Missouri beats N.C. State 68-64

Missouri's Jordan Clarkson, No. 5, battles with North Carolina State's Jordan Vandenberg, center, with Missouri's Ryan Rosburg at left during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday. The Tigers beat the Wolfpack, 68-64.

Missouri bested North Carolina State 68-64 on Saturday. The Tigers' Jabari Brown came up with a big 3-pointer in the final minute of play.

Baha'i faith has a small but growing community in Columbia

Principles of Baha'i faith guide family life and work of two Columbia men, particularly the teaching that one must be open to the experiences and opinions of others.

Everett Price "Jake" Jacobs worked in real estate in Columbia

Everett Price "Jake" Jacobs of Columbia died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. He was 95.Mr. Jacobs founded a realty company after he retired as a meat department manager.

Battle boys basketball falls to Raytown South

Raytown South High School defeated Battle High School 53-48 on Saturday during play at the Machens Great 8 Holiday Classic in Jefferson City.

Hickman girls defeat Benton 50-46

The Hickman girls basketball team defeated Benton High School 50-46 on Saturday. The win puts them in the championship game of the State Farm Classic.

High stakes for U.S. families losing jobless benefit

The end to the five-year program that extended benefits for the long-term jobless affected 1.3 million people immediately and will affect hundreds of thousands more who remain jobless in the months ahead. Under the program, the federal government provided an average monthly stipend of $1,166.

James D. Flower was an Air Force veteran, retired mail carrier

James D. Flower Sr. of Columbia died Friday Dec. 17, 2013. He was 75. 

Columbia resident hospitalized for gunshot wound

Sheriff's deputies responded a report of gunfire in north Columbia, where they found one person shot. The person was released from the hospital the same day.

James Flower, Jan. 28, 1938 — Dec. 27, 2013, of Columbia

James Flower of Columbia died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. He was 75 years old.

Approach to deer disease stirs debate in Missouri

Conservationists and owners of fenced hunting ranches disagree over how to contain the disease. The legislature is expected to consider solutions during its 2014 session.

Woman assaulted, robbed in southwest Columbia

A woman was hospitalized Friday night after a man assaulted and robbed her on Millbrook Drive.

Bolts fishing for a miracle to get into playoffs

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid is expected to approach this game the same as an exhibition, so most starters are expected to play a series or two and then sit the rest of the game.

Seattle gets third chance at NFC West title vs. Rams

As the Seattle Seahawks close out their regular season against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, they are aware of how much of a challenge the game will be.

Chiefs, 49ers get 8 players each for Pro Bowl

Kansas City's eight selections are up from six last year. The Chiefs are the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs heading into Sunday's game.

COLUMN: An Olympic city that did it right

In Salt Lake City, the legacy of the 2002 Winter Games carries on vibrantly more than a decade later. It's a lesson all cities bidding for big-time sporting events should heed.


Grave marker project helps bury the blues

Killer Blues Headstone Project, a nonprofit effort that works to bring belated recognition to long-forgotten blues musicians. The project tends to seek out the less famous sidemen.

Minnesota company revolutionized ice fishing

In one of the worst economies in generations, the Ice Castle brand continues to grow, to the point where "ice castle" is becoming a generic term for wheeled ice-fishing houses.

Shani Davis claims 500 spot after another skater is disqualified

Davis is not considered a medal contender in the 500, but he likes to use the event as a training tool for his two best events. He has won gold in the 1,000 and silver in the 1,500 at the last two Olympics.

U.S. speedskater Bradford overcomes health scare

The normal recovery period for a pulmonary embolism is around two years. Bradford didn't have that long if she wanted to compete at the Sochi Games. She has worked hard to speed up the process and feels she has a legitimate shot to again make the American team.

U.S. teen Shiffrin eyes yet another slalom record

At 18 years, 291 days, Shiffrin can become the youngest female skier to win five World Cup slaloms in one calendar year.