Missouri women's basketball team loses to Mississippi State

The Missouri women's basketball team played in the annual Play4Kay game on Sunday at Mizzou Arena. The Play4Kay game helps raise awareness about breast cancer and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Mississippi State beat Missouri 61-56.

Missouri lost to Mississippi State 61-56 after beating No. 9 Tennessee a week prior by a 17-point margin.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Missouri basketball teams win at-home rematches

This week in Missouri sports, both men's and women's basketball went 1-1 in conference play. Both teams nabbed successful home games over teams who've beaten them on the road earlier in the season.

THIS WEEK IN PHOTOS: Basketball games bring fighting, dancing

Last week's best images from Missourian photographers included fighting at the Missouri men's basketball game and dancing during halftime of the Hickman girls basketball game.

Frontier to add third weekly flight from Columbia to Orlando

The flights to Florida have proved popular since they began in November. The airline will offer them on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning in April.

Pulitzer-winning photojournalist who documented his battle with cancer to visit MU

John Kaplan, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2008, will visit the Missouri School of Journalism on Monday to show his film, "Not As I Pictured," which documents his battle with cancer.

Columbia businessman Dave Griggs' civic life: 'It's called relationships'

Dave Griggs, a Columbia businessman who has served as county commissioner and REDI chairman, has extensive contacts in Boone County civic life. While many view his advocacy of incentives as altruism, some are wary of his influence.

January rains offer optimism for easing Missouri drought

January rains have helped pull parts of Missouri out of drought and hold promise that conditions will ease elsewhere.

Chantel Stanciel gives Columbia College men's basketball a big boost

A freshman whom teammates call "Pep," point guard Chantel Stanciel gets in the head of his opponents, then takes the ball from their hands.

Officials seek $211 million upgrade for Missouri mental health facility

Missouri mental health officials would like to replace the antiquated Fulton State Hospital with a new high-security facility, at a cost of $211 million.

Corn shortage idles Missouri ethanol plant, others nationwide

Twenty of the nation's 211 ethanol plants, including one in Macon, have ceased production over the past year, including five in January.


Poor 3-point shooting dooms Missouri in loss to Mississippi State

A week after upsetting Tennessee, the Missouri women's basketball team hosted Mississippi State, a team with a 2-7 record in conference play. But the Bulldogs were able to take away the Tigers' greatest weapon by holding them to 3 of 20 from 3-point range, and Missouri lost 61-56. 

Russell Ronald Jost, Sept. 15, 1930 — Feb. 9, 2013, of St. Louis

Russell Ronald Jost died Feb. 9, 2013, after a fall in his home the day before and a brief hospitalization.

Fundraising starts to fix Kansas City's fountains

The city has budgeted $250,000 specifically for fountain repairs, but that's not nearly enough, according to the City of Fountains Foundation, which is launching the fundraising effort.

Missouri lawmakers begin quest to update criminal code

Two 1,000-page bills introduced in this year's General Assembly session would update the state's criminal code for the first time since 1979.