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Mill Creek boundaries altered to ease overcrowding

The Columbia School Board voted to change Mill Creek Elementary School boundary lines to ease overcrowding. It tabled some decisions related to the boundary lines until its January meeting.

UPDATE: Gov. Nixon announces plan to build new state psychiatric facility

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday his proposal to fund a new psychiatric facility at Fulton State Hospital, estimated to cost $211 million. The current facilities are crumbling, he said.

Missouri players split on Cotton Bowl invite

Henry Josey was all smiles after Sunday night's bowl announcement, while L'Damian Washington's mind was still on what could have been.

UPDATE: Federal court stays Nicklasson's Wednesday execution

Allen Nicklasson is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for killing Richard Drummond, a businessman who stopped to help when he saw a car stranded along Interstate 70 in 1994.

First snow of the season powders Columbia

Snow began falling in Columbia at 6 a.m. Sunday. Only 0.2 inches accumulated, but the icy conditions caused accidents on the highway, especially on bridges.

HealthCare.gov improving, but still not perfect

HealthCare.gov relaunched Dec. 2 and navigators in Columbia say the website has improved. Since its Oct. 1 launch, the website has had several registration and login issues.

Newsy sold to E.W. Scripps for $35 million

Newsy was founded in Columbia in 2008. Students at the MU School of Journalism work there for course credit.

Missouri guard named player of the week

Missouri junior guard Jordan Clarkson was named the Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week.

Missouri men debut in AP top 25

Tigers debut at No. 24 in The Associated Press men's basketball poll. Arizona moves to No. 1 in AP poll; Syracuse is No. 2

MU's Cotton Bowl tickets sold out in less than 10 minutes

Tickets for the 2014 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic went on sale publicly to Tiger fans at noon Monday and were sold out in less than 10 minutes.

Fans protest CBS commentary at SEC title game

Missouri fans used social media to protest what they consider biased commentary from CBS announcers at Saturday's Southeastern Conference title game. 

From a smile to a metamorphosis: Lorenzo Lawson steers Columbia children from streets

The mission of Lorenzo Lawson and his organization, The Youth Empowerment Zone, is to provide programs for children through which they will avoid gang membership or criminal activities.

Columbia men's basketball dominates nonconference foe

The Columbia College men's basketball team defeated Central Christian College of the Bible on Monday night 106-45.

Pleasant Hill girls basketball holds off Battle

Second-quarter struggles doom Battle girls basketball.

Hickman girls basketball beats Lee's Summit

Emily Miller led Hickman with 22 points in Monday's win.

IOC to remind athletes against protests in Sochi

The IOC is finalizing a letter to Olympic athletes reminding them to refrain from demonstrations or political gestures during the Winter Games in Sochi, including any protests against Russia's law banning gay "propaganda."

Honors follow Columbia's successful volleyball season

Two players were received All-American honors from the Columbia College volleyball team.

Lynda Evers, 67, cared for others as a nurse, loved to travel

Working in healthcare for more than 40 years, Lynda Jo Evers cared for everyone she came across, believing all people were worthy of such treatment. She died Sunday at age 67.

MU to help South African university preserve apartheid-era media

The University of Western Cape in South Africa is working with MU to archive and digitize documents, photographs and other types of media from the country's 46-year period of intense segregation.

UPDATE: Missouri sets Jan. 29 execution date for Herbert Smulls

On Monday, the state high court ordered that Herbert Smulls be executed Jan. 29. Smulls was convicted of the 1991 murder of Chesterfield jeweler Stephen Honickman.

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