Missouri men's basketball team exits NCAA Tournament early again

Colorado State beat the Missouri men's basketball team 84-72 in the Tigers' first game in the 2013 NCAA Tournament on Thursday evening in Lexington, Ky.

The Tigers ended their season with a 84-72 loss to Colorado State on Thursday night in the Midwest regional of the NCAA Tournament in Lexington, Ky.

Storm could bring 3 to 7 inches of snow to Columbia, forecasters say

Rain will begin late Saturday afternoon or early evening and become snow Saturday night and into Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

GEORGE KENNEDY: A look at choices for April's city elections — and why

The choices for mayoral, Third and Fourth ward candidates are clear.

Mayoral, City Council candidates field questions on disabilities at forum

Several issues addressed at Thursday night's Como Disabilities Advocacy Network Candidate Forum related to improving city transit and retaining affordable housing options for persons with disabilities.

Former state Sen. Joe Moseley recovers from heart attack

Joe Moseley, the former state senator and prosecuting attorney, collapsed after a 28-mile bike ride Saturday. He is now taking time off from work to begin cardiac rehab.

Mayor McDavid calls Columbia Police Officers' Association's Facebook post racially insensitive

Mayor Bob McDavid wrote that the Columbia Police Officers' Association's post showed "breathtaking racial insensitivity that cannot be tolerated."

Incumbent Mayor Bob McDavid offers focus, economic development in second term

Bob McDavid has never considered himself a politician, but since his election in 2010, he has come to relish his role as mayor and spokesman for Columbia, those close to him say.

Missouri diver Loren Figueroa places fifth in event at NCAA Championship

Missouri is currently in 12th place at the swimming and diving championships. 

Hickman boys lacrosse team wins first home game

Senior attackman Tommy Feiser led the Kewpies with three goals.

Columbia College men's golf team places third at Quinsippi Invitational

The Cougars' Hunter Parrish finished second overall among individual golfers.

Seven Missouri wrestlers advance beyond first round of NCAA tournament

Seven of 10 Tigers moved on to the second round of NCAA Wrestling Championship in Des Moines, Iowa.

Earth Hour kicks off Thursday at the Daniel Boone City Building

The kickoff for Earth Hour in Columbia begins noon today at City Hall with a proclamation from Mayor Bob McDavid and a tour of the green features in City Hall’s LEED Gold building.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ian Thomas has experience and qualities for council seat

Ian Thomas is a person of intelligence, education and wide experience, and he cares about the environment.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missouri needs stricter laws to stop poor drivers

Vehicle drivers often lack the know-how and consideration required to safely share the road with motorcyclists. Some drivers do not pay enough attention while driving to identify motorcyclists on the road before making lane changes and other vehicle maneuvers.

Clifford 'Buck' H. Caldwell, wildlife devotee and veteran, put family first

A recipient of the E. Sydney Stephens Professional Wildlife award, Clifford H. Caldwell loved to plant trees and pick wildflowers for his wife.

Edward "Ray" Vaughan, Aug. 24, 1943 — March 20, 2013, of Harrisburg

Mr. Vaughan taught for 20 years at Columbia Public Schools. He enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting and playing golf.


FROM READERS: Stephens students perform educational play for Columbia students

Sprouts Plays for Living at Stephens College is an educational theatre program that has been helping elementary school students recognize and appreciate diversity.

Edward "Ray" Vaughan, August 24, 1943 — March 20, 2013, of Harrisburg

Edward "Ray" Vaughan enjoyed the outdoors and had a passion for fishing, mushroom hunting and playing golf. He was very proud of his collectible tractors.

Clifford Caldwell, 9/13/1926 — 3/16/2013, of Hartsburg

In 1956, Caldwell began his career with the Missouri Department of Conservation. He later became manager of the Charles W. Green Wildlife Area near Ashland.

WORLD BRIEFLY: Obama tells Israelis 'peace is possible'

Here are today's top stories from The Associated Press.