Tolton boys basketball wins road game

The Tolton boys basketball team won 60-53 at Van-Farr on Tuesday to improve to 4-6 this season.

Columbia College men's basketball ranked No. 2 in NAIA

It is the first time the Cougars, one of two undefeated teams left this season, have appeared in the top five since 2004.

Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl will host 1st semifinals in playoff

The site of the first championship game in the new college football system is still to be picked, though Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, seems to be the front-runner.

Police officers surround house at Garth and Noble

Police were responding to a report of someone being threatened with a gun inside the house. The officers left the scene after discovering nobody was inside the house.

FROM READERS: Wildlife on a cold, early morning

Missourian reader John Hall bundled up to take photos of eagles and other inhabitants of the Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area on a frosty January morning.

Poor start has SEC men's basketball staggering into league play

SEC teams are just 3-11 against the Top 25. Missouri's 82-73 victory over No. 10 Illinois on Dec. 22 is the SEC's lone win over a top-10 team in eight attempts.

Earl James Miles, March 23, 1918 — Jan. 1, 2013, of Columbia

Earl James Miles, 94, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1 at Lenoir Woods.

Kenneth E. Cook, Dec. 30, 1956 — Jan. 7, 2013, of Columbia

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Northwood Baptist Church, 2345 E. Northwood Drive in Columbia.


Quarterback already a priority for Reid in Kansas City

The Chiefs' biggest area of need coincides with the most important position on the field, and is the biggest reason why the Chiefs went 2-14 last season.

Missouri Supreme Court overturns conviction in 1990 farm death

A spokeswoman for Attorney General Chris Koster said later in the day that the office would seek a new trial. It would be Woodworth's third murder trial.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri has an epidemic of child sexual abuse

Child sexual abuse in Missouri is characterized as a “silent epidemic” by members of a task force that studied the issue.

White House ramping up gun violence discussions

President Barack Obama has called the Dec. 14 shooting in Newtown the worst moment of his presidency. It catapulted gun control to the top of his priority list for the first time in his presidency.

Giffords, Kelly launch gun control lobbying effort

They hope to start a national conversation about gun violence and raise funds for political activity, so "legislators will no longer have reason to fear the gun lobby."

Wildfires rage across Australia amid searing heat

No deaths have been reported, although officials in Tasmania were still trying to find about 100 people who have been missing since last week when a fire tore through the small town of Dunalley.

City Council postpones vote on six-month abeyance for downtown demolition permits

The abeyance would affect the sale and demolition of the Niedermeyer apartment building. An attorney for Collegiate Housing Partners, which plans to buy the building, said CHP would be forced to sue if the abeyance is enacted.

Columbia City Council votes to eliminate EEZ Advisory Board

The Columbia City Council votes to disband EEZ advisory board. The city's effort to establish an Enhanced Enterprise Zone ended with the vote.

Sid Sullivan recruited to run against McDavid for mayor of Columbia

A group of concerned citizens recruited Sullivan, who ran for mayor and lost in 2010, to challenge incumbent Bob McDavid in the mayoral race.

City Council makes push for using public transportation

The council approved free fares on FastCAT during the True/False Film Festival from Feb. 28 to March 3.

Golden Corral on Clark Lane receives bomb threat call

Officers were searching a restaurant at Clark Lane after an anonymous bomb threat call.

New Polish restaurant to open on Locust Street

A new restaurant called Cafe Poland is opening this week at 807 Locust St., serving up  pierogies, sandwiches and borscht.