Volunteers sew snowflakes for Sandy Hook

Satin Stiches, a sewing and embroidery store, has opened up three sewing machines for people to use to sew snowflakes for the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Satin Stiches, a sewing and embroidery store, is devoting three of its electronic sewing machines during the coming weeks to create snowflakes for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Room at the Inn to open in January at Wilkes Boulevard Church

Room at the Inn, which was started by the Missouri United Methodist Church in 2010, is moving to Wilkes Boulevard Church in January.

TELL US: Columbia, share your 26 acts of kindness

Are you inspired to respond to tragedy by helping others? We want to hear about your efforts — or those that you witness.

MU Law School Dean Gary Myers plans for school's future

Gary Myers, who in August became dean of the MU School of Law, has short- and long-term goals for the school, including fundraising and raising the visibility of faculty.

Variety of shots adds up for Missouri women's basketball team

The Tigers lead the nation in 3-pointers, but the women's basketball team's success begins from inside the 3-point arc.

Oriakhi finding his fit in Missouri men's basketball

Extra conditioning has helped Tigers forward Alex Oriakhi become a more multidimensional player.

PHOTO GALLERY: Boonville tree farm prepares, bales pre-cut Christmas trees

Wayne Harmon, owner of Starr Pines farm in Boonville, helps a family from Columbia select a Christmas tree on Wednesday. Harmon has been growing and selling Christmas trees for 26 years.

Five will enter Missouri's Hall of Fame

Justin Smith and Ian Kinsler highlight the class that will be inducted Feb. 1, 2013.

UPDATE: Columbia residents surpass Mayor McDavid's food donation challenge

Columbia residents surpassed Mayor Bob McDavid's "Million Pounds Challenge" by donating 1,083,780 pounds of food by Tuesday evening.

Storm threatens streak of snowless days in Columbia

As much as a half-inch of snow is forecast in Columbia from a winter storm affecting the Midwest.


For busy pet owners, Dog Daze gives canines exercise, training

Owners can take their dogs to the cage-free facility before they head to work and pick them up afterward.

DAVID ROSMAN: Holidays should be about peace, love and joy

Pundits who say the Newtown shootings occurred because of a lack of religion are masking the problem. Why blame atheists and secular humanists for the action of one man who may have had a mental defect and easy access to guns?

Mizzou Alternative Spring Break offers its first winter service trips

For the first time, the alternative spring break program at MU is dispatching three volunteer groups during winter break.

J. KARL MILLER: Tolerance should be part of the spirit of Christmas

I really don't believe there is an all-out "War on Christmas" any more than I believe in a Republican "War on Women." What I do see, though, is a deplorable lack of tolerance for the beliefs of others.

Tibaldi an important cog for Missouri men's basketball team

Bryan Tibaldi, the video coordinator for the Tigers, is an important part of the team's operation.

Jo Dozier, Jan. 31, 1941 — Dec. 19, 2012, of Columbia

Mrs. Dozier worked for Shelter Insurance for 30 years.


Ellen Kackley, 62, enjoyed volunteering, golf and family

Ellen Kackley of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 15. She was 62 years old.

Grand jury issues indictment in shooting death of teen

A Boone County grand jury indicted Anthony Graves on Friday on suspicion of second-degree murder with an alternative charge of felony murder because DeAudre Johnson allegedly died as a result of Graves committing the felony of unlawful use of a weapon.

Jo Dozier, Jan. 31, 1941 — Dec. 19, 2012, of Columbia

Jo Dozier worked for Shelter Insurance for 30 years.

UPDATE: Obama sets January deadline for gun control proposals

The president, who exerted little political capital on gun control during his first term, also pressed Congress to reinstate an assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004. He also called for stricter background checks for people who seek to purchase weapons and limited high capacity clips.