Missouri men's basketball team defeats Texas A&M in SEC Tournament

The Missouri men's basketball team defeated Texas A&M 62-50 at the SEC tournament Thursday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

The Tigers defeated Texas A&M 62-50 in Missouri's first game of the SEC Tournament. They will play Ole Miss on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: For Columbia residents, a taste of spring

City residents and MU students enjoyed warmer-than-normal temperatures Thursday, when the high reached 67.

MU Faculty Council report examines UM Press decisions

The report from an MU Faculty Council committee analyzed the decisions made by administrators and whether those administrators could make such decisions without input from faculty representatives.

Niedermeyer buyer has renovated rental properties, but none like this

Nakhle Asmar said he wants to make the Niedermeyer building a comfortable and modern place for tenants, while maintaining its historical integrity.

American Airlines flights to Dallas, Chicago fuller than expected

The slated closure of the airport tower still looms, but the number of passengers flying out of Columbia Regional Airport continues to climb higher.


Cheerleading in high school provided break for Missouri gymnast Rachel Updike

Competing in gymnastics from the age of 5, cheerleading gave Updike the chance to step away from the gym.

Boone County slips out of drought for first time in nine months

For the first time since June, Boone County is classified as "abnormally dry" instead of in moderate drought conditions. However, far west Missouri remains in a moderate to severe drought.

True/False organizer, MU grad win directing award at South by Southwest

Directors David Wilson and AJ Schnack were recognized for their documentary about Branson, "We Always Lie to Strangers."

Missouri tennis team making difficult transition to SEC

The Missouri tennis team has been tested this season in the SEC, the top conference in the country. 

Minor fire on Ross Street started by fireworks, firefighters say

Fireworks from a passing car set off a fire at a home on Ross Street on Thursday.


Columbia residents plan to switch off lights for global Earth Hour

Mayor McDavid has issued a proclamation encouraging residents to power down for the event, which will occur internationally from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23

Columbia Public Works Department relaxes requirements for tree limb removal

During the week of March 18, the Columbia Public Works Department will collect oversize limbs not usually accepted by its length requirements.

Nash Vegas is bringing flash and honky-tonk to downtown

Owner Justin Conrad's country-themed bar will offer a mash-up of honky-tonk music, neon lights and a hometown vibe.

Fundraiser concert will be held to benefit Missouri Fine Arts Academy

A concert featuring Hickman High School's Music Society will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church to benefit the Missouri Fine Arts Academy in Springfield.

FROM READERS: Newman Center kids learn about Pope Francis through puppets, bingo

Joe Bradley found ways to help kindergartners at St. Thomas More Newman Center understand what it means for the Catholic Church to have a new pope.

Former Missouri player Christine Flores signs with WNBA team

Former Tiger Christine Flores signed with the WNBA's San Antonio Silver Stars Thursday.

Motorcycle driver dies after crashing into curb in west Columbia

Michael Roseman, of Columbia, was traveling westbound on Broadway toward Scott Boulevard when he collided with a curb and lost control of the motorcycle.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Support a more open government through the Sunshine Law

March 10-16 is National Sunshine Week, a time for citizens and taxpayers to focus on state and local government operations and how those operations are visible to the citizens and taxpayers they serve.

FROM READERS: John Hall's camera captures creatures during winter's final days

Photographer shares photos from a late winter's day.

Chiefs release former starting quarterback Matt Cassel

Hours later, Cassel reached an agreement to join the Minnesota Vikings as the backup for Christian Ponder.