Missouri men's basketball team wins first SEC road game

Missouri guard Keion Bell scores a basket between Mississippi State forwards Colin Borchert and Gavin Ware in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Starkville, Miss., on Wednesday. Missouri won 78-36.

The Tigers won 78-36 on Wednesday at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs were shorthanded with only six scholarship players eligible for the game.

Bill to revamp Public Defender system meets strong opposition

The bill would require the Public Defender system to contract out all cases in which a person was charged with a nonsexual Class C or D felony, a traffic violation or a probation violation which could reduce the system's caseload by about three-quarters. 

MU wrestlers take 43-3 win against SIU

Missouri School for the Deaf students, who were attending the event on a school outing, cheered on Missouri.

Jade Holly returns in Hickman girls basketball victory

Kewpies point guard Jade Holly was back in the lineup after missing five games with a concussion.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU Veterinary School shows off its mule team

The Missouri Mule Team of the College of Veterinary Medicine was on display Wednesday at Francis Quadrangle. The mules, Tim and Terry, posed for photos  with John Dodam, Lynn Barton and Truman the Tiger.

Two Hickman seniors set for final state wrestling meet

J'den Cox is trying to become Columbia's first four-time state champion, while Alex Shea is trying to capture his first state championship this weekend at Mizzou Arena.


PHOTO GALLERY: Worshippers around Columbia celebrate Ash Wednesday

St. Thomas More Newman Center and Sacred Heart Catholic Church celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass. First Christian Church held an evening service to mark the event.

New bats for the Missouri softball team not all they're cracked up to be

Since switching to the new Louisville Slugger oneX composite bats in the fall, the Tigers have broken about 30 bats in practices and scrimmages.

Delta takes off from Columbia for the last time

Delta Air Lines ends flights to and from Atlanta as American Airlines prepares to begin service to Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth.

Columbia Public Schools to explore student interest in taking early-morning classes

Following strong reactions from students to proposed school start times, the Columbia School Board wants to gather students' input by its meeting on March 11.

Liz Smith grows into center role for Missouri women's basketball

When the senior transferred to Missouri, she found herself riding the bench. After a year of waiting, Smith has grown into her role, becoming a key player for the undersized Tigers. 

Hallsville cheerleader learns to face racial issues from an early age

One of 13 black people who live in Hallsville, Alaysha Jefferson has found cheerleading provides structure for her life. "No matter how rough things get, I know that those girls will be there," she said.

Missouri wrestling thrives in new conference, prepares for Senior Night

In the midst of a successful season, Missouri wrestling seniors will be celebrated during Senior Night on Wednesday.

J. KARL MILLER: Hiring should be based on merit, not controversy

People opposing the hiring of Larry James are basing their dissent upon a wide range of accusations, largely unsupported by evidence and summarily dismissed by proper authority.

DAVID ROSMAN: Asteroids and the end of the world, a conspiracy theory

Be it asteroids or comets or the CIA, it's the end of the world as we know it.

FROM READERS: Derby Ridge Elementary transformed by Candy Land Dance

Students at Derby Ridge Elementary School were invited to come to the school with their families for a free night of fun on Friday as the school’s Family School Partnership hosted the first-ever “Candy Land Dance.”

Hickman girls' basketball sophomore battles through injury

Forward Mikayla Logan is a key part of the Hickman girls' basketball team, despite suffering a stress fracture in her foot earlier this season. 

Edna Williams cooked in Columbia for more than 30 years

She worked at various sororities and fraternities in Columbia as a cook for more than 30 years. She was also a cook for Woodhaven.

Edna Williams, June 5, 1940 — Feb. 12, 2013, of Columbia

Edna Williams worked at various sororities and fraternities in Columbia as a cook for more than 30 years. She was also a cook for Woodhaven.

Catherine Hunt loved travel, reading

Catherine L. Hunt, who was an MU retiree, loved to travel across the country and around the world.