Rock Bridge girls basketball handles Kirkwood

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team beat Kirkwood 52-37 on Saturday in the Prepcast Shootout at Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis.

Burch Drive to close Monday for construction of chiller plant

Burch Drive, located west of Trowbridge Livestock Center, will close Monday for construction on the East Campus chiller plant.

Central Missouri Community Action seeking volunteers for MLK Day of Service 2012

Central Missouri Community Action is looking for volunteers to donate an hour or two to help their neighbors in need. Services include snow shoveling and home and auto repairs.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Corrections reform proposal a start, but it doesn't go far enough

It's unfortunate that the best Missouri can hope for politically is significantly less than the reforms that passed nearly unanimously in nearby Kentucky.

Kit Stolen appointed new president, CEO of Providence Bank

The Providence Bank board of directors appointed Alvin T. "Kit" Stolen III as new president and chief executive officer.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Coping with another budget shortfall

Gov. Jay Nixon and state lawmakers begin a new year, and new session, facing yet another budget shortfall. An estimated $500 million gap will separate revenues and expenses projected for the coming budget year.

Lilliquist replaces Duncan as Cards pitching coach

The Cardinals retooled their coaching staff Friday while Dave Duncan takes an open-ended leave of absence, elevating Lilliquist from bullpen coach to pitching coach and replacing him in the pen with Dyar Miller.


Missouri men's basketball falls at Kansas State

No. 7-ranked Missouri entered the day as one the nation's four remaining unbeaten teams but never threatened in a 75-59 loss Saturday at No. 23 Kansas State.

A murder unanswered: The aftermath of Tevin Nelson's death

Tevin Nelson, a 21-year-old black man, was shot in the head outside Peppers Nightclub on Oct. 30. In the aftermath of his death, his family has struggled to move on as the toxic relationship between blacks and police has stalled the search for his killer.

Historic Short Street bricks removed for construction of garage, hotel

Workers removed the bricks from Short Street Tuesday in anticipation of construction on a new hotel and parking garage in the area. They will be held at a secure site until they are ready to be used in repairs of the city's remaining brick streets.

Two file for council seats

Bill Tillotson and Bill Pauls filed as candidates for the Columbia City Council. Tillotson plans to run for the Sixth Ward seat and Pauls plans to run for the Second Ward position.

Tina Meier brings anti-bullying message back to Columbia schools in expanded visit

Tina Meier, whose teenage daughter, Megan, killed herself after online harassment, returns to Columbia to educate parents and community members about the dangers of bullying and cyberbullying.

MU researchers' plasma brush aims to ease pain at the dentist

MU researchers hope to make trips to the dentist more comfortable with a new brush that could make fillings last longer and less painful to replace.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tevin Nelson's family mourns his death

Tevin Nelson's family visited his grave on Dec. 26 to place flowers and wish him a Merry Christmas. Tevin died Oct. 31 after he was shot in the head outside of Peppers Nightclub in the early hours of Oct. 30.

True Media company to move home office to Business Loop 70

True Media, an independent media strategy and communications company, will move to a new headquarters on Business Loop 70 W.

7th Annual MFA Oil Rootin'-Tootin' Chili Cookoff will be held in February

The annual chili cookoff sponsored by MFA Oil benefits The Boys and Girls Club of Columbia and is scheduled for Feb. 18. Teams can register through Jan. 26.

Fire units from Columbia and Boone County assist with Linn Creek fire

Firefighters from Columbia and Boone County responded Thursday to a regional call for mutual aid after a fire broke out at a commercial building in Linn Creek.


Jeong Im homicide report submitted to crime center

MU Police will seek a fresh set of eyes on the Jeong Im homicide investigation.

Mountain lion trapped in Missouri released

Officials say the animal was an estimated 2 years old, showed no signs of being held in captivity and was in excellent physical condition

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Drug company payments to doctors

ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization, tracks, by state, the payments that 12 drug companies give to doctors and other health professionals for promoting their drugs.