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Weather has Missouri baseball home opener on ice

The first pitch of the Tigers' home schedule is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Taylor Stadium. Rob Zastryzny is Missouri's scheduled starter.

Rock Bridge, Hickman basketball's district semifinal games postponed

 The Class 5 District 9 tournament resumes Thursday with the girls semifinal games. No. 1 Rock Bridge plays No. 5 Jefferson City at 6 p.m. and No. 2 Hickman takes on No. 3 Camdenton at 7:30. On Friday, the top-seeded Hickman boys basketball team faces No. 4 Camdenton at 6 p.m., and No. 2 Rock Bridge plays No. 3 Jefferson City at 7:30 p.m.

 

UPDATE: Frontier flight to Orlando takes off, American Airlines cancels flights

As of early Tuesday afternoon the 4 p.m. Frontier Airlines flight out of Columbia Regional Airport was on schedule.

Homeowners can help trees recover after snowstorms

If the tree is young and limber, a homeowner can try shaking off the snow and ice, then using a brace to prop it back up. Take care not to damage the bark. Larger trees need pruning before spring.

Warming center remains open to shelter those affected by the snowstorm

For those looking for shelter from Tuesday's snowstorm, the Salvation Army Harbor House, 602 Ann St., remains open 24 hours a day and offers beds and free meals.

Heavy snow fall likely cause of Break Time canopy collapse

The canopy at the Break Time shop on the corner of Paris and Vandiver roads partially collapsed  late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported.

Missouri Republican outlines Medicaid plan

The plan to be introduced Tuesday is billed as a "market-based Medicaid" program that would require private insurers to compete to cover lower-income patients.

LIVE UPDATE: Weather and closing updates

Utility crews work to restore power to homes and businesses in mid-Missouri after a heavy, wet snow left many without power. Electricity was restored to Columbia customers by Tuesday afternoon, but Boone County Electric Cooperative was continuing its work as of Tuesday evening. For Mediacom customers, it was a day mostly without Internet service, but the system was repaired by mid-afternoon.

DAVID WEBBER: Many ways to frame 'How is America doing?'

Although we watch for specific factors in the economy or society, how do we know if America is in decline?

ROSE NOLEN: States should be united, not undermine federal law

Even when we pass a federal law, such as the Affordable Care Act, people are struggling with some states' innumerable attempts to annul them.

Freshman Katherine Hepler shines for Missouri women's golf team at tournament

The Tigers held on for a top-10 finish behind freshman Katherine Hepler's tie for 12th.

Missouri men's golf wins Washington State Snowman Getaway tournament

The Tigers placed five golfers inside the top-25, led by senior Jace Long, who tied for individual medalist honors with a final round 70.

Crews begin plowing residential streets thanks to light traffic

Columbia's Solid Waste and Recycling Services and Columbia Transit will resume normal service Wednesday.

Missouri softball ranked No. 6 in national polls

The Tigers moved up one spot in the polls after beating Maryland, San Diego State and Florida in the Mary Nutter Classic this past week.

Virginia McGrath loved to spend time in her garden

Virginia McGrath of Columbia died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. She was 80.

Missouri snowstorm is dangerous, even for the plows

The Kansas City Star reports that at least eight Missouri Department of Transportation snow plows fell into highway ditches early Tuesday. Two of them fell on their sides.

Virginia McGrath, May 20, 1932 — Feb. 24, 2013, of Columbia

Virginia McGrath, 80, of Columbia died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Newburg, surrounded by her family.

 

Second snowstorm adds nearly 10 inches, leaves thousands without power, Internet

Total snow depth climbs to 14 inches as residents deal with problems and delays caused by the storm.

Senate confirms Hagel for defense secretary

Divided Senate confirms Hagel for defense secretary after long nomination fight

Four Republican senators join Democrats in voting for Chuck Hagel to become next defense secretary.

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