MU religious holiday guide intended to inform, not inflame

A story on the Fox News website asserted that MU treats Wiccan and pagan celebrations the same as mainstream holidays. An MU spokesman said it's not true.

THE WEEK IN JEFFERSON CITY: House passes voter ID requirement

This week, the state House of Representatives passed a proposal requiring Missouri voters to bring government-issued photo identification to vote, and Gov. Jay Nixon's Medicaid expansion plan was left out of the 2014 House budget.

Search halted for MU position sought by Larry James

Two candidates, including former military psychologist Larry James, were finalists for the position. The other candidate was Matthew Burns of the University of Minnesota.

Hickman, Rock Bridge wrestlers support each other at state tournament

Despite the fierce rivalry between Rock Bridge and Hickman athletics, wrestlers from both schools have supported each other at the state tournament this weekend.

Onslaught of 3-pointers leads Rock Bridge past Rockhurst

The Bruins hit 15 3-pointers en route to a 79-47 victory against Rockhurst at home Friday night.

Hickman girls basketball falls to St. Joseph's Academy

Hickman lost Friday night to snap their six-game winning streak but gained experience against elite competition. 

Missouri baseball opens season with road loss

Missouri starter Rob Zastryzny struggled in his first career opening day start as the Tigers dropped the first of three games against Southern Mississippi. 

Third and Fourth Ward candidates discuss 911 tax, rezoning

City Council candidates discussed city plan implementation, the 911 tax and historic preservation at a forum Friday afternoon.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri appoints new executive director

The newly appointed director said her top priority in the next year will be opening the organization's new house.

McCaskill advocates for Violence Against Women Act during Columbia visit

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill made a case for the Violence Against Women Act during a news conference at Boone County Courthouse on Friday afternoon.

District brings Blues in the Schools to Columbia fourth-graders

The district has added the program its fourth-grade classes. It is supported locally by the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Foundation.

Missouri law lags behind risks of distracted driving

Distracted driving has become a bigger risk, but enforcement of safe driving in Missouri has not kept pace. Few drivers have been ticketed for texting behind the wheel, and even fewer have been charged in criminal cases.

FROM READERS: Paxton Keeley students draw their favorite celebrities

Paxton Keeley students drew their favorite celebrity in Carol Stoddart's art class. Take a look at some of the portraits.

Travel doesn't faze Missouri gymnasts

Despite facing No. 17 Kentucky on the road in the second televised meet of the season, the team embraces the SEC crowds.

Missouri baseball counting on new-look infield

The Tigers will open the season Friday at Southern Mississippi with an infield that features junior Dillon Everett as the only returning starter. He'll  be surrounded by a cast of highly-touted junior college transfers. 

GEORGE KENNEDY: Food Bank helps feed Missourians young and old

Last year, the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri gave away 27,401,323 pounds of food. That’s the equivalent of a little more than 21 million meals.

DEAR READER: Your Missourian sports section is a winner

The Missourian sports department was recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors for 11 awards, its most since 2001. The formula: the story less traveled.

Missouri softball wins a pair in Santa Barbara

The Tigers beat the Guachos 11-3 in five innings. Later, the team beat the Fresno State Bulldogs 4-0.

Missouri gymnastics loses close competition to Kentucky

Freshman Miranda Eubank and sophomore Rachel Updike took event titles in the team's 194.250-194.125 loss.

Vehicle strikes Going Bonkers family fun center

A vehicle crashed into the Going Bonkers family fun center Friday morning. No one was injured in the accident.