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.

On the catwalk: Felines strut their stuff at Columbia cat show

About 120 cats participated in the Tiger's Lair Feline Fanciers "Catch the Spirit" CFA Cat Show at the Plaza Event Center on Saturday.

Step Up to Leadership graduates 'find their own voice'

On Saturday, nine adults graduated from Step Up to Leadership, a class dedicated to empowering adults with low incomes become leaders in their communities.

Graduates depart MU with advice from commencement speakers

With commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, more than 2,300 graduates received degrees from MU this weekend. 

Missouri women's basketball focuses on defense to fuel high-powered offense

After a record-breaking offensive performance last Sunday, the Missouri women's basketball team focuses on defense as they prepare for Monday's competition against Belmont.

UPDATE: Snow blankets Columbia

Residents awoke to a blanket of snow Saturday morning after Columbia Public Works crews worked overnight to clear and treat major roads.

Naturalist writes, illustrates satirical comic 'Epiffany Jones'

Mail carrier by day, illustrator by night, Dirk Burhans finds his center by creating comics out of his home studio in Harrisburg.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Sandy Hook anniversary: Too little action on treatment for mental illness

Mental illness cannot be treated cheaply. Missouri, Kansas and the federal government are not providing adequate resources for people with disorders.

Rock Bridge girls basketball wins Deepsnap Tournament of Champions

Rock Bridge defeated Northside High School to claim the title.

Hickman boys, girls basketball win tournament in Kansas City

Hickman's boys and girls basketball teams claimed the championship titles.

Battle boys basketball loses to Springfield Hillcrest

The Battle boys basketball team fell to Springfield Hillcrest 63-26 Saturday afternoon at the Ozark Mountain Boys Basketball Shootout.

UPDATE: Power restored after Hallsville-area outages, not weather-related

Chris Rohlfing, manager of member services, said that the outages were caused when a transformer at a substation failed and that they were not related to the weather.

More famous Jameis: Winston wins Heisman Trophy

The Florida State quarterback became the second straight freshman to win the Heisman on Saturday night.

Bells toll in Newtown, Conn., for school shooting victims

Local churches held memorial services and President Barack Obama observed a moment of silence on the anniversary of the deadly shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Texas coach Mack Brown steps down

In a statement released by the school Saturday night, the coach who was brought to Texas to revive a dormant program in 1997 acknowledged it was time for a change after a 30-20 record, including 18-17 in the Big 12, over the last four seasons.

Reynolds, Navy run to 34-7 win over Army

Navy won the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy for the second consecutive season and ninth time in 11 years.