THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Michael Dixon stories sent page views skyrocketing

Understatement of the century: Missourian readers were curious about what happened with Michael Dixon Jr. 

WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Allegations lead to Dixon's decision to transfer

Last week in Missouri sports, Michael Dixon Jr. announced his transfer from MU, and Missouri football player Sheldon Richardson announced he would enter the 2013 NFL draft.

Rock Bridge girls basketball beats Blue Springs

The team had a 64-32 victory over Blue Springs on Sunday in the Norm Stewart Classic.

In five minutes, residents try to salvage Bevier's history

When a popular restaurant and local history museum in Bevier caught fire, fire marshals allowed people into the museum for five minutes to try to save what they could. 

Planning and Zoning Commission to address Route K housing project

The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing for a housing subdivision proposal just north of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Magic Tree lighting, Bevier fire and Missouri swimming

Last week's best images by Missourian photographers featured the Mizzou Invitational swim meet and a guitar repair shop.

Notre Dame vs. Alabama: Star power, power football

Alabama will be looking to defend its national title when they play Notre Dame on Jan. 7 in Miami. 

ANALYSIS: Brinksmanship on Obama Medicaid expansion for poor

States have to decide whether to trust the federal government to continue to fund an expansion of their Medicaid programs.  

Missouri women's basketball transfer Kulas shines for Tigers

Bri Kulas, a junior transfer in her first year with the Missouri women's basketball team, has stepped into a leadership role on the court. Despite her early success, Kulas has stayed quiet off the court, and her easygoing personality has contributed to her success. 

Missouri officials to consider issuing new building bonds

Dozens of state buildings had their mortgage paid off in October, and now some Missouri law would like to use the newly available money to finance construction jobs around the state. 

Columbia man leads Sheriff's Department deputies on high-speed pursuit

Henry C. Wilson failed to stop his vehicle when a deputy attempted to stop him for speeding near the 5000 block of Clark Lane. Wilson continued at excessive speeds, stopping his vehicle near Vandiver Drive and Parker Street.

Chiefs beats Panthers at somber Arrowhead Stadium

Brady Quinn threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns, and Jamaal Charles ran for 127 yards in the Chiefs' 27-21 victory over their Carolina Panthers.

Rams avoid second tie, edge 49ers in overtime

For the second time this season, the Rams-49ers game was forced into overtime. Rams rookie kicker Greg Zuerlein clinched the victory with a 54-yard field goal with 26 seconds left in overtime

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Restrictive, narrowed pledges limit deliberation

Our elected officials should make rational choices based on the most comprehensive and accurate information that will best allow them to adhere to the pre-election pledges that they have made.