Eight Centralia churches bring Christmas story to life in Nativity event

Participants in a live Nativity event in Centralia on Saturday acted out scenes from the Christmas story. Several churches work together to put on the event, now in its second year.

More than 100 volunteers and actors performed scenes and guided the public through the City Square.


Connecticut town mourns as police look for answers

Amid the sorrow, stories of heroism emerged, including an account of the Sandy Hook Elementary School principal who lost her life lunging at the gunman, Adam Lanza, in an attempt to overpower him.

Intercom may have saved many lives in Connecticut school shooting

The shootings, coming less than two weeks before Christmas, was the nation's second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre that claimed 33 lives in 2007.

MU swarms with graduations

Graduation ceremonies for MU's Honors College, College of Arts and Science and the Graduate School were among the ceremonies held Saturday.

Newman Center holds memorial Mass for Connecticut shooting victims

The Rev. Thomas Saucier of the Newman Center emphasized prayer as a way to express support for the victims of Friday's shooting.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU online masters student participates in commencement

Adam Lewkowsky came to MU from Portland, Ore., this weekend to participate in the MU Graduate School commencement ceremony.

Connecticut shooting victims remembered

Students, ages 6 and 7, teachers and a principal are among the victims in Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.

Brown is free to play for Missouri men's basketball team

Sophomore guard Jabari Brown, a transfer from Oregon, will be playing in his first game for the Tigers on Monday after sitting out a year.

Morgan Eye takes success in small town to college stage for Missouri women's basketball team

Morgan Eye has quickly found success on the college stage, leading the nation in 3-pointers and sparking the offense for the 8-2 Tigers. 

Northern Michigan chief praises people who tried to save athlete

Katie Theut, a fitness recreation manager, was recognized for her efforts to save Arianna Alioto, the Columbia soccer player that drowned Nov. 30.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It's time for action on assault weapons

How many more times will we have to watch this kind of story before Congress enacts an effective ban on assault weapons?

Police respond to three gun-related incidents

Columbia Police responded to two armed robberies and one shots-fired call in a 12-hour span from Friday night to Saturday morning. No arrests have been made, and all three investigations are ongoing.


Rock Bridge girls basketball drops first game of season

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team lost its first game of the season 47-42 to Quincy-Notre Dame on Saturday at the Rumble on the River at John Woods Community College in Quincy, Ill.

Hickman wrestlers seventh at tournament

The Hickman wrestling team placed seventh Saturday at the 22-team Lee’s Summit Holiday Tournament at Lee’s Summit High School.

Stephens women's basketball wins home game

The Stephens College basketball team won 70-62 against St. Mary on Saturday at Silverthorne Arena.

ESSAY: Americans, united in horror for a moment

And yet, amid all of this fragmentation, some things still stop us in our tracks, make us think, make us talk, make us look to each other, make us feel as if, somehow, we're one in shock and tragedy.

Two Tolton wrestlers place at tournament

The Father Tolton Catholic wrestling team finished in the top 20 Saturday at the 26-team Battle of Lexington Holiday Tournament in Lexington, Mo.

Missouri deputy killed while responding to 911 call

Deputy Christopher Parsons, 31, was shot and killed by someone outside a mobile home near where he had responded to a call about an unconscious person.

KC Challenge a model for food banks nationally

For so long, community advocates say, the issue of childhood hunger has been tucked quietly into the background. That seems to have changed in Kansas City.

Feds seek to forcibly medicate defendant for trial

Prosecutors said a man detained at the Kansas City airport after suspicious items were found in his bag has refused to take medication that would help him become competent enough to stand trial.