Bynum Wheeler was politically active, loved reading

Bynum Wheeler enjoyed acting, target shooting and photography. He was an animal lover and an avid reader.

Temporary cell tower to be installed off Providence, near Stadium

A temporary cell tower will be installed at 2400 S. Providence Road to maintain cellphone coverage during football and basketball games. 

Tom Buchanan enjoyed education, travel

Mr. Buchanan died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Columbia. He was 80.

St. Charles Road to close Thursday night east of Clark Lane

St. Charles Road east of Clark Lane will close at 11 p.m. Thursday and will reopen no later than 7 a.m. Friday while a new water line is installed.

Catherine Hunt, Sept. 15, 1933 — Feb. 9, 2013, of Columbia

Catherine Hunt loved to travel and was passionate about reading; her cat, Buster; and caring for the plants, flowers, and woodland creatures around her home.

Walter "Tom" Buchanan, Oct. 27, 1932 — Feb. 12, 2013, of Columbia

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16th  at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the funeral home following the service.

Bynum M. Wheeler, Nov. 13, 1942 — Feb. 9, 2013, of Columbia

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the University Hospital chapel.

Arkansas beats Auburn 83-75 for first road win

The Razorbacks had lost their first six road games but controlled this one down the stretch.

Stacked SEC baseball gets tougher with Texas A&M, Missouri

The addition of the Tigers and Aggies to the already impressive lineup should provide for an exciting season.

Missouri House approves photo ID requirement for voting

Members of the Missouri House approved a proposal that would require voters to show photo identification at polling places.

New NCAA football rule to add ejection for intentional high hits

The NCAA Football Rules Committee said it had unanimously approved an ejection for intentional above-the-shoulder hits. 

Steen scores in overtime as Blues top Red Wings 4-3

The struggling St. Louis Blues managed an overtime win Wednesday night. The Blues topped the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on an Alexander Steen goal.

UPDATE: Missouri Senate approves unemployment changes

The Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to a measure expanding the definition of "misconduct" in the workplace.

Missouri voters to decide on about 230 tax, bond issues

The tally of ballot measures comes from Americans for Prosperity, a group that advocates for lower taxes and limited government.

UPDATE: Missouri bill that would raise seat belt fines gains support

Democratic Sen. Joe Keaveny wants to increase the fine from $10 to $50 for people caught not wearing seat belts in vehicles.

UMKC assistant professor picked to help study universe

Assistant professor of physics and astronomy Mark Brodwin is one of 29 new members who will join 14 U.S. scientists working on the Euclid mission.

NCAA selection chairman content with 68 teams

Mike Bobinski, chairman of the NCAA, said he is content with having 68 teams in March Madness.

UPDATE: Missouri House panel considers medical liability limits

A 2005 law had capped noneconomic damages at $350,000 and was part of a broader effort to curb liability lawsuits. The Supreme Court ruled this past summer that the cap was unconstitutional.

Civil trial in failed Mamtek sweetener plant delayed

Judge Dennis Dow on Tuesday postponed the trial, which was set to begin Feb. 25.

St. Louis developer asks for tax credit extension

The land assemblage tax credit is used to buy and maintain parcels of land in blighted parts of north St. Louis City.