Columbia on the day before Christmas

Dan Coleman, left, David Grant, Lee Grant, and Tom Grant play pitch at Bourn Feed Supply during an annual Christmas Eve party on Monday.

Around Columbia, people stop to talk about Christmas Eve.

Missouri moves up to No. 7 in Associated Press rankings

With an 82-73 win on Saturday against Illinois, Missouri (10-1) jumped from No. 12 to No. 7 in the Associated Press poll released Monday.

Winter storm could bring snow to southern and eastern Missouri

Although mid-Missouri can expect some snow flurries, it is unlikely Columbia will see any real accumulation over Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

Warming centers available in Columbia for those in need

The city's Public Health and Human Services Department has coordinated a network of warming centers around Columbia for those out in the cold.

Missouri's Bowers is SEC player of the week

Senior Laurence Bowers led Missouri basketball to wins over South Carolina State and No. 10 Illinois.


UPDATE: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon opposes guns in school

State Rep. Mike Kelley is happy his proposed legislation is sparking discussion.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri would benefit from Medicaid expansion

A recent state budget analysis adds more weight to the case for expanding Missouri’s Medicaid eligibility threshold, which currently is one of the nation’s lowest.

Website creator wants to help gamers reach next level in health, self-esteem

A former video game addict has created a website he hopes will motivate gamers to make positive lifestyle changes.

PHOTOS: Bellringer seeks holiday donations for Salvation Army

Salvation Army bellringer weathers cold for charity.

FROM READERS: My bus brother

Mel West, the director of the PET Project in Columbia, shares a story about a man he met in Costa Rica in 1986.

Kansas City settles lawsuit involving downtown airport

The deal, approved last week by the Kansas City City Council, gives Executive Beechcraft $2.5 million in rental credits through 2018.

'Fiscal cliff' tax increases, spending cuts would hurt economy gradually

Even if Congress and the White House can't reach a deal on the "fiscal cliff," the higher taxes and lower government spending that would follow would kick in only gradually. A recession is not guaranteed.

Doctor talks about rescuing man caught in auger

Track Santa Claus with NORAD's Santa Tracker

Get the latest on Santa's whereabouts with NORAD's Santa Tracker.