COMMENTARY: Yost shouldered too much blame for Missouri offense's struggles

David Yost, who stepped down as Missouri's offensive coordinator on Monday, was left to shoulder too much of the blame in a difficult season.

Missouri men's basketball wins with strong second half

The Missouri men's basketball team needed a strong second half to beat Southeast Missouri State 81-65 on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.

Mark Jones announces Columbia City Council Fifth Ward candidacy

Jones said he joined the Boone County Community Services Advisory Commission because he was intrigued by the issues it handles. The group advises the City Council and the Boone County Commission on how to dole out money for social services programs.

A change in play results in change of heart at Mizzou Arena

Trailing by 10 points in the second half, the likelihood of a loss was a real possibility for the Missouri men's basketball team if something did not change. Something did.

City to begin downtown sidewalk work in July

The project engineer for downtown sidewalk revisions said the city hopes to begin the first round of work by July, with an end date of Aug. 15.

FROM READERS: Wonder of wonders

John Hall details several species of birds he found over an unusually warm December weekend.

For MU horticulturist, poinsettias are more than decor

Horticulturalist David Trinklein has worked with poinsettias for 30 years, but you won't find any of the festive holiday plants in his home.

ROSE NOLEN: Christmas changes people for the better

One of the most wonderful things about Christmas is the way it fills the heart with joy and thanksgiving. People don’t just wish their own Christmases to be filled with joy, but they wish joy for everyone.

Columbia College women's basketball falls in high-scoring game

The Cougars lost to ninth-ranked MidAmerica Nazarene 100-89. The Cougars trailed by as many as 21 before closing the game on a 14-6 run.


Rock Bridge boys basketball rebounds from loss with blowout win over Southwest

The Bruins started with an 18-2 run, led by 24 points at halftime and went on to beat Southeast 75-43 on Tuesday night at Rock Bridge.

Hickman boys basketball drops first game of season

The Hickman boys basketball team lost 67-59 to Truman on Tuesday at the Blue Spring South tournament to suffer its first defeat of the season.

David Jonassen was award-winning professor of educational psychology

Mr. Jonassen of Columbia died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, after a two-year-long battle with advanced stage lung cancer. He was 65.

J. Barton Boyle was a loyal supporter of his community

J. Barton Boyle of Columbia died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. He was 79.

Living Windows Festival brings live models to downtown storefronts Friday

The Living Windows Festival, a holiday tradition roughly 20 years old, sees downtown businesses swap out mannequins for real people in their window displays.

Joyce Ann Crouch Waterbury died at the age of 53

Mrs. Waterbury lived in Paquin Tower where she had many friends. She was involved in the ceramics program and enjoyed playing dominoes and Wii Bowling with other residents.


Columbia police work to prevent drunken driving deaths

The police intend to crack down on drunken driving Dec. 10 to 16, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.

College of Agriculture to sell poinsettia arrangements

The Horticulture Club's annual poinsettia sale will take place  from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Wednesday and Thursday.

Craigslist transaction leads to attempted armed robbery

Columbia police are still looking for two suspects involved in an attempted armed robbery Monday night. 

Columbia Police Department warns citizens of phone scams

 The Columbia Police Department sent out a news release Tuesday warning citizens to be cautious when dealing with unsolicited phone calls.


Columbia College volleyball's Wrye-Washington wins NAIA honor

Columbia College volleyball coach Melinda Wrye-Washington is NAIA Coach of the Year for the second time, following a national runner-up finish in the NAIA national tournament in Sioux City, Iowa, last week.