WORLD BRIEFLY: Violence threatens Vegas' reputation as safe for travelers

In South Africa, the family of Oscar Pistorius takes a low profile on social media following his trial for the alleged premeditated homicide of his girlfriend.

Governors say looming federal budget cuts threaten economic gains

Democrat and Republican governors expressed frustration about the impending sequester and its impact on the economy at an annual governors' meeting Saturday.

Hy-Vee recalling dog food after toxin found

A toxin that can cause pets to lose their appetites, become lethargic, have diarrhea, discolor the eyes or gums or vomit was found at elevated levels in Hy-Vee dog food. Those products are being voluntarily recalled.

Missouri bill seeks taxes from out-of-state retailers

Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill to collect taxes from online and out-of-state retailers that sell and deliver products to Missouri.

Unemployed complain they need a job to find a job

It's a frustrating catch for those out of work in an era of high unemployment: looking for a job, only to find that some employers don't want anyone who doesn't already have one.

Missouri men's basketball falls in overtime at Kentucky

Yet again, Missouri lost a Southeastern Conference road game in heartbreaking fashion, falling 9o-83 to the Wildcats in overtime Saturday night at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.

MU High School offers flexibility for students like figure skater Gracie Gold

Since 1999, MU High School has offered its students the opportunity to receive a high school degree while maintaining busy schedules. Gracie Gold, a 17-year-old skating phenom out of Chicago, is one of its most recent students.

Fantastic Miznastics support Missouri gymnastics on snow day

Despite the Thursday snowstorm, the new student section cheered on the Tigers at their meet against Georgia on Friday at Hearnes Center.

STORIFY: How Columbia residents spent their snow day

The Missourian collected photos of Columbia residents and how they spent their snow day. 

Money used for American Airlines guarantee surprises tourism subcommittee

The Columbia City Council voted in October to use $800,000 from the Tourism Development Fund for the American Airlines revenue guarantee.

Columbia residents give helping hand to stranded motorists

MU students and Columbia residents took to the snow-covered streets Thursday afternoon to help motorists trying to get home.

Missouri women's basketball loses fourth straight game to LSU

The Tigers lost 78-74 to LSU on Friday at Mizzou Arena. LSU scored 29 points off turnovers.

Columbia might face another winter storm Monday night

After warmer temperatures this weekend, another storm system that could bring rain and snow at the beginning of the week. It's too early to tell how much snow could fall in Columbia.

Storm breaks record for February daily snowfall

The previous record for Columbia, which stood for more than 100 years, was broken by more than eight inches on Thursday. 

Police Department, towing companies clear roads for snow plows

The Columbia Police Department posted on its Facebook page that any vehicles towed might have been taken to any of the local law enforcement agencies or some local towing companies working with the police during the storm. 

Pressey's men's basketball leadership role has pushed Tigers

Tigers coach Frank Haith said guard Phil Pressey's leadership was crucial to Missouri's upset of No. 5 Florida on Tuesday and will be needed to help close out the season with success.

Providence Road pedestrian bridge to be removed despite snow

Columbia Public Works will go ahead with its planned removal of the pedestrian overpass on Providence Road tonight. The department says all detour routes are free and clear.

Missouri women's basketball worn down by LSU's physicality in overtime loss

Missouri senior center Liz Smith was outsized by her defenders in Missouri's game against LSU, but she managed to score 15 points through quick maneuvers under the net, helping send the game to overtime. LSU asserted its physical advantage in the overtime period and Missouri lost its fourth straight game since upsetting No. 9 Tennessee on Feb. 3.

Both directions of I-70 were blocked Thursday by semitrucks, snow

During the storm, stalled semitrucks blocked traffic on Interstate 70. MoDOT closed part of the highway for most of the day.

National Weather Service lists snow totals from across the state

The National Weather Service compiled the following storm totals from observations by service employees, trained spotters, emergency management and media.