Missouri basketball pulls away late to defeat Western Michigan

Missouri beat Western Michigan 66-60 Sunday night to remain undefeated for the season.

Missouri struggled all night to pull away from Western Michigan. Missouri coach Frank Haith is looking for his team, which is now 10-0, to get more consistent in its execution.

False burglary alarms keep Columbia police busy, but solutions elusive

The Columbia Police Department spends a lot of time responding to security alarms, which are false about 96.5 percent of the time. At a time when there are too few police on the street, there's a will to find a better way but no perfect alternative.


'A Symphony of Toys' collects gifts for those in need

The Missouri Symphony Orchestra played a compilation of traditional holiday music at this year's "A Symphony of Toys." Children and students received free admission if they donated new, unwrapped toys. The toys from this year's concert will be donated and distributed by Toys for Tots.

DEAR READER: Missourian drops team's nickname

From now on, except in direct quotes where the word is used, the Missourian will not refer to the Washington, D.C., professional football team by its nickname.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Bitcoin mining, Missouri football and the Cotton Bowl and a lottery win

Stories about an unauthorized Bitcoin operation at MU, recollections of the 2007 Missouri Tigers season as the current team heads to the Cotton Bowl were among the most read last week.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Snowfall, commencement ceremonies and a cat show

Images of a cat show, MU commencement ceremonies and a blanket of snow in Columbia captured the attention of Missourian photographers this week.

Furnace malfunction causes small airport fire, flights not affected

Employees were evacuated and were back in the building within an hour. No passengers were present at the time.

Priority roads in Columbia clear after Saturday's snowfall

Priority roads in Columbia remained clear Sunday morning after crews spent Saturday plowing and treating roads.

Missouri basketball's Jordan Clarkson leads SEC in scoring

The Tulsa transfer is emerging as an important contributor for the undefeated Missouri basketball team.

Sheriff's Department investigates burglary report

Deputies were dispatched to the Kwik BP convenience store, 5701 St. Charles Road, at about 3:18 a.m. Sunday in response to a front door alarm.

Mandela buried in rolling hills of South Africa

In keeping with Xhosa traditions, Mandela's casket was brought to Qunu Saturday draped in a lion skin, an honor bestowed on those of a high rank like Mandela, who is the son of a traditional clan chief.

ANALYSIS: Boeing bid could impact Missouri regardless

Even if Missouri loses, the effort to lure Boeing could have implications for the state's economy, finances and labor policies in the future.


Rams delay Saints' postseason plans with 27-16 win

The Saints (10-4) missed their first chance to clinch a playoff berth, trailing 24-3 at the half.

Chiefs clinch playoffs with 56-31 win vs. Raiders

With Sunday's win over the Raiders, the Kansas City Chiefs become the fourth team ever to make the playoffs a year after losing at least 14 games. Kansas City (11-3) is tied for first place in the AFC West with Denver.

Several officials to lose jobs at Lincoln University

The public, four-year university in Jefferson City does not plan cuts to programs designed to help students catch up to collegiate-level work.

Police: Moberly trio arrested in Idaho on kidnapping charge

Korey MacDonald, the child's non-custodial parent, her husband and brother are all being held in the Cassia County jail on suspicion of kidnapping and aggravated battery.

Traditional tribal burial rituals at Mandela's funeral

The state funeral for South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela on Sunday included rituals from the tradition of the Xhosa tribe, to whom Mandela's Thembu clan belongs.

'Lawrence of Arabia' star Peter O'Toole dies at 81

O'Toole, who died Saturday at age 81 at the private Wellington Hospital in London after a long bout of illness, was nominated a record eight times for an Academy Award without taking home a single statue.

2 Jefferson City children return to U.S. after overseas custody dispute

After a summer visitation period with their Russian father ended, the father told Galia Trusty that he had no intention of returning the children to America.