UPDATE: Decision on Nicklasson execution will wait

In this Aug. 14, 2008, file photo, Missouri death row inmate Allen Nicklasson, left, pauses during an interview as a guard stands nearby at the Potosi Correctional Center in Mineral Point, Mo. A panel of federal judges stayed Nicklasson's execution late Monday, a little more than a day before he was set to die for killing businessman Richard Drummond in 1994.

The U.S. Supreme Court will not decide the fate of Missouri death row inmate Allen Nicklasson before 8 a.m. Wednesday, it told the state attorney general's office late Tuesday.

Columbia police respond to armed robbery at Aspen Heights

Columbia police were dispatched to an off-campus housing complex Tuesday night after two women said a man robbed them.

Ryan Ferguson, family, girlfriend to appear on 'Katie'

Ryan Ferguson, his parents and his girlfriend will talk about the month since Ferguson's release from prison after an appeals court vacated his murder conviction.

'Nothing changes' at Newsy after $35M sale to Scripps

Newsy President Jim Spencer said Newsy's partnership with the Missouri School of Journalism and the Reynolds Journalism Institute won't be affected by the sale.

As CVS pushes ahead, Columbia considers its next move

In its Oct. 21 session, the Columbia City Council denied CVS Pharmacy's proposal to rezone the southeast corner of Broadway and Providence Road for a new store. The company has signaled it will develop the land anyway.

Families, child care providers find subsidy program tough to access

Parents, hoping to receive state subsidies for child care, can face long wait times for approval, lost paperwork and a time-consuming application process. Day care providers said difficulties with the application process make it difficult for parents to get the financial help needed to work or go to school.

Timber View Tree Farm is a family business

The Timber View Tree Farm in Hartsburg has been owned by the Raitt family for 40 years. It sells more than 1,000 trees a year.

Sports stars speak out against homophobia at UN

Former professional basketball player Jason Collins and tennis great Martina Navratilova on Tuesday urged world sports bodies like the International Olympic Committee and FIFA to take gay rights into consideration when awarding major sporting events.

Donald Unnerstall was a Columbia entrepreneur, served in Korea

Donald J. Unnerstall of Columbia died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. He was 79 years old.

Rep. Rowden joins board of state health care plan

Rep. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, announced Tuesday that he has accepted an appointment to the board of trustees for Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan.

5 facts about Missouri's Cotton Bowl history

The Tigers' appearance in the 2014 Cotton Bowl will be their third appearance in that bowl.

Stephens basketball loses to Central Christian College

Dana Heggemann double-double cannot get Stephens basketball a win against Central Christian College of the Bible.

ROSE NOLEN: A remembrance of Nelson Mandela

Living in the same world as a great man such as Nelson Mandela was an honor.


Rising riches: 1 in 5 in U.S. reach affluence

In a country where poverty is at a record high, today's new rich are notable for their sense of economic fragility.

Columbia College men's basketball ranked No. 1

The first regular season NAIA coaches poll ranked Columbia College men's basketball No. 1. The women's team is ranked No. 21.

FROM THE NEWSROOM: What is the Missourian's relationship to MU?

The Columbia Missourian, a hands-on laboratory for School of Journalism students, receives financial assistance from MU. But Missourian journalists are expected to report on MU without special treatment or fear of retribution.

Donald J. Unnerstall, July 20, 1934 - Dec. 3, 2013

Donald J. Unnerstall of Columbia died Tuesday, December 3, 2013. He was 79.

Tolton boys basketball suffers 1st loss of season

Sedalia's Sacred Heart School beat Tolton 75-58 at Sedalia.

Helias rallies in 4th quarter to beat Battle boys basketball

The Battle boys basketball team struggled in the fourth quarter Tuesday during a 61-55 loss to Helias High School.

Coaches association honors Missouri volleyball team

Coach Wayne Kreklow and four players honored with regional awards by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.