Columbia College women topple Missouri Baptist on the road

Lily Abreu scored a career-high 34 points for Columbia College. Danielle Ingrum also had 11 points for the Cougars.

WHAT YOU SAID: Where do Columbia residents want to fly?

With Thursday's ribbon cutting ceremony, Columbia Regional Airport now offers flights to and from Chicago, Dallas Fort-Worth and Orlando. The Missourian asked ceremony attendees and other Columbia residents what other destinations they'd like the airport to offer.


Missourian sports journalists win 11 awards in national contest

Student-reporters at the Missourian competed with professionals in the 2012 Associated Press Sports Editors contest and won 11 awards — the most since 2001.

FROM READERS: Fashion blogger encourages readers to find their own style

Jasmine Cooper is a sophomore textile and apparel management major at MU. She keeps a blog called Fashion Stories, where she hopes to inspire young women to be confident in their own skin.

FROM READERS: Trial attorneys, Buddy Packs and apple pie?

The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys volunteered at Feeding America food banks across the state, beginning in Columbia on Jan. 28.

Kermit Nations Jr. was an artist, veteran, devoted partner

Kermit "Mat" Gentry Nations Jr., 67, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. He was an artist, gardener, veteran and caring partner.

Missouri House budget plan skips Medicaid expansion

The plan also would pare back Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed $34 million funding increase for public colleges and universities to $20 million.


Missouri voter photo ID requirement clears House

The House approved a constitutional amendment that allows a photo ID requirement. Lawmakers then endorsed legislation to implement it.

Royals' Johnson adjusts to new home

Elliott Johnson, who was also a high school basketball star, played in the Tampa Bay Rays organization for 11 years.

Cardinals extend contracts of general manager Mozeliak, manager Matheny

Cardinals chairman William DeWitt said he hopes the contract extensions help the team continue contending for World Series titles in the near future.


MULTIMEDIA: An unusual Valentine's gift: Chewie, but not candy

Decked out in a giant satin heart on top of the wooly suit, Froese delivered a card, cookies and balloons to Devin Glenn at Veterans United Home Loans on Forum Boulevard.

Kermit Nations, June 8, 1945 — Feb. 12, 2013, of Columbia

Mr. Nations, who served in the Navy, is survived by his partner, Chris J. Davidson, one brother and one sister.

PHOTO GALLERY: Allen's Flowers prepares for Valentine's Day

Workers stayed late into the night Wednesday to fill orders for Valentine's Day deliveries. Watch a time-lapse video of employees filling orders.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Personification of leadership

In stepping down from his post as spiritual leader of 1.2 billion people, Pope Benedict XVI leaves behind a legacy of having embraced the modern, while respecting tradition.

Man charged in death of woman found at Ste. Genevieve motel

Curtis Smith is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kristi Murphy.

Tiger Garden stocks up on roses for Valentine's Day

In the lead up to Valentine's Day, the employees of Tiger Gardens prepare for large flower orders.

UPDATE: Missouri Democrats in flux for vacant U.S. House seat

State Rep. Linda Black, of Bonne Terre, announced Thursday that she would not seek the Democratic nomination to succeed Republican Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson.

UPDATE: Missouri House, Senate approve separate open records measures

Both chambers voted Thursday to shield public buildings' security plans and law enforcement guidelines for terrorism incidents from public records requests.

American, US Airways announce $11 billion merger

The combined carrier will be called American Airlines and will be based in Fort Worth, but US Airways CEO Doug Parker will run it.

More Missouri students receive career, tech education

Sixty-three percent of the state's high school students participated in at least one career or technical education program in the 2011-2012 school year.