Earnest Ross wears his life story on his skin

MU guard Earnest Ross poses to show his tattoo "Family First" on his biceps Thursday at Mizzou Arena.

Every morning Missouri guard Earnest Ross reminds himself, tweeting out the message he has printed on the sides of his torso: "Truly Blessed."

Local artist expresses herself through calligraphy

Michele Keele, a calligraphy artist and owner of The Artist's Hand, is a practitioner of one of the oldest artistic and literary forms known to mankind.

Bri Kulas flies under the radar for Missouri women's basketball

Junior Bri Kulas scored 18 points and had five rebounds in the Missouri women's basketball team's victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday night. The performance was typical for Kulas, but her understated playing style has allowed her to fly under the radar during Missouri's 9-2 start. 

Stefan Jankovic gives Missouri basketball second-half spark

Jankovic's 14-point performance in the second half helped Missouri get past Tennessee State on Saturday afternoon.

Columbia City Council considers revising tree preservation ordinance

City officials are considering if the city should revise its tree preservation ordinance after trees were removed from the Columbia Regency mobile home park to build a new student apartment complex.


Missouri women's basketball scores more than 90 for the second game in a row

The Missouri women's basketball team improved its record to 8-2 with a 97-59 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday night.

Hickman loses in Blue Springs championship

Hickman High School girls basketball lost to Blue Springs High School 53-50. 

Tigers' strong defense makes up for slow start offensively against Tennessee State

The Tigers struggled with scoring in the first half, but their strong defense led to their eventual victory. 

Show-Me Balloon Club members share a unique passion

A group of mid-Missouri ballooners formed a club last year that meets once a month to eat dinner and do what they love most: fly.

Missouri House committee considers sheriffs' issues

A House committee will weigh sheriffs' requests for higher salaries and money to offset the cost of housing jail inmates. 

Stephens basketball loses to Haskell

Stephens College's basketball team lost 67-57 to Haskell Indian Nations University on Saturday. 

Ruth Buescher enjoyed bowling, family and friends

Ruth Buescher of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Columbia, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. She was 85.

Karen Jane Cox loved family, cats and dogs

Karen Jane Cox of Columbia died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the age of 57.

Karen Jane Cox, Oct. 5, 1955 — Dec. 6, 2012, of Columbia

Karen Jane Cox, 57, of Columbia, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. 

Shell Petromart robbed Friday night

Shell Petromart on I-70 Drive Southwest was robbed Friday night. Police are looking for the suspect. 

Victims of car accidents still at University Hospital

Victims of the accidents on Providence Road and I-70 were still at University Hospital Saturday morning, in critical and serious condition.

Hanukkah festivities begin with candle lighting

Around the world, Jews celebrate the festival of Hanukkah by lighting menorahs, eating latkes and spinning dreidels. 

Ruth Buescher, Jan. 9, 1927 — Dec. 4, 2012, formerly of Columbia

Ruth Buescher of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Columbia, passed away in Mesa on Tuesday morning, December 4, 2012. 

St. Louis-area man devotes life to honoring veterans

Although it has been 66 years since Ralph Barrale, a World War II veteran from St. Louis area, returned home from the war, it always reminds him of the sense of sacrifice made by so many as he recalls old days.

Man in Arizona claims half of Powerball jackpot

The anonymous winner decided to collect his entire prize at once to avoid potential tax increases in 2013.