Missouri basketball time change announced

Missouri's Jan. 5 game against Bucknell will now start at 3 p.m. at Mizzou Arena. The game is a sell-out.

DAVID ROSMAN: Responding to varying views on gun control

Responding to the criticism of the NRA, J. Karl Miller’s Wednesday column is well written but might not fit the mainstream thoughts of the American public.

Storm blows through East; 200000 in dark in Arkansas

High winds and messy mix of rain, sleet and snow make travel difficult.

Republicans eager to tackle workers' compensation

House, Senate leaders say legislation prohibiting lawsuits related to occupational diseases will be among their priorities for the 2013 session of the General Assembly.

Break Time armed robbery suspect arrested

Witnesses followed the suspect and helped police track is whereabouts. Chadwick Simmons was captured in the backyard of a home on North Garth Avenue.

First Night New Year's Eve festival celebrates guitar, young performers

First Night Columbia 2013 will kick off with a 5K run/walk at 4 p.m. Monday and entertain attendees with more than 50 performances throughout the night. 

Central Missouri Humane Society creates event for adopting older cats

The Central Missouri Humane Society created the Whisker Wonderland adoption event for December, which allows people to name their own adoption fee for cats older than 6 months.

GUEST COMMENTARY: University research, sold out

The recent exposure of numerous sham scientific reports generated by biased individuals at supposedly objective institutions should draw intense public scrutiny to this new era of corporate-funded science.

Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78.

Chief of staff: Bush getting excellent treatment

Former President George H.W. Bush has been in intensive care since Sunday. He was admitted to Methodist Hospital Nov. 23.

Happy New U invites Columbia residents to start new year with workouts

Happy New U will feature workouts, classes and demonstrations of activities such as Tai Chi, yoga, Zumba, body combat, spinning and CrossFit.

Hickman girls basketball stops Newburg in first round of tournament

Hickman meets St. Clair in the second round of the Rolla High School Girls Holiday Tournament at 1 p.m. Friday in Rolla.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Access to guns is the problem

The NRA’s proposal to create a national registry is a cynical gimmick to distract us from the major cause of gun violence — easy access to guns.

2012 sees decline in Job-related deaths among law enforcement officers

Memorial fund report reflects only the second dip since 1960.

Snowfall does little to ease prolonged drought

Nearly two-thirds of the continental U.S. remains in some form of drought.

Unattended cooking causes grease fire

Firefighters say unattended cooking was the cause of a grease fire that resulted in about $10,000 in damages to an apartment in east Columbia on Wednesday night.

FROM READERS: Celebrating Christmas with the birds

Missourian reader John Hall shares these pictures he took of birds near his house around Christmas time.

Mississippi River drops, threatening barge traffic

Mike Petersen of the Army Corps of Engineers said ice on the northern Mississippi River is reducing the flow more than expected.

'Rescue Me' singer Fontella Bass dies

Fontella Bass co-wrote and later recorded "Rescue Me," which reached No. 1 on the R&B charts and No. 4 on the Billboard pop singles chart.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Save the planet. Save Social Security. Save Medicaid. Tax carbon.

Instead of a regressive flat tax on payroll, the carbon tax would be more efficient consumption tax.