary

Despite being sitting president, Barack Obama still faces challengers in Missouri Democratic primary.

Republican primary hosts crowded field; lack of significance dampens race

Republican voters will have the opportunity to cast ballots Tuesday, but the primary will not be a factor in determining the state's distribution of delegates.

Polls open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Tuesday primary

The presidential primaries come to Missouri on Tuesday. Candidates from three different political parties are up for election.