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Films announced for 2013 True/False Film Fest

A selection of films appearing at the 2013 True/False Film Fest.

The films hail from around the world and delve into topics such as computer chess, orcas in captivity and a nonfiction account of the events depicted in "Zero Dark Thirty."

Leitao finds comfort with Rock Bridge boy's basketball

Bruins senior center David Leitao, the son of Missouri men's basketball assistant Dave Leitao, is attending his fourth different high school.

Rainbow House's homeless youth program hopes for funding

In mid-January, the loss of a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services caused Sol House to cease providing housing services for Columbia's homeless youth.

Commission awards $12.7 million contract for Stadium Boulevard project

The construction project could start as early as mid-March and will feature a new diamond interchange at Stadium Boulevard and Interstate 70.

Point guard Matthews proves comfortable in new role for Hickman girls basketball

With starting Kewpies point guard Jade Holly benched because of a concussion, junior Jordan Matthews gets a chance to show what she's made of.

Missouri football coaches not worried about low-ranked recruiting class

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is well aware that his program is behind the rest of the Southeastern Conference in recruiting class rankings. He just doesn't think it matters.

Missouri's 2013 recruiting class announced

The Missouri athletics department released its 2013 recruiting class on Wednesday. 

DNA analysis becoming more important in solving Missouri crimes

Thanks to Missouri's growing DNA database, DNA matches in Missouri have grown from 30 to 40 per year in 2004 to the current rate of nearly a thousand per year.

Opportunities, hard work brought Missouri men's basketball's Tim Fuller to Columbia

Tim Fuller, the Tigers' associate head coach, helped recruit all but two of the Missouri men's basketball players since head coach Frank Haith arrived.

Haith finds lots of positives for Missouri men's basketball team

Missouri's season has not been terrible with the Tigers ranked No. 21 at 16-5. But the team has run into setbacks, from a number of injuries to key players to the inability to win on the road.

 

University of Missouri curator withdrawn by governor

Gov. Jay Nixon withdrew his appointment of J. Michael Ponder to the governing board of the University of Missouri System on Wednesday night.

UPDATE: Details emerge about VA homicide suspect

During the week of Jan. 29, police say Rudy Perez Jr. grew increasingly violent. Perez was arrested Monday on suspicion of first-degree murder.

American-Islamic group, others speak out against hiring of Larry James at MU

Members of the St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations,  the MU Muslim Students Organization, the Mid-Missouri Fellowship of Reconciliation and concerned MU faculty members spoke at a news conference at MU.

NCAA says review of Miami investigation coming to a close

The NCAA expects to receive the final report into possible NCAA violations involving Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith by the end of the week, NCAA vice president of communications, Bob Williams, said.

New open lunch policy at Columbia high schools draws support, criticism

The change would allow only juniors and seniors to leave their school grounds during lunch.

DAVID ROSMAN: What's the matter with Missouri?

Reducing or eliminating the Missouri tax base with no plan to replace the money will hurt Missouri.

J. KARL MILLER: Armed forces could be negatively affected by women in combat

Gender equality cannot and should not be applied to the military — the idea is an irrational dream.

FROM READERS: A California native embraces Columbia's music scene

Chantelle Moghadam, a freshman at MU and Los Angeles native, discovers Columbia's local music scene is very much alive.

Senior finds inner strength for Rock Bridge girls basketball after season-ending injury

Senior leader Hannah Dressler saw her playing career with the Bruins come to an early end last month against rival Hickman. After coming to terms with her complex knee injury, she has stepped up on the sidelines and in the locker room to support her teammates.

TCU stuns No. 5 Kansas for first-ever Big 12 win

TCU upset fifth-ranked Kansas on Wednesday night for TCU's first Big 12 victory.

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