Bruins girls basketball starts season with determination to maintain championship

As the defending Class 5 State champions, the Bruins are preparing to face a tough schedule this season as they attempt to win another championship title.

Boone County Courthouse plaza opens to the public on Friday

Boone County Courthouse plaza's $824,000 facelift includes extensive landscaping, an amphitheater stage and other amenities.

Zou Cab provides bike rides to football fans in Columbia

Zou Cab drivers volunteer to provide bike taxi service during game days. Some make extra money, and some give back to the community with the tips they make on the ride.

Columbia's annual holiday parade to start Sunday along Broadway

The 2012 holiday parade will start at 3 p.m. Sunday. The parade will follow the previous year's route on Broadway, and the public is welcome to join.

Brian Terrell speaks at MU about his arrest, protesting drones

Activist Brian Terrell spoke Thursday at MU about his effort to ground drones and his impending prison sentence. 

TIGER KICKOFF: 10 things you didn't know about Syracuse

Upside down traffic lights, Joe Biden's questionable judgment and salt – lots of salt. Here are 10 things you might not know about Syracuse.

DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOK: Tiger Kickoff: Missouri vs. Syracuse

Download a copy of the Tiger Kickoff e-book and learn about the teams and players.

Rock Bridge boys soccer loses state semifinal in overtime

Rock Bridge will play for third place on Saturday after losing 2-1 to Chaminade in the semifinal game on Friday night. 

Missouri House has 4 vacancies to be filled in January

Several lawmakers did not seek re-election or moved to new positions. The legislature convenes in January.

Missouri man accused of plotting mass shooting during 'Twilight' movie

Blaec Lammers, a 20-year-old man from Bolivar, is charged with planning a mass shooting during a movie similar to the one that has happened in Colorado. Lammers' worried mother contacted police, which has prevented the incident from happening.

Man accused of plotting attack at Twilight screening

A southwest Missouri man is accused of plotting to open fire inside a movie theater during a screening of "Twilight."

Lambert officials urge Thanksgiving travelers to come early, prepared

Airport leaders expect a 10 percent to 15 percent increase in daily passengers starting Friday and continuing through Nov. 25.

Attacks on Kansas City bus drivers mounting

The union that represents the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority says bus drivers face being assaulted by passengers. Bus drivers don't always report these instances because they fear their supervisors will accuse them of provoking the incident, according to the union.

Missouri association provides athletic opportunities for adults, children with disabilities

Disabled Athlete Sports Association, based in St. Peters, offers children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to compete in several sports. 

Springfield center helps children grieve losses

Lost & Found Grief Center offers support for bereaved children and families and held events to mark Children's Grief Awareness Day, recognized Thursday.

Judge issues injunction against Missouri prison policy

Hostess moves to liquidate after crippling strike

The closing would mean the loss of about 18,500 jobs. Outlets in Columbia and Boonville also are scheduled to close.