Ross shows toughness for Missouri men's basketball team in victory over Georgia

The victory against Georgia pushed the Tigers to 13-3 overall and helped the team get back on track in Southeastern Conference play at 2-1. Missouri is set to play Saturday afternoon at No. 10-ranked Florida.

Despite a fall midway through the game, junior guard Earnest Ross helped the Tigers get back on track in Southeastern Conference play with a 79-62 victory Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena.

MU Stankowski Field turf sold at surplus auction

Guy Robert, a local show promoter, was the high bidder for the turf at Wednesday morning's auction.

Fifth Ward candidate Mark Jones unconcerned about past ethics violation

An investigation of 2002 campaign finance violations prompted the Missouri Ethics Commission to fine Jones $2,500.

Judge Jodie Asel elected as presiding judge of 13th Judicial Circuit

The circuit's nine judges voted by secret ballot on Tuesday. Judge Jodie Asel will replace presiding Judge Gary Oxenhandler.

Missouri men's basketball team looks to regroup against Georgia

Missouri hopes to get back into an offensive rhythm Wednesday against a Georgia team that has the worst overall record among Southeastern Conference teams.

Oriakhi's demeanor, play improve in Missouri men's basketball victory

Unlike in Missouri’s loss against Ole Miss on Saturday, where Oriakhi had only four points, six rebounds, and got into foul trouble early, the Missouri forward anchored the Tigers' offense Wednesday night in a 79-62 win over Georgia.

Debit cards available for Missouri state tax refunds

The Missouri Department of Revenue is making debit cards, which are cheaper than distributing paper checks, an option for tax refunds.


Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

President Barack Obama also used his presidential powers to enact 23 measures that don't require the backing of lawmakers.

Diversity celebration features Martin Luther King III

The 20th annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration on Thursday features keynote speaker Martin Luther King III.


Student writings selected for 2013 diversity celebration

The poems will be distributed in a booklet on Thursday.

DAVID ROSMAN: Politicians turn gun ownership into religious issue

In addition to politicians, the religious right is responsible for pushing opposition to gun control front and center.

Missouri residents fall victim to scams involving building projects

Two men have been charged with three felony counts of stealing by deceit and three felony counts of unlawful merchandising practices, according to a news release from the attorney general's office.

Hickman boys basketball advances to tournament title game

The Kewpies advanced to the championship game of the Lee's Summit tournament with a 72-50 victory over Raytown South on Wednesday night.

Study shows big spending gaps in Southeastern Conference between athletics, academics

A study released Wednesday shows the Southeastern Conference combines relatively low academic spending with explosive coaching salaries. The report does not provide information about ratios at individual institutions.

Lynn Eugene Diel, 58

Lynn Eugene Diel of Columbia died from cancer Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. He was 58.


Harry Lloyd Rippeto, formerly of Hallsville, enjoyed mentoring students

Harry Lloyd Rippeto of Sanford, Fla., died Sunday. He was 64 years old.

'Nikki' Bappe, whose story led to community support for her family, died

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Columbia Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1100 College Park Drive.

Mildred Hullender remembered as caring mother

Mrs. Hullender was a member of Parkade Baptist Church.

Bob Vandiver, Oct. 5, 1928, to Jan. 14, 2013, of Camden

Bob Vandiver of Camden died Jan. 14, 2013. He was 84.

Nicola Sheryl Bappe, May 18, 1967, to Jan. 14, 2013, of Columbia

A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Thursday January 17, 2013 at Columbia Seventh Day Adventist Church.