Missouri football's defense looking to Cotton Bowl for redemption

Missouri Tigers worked on defensive plays during practice on Tuesday.

Missouri's defense, which had only given up 113 rushing yards per game and ranked second in the SEC against the run before the loss in the championship game, gave up a whopping 544 yards on the ground to Auburn. That left a bitter taste in Missouri's mouth.

Marohl family shares Christmas story through live Nativity

Sharon Marohl also uses the event to help others by collecting donations for the food bank in Sturgeon.

$75,000 pledged in effort to bring MU museum back to campus

The new building fund for the Museum of Art and Archaeology was created after a $25,000 donation was announced last week.

Audit questions use of some Missouri welfare benefits

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich identified about $722,000 of what he called "questionable transactions" out of $96 million in electronic card transactions in 2012 for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

Winter storm takes aim at weekend travel

Rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow were all possible depending on the track of the storm, said Jim Kramper of the National Weather Service in St. Louis.

TOP 10 SPORTS MOMENTS OF 2013: No. 10 — Columbia College women's soccer team wins AMC in second season

The Columbia College women's soccer team captured the American Midwest Conference regular season and tournament titles in just the program's second year of existence. 

Hickman boys basketball remains unbeaten

Hickman (top ranked, Class 5) slipped past Rock Bridge to stay unbeaten while Tolton (No. 4, Class 2) downs Centralia for its first home victory of the season.

Missouri football adds 2 recruits, loses out on a 3rd

Quarterback and defensive back Raymond Wingo verbally pledged to join the Tigers, and defensive back Logan Cheadle signed his letter of intent to attend MU.

MU grief assistance program helps pet owners cope

Francesca Tocco launched the TIGER program in May to help clients of the MU Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital deal with pet loss.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 'Verified Response' system for alarm calls has limited support

Many law enforcement organizations instead support a model that maintains police response while reducing unnecessary burglar alarm calls.

MU School of Medicine Receives National Award for innovation in medical education and research

The Medical School is one of five recipients of the Learning Health System Challenge Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges, according to a release from the MU School of Medicine.

Missouri court asks more questions on red-light cameras

The Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals on Tuesday reversed an earlier ruling that favored the red-light camera law in Arnold, a St. Louis suburb that in 2006 was the first Missouri community to install red-light cameras.

Ronald Wayne 'Sonny' Martin, Sept. 10, 1933 — Dec. 13, 2013

Ronald Wayne "Sonny" Martin of Osawatomie, Kansas, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. He was 80.

Nominations being accepted for Lang Volunteer Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Lang Volunteer Award. It recognizes an outstanding volunteer for his or her contributions to the City of Columbia and its programs.

Missouri's Sam named first-team AP All-American

Michael Sam, who led the Southeastern Conference in sacks this year, is Missouri's first consensus All-American since Roger Wehrli in 1968.

Survey: U.S. income gap is holding back economy

Analysts say the economy would be better able to sustain its growth if the riches were more evenly dispersed.

Snowden: NSA's indiscriminate spying 'collapsing'

Edward Snowden commended the Brazilian government for its stand against NSA activities in an open letter. He offered to help the country investigate the spying activities if he was granted asylum in the country.

Missouri company prepares to process horse meat


David Rains of Rains Natural Meats of Gallatin said Tuesday he has seven horses at its property for slaughter, but is still waiting for an inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service before beginning work.


Missouri unemployment rate falls; 15,000 jobs added

The Missouri Department of Economic Development reported Tuesday the jobless rate fell to 6.1 percent in November from 6.5 percent in October.

ROSE NOLEN: Listen more than you speak

It is wonderful that we have so many ways to communicate. But a note written on the Internet is not private.