Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith addresses the media

The press room was crowded, more than usual. Reporters filled the seats and lined the walls, notepads, computers, phones and recorders all prepared.

Three potential sites selected for new southwest Columbia elementary school

Three possible locations have been identified for southwest Columbia's newest elementary school, which officials hope will relieve overcrowding issues at Rock Bridge and Mill Creek elementary schools.

Downtown demolition moratorium defeated in 3-3 City Council vote

The council voted 3-3 on the moratorium for new downtown demolition permits. The tie means the measure is defeated. The moratorium can be reintroduced with the support of four council members. 

Revised proposal for Grindstone Trail gets closer to approval

The Columbia City Council discussed various options for the Grindstone Trail at a work session before its regular meeting.

Tax for new 911 dispatch center to appear on April ballot

The three-eighths-of-a-cent sales tax would generate more than $9 million per year and would finance a new building and other improvements for the 911 and emergency management center.

Missouri men's basketball survives South Carolina

Fan support and 3-pointers from Earnest Ross and Jabari Brown helped the Missouri men's basketball team fend off South Carolina 71-65 on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.

Speakers to encourage entrepreneurship at REDI conference at MU

REDI's conference features 10 business success stories to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Grant to provide mid-Missouri food pantries with community gardens, nutrition education

The Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security and the Health Communication Research Center at MU will use the money to work with eight food pantries.

FROM READERS: Memories of Stan Musial's last game

Harvey Hoffman, a local lawyer, was present at Stan Musial's last game in old Busch Stadium. Hoffman writes that Stan Musial is the final loss of his childhood memories.

ROSE NOLEN: Some enjoy time with family while others prefer work, hobbies

People have their own lives and are not so closely associated with other family members these days.

DAVID WEBBER: Talk of America's decline continues

Wrapped around almost all policy debates is debt — governmental and personal.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students return to class

MU students returned to class on a cold winter day Tuesday for the first day of the spring semester.

Columbia College men's basketball maintains No. 1 NAIA ranking

The undefeated Columbia College men's basketball team retained their unanimous No. 1 ranking for the second straight week.

Missouri softball team ranked No. 8 in preseason poll

The Missouri softball team finished last season with a 47-14 record and a No. 11 ranking.

Columbia College women's basketball team ranked in NAIA Top 25

The Columbia College women's basketball team, which is undefeated in the American Midwest Conference, is currently ranked 24th in the NAIA.

City offers free bus rides on FastCAT through Sunday

Free bus rides will be available on the 107 FastCAT the first week of spring classes.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missouri politicians' stance on gun control is embarrassment to state

Legislators have shown a lack of concern for citizens because of partisan extremism.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Politicians shouldn't be involved in women's health choices

Decisions about abortion are better left to a woman and her family, not politicians.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Conversation about women's health needs to reflect complexity

Politicians need to step back and stop interfering with women's access to sexual health care.

Tolton boy's basketball beat North Callaway in overtime, improve to 8-7

The Tolton Catholic High School boy's basketball team edged North Callaway with a 60-55 overtime victory Tuesday evening.