Black Friday begins early for Columbia shoppers

Shoppers lined up Thursday night at stores in Columbia for Black Friday deals.

Big-box stores opened for Black Friday as early as 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night, and Columbia shoppers lined up for deals and to begin their holiday shopping.

Turnovers cost Missouri men's basketball team in first loss

The Missouri men's basketball lost 84-61 to Louisville on Friday night in the second round of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in Nassau, Bahamas.

TIGER KICKOFF: 'Coach Dad' guided Missouri freshman offensive lineman Evan Boehm

For four years, "Coach" and "Dad" were the same person for Evan Boehm. His father, Royce Boehm, has had a huge influence in making him the person and player he is today.

For Marching Mizzou drum major with visual disability, one last game

Paul Heddings became Marching Mizzou's head drum major despite being legally blind. He will perform with the band for the final football game of the season Saturday against Texas A&M in College Station.

TIGER TWEETS: Missouri athletes tweet about family, food and being thankful

Missouri football athletes tweeted about food, family, football and being thankful this Thanksgiving week.


TIGERS REPORT: Big 12 defectors Missouri, Texas A&M face off as realignment continues

Missouri and Texas A&M will be playing each other Saturday instead of their traditional rivals: Kansas for the Tigers and Texas for the Aggies.

TIGER KICKOFF: Ten things you didn't know about Texas A&M

The Tigers will play in front of the devoted Texas A&M fan base Saturday at Kyle Field. Tradition is rich for the Aggies at the university in College Station, Texas.

Columbia College men's basketball wins tournament opener

The Columbia College men's basketball team defeated Central Bible 90-51 in the first day of the Thanksgiving Classic tournament Friday at the Arena of Southwell Complex to improve to 6-0 this season.

Missouri volleyball team loses season finale

The Missouri volleyball team lost its season finale 3-2 to Alabama on Friday night at Hearnes Center.

Missouri women's basketball team drops first game of season

The Missouri women's basketball team lost its first game of the season, falling 55-33 to Green Bay on Friday at the Cancun Challenge tournament in Cancun, Mexico.

ArtTalk: Columbia Public Library to hold Book Trivia Night

Librarian Brandy Sanchez talks about an upcoming trivia night, where participants will be challenged with literature-related questions.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you to all who contributed to Everyone Eats

Thanksgiving was a rich experience because of the goodwill and generosity of those who contributed to Everyone Eats, writes William E. "Gene" Robertson, an MU professor emeritus.

Black Friday shopper arrested on suspicion of carrying concealed pistol

A Black Friday shopper outside Hobby Lobby on West Worley Street was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon Thursday evening, police reported.

FROM READERS: Veteran wants military career to serve as example to others

Holts Summit resident Donna Kinder thinks two overseas deployments and an extensive military career can provide a good example and create a level of respect.

Army Corps of Engineers cuts flow on Missouri River

The Army Corps of Engineers on Friday began reducing the flow from a Missouri River reservoir, a move expected to worsen low-water conditions on the Mississippi River.

At St. Louis airport, travelers must pay for Wi-Fi

Since the debut of wireless Internet at Lambert about four years ago, airport officials have toyed with the idea of extending it as a freebie.

US House to consider expanding visas for foreign science, tech graduates

Republican leaders made it clear after the election that the party was ready to get serious about overhauling the nation's dysfunctional immigration system, a top priority for Hispanic communities.

Columbia linemen return home after Hurricane Sandy relief

Kevin Thornton and 12 linemen from Columbia Water and Light left home to the East Coast in October to help restore power that was lost in Hurricane Sandy.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: In the Hostess Twinkie saga, something for every taste

Americans aren't nostalgic for lost jobs at other corporate giants, so why has the bankruptcy of Hostess Brands caused so much lamentation?