INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: State of the nation's youth

This dashboard graphic shows the many factors impacted by pre-kindergarten education as cited by President Barack Obama in his annual State of the Union address.

Columbia disc golfers set to compete on national tour

Columbia disc golfers Adam Morrison, 19, and George Smith, 41, are starting the national tour this weekend in Las Vegas.

Missouri wrestling assistant coach Nick Marable wins gold medal in Bulgaria

Nick Marable, a U.S. men's freestyle wrestler and an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Missouri, was victorious at the Dan Kolov International Tournament. 

Four Missouri volleyball players to try out for national teams

Missouri volleyball players Lisa Henning, Molly Kreklow, Whitney Little and Regan Peltier earn national team tryouts. 

Missouri baseball team loses key infielder to hand injury

Dillon Everett, the Tigers' most experienced infielder, announced on Twitter that he underwent X-rays on his right hand Monday. He will be inactive this weekend when Missouri travels to Memphis.

George Hayes loved baseball, horse racing, family

George Hayes was a family man who passed on his love of baseball and gambling. As a minor league player, he played against Mickey Mantle and Satchel Paige.

Gary Naugle Sr. built Columbia homes, foundation for family

Gary Naugle Sr., founder of the Naugle Company, died at the age of 72 on Sunday. The  company has built more than 500 houses and completed more than 4,000 remodeling projects in the Columbia area. 

Gary E. Naugle Sr., Feb. 21, 1940 — Feb. 17, 2013, of Columbia

In 1969 he came to Columbia where he served as founder and president of The Naugle Company for 40 years. He and his company built over 500 new homes with over 4,000 home improvements.


George Hayes, Nov. 19, 1924 — Feb. 16, 2013

George Hayes loved baseball and horses.

Two Missouri softball players earn SEC honors

Nicole Hudson earned Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honors, and Chelsea Thomas was named Pitcher of the Week after leading the Missouri softball team to a 5-0 start this weekend.

Missouri men's basketball remains unranked in the AP poll

Missouri only received four votes in this week's poll.

FROM READERS: A number of fowl fly through Columbia

Photographer John Hall took a morning drive on Sunday and saw plenty of fowl afoot.

Barn fire along U.S. 63 causes $50,000 in damages

Several chickens died in the blaze. No other animals or people were in the building.

Shots fired on Quail Drive on Sunday

Police responded to the shots by setting up a traffic stop at Parker Street and Vandiver Drive.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Ash Wednesday, Valentine's Day

This week's best images captured Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day celebrations across Columbia.

Lexington hopes for survival as an art center

Lexington beat out four other Missouri towns competing for two years of help from MU faculty and students to launch an art-driven revitalization effort.

Police: Law encourages thieves to steal old cars

The law allows the sale of older cars without a title, which has prompted thieves to steal them for scrap.

Civil War dig planned in central Missouri

The excavation is being funded by a grant from the American Battlefield Protection Program of the National Park Service.

Tennessee men's basketball team confident of another fast finish

Tennessee followed up victories at South Carolina and Vanderbilt — their first true road wins of the season — with an 88-58 drubbing of Kentucky on Saturday that represented the Volunteers' most one-sided victory in that rivalry's 216-game history.

University of Miami president fires back at NCAA investigation

The University of Miami's statement came shortly after the embattled NCAA said it was pressing on with the case against Miami even after acknowledging "missteps" in the investigation.