At MU, debate over candidate Larry James' Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib role

Retired Army Col. Larry James, who was a consulting psychologist at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay Detention Center in Cuba, will be interviewed this week for a senior position at MU's College of Education.

Three elementary schools in line for playground upgrades

The Columbia City Council is expected to appropriate $25,000 for projects at Lee, Shepard Boulevard and New Haven elementary schools.

Jessie M. Buckler, July 9, 1924 — Feb. 2, 2013, of Columbia

She married Wilbur H. Buckler on March 20, 1944, and spent the next 21 years as a Navy wife, traveling from coast to coast. 

Jessie M. Buckler, July 9, 1924 — Feb. 2, 2013, of Columbia

Jessie M. Buckler of Columbia died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Ashland Villa Assisted Living. She was 88.

FROM READERS: Columbia man to take back 506 days of video gaming with bicycle trip

Michael Marberry is taking his life back after five years of non-stop gaming with a bicycle trip from Columbia to San Clemente, Calif. He describes how he came to this decision and what he hopes to gain from the trip.

Tougher competition for Missouri baseball in SEC

Seven of the top 20 teams in the country are from the SEC, according to preseason polls. Missouri is not one of them. The Tigers feel as though they have something to prove.

Morgan Eye ties Missouri single-season 3-pointer record

Sophomore Morgan Eye tied the Missouri women's basketball single-season 3-pointer record in Missouri's 80-63 upset win against No. 9 Tennessee. Eye has made 90 3-pointers this season.

Lawsuit highlights issue of modified taillights

The lawsuit said taillight embellishments, such as tints, stickers, covers and paint, are becoming more and more common and dangerous, even if Sherwin-Williams said the tint is for off-road use only.

Power lines could affect national wildlife refuge in Missouri

One of the project's potential routes would run two miles north of Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge through private land enrolled in the Wetlands Reserve Program,

Gov. Nixon proposes $10 million for Missouri mental health

Nixon said the proposal would help get Missourians timely, effective treatment. "We must do everything in our power to get folks the treatment they need, before it's too late," Nixon said during his State of the State speech Jan. 28.


Super Bowl of firsts, lasts, bests

"There are so many storylines to this game that make it bigger than just the Super Bowl," 49ers CEO Jed York said.

Power outage stops Super Bowl for half hour

The Baltimore Ravens were leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6 when most of the lights in the 73,000-seat building went out with 13:22 left in the third quarter.

Levee repairs finishing under budget; last contract awarded for 2011 damage

The Army Corps of Engineers has returned $12 million to the federal government as levee repair projects come in under budget. However, critics say repairs to levees damaged in 2011 have taken far too long.

SUPER BOWL WATCH: Parents' focus, ratings hopes

Here's a look at the flavor and details surrounding the Super Bowl in the host city of New Orleans.

Earnest Ross leads Missouri men's basketball past his former team

Earnest Ross, who transferred to Missouri from Auburn, was excited to play against his former teammates. Ross finished with a season high of 23 points.

89 Missouri communities receive Atrazine lawsuit money

The manufacturer of the weed-killing chemical agreed to pay $105 million to settle the class action lawsuit with the intention that payments will go to the cost of removing Atrazine from drinking water.

New meters could pay for themselves within two years

The Columbia City Council will vote on a proposal to install parking meters that will accept credit cards along Ninth Street from Broadway to University Avenue.

Missouri wrestlers bounce back against old rival

After a disappointing defeat Friday in the Beauty and the Beast meet, the Tigers wrestlers beat Oklahoma 26-8 on Saturday evening at Hearnes Center.  

Missouri softball team's players to watch

The Tigers’ annual Black and Gold intrasquad game is less than a week away, with the first pitch set for 3 p.m. Saturday. 

Missouri gymnasts share stage with wrestlers at Beauty and the Beast meet

Despite its first loss in the event, Missouri's gymnastics team enjoyed the record-breaking crowd.