Missouri men's basketball looks to get first SEC road win

The Tigers will have a chance to pick up its first victory at an SEC opponent's arena when it plays Wednesday at LSU. Missouri coach Frank Haith says it won't be easy.

Columbia College's Bob Burchard to be inducted into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Burchard, the Cougars athletics director and men's basketball coach, was also inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2008.

UM tuition increases might be smaller than expected

A 1.7 percent increase in tuition and required fees, amounting to an average of $157 more per year for resident, undergraduate students, is on the agenda for the UM System Board of Curators meetings Thursday and Friday in Kansas City.

Clarence police buy former Columbia police dog

Fano — the police dog that former Columbia Police Officer Rob Sanders tried to buy — was sold because of the cost of boarding him.

Rain beneficial but not enough to quench drought

The 1.53 inches of rain on Tuesday put a dent in the ongoing drought, but much more rain is needed before the spring growing season.

Missouri basketball's Bowers to return against LSU

After missing five games with a sprained right knee, Bowers will see limited playing time in Wednesday night's game against LSU.

Missouri football agrees to home-and-home series with Arkansas State

Missouri and Arkansas State will play a home-and-home football series in 2013 and 2015.

Convention and Visitors Bureau plans rebranding to promote tourism

The tourism bureau hopes to increase tourism with a new logo, tagline and television commercial. 

DAVID ROSMAN: Keep religion out of Missouri's science curriculum

Missouri's proposed Missouri Standard Science Act, which would require intelligent design to be taught in schools, would only hurt America's science education.

Carolyn 'Lynn' Whitworth enjoyed literature, good conversation

Carolyn "Lynn" Whitworth, who lived in Columbia for 50 years, was the secretary to the library director at Stephens College for 18 years.

Missouri shortstop Segovia questionable for opening weekend

The junior transfer pulled his hamstring rounding third base during an intra-squad scrimmage Saturday. 

Belcher: Proposed increase to funding formula still not enough for Columbia

Gov. Jay Nixon has proposed an almost $66 million infusion in new money to the state's funding formula for education.


Fire damages home on Hickory Street

To extinguish the fire, firefighters removed the ceiling above the home's living room.

Proposed additional funding for Early Head Start could affect Columbia centers

Melissa Chambers, Early Head Start operations director, sees the proposed increase as a recognition of the benefits of early intervention.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City elections are critical

Now that Helen Anthony is gone, voters in Columbia need to pick someone who represents the interest of all residents of the city and not just big developers.


Tolton boys basketball looks to get back to basics in match against Linn

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School (8-9) is set to play its next game at 9 p.m. Thursday against Linn at the Southern Boone tournament in Ashland.

Hamoodi trial attorney discusses federal sentencing

A crowd gathered in the bottom floor of MU's Hulston Hall to hear J.R. Hobbs, defense attorney from the Shakir Hamoodi trial, give a speech on his client's sentencing.

Robert Parks had passion for the community, telling stories

Known for his tales of life growing up in a small Tennessee town and his grandfather's experiences during the Civil War, Robert Parks was always a storyteller. Parks, of Columbia, died Sunday.

Natalee Adelia Forward loved church, family, travel

Natalee Adelia Forward was an avid gardener, and grew plants in addition to her work in the church choir and family genealogy research. Forward died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. She was 82.

Glendia Walker remembered for her outgoing personality

Glendia Walker died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at University Hospital. She loved joking around and talking with people, even strangers.