Residents celebrate new year at all-ages Columbia Eve Fest

Entertainment is offered for all ages at Columbia Eve Fest on Tuesday night.

The Columbia Eve Fest boasted musicians, puppeteers and a colorful blast from the confetti cannons. 

Henry Josey could be leaving for NFL Draft

The redshirt junior running back pledged his return after the SEC Championship game, but backed off his full commitment on Tuesday afternoon.

Marjorie Nathe played, won bridge until she was 100

Mrs. Nathe's friends remember her as humorous, inspirational and a great card player. She died Friday at age 100. 

Marjorie Nathe, May 4, 1913 — Dec. 27, 2013, of Columbia

Marjorie Nathe died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. She was 100. She was an avid card player and belonged to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Nixon renews push for Medicaid expansion in Missouri

The Democratic governor highlighted a Medicaid expansion as a priority for the 2014 legislative session, which starts Jan. 8. He also said he wants to boost spending on education and curtail some of Missouri's costliest tax credit programs.

TOP 10 SPORTS MOMENTS OF 2013: No. 1 – Missouri football beats Texas A&M, wins SEC East

Missouri beat Texas A&M in thrilling fashion to earn a trip to Atlanta for the SEC Championship.

Rylan Newman, March 21, 2007 — Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

Ry, 6, was an honorary Boone County Fire Protection District Chief, as well as an honorary Hickman Lacrosse Coach.

Missouri football team gains perspective with hospital visit

The Missouri Tigers football team visited a children's hospital in Dallas on Monday. During the visit, the Tigers shared special moments with patients and were inspired by Mitchell Coombs-Solomon's life story.

Abundance of cats prompts special adoption price at Humane Society

The shelter is now at full capacity with 100 cats — the 42 cat cages are full and 30 cats have been sent to foster care, Executive Director Mary Pat Boatfield said.

Fabric shop closes to count threads

Once a year, Millie Kaiser closes the Appletree Quilting and Viking Center to take inventory of every thread, patch and button in her store.


Affordable Care Act at a crossroads

White House health care adviser Phil Schiliro said Tuesday the administration was working with insurers and health care service providers to minimize disruptions "as we deal with what are always going to be unexpected problems where there is a transition."

Trendspotter predicts Joy of Missing Out in 2014

"Mindful living," with more consumers actively trying to shut out distractions and focus on the moment, is among the trends JWT predicts for 2014.

Putin triumphs in 2013, yet tough challenges loom 

Russia's ailing economy continues to depend almost entirely on oil and gas. Even though energy prices have remained high, the country is on the brink of recession with growth at just over 1 percent, not enough for Putin to meet his generous social obligations.

Resident brandishes shotgun, scares off home invaders

Three men kicked in the door of a south Columbia home Tuesday morning, but they fled when they saw a resident wielding a shotgun.

One man arrested, two men sentenced in child sex cases

A 22-year-old man was arrested on 16 warrants for child pornography. Two men were sentenced to prison for child sex crimes.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Can't blame high food prices on the biofuels myth

It's not grain prices or ethanol that drive food prices, but an array of other factors, chief of which are the price of fuel and cost of transportation.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Military gets a year to show progress on sexual assaults

Of 26,000 assaults last year, only 3,400 were reported, according to the Pentagon.

Johnny Manziel, Aggies edge Duke 52-48 in Chick-fil-A

Manziel, playing in what might be his final college game, completed 30 of 38 passes for 382 yards and ran for 73 yards and a touchdown.

Mississippi State rips Rice 44-7 in Liberty Bowl

This marks the first time since 1974 that Mississippi State has closed a season with three straight wins.


Shani Davis, Heather Richardson win again at U.S. speedskating

The skaters cruised to victories in the 1,500 meters Tuesday, leaving little doubt that they are the top skaters on a team that could have plenty of medal potential in February.