Freshman Katherine Hepler shines for Missouri women's golf team at tournament

The Tigers held on for a top-10 finish behind freshman Katherine Hepler's tie for 12th.

Missouri men's golf wins Washington State Snowman Getaway tournament

The Tigers placed five golfers inside the top-25, led by senior Jace Long, who tied for individual medalist honors with a final round 70.

Crews begin plowing residential streets thanks to light traffic

Columbia's Solid Waste and Recycling Services and Columbia Transit will resume normal service Wednesday.

Missouri softball ranked No. 6 in national polls

The Tigers moved up one spot in the polls after beating Maryland, San Diego State and Florida in the Mary Nutter Classic this past week.

Virginia McGrath loved to spend time in her garden

Virginia McGrath of Columbia died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. She was 80.

Missouri snowstorm is dangerous, even for the plows

The Kansas City Star reports that at least eight Missouri Department of Transportation snow plows fell into highway ditches early Tuesday. Two of them fell on their sides.

Virginia McGrath, May 20, 1932 — Feb. 24, 2013, of Columbia

Virginia McGrath, 80, of Columbia died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Newburg, surrounded by her family.


Second snowstorm adds nearly 10 inches, leaves thousands without power, Internet

Total snow depth climbs to 14 inches as residents deal with problems and delays caused by the storm.

Senate confirms Hagel for defense secretary

Divided Senate confirms Hagel for defense secretary after long nomination fight

Four Republican senators join Democrats in voting for Chuck Hagel to become next defense secretary.

Obama says flexibility won't help with spending cuts

Obama rejected a proposal floated by Senate Republicans to give the president more flexibility to pick and choose which programs should be cut to reach the $85 billion over seven months mandated by the so-called sequester.

Pope Benedict XVI to be called 'emeritus pope,' will wear white

On Tuesday the Vatican announced that after his retirement, Pope Benedict XVI will be known as "emeritus pope," and continue to wear white.

Supreme Court takes up question of sampling arrestees' DNA

The Supreme Court on Tuesday weighed whether to allow police to take DNA from people arrested, but not yet convicted, in order to solve cold-case crimes.


ANALYSIS: In budget fight, sky is falling again

Over the last week or so, administration officials have come forward with a grim compendium of jobs to be lost, services to be denied or delayed, military defenses to be let down and important operations to be disrupted. Obama's new chief of staff, Denis McDonough, spoke of a "devastating list of horribles."

Northwest Missouri city of Maryville issues boil order

The St. Joseph News-Press reports that the order was issued because of a low-pressure malfunction at the water plant.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Outlook for continued growth amid uncertainty

The retail sector has been active, with new businesses opening, as well as significant expansions, relocations and improvements. The number of building permits issued during 2012 also marked an increase from previous years, with 406 requests that translated into a total valuation of $1.6 million.


WHAT OTHERS SAY: Political games delay help to victims of domestic violence

Congress needs to renew Violence Against Women Act now, not only so that agencies such as Harmony House can apply for grants that are supported through the act but so that the progress that has been made since the act initially passed in 1994 in addressing domestic violence can continue.

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