Lights out: Ravens beat 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) and linebacker Ray Lewis celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII.

Joe Flacco of the Ravens, who was voted the MVP, threw three first-half touchdown passes to cap an 11-TD, zero-interception postseason.

Fifth Ward candidate Burns is offended by lack of invitation to development council event

Development council director says Susan "Tootie" Burns was not asked to attend a Monday reception because she has no relationship with the group. Candidates Mark Jones and Laura Nauser plan to be there.

Missouri women's basketball stuns No. 9 Tennessee 80-63

After a 45-point loss in Knoxville in January, the Missouri women's basketball team handed No. 9 Tennessee its first Southeastern Conference loss in a stunning 80-63 victory. It was the Tigers' first win against a Top 10 opponent since it knocked off Baylor in January 2010. 

ANALYSIS: Gov. Nixon's plan for Medicaid could boost pay for Missouri doctors

Under Nixon's plan, the state Medicaid program would pay rates similar to private insurance — instead of the typically lower rates paid by Medicaid — for adults covered by the Medicaid expansion.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: New evidence in a 2005 murder; MU athletics announces 'major gift'

This week's most popular stories were centered around the MU Police Department's announcement it has solved the 2005 murder of MU research assistant Jeong Im. The university garnered several top-headlines: the announcement of a $8.3 million gift to MU athletics, a narrow men's basketball loss to LSU and an MU report that warned against restricting state agencies from working with a federal insurance exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Celebrating warm weather, basketball victories

Missourian photographers captured images of Columbia residents celebrating Monday's warm weather with rock climbing and skateboarding and the Missouri men's and women's basketball teams victories.

THIS WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Missouri men's and women's basketball teams win and lose

The Missouri men's and women's basketball teams both went 1-1 this week, and both the gymnastics and wrestling teams lost during the Beauty and the Beast meet.

UPDATE: Columbia Police searching for armed suspects

The Columbia Police Department is searching for two men in connection with a shooting early Sunday morning. Garrett Murray and Jeremy A. Ruff should be considered armed and dangerous, a Columbia police news release said.

At MU, debate over candidate Larry James' Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib role

Retired Army Col. Larry James, who was a consulting psychologist at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay Detention Center in Cuba, will be interviewed this week for a senior position at MU's College of Education.

Three elementary schools in line for playground upgrades

The Columbia City Council is expected to appropriate $25,000 for projects at Lee, Shepard Boulevard and New Haven elementary schools.

Jessie M. Buckler, July 9, 1924 — Feb. 2, 2013, of Columbia

She married Wilbur H. Buckler on March 20, 1944, and spent the next 21 years as a Navy wife, traveling from coast to coast. 

Jessie M. Buckler, July 9, 1924 — Feb. 2, 2013, of Columbia

Jessie M. Buckler of Columbia died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Ashland Villa Assisted Living. She was 88.

FROM READERS: Columbia man to take back 506 days of video gaming with bicycle trip

Michael Marberry is taking his life back after five years of non-stop gaming with a bicycle trip from Columbia to San Clemente, Calif. He describes how he came to this decision and what he hopes to gain from the trip.

Tougher competition for Missouri baseball in SEC

Seven of the top 20 teams in the country are from the SEC, according to preseason polls. Missouri is not one of them. The Tigers feel as though they have something to prove.

Morgan Eye ties Missouri single-season 3-pointer record

Sophomore Morgan Eye tied the Missouri women's basketball single-season 3-pointer record in Missouri's 80-63 upset win against No. 9 Tennessee. Eye has made 90 3-pointers this season.

Lawsuit highlights issue of modified taillights

The lawsuit said taillight embellishments, such as tints, stickers, covers and paint, are becoming more and more common and dangerous, even if Sherwin-Williams said the tint is for off-road use only.

Power lines could affect national wildlife refuge in Missouri

One of the project's potential routes would run two miles north of Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge through private land enrolled in the Wetlands Reserve Program,

Gov. Nixon proposes $10 million for Missouri mental health

Nixon said the proposal would help get Missourians timely, effective treatment. "We must do everything in our power to get folks the treatment they need, before it's too late," Nixon said during his State of the State speech Jan. 28.


Super Bowl of firsts, lasts, bests

"There are so many storylines to this game that make it bigger than just the Super Bowl," 49ers CEO Jed York said.

Power outage stops Super Bowl for half hour

The Baltimore Ravens were leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6 when most of the lights in the 73,000-seat building went out with 13:22 left in the third quarter.