UPDATE: Columbia prepares for predicted winter storm; schools closed

Snow plows are fully prepared for Thursday's expected snow storm on Wednesday at the Columbia Public Operations Grissum Building.

Columbia is buckling down to prepare for Thursday's possible snowstorm. Columbia Public Schools cancels classes.

UPDATE: Gas leak reported before blast leveled restaurant

Investigators from the Missouri Public Service Commission are looking into whether the gas company took proper precautions after a leak was noticed on Tuesday.

NCAA says Missouri's Haith not watching closely enough at Miami

A former NCAA compliance officer said the NCAA has accused Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith of looking the other way while his assistants were violating NCAA rules.

Whitt carries on family legacy for Hickman boys basketball

The Kewpies' sophomore guard has emerged as a standout player in his own right, all while expanding on the precedent his older brother set at the school.

UPDATE: Crews find body amid Kansas City Plaza restaurant rubble

Mayor Sly James did not say whether the person was a man or a woman.

Fourth Ward candidates discuss issues at community forum

The candidates for the Fourth Ward seat on the City Council discussed infrastructure, experience and their visions for the city.

TIMELINE: The two-year NCAA investigation of the University of Miami and Frank Haith is coming to close

Here is a little more background information, along with links, of the NCAA investigation of the University of Miami and Frank Haith.

UPDATE: Winter storm moving into Plains blamed for fatal Oklahoma crash

An Oklahoma man died in a storm-related crash Wednesday, and other states in the storm's path could face treacherous conditions with up to a foot of snow in the forecast.

UPDATE: No one injured in fire at auto parts building

The business, which is located in a rural area but close to a road, had no close water access.

DAVID ROSMAN: We need to think about the future in planning projects

Most governments rarely plan further than "tomorrow" for projects, and City Council is forgetting the K.I.S.S. rule – keep it short and simple – with the Providence and other road projects.

Missouri tennis team sweeps UMKC in home opener

Columbia College men's basketball one win away from perfect regular season

Just as it has all season, the Cougars rolled to another victory Wednesday night, beating Harris-Stowe 85-64.

Catherine L. Hunt loved travel, friends

Catherine L. Hunt was formerly the secretary for the University of Missouri System Board of Curators.

Chuck Knife, May 10, 1945 — Feb. 18, 2013, of Columbia

Former lieutenant fire marshal for the Columbia Fire Department, Chuck Knife, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. He was a firefighter for two decades.

Fundraiser brings local drug treatment organization closer to goal

Teen Challenge of Central Missouri, a local drug treatment organization, hopes to build a treatment home for women struggling with drug addiction and their children. 

J. KARL MILLER: Only so much of Hagel's behavior can be explained away

Hagel's misstatements and unpreparedness should raise more concerns than senators have voiced.

Columbia College women's basketball prevails despite schedule change

The Columbia College women's basketball team defeated Harris Stowe 83-55 on Wednesday night at The Arena at Southwell Complex in a game moved up one day because of the threat of Thursday's snowstorm.

Chuck Knife was passionate about firefighting, friends

Chuck Knife, 67, was a career firefighter who worked for the Columbia Fire Department for two decades. Mr. passed away Monday, Feb. 18.

Missouri wrestling team turns losing weight into a science

In the week before a competition, Missouri wrestlers drop at least six pounds in order to meet weight requirements.

ArtTalk: Access Arts hosts workshop to explore symbols in art

Shawna Johnson, Executive Director of Access Arts' School of Service, talks about an upcoming workshop featuring the photographs from Dr. Adrienne Hoard's exhibit, "Hiding in Plain Sight: Symbolic Messages in Indigenous Art."