Newsy sold to E.W. Scripps for $35 million

Newsy was founded in Columbia in 2008. Students at the MU School of Journalism work there for course credit.

Missouri guard named player of the week

Missouri junior guard Jordan Clarkson was named the Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week.

Missouri men debut in AP top 25

Tigers debut at No. 24 in The Associated Press men's basketball poll. Arizona moves to No. 1 in AP poll; Syracuse is No. 2

MU's Cotton Bowl tickets sold out in less than 10 minutes

Tickets for the 2014 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic went on sale publicly to Tiger fans at noon Monday and were sold out in less than 10 minutes.

Fans protest CBS commentary at SEC title game

Missouri fans used social media to protest what they consider biased commentary from CBS announcers at Saturday's Southeastern Conference title game. 

From a smile to a metamorphosis: Lorenzo Lawson steers Columbia children from streets

The mission of Lorenzo Lawson and his organization, The Youth Empowerment Zone, is to provide programs for children through which they will avoid gang membership or criminal activities.

Columbia men's basketball dominates nonconference foe

The Columbia College men's basketball team defeated Central Christian College of the Bible on Monday night 106-45.

Pleasant Hill girls basketball holds off Battle

Second-quarter struggles doom Battle girls basketball.

Hickman girls basketball beats Lee's Summit

Emily Miller led Hickman with 22 points in Monday's win.

IOC to remind athletes against protests in Sochi

The IOC is finalizing a letter to Olympic athletes reminding them to refrain from demonstrations or political gestures during the Winter Games in Sochi, including any protests against Russia's law banning gay "propaganda."

Honors follow Columbia's successful volleyball season

Two players were received All-American honors from the Columbia College volleyball team.

Lynda Evers, 67, cared for others as a nurse, loved to travel

Working in healthcare for more than 40 years, Lynda Jo Evers cared for everyone she came across, believing all people were worthy of such treatment. She died Sunday at age 67.

MU to help South African university preserve apartheid-era media

The University of Western Cape in South Africa is working with MU to archive and digitize documents, photographs and other types of media from the country's 46-year period of intense segregation.

UPDATE: Missouri sets Jan. 29 execution date for Herbert Smulls

On Monday, the state high court ordered that Herbert Smulls be executed Jan. 29. Smulls was convicted of the 1991 murder of Chesterfield jeweler Stephen Honickman.

Think tank gives Columbia top grade in economic performance

The Milken Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, determined the ranking by looking at job growth, wages and economic output.

Auburn's Mason, Malzahn highlight AP All-SEC team

Southeastern Conference Auburn was well-represented with team and individual honors. Missouri's Michael Sam named defensive player of the year.


Lynda Jo Evers, Sept. 30, 1946 — Dec. 8, 2013, of Columbia

Lynda Jo Evers enjoyed a long career as a registered nurse. She had a passion for travel that led her from Choco Canyon to the Blarney Stone.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: An emphasis on the value of education

Tim Wolfe, a former business man and the president of the University of Missouri System, is in the midst of the "Show Me Value Tour," a promotional tour to highlight the importance of higher education.

Managers La Russa, Torre, Cox elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

All three won more than 2,000 games and were selected unanimously when the committee met Sunday ahead of baseball's winter meetings. Induction ceremonies will be held July 27 in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Hallsville man arrested after shooting at children, dog

Police say that Brian Gravatt, 39, of Hallsville fired a rifle at a dog that had gotten off its leash and at two children who were trying to catch it on Sunday afternoon.