WHAT YOU SAID: The best part about the Chinese New Year

We asked people who celebrated the Chinese New Year on Saturday at MU to tell us their favorite part of the celebration.

Ten Columbia wrestlers earn spots in high school state meet

Hickman and Rock Bridge each had three wrestlers win championships, while Fr. Tolton Catholic had one champion in this weekend's district tournament competitions.

Chinese New Year: Year of the snake celebrated at MU

The Mid-Missouri Chinese Association hosted a party Saturday at Memorial Student Union to celebrate the beginning of the year of the snake.

Boone County Sheriff's Department issues two citations during alcohol compliance check

Two employees at separate convenience stores were cited for selling alcohol to minors on Friday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: There is science to intelligent design

Columbia resident Jim Goff disagrees with Missourian columnist David Rosman's exception to the Missouri House Bill 291 concerning science classes teaching Christian creationist beliefs. 

Fasth leads Ducks past Blues in shootout

Viktor Fasth became the first goalie in eight years to win his first five starts, leading Anaheim to a 6-5 shootout win over St. Louis.

Loretta Jean Hegstad, Aug. 10, 1955 - Feb. 7, 2013, of Columbia

Loretta Jean Hegstad, a Hickman High School and MU graduate who worked in California for many years, died at age 57.

Russell Ronald Jost loved volunteering and sports

Mr. Jost spent his life in service by volunteering in many capacities for his church and community.

Tolton Catholic boys basketball trumps Calvary Lutheran

Three Tolton players reached double figure scoring as the Trailblazers improved to 11-11 on the season.

Cardinals, David Freese agree to one-year contract

With Freese's agreement intact, the Cardinals have come to terms with all arbitration-eligible players.

Loretta Jean Hegstad, 57, participated in Alzheimer's, cancer charities

Loretta Jean Hegstad was a 19-year survivor of breast cancer and actively participated in cancer and Alzheimer's charities.

New England begins the big dig-out after epic snow

About 560,000 homes and businesses remained without power late Saturday night, down from a total of about 650,000, and some could be cold and dark for days.

Southeast Missouri group raises awareness of human slavery

A Southeast Missouri chapter of Free the Slaves has focused its efforts on child slaves in Ghana, West Africa. The group works to promote children's rights and education.

After Joplin storm, mystery persists around fungus

Thirteen Joplin tornado victims contracted an aerosolized fungus called apophysomyces trapeziformis.

Free food services to homeless could change in Kansas City

Food services provided by the Salvation Army, Taking It to the Streets and other charitable organizations in Kansas City could be required to change the way they provide the free food. Critics say it creates sanitation and theft problems and claim it enables the homeless to not seek services.

Mayoral candidates answer citizens at Muleskinners' forum

Mayor Bob McDavid and candidate Sid Sullivan fielded questions on downtown infrastructure, zoning and increased airline service. 

Hickman boys basketball regains its fast-paced tempo to top Helias

Despite the Crusaders attempts to drag the game to a glacial pace, Hickman got its groove back in the second half and won its 20th game of the season.

Missouri men's basketball looks to avenge loss to Ole Miss

The Tigers lost in Oxford, Miss., 64-49 last month. But on Saturday, the rematch will be played at Mizzou Arena, where No. 21 Missouri is 13-0 this season.

Color-coded meters could simplify downtown parking

Downtown parking meters will be painted according to their maximum parking time, allowing motorists to identify different meters more easily.

Grant will help expand MU's online degree programs

The initiative includes 16 programs, including public health, hospitality management, biomedical sciences and nursing leadership and entrepreneurship.