Missouri women's basketball hopes to surprise in conference play

The Tigers are about to find out just how good they really are with a visit Wednesday to Waco, Texas, to play No. 1-ranked Baylor  in their first road game since Nov. 16.

Student housing planned for South Ninth Street

Once built, Watson Place would the latest of several buildings downtown marketed toward college students, and it would have 64 units.

Missouri facing $500M hole in upcoming budget

Republican legislative leaders and the Democratic governor all have pledged not to seek tax increases, and other efforts to raise revenues have failed in past legislative sessions. That means the budget gap may have to be closed primarily through spending reductions.

Ameren Missouri files application for Callaway Energy Center license renewal

Ameren Missouri submitted an application to extend the Callaway Energy Center’s operating license for 20 years. Its current 40-year operation license will expire by 2024. If approved, the center will remain operational until 2044. 

Caleb Rowden announces candidacy for Missouri House of Representatives

Caleb Rowden, a professional musician from Columbia, announced that he will run for the District 44 seat in the Missouri House of Representatives. This district includes Columbia's Third Ward, Hallsville and Centralia.

Missouri basketball player Kadeem Green plans to transfer

Kadeem Green, a 6-foot-8 forward from Toronto, was used sparingly by Missouri coach Frank Haith, especially in the Tigers' (13-0) most competitive games.

Man back in custody two hours after escaping from jail

A man escaped from Boone County Jail for two hours before being brought back into deputies' custody.

Boone County Commission approves contract with TAG Events for fairgrounds management

The two-year contract extends a three-month interim agreement between TAG Events and the county that began in October. The two groups are now looking into a name change for the site and observing the operations of other successful event centers in the Midwest.

Columbia College men's basketball team rolls past Peru State

The Columbia College men's basketball team defeated Peru State (Neb.) College 88-57 on Tuesday night at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

Iowa: Santorum, Romney leading the tight vote

The winner was in line for bragging rights — and perhaps much more — as the Republican nominating campaign makes the turn to primaries in New Hampshire on Jan. 10, then South Carolina and Florida before the end of January.

New Year's weekend traffic crashes, arrests increase

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported more New Year’s weekend arrests for driving while intoxicated, traffic crashes and injuries than last year. For the third year, the number of fatalities, five, has stayed the same.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Don't expect much out of 2012 Missouri legislature

The so-called "Blueprint for Missouri," the agenda of the Republicans who lead the House with an overwhelming majority, is underwhelming to say the least. Were the actual goal to build a better state, it would be a blueprint for collapse.

GUEST COMMENTARY: 2011 was a year of surprises politically

Presdident Barack Obama, Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain contributed to rare moments of surprise in 2011. Alas.

Missouri men's basketball defeats Oklahoma 87-49

The Tigers improve to 14-0 with the victory in their Big 12 Conference opener Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.

Road funds at risk in Missouri, other states over safety rule

States that fail to comply with the federal mandate could lose 5 percent of their highway funds — about $30 million in Missouri's case. If they remain out of compliance for a second year, that penalty doubles

2011 deaths: Remembering those we lost in Columbia

As the new year begins, the Missourian looks back at the hundreds of Columbia and Boone County residents who died in 2011.

PHOTO GALLERY: Memorable moments of 2011

A gallery of images of memorable moments from 2011 by Missourian staff photographers includes pictures of heavy snowfall last winter, MU's 100th Homecoming in the fall and a springtime cicada invasion in Columbia.

City seeks citizen participation in survey on affordable housing

The survey is part of the Citizen Participation Plan, which seeks input from the public on how to use federal Department of Housing and Urban Development funds.

Missouri men's basketball moves up in rankings, will start conference play

The Missouri men's basketball team moved up two spots in the rankings this week and will start Big 12 Conference play Tuesday.

Rams fire coach, GM after another dismal year

Owner Stan Kroenke fired coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney with one year remaining on their contracts.