Jimmy Whitt, Hickman boys basketball end skid against Rock Bridge

In a crosstown rivalry basketball game on Tuesday, the first game in Hickman High School's new gymnasium, the Hickman High School Kewpies defeated the Rock Bridge Bruins, 55-48.

The Kewpies opened their new gymnasium in style on Tuesday night, beating the Bruins for the first time in more than 20 games.

Rock Bridge boys basketball loss reminiscent of football team's struggles

Hickman beat Rock Bridge 55-48 on Tuesday night, winning the rivalry game for the first time in 24 contests, according to Bruins coach Jim Scanlon.


After April fire, aquatic life bounces back in Flat Branch

Fish and other species are starting to show recovery after pollution from a fire in April contributed to a kill of an estimated 14,749 fish in Flat Branch.

Grant Elementary principal to resign following sister-in-law's lottery win

After her sister-in-law won more than $200 million in the Powerball lottery last month, Grant Elementary School Principal Kris Matthews has informed parents that she will resign at the end of the year to spend time with her familiy.

City discussed flights to Las Vegas, Orlando with Allegiant Air

Though Mayor Bob McDavid said there are no ongoing talks between the city and the airline, a participant in the discussions thinks Allegiant will consider flying to Columbia again.

DEAR READER: 'Dooziewhoppers' create havoc for copy editors

A poorly written sentence, an illogical sequence of cause and effect, missing facts and incorrectly spelled names make Missourian's copy editors to go "dooziewhopper."

New Common Core standards stress deeper learning, practical skills

Rather than having curriculum that forces teachers to race through facts and loads of content, the Common Core State Standards emphasize adjusting curriculum to help students learn more practical and critical-thinking skills that can be applied across disciplines.

MU sophomore's friends, coaches remember her distinctive personality

Friends, teammates and coaches share their memories of Emily Ferguson, an MU sophomore and a graduate of Kirkwood High School.

Police respond to attempted armed robbery on Keene Street

According to a Clery release, officers responded Tuesday afternoon to an attempted armed robbery at 812 N. Keene St. The suspect is still at large, and the investigation is ongoing.

New Hickman High School gym dedicated before basketball game

Representatives of Columbia Public Schools dedicated the gym in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday before the tip-off of the Rock Bridge-Hickman basketball game.

MU School of Social Work receives donated office furniture

Northwestern Mutual Financial donated $5,000 worth of furniture to the school in late November. Most of the furniture was used for faculty purposes, but some was put in the student lounge area.

Creekwood Estates fire caused by smoking materials

Emergency services received a call about the fire around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, putting out the fire 12 minutes after arriving on the scene.


MU observatory to hold viewing of large, unusual asteroid Toutatis

The public can view the asteroid, which passes the Earth once every four years, starting at 8 p.m Wednesday in the Laws Observatory.

Students, officials at Stephens College react to property sales

Hillcrest Hall and Stephens Auditorium will be sold to the Hagan Scholarship Foundation, sparking different reactions from people within Stephens College.

Driver in fatal Providence Road accident arrested

Officers arrested Spencer M. Gordon Tuesday morning on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of second-degree assault related to the fatal Providence Road car accident.

FROM READERS: Reader photos of Flat Branch wildlife growth

Derrick Fogle, a frequent Missourian commenter, has been capturing the progress of Flat Branch after the fire on Business Loop 70 killed more than 14,000 fish. 


ROSE NOLEN: The key to relationships is shared values

It can be hard to be happy in any kind of relationship, including a marriage, shared workplace or friendship, if there are no shared values or respect for diversity.

Marie Magdalene Crenshaw loved travel, tea and MU

Marie Magdalene Crenshaw of Columbia died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. She was 95.

Suspect of armed robbery at Walmart still at large

There was an armed robbery on Dec. 4 at the Walmart on Broadway. The suspect caused minor injuries to the victim and stole a white 2002 Ford Focus with the rest of belongings in the car.

Portion of Greenbriar Trail to close for construction Wednesday

The section of Greenbriar Trail near the bridge over Hinkson Creek will close for construction Wednesday and reopen Friday.