TIGER TIPOFF: A new journey set to begin for Missouri men's basketball

Jabari Brown brings the ball up the court while defended by Alabama's Levi Randolph on Jan. 8 at Mizzou Arena. Missouri won 84-68.

That Missouri coach Haith will return from his suspension is a certainty. But just what type of team to expect when he does, remains a mystery.

Rock Bridge football goes back to winning ways

Rock Bridge is scheduled to face Francis Howell Central in a Class 6, District 3 semifinal. Francis Howell Central has one of the top running backs in the state in Kendall Morris.

Reduce penalty for growing pot in Columbia, Barbara Hoppe urges in ordinance request

Under the proposed city ordinance, someone caught growing up to six marijuana plants for personal use would not be issued a criminal drug conviction, but rather a fine of $250 or less.

Columbia suspends red-light camera prosecutions

Prosecution of all violations that occurred after Aug. 19 have been temporarily suspended in accordance with a ruling by the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District.

Chris Kelly endorses Kip Kendrick in Missouri House race

Kendrick, a Columbia Democrat, said he will start his campaign in the coming weeks. He "gets our community," said Kelly, the 45th District incumbent.

As pressures mount, Ozark National Scenic Riverways updates management plan

The National Park Service will release a plan that will limit boats' horsepower and address river access, horse trails, and litter and pollution problems at the Current and Jacks Fork rivers.

Youngest living Medal of Honor recipient speaks at MU

Sgt. Dakota Meyer is the youngest living recipient of the Medal of Honor, but it's not the medal that keeps him fighting every day, he said. It's his bracelets — one for each of his four fallen servicemen – that inspire him.

Missouri football: Which bowl game will take the Tigers?

Missouri controls its own destiny in terms of which bowl game it will play in.

Training and dieting a key to Missouri wrestling success

When a wrestler begins the program at Missouri, they spend eight weeks of the summer training with the team. During that time, wrestlers learn their target weight, their body fat index measurement, and their ability in the weight room.

City Council OKs replacement of Hinkson Creek Trail bridge

The Hinkson Creek Trail bridge replacement project was approved by the Columbia City Council. The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department wants to start construction this winter.

Rock Bridge soccer takes district title, looks ahead to state tournament

The Bruins beat Hickman 3-0 in the Class 3 District 9 championship Thursday night. The Bruins are looking to overcome three straight third-place state finishes as they move forward in the playoffs.

Missouri volleyball faces Auburn for second time this season

The Missouri women's volleyball team will play Auburn in Alabama on Friday for the second time this season. Missouri beat Auburn in three sets when the teams met for the first time at the Hearnes Center on Oct. 4.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Ryan Ferguson case unlikely to be reconsidered or retried

The appeals court ruling is too strong and clear to leave much room for doubt. That would mean that Ferguson would go free.

Free event will teach residents to create energy efficient homes

Representatives from utility companies and vendors of energy efficient products will be available to answer attendees' questions. 

FROM READERS: Marcia Shannon writes about women in agriculture, shares conference vision

The “Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture” conference is an opportunity for women involved in livestock production (specifically sheep, goats, beef, swine and forages) to learn about agriculture issues and gain hands-on training in livestock production with guidance from other professional women.

TELL US: What were Columbia's most memorable sports moments of 2013?

What moment in Columbia sports from this year will you never forget?

La'Trelle Da'Shawn Daniels, Jan. 31, 1998 - Oct. 28, 2013

La’Trelle Da’Shawn Daniels (Stank), 15, of Columbia, passed away at his home. Sunrise was Jan. 31, 1998, with sunset on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.

Kenneth L. Carr, Sept. 28, 1915 — Nov. 5, 2013

Kenneth L. Carr, of Centralia, died Nov. 5, 2013, at Heritage Hall in Hallsville. He was 98.

Kenneth L. Carr, Sept. 28, 1915 — Nov. 5, 2013

Kenneth L. Carr, Sept. 28, 1915 — Nov. 5, 2013

Barbara Ann Cox was one of the first female linemen in Missouri

Barbara Ann Cox was one of the first female telephonelinemen in Missouri, and proved someone didn't need to be a big man to hold that job. She died on Oct. 16, 2013. She was 59.