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THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Allegations surround Haith

The Missouri men's basketball team wins two games this week as the NCAA investigation into Frank Haith is put on hold.

Women's basketball team loses to Texas A&M on the road

The Missouri women's basketball team lost 77-58 at Texas A&M on Sunday. Bri Kulas led the team in points with 12. Morgan Eye followed with nine.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: House fire, falconing and a new season for Missouri softball

Missourian photographers captured images of a house fire in Harrisburg; the Missouri softball team getting back into the swing of a new season; and a local man trains his falcons to hunt.

Columbia residents learn about alternatives to modern medicine

More than 100 people attended the inaugural Alternative and Complementary Medicine Wellness Health Expo to learn more about alternative medicine from 20 different vendors.

Firefighters return to destroyed Harrisburg home

Three days after a home blaze, firefighters returned to the house after reports of smoke coming from the site.

Candidates for Fifth Ward council seat discuss crime, Police Department

Candidates for the Fifth Ward City Council seat say the community must be involved in fighting crime and that Police Chief Ken Burton must be held accountable for fixing morale in his department.

Missouri bill seeks to improve energy infrastructure

Legislation filed this past week in the Senate would let electric utilities seek an infrastructure system replacement surcharge for several types of projects. The bill's sponsor says consumers would save money over time through increased reliability and efficiency.

Crafton works to be more aggressive for Missouri women's basketball team

Missouri coach Robin Pingeton said she's seen growth in senior guard Sydney Crafton, but wants her to continue to be more aggressive in making drives to the basket.

Three-point barrage leads Rock Bridge past Washington in MFA Oil Break Time Shootout

The Rock Bridge Bruins recovered from their loss against the Hickman Kewpies, connecting from beyond the arc often in their 76-51 victory at Mizzou Arena. Rock Bridge guards Jackson Dubinski, Ryan Kreklow and Nick Norton gave the Bruins a trio in double-figure points.

Prosecutor: Death penalty system unfair to victims

Platte County prosecutor Eric Zahnd said he accepted Quinton O'Dell's offer to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence to spare the Shippert family of the continued nightmare of a capital murder trial. He said the state's death penalty process "puts victims' families in a tragic dilemma."

UMKC School of Dentistry seeks patient volunteers

Volunteers in need of small fillings or deep cleanings will receive free dental care, including X-rays.

Missouri GOP wants to expand gun rights in state

Missouri's Republican lawmakers, who hold a majority in the legislature, hope to expand gun rights in the state, contrary to federal proposals that would limit them.

Once GOP stronghold, West veers into Dems' column

Several factors, including an expanding immigrant population and a growing number of people moving from more liberal states, have caused western states like Nevada, New Mexico and Washington to lean Democratic.

Iconic St. Louis restaurant turns 100

The Crown Candy remains in the hands of the family that founded it. Andy Karandzieff now heads operation of the eatery that his grandfather, a Greek immigrant, founded.

Neighbors of elementary school sites have traffic, safety concerns

On the plus side is the potential for increased property values and addressing overcrowding at existing elementary schools.

Columbia Public Schools hosts tour of potential elementary school sites

The school district's Long-range Facilities Planning Committee visited three possible school locations in southwest Columbia on Saturday. The new elementary school is set to open by August 2016.

 

Oriakhi's new moves spark Missouri basketball win

On the heels of the senior center's pregame dance number, the Tigers trounced the Vanderbilt Commodores 81-59 in front of a sold-out Mizzou Arena. Guard Jabari Brown led the team with 21 points, including 4 three-pointers.

Fifth Ward council candidates talk about use of tax incentives in Columbia

Fifth Ward council candidates say they will be careful using public money to promote economic development.

Another win, amid heavy hearts, for Columbia College men's basketball

Columbia College junior point guard Devin Griffin scored 18 points to lead the Cougars to victory on Coaches vs. Cancer night, just days after learning his grandfather was diagnosed with the disease.  

An 'inspirational' game for Columbia College women's basketball

After the Cougars defeated William Woods 85-64, their 12th straight victory, the teams had an emotional ceremony coinciding with Saturday's Coaches vs. Cancer events.

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