WHAT OTHERS SAY: A voter ID bill from a party that's lost its pride

There has never been a case in Missouri where a voter tried to impersonate someone else to cast a vote. Not once.

Olympian Oscar Pistorius charged with murder of girlfriend

Reeva Steenkamp was shot four times in the predawn hours in Oscar Pistorius' home in a gated community in the capital of South Africa, police said.

Sen. McCaskill to lead expanded oversight panel

The subcommittee has been made permanent and broadened to provide oversight of spending at every federal agency.

Blunt threatens to block confirmation of next EPA administrator

The Missouri Republican and his Democratic colleague, Claire McCaskill, want resolution of the long-delayed St. John's Bayou/New Madrid Floodway project.

Kinder to launch website to find wasteful government spending

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder detailed plans for it while asking a legislative committee on Wednesday to increase his office budget by about $38,500 to get it back to its level in 2009.

Airport ceremony will be held to welcome American Airlines

The Chamber of Commerce will host a launch party at 4 p.m. at Columbia Regional Airport.

Missouri men's basketball team wins first SEC road game

The Tigers won 78-36 on Wednesday at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs were shorthanded with only six scholarship players eligible for the game.

Bill to revamp Public Defender system meets strong opposition

The bill would require the Public Defender system to contract out all cases in which a person was charged with a nonsexual Class C or D felony, a traffic violation or a probation violation which could reduce the system's caseload by about three-quarters. 

MU wrestlers take 43-3 win against SIU

Missouri School for the Deaf students, who were attending the event on a school outing, cheered on Missouri.

Jade Holly returns in Hickman girls basketball victory

Kewpies point guard Jade Holly was back in the lineup after missing five games with a concussion.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU Veterinary School shows off its mule team

The Missouri Mule Team of the College of Veterinary Medicine was on display Wednesday at Francis Quadrangle. The mules, Tim and Terry, posed for photos  with John Dodam, Lynn Barton and Truman the Tiger.

Two Hickman seniors set for final state wrestling meet

J'den Cox is trying to become Columbia's first four-time state champion, while Alex Shea is trying to capture his first state championship this weekend at Mizzou Arena.


PHOTO GALLERY: Worshippers around Columbia celebrate Ash Wednesday

St. Thomas More Newman Center and Sacred Heart Catholic Church celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass. First Christian Church held an evening service to mark the event.

New bats for the Missouri softball team not all they're cracked up to be

Since switching to the new Louisville Slugger oneX composite bats in the fall, the Tigers have broken about 30 bats in practices and scrimmages.

Delta takes off from Columbia for the last time

Delta Air Lines ends flights to and from Atlanta as American Airlines prepares to begin service to Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth.

Columbia Public Schools to explore student interest in taking early-morning classes

Following strong reactions from students to proposed school start times, the Columbia School Board wants to gather students' input by its meeting on March 11.

Liz Smith grows into center role for Missouri women's basketball

When the senior transferred to Missouri, she found herself riding the bench. After a year of waiting, Smith has grown into her role, becoming a key player for the undersized Tigers. 

Hallsville cheerleader learns to face racial issues from an early age

One of 13 black people who live in Hallsville, Alaysha Jefferson has found cheerleading provides structure for her life. "No matter how rough things get, I know that those girls will be there," she said.

Missouri wrestling thrives in new conference, prepares for Senior Night

In the midst of a successful season, Missouri wrestling seniors will be celebrated during Senior Night on Wednesday.

J. KARL MILLER: Hiring should be based on merit, not controversy

People opposing the hiring of Larry James are basing their dissent upon a wide range of accusations, largely unsupported by evidence and summarily dismissed by proper authority.