Missouri's women's basketball enjoys creative support from the Mini-Mizzou Band

Mini-Mizzou Band member Tony Eggert displays his support for the Tigers by waving a cardboard cutout of guard Kyley Simmons.

Anita N. Robinson, Feb. 23, 1953 — Dec. 16, 2012, of Columbia

Anita N. Robinson was a teacher for 32 years, 30 of those with North Callaway R-1.  She enjoyed teaching kids to read, reading, crafts and her two grandkids.

Missouri lawmaker: Guns in school could deter attacks

Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday that it is time for policymakers to focus on "the lethality of various weapons that are used and how that fits into what should be available."

Columbia Public Schools leaves Sandy Hook discussions up to parents

Public elementary schools leave discussion of Sandy Hook tragedy up to families and counseling.


Extra precautions taken around some Missouri schools

Police in both St. Louis city and county were being extra vigilant around schools. Smaller communities were taking precautions, too. In Sedalia, patrols are being beefed up at least through the week.

UM System continues to oppose release of education course outlines

The National Council on Teacher Quality is trying to force the university, citing the state's open records law, to release copies of course syllabuses as part of its nationwide effort to monitor what aspiring teachers learn at college.

Christmas trees cleared out of Optimists, other lots

Pre-cut trees have sold out at several places around Columbia, including the Downtown Optimists Club lot.

Students don't benefit from early decision policies

In an ideal world, colleges would either eradicate early decision or make the acceptance rates equal, regardless of when students apply.

Newtown plans burials as school's future debated

Across the country, vigilance was high. In an effort to ensure student safety and calm parents' nerves, districts asked police departments to increase patrols and have sent messages to parents outlining safety plans they assured them are regularly reviewed and rehearsed.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Traffic counts for Columbia reveal useful information

Traffic counts for roads managed by the City of Columbia are useful in identifying the quietest neighborhoods for purchasing a home and good locations for starting a business.

Rock blasting set on drought-plagued Mississippi River

MU opposes release of education course outlines

Lawyers for the two sides appeared in court Monday for a hearing on a request by the teacher watchdog group for an immediate ruling.

Missouri electors meet at Capitol for presidential vote

Ten people chosen by their fellow Republican are gathering Monday at the Missouri Capitol to cast the state's Electoral College vote for president.

Corps to drain water from lake to aid Mississippi River

Rock formations near Thebes, Ill., will begin to pose a threat to navigation on the Mississippi River if additional water isn't provided.

Bench players shine in lopsided victory for Missouri women's basketball team

The Tigers rolled past Southern Illinois 110-47 on Sunday at Mizzou Arena. Six players scored double digits for Missouri, led by Maddie Stock and Bri Kulas.

Kristie Wolfe pursues vision for Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School

Principal Kristie Wolfe's vision for a school with a strong academic program, a firm Catholic identity and high standards for students has guided Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School since she was hired as principal in 2010.

Wineries, wine production see growth in Missouri and nationwide

The number of wineries has been increasing in Missouri and nationwide. There are 118 wineries operating in Missouri compared to 42 in 2003. In 2002, there were 2,500 wineries in the United States. In 2012, that number was more than 7,000.

Demolition request permit filed for Niedermeyer Apartments

A St. Louis-based development firm hopes to purchase the property and build a high-rise student apartment complex.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ceremony welcomes back the sun

The Winter Solstice Ceremony on Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church involved dancing and sing, as well as costumes, to welcome the sun.

MU ROTC program has commissioning ceremonies for graduating seniors

MU's ROTC held commissioning ceremonies for its graduates. The graduates received officer statuses.