Bill to nullify federal gun laws meets support in House committee

A new bill sponsored by 24 Missouri House representatives would nullify federal firearms laws in the state. If it passes, the bill would make it a crime to enforce any federal firearms laws that Missouri courts determine to be in violation the Second Amendment.


True/False gives downtown businesses a bump

Sales were "mind-blowing" on what is becoming some merchants' favorite weekend of the year.

UPDATE: Attorney General Chris Koster asks appeals court to deny Ryan Ferguson petition

Chris Koster calls the effort unjustified and a waste of judicial resources. The appeal is Ferguson's 14th attempt to get his conviction overturned or his case back into court.

Rock Bridge girls basketball rolls past Waynesville

The Bruins used Chayla Cheadle's 18 points and strong defensive effort to advance to the Class 5 state quarterfinals, easing past Waynesville 65-32.


Hickman boys basketball pushes past Washington in overtime

Douglas Johnson's late free throws helped the Kewpies avoid a first-round upset and advance to the Class 5 state quarterfinals with a 53-49 overtime victory over Washington.

Sweat and sore feet at Mizzou Dance Marathon all 'for the kids'

Mizzou Dance Marathon, a philanthropic organization at MU, will host its annual event Saturday. Throughout the event, 874 participants will dance for 13.1 hours and raise money to be donated to the MU Children's Hospital.

Jamie Sweeney remembers Missouri diving's past in wake of recent success

Jamie Sweeney has seen the Missouri swimming and diving teams change drastically in his fourteen years with the program.

Point guards lead effort to reduce turnovers for Missouri women's basketball

The Tigers' two point guards, freshman Lianna Doty and sophomore Kyley Simmons, have focused on reducing giveaways, and the new mindset contributed to two key victories at the end of the regular season. 

UM System President Tim Wolfe begins Show Me Value tour

Wolfe's first stop is Moberly, where he will meet with students and community leaders on Friday to talk about the benefits of higher education.

Schools shift from textbooks to tablets

Schools are increasingly looking to the hand-held tablets as a way to sustain students' interest, reward their achievements and, in some cases, actually keep per-student costs down.

Hispanic faculty organization reinvents itself with new name

MU Voz Latina, formerly HILAFSA, will work to unite Hispanic and Latino members of the MU and Columbia communities.

A father of six, Ronald Palmer was a family-man

Ronald Palmer of Columbia died on Monday, March 4, 2013. He was 72. Palmer, who had six children, was a family-man. He also once delivered a baby in a cab.

Storm strikes Mid-Atlantic; 250,000 without power

The Mid-Atlantic was pummeled by a storm on Wednesday. Weather warnings pre-emptively shut down government offices in Washington, D.C., but the storm was not as bad as expected.

PHOTO GALLERY: 2013 May graduates pick up their cap and gown

MU students who are set to graduate in May picked up their caps and gowns Wednesday at the MU Bookstore.



Cardinals impose media blackout ahead of papal conclave

The debate played out as the Vatican awaited the arrival of the last voting-age cardinal: Vietnamese Cardinal Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man, who was expected in Rome on Thursday. With his arrival, the College of Cardinals was expected to be able to set a date for the start of the conclave, where 115 men will select the next pontiff.

Columbia College softball doesn't mind heavy road schedule

The Cougars will have to get used to winning on the road considering they only play 10 games at home this season.

Missouri baseball sweeps home-opening doubleheader

The Missouri baseball team recorded its first two wins of the season Wednesday, sweeping Eastern Michigan in a doubleheader. The Tigers defeated the Eagles in the first game 1-0 and in the second game 7-1.

Columbia Missouri Kennel Club's annual dog show opens Saturday

The 2013 All Breed Dog Show will include competitions based on beauty, obedience and the completion of an obstacle course.

Tolton partners with University of Notre Dame

Tolton Catholic High School participates in a sportsmanship program with the University of Notre Dame. In August, the school conducted a mandatory workshop with officials from Notre Dame. 

$2 million contract awarded for road improvements near Battle High School

The project aims to increase Route Z's capacity and make it safer in preparation for the opening of Battle High School this fall.