Missouri, Texas A&M boost SEC Network viewership

The Southeastern Conference and ESPN announced a launch of the SEC network, a 24/7 cable channel dedicated to all things SEC, beginning in August 2014. The plan was introduced last year, after Missouri and Texas A&M were added to the SEC. The addition of Missouri and Texas A&M expanded the possible audience size for cable networks based on each state’s population. The pie chart below shows the total population of Missouri and Texas compared with the total population of the remaining SEC states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Missouri has received plenty of benefits since joining the Southeastern Conference, but the league's newest member has been beneficial in the forming of the new SEC ESPN Network.

Assistance League donates $200,000 to Columbia College

The Assistance League of Mid-Missouri has provided 69 students with scholarships over the past eight years. 

Unseasonal winter precipitation causes emergency landing at Columbia airport

Chunks of ice fell off the plane as it landed safely at Columbia Regional Airport.

Central Missouri Community Action Head Start to accept fewer students after budget cuts

The organization will accept 105 fewer children for its Head Start program — an early childhood development program — in response to about $300,000 in funding cuts due to the federal sequester.

Boone County commissioners test out new mile walk workout

Karen Miller, Janet Thompson and Dan Atwill's mile-long walk on Friday was a test-run for a new workout, which the commissioners hope to do once a week.

Stephens College's Alex Clayton ready to take next step in dance career

Before applying for college, Alex Clayton had only four months of dance training in his pocket. Now, he is about to graduate from the Stephens College dance department and take the next step toward his dream.

Weather hampering Hickman, Rock Bridge track teams

High school track and field athletes usually want to improve their marks each practice, but cold and wet weather is making that hard to accomplish.

Missouri baseball drops series opener to Texas A&M

The Tigers only managed two hits in a low-scoring affair. Rob Zastryzny's record is now 2-9 despite his maintaining an ERA under 4.00. 

GUEST COMMENTARY: More efficient buildings can reduce energy usage

Sustainability with better design would help our community in countless ways.

County commissioners hold employee appreciation breakfast

The courthouse was the fourth and final leg of the commission's appreciation breakfasts. Earlier in the week, they served food at the Boone County Government Center, Public Works and the sheriff's office.

FROM READERS: Stephens students honored in international fashion competition

Holly Hmielewski, a Stephens College junior, snagged two first-place awards and landed a major $10,000 prize last month at the Fashion Group International of Dallas Career Day Awards.

GUEST COMMENTARY: We need more Arvarh Stricklands

What if brown-skinned children in inner-city schools had the opportunity to sit before their brown-skinned teachers everyday, who instilled in them pride and confidence in themselves and their academics to achieve beyond measure? More people looking like me, teaching people like me?

Guy Horton remembered for his dedication to MU

Guy Horton, a retired UM System employee of 25 years, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013. He was 80.

Adrian Francisco Pliego, March 4, 2009 - April 28, 2013

Adrian Francisco Pliego died April 28. He was 4 years old.

Adrian Francisco Pliego, 4, died Sunday, April 28, 2013

Adrian Francisco Pliego died Sunday, April 28. He was 4 years old.

Holliday, Beltran homer as Cardinals beat Brewers

Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran homered and Shelby Miller pitched six strong innings to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 Friday night.

Royals' game against White Sox postponed due to Kansas City weather

The Royals' game against the White Sox was postponed Friday due to freezing rain and will be made up Monday, when the teams were scheduled to have a day off and the forecast is much better.


House computer used in attempt to access to concealed carry permit holders

Gov. Nixon's administration is investigating to determine who attempted to access the website's confidential information.


Lawsuit filed against grocery chain over breach

Maryland Heights, Mo.-based Schnucks Markets has said the breach dated to December and came to light in March.

18 charges added against Moberly homicide suspects

Prosecutors allege the men stole vehicles, shot two other people, assaulted others and committed several thefts on the day of Carmelita Kaser's death.