Former MU professor speaks about death, cancer

David Oliver was diagnosed in 2011 with incurable cancer, and today he does not know how much time he has left. He and his wife, Debra Oliver, spoke Tuesday night on the steps they are taking in the time ahead.

Michigan State men suffer first loss

J.P. Tokoto had 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to help North Carolina beat No. 1 Michigan State 79-65 Wednesday night, giving the Tar Heels another impressive victory in their inconsistent season.

Hickman headed to championship game

Hickman defeated Westminster 70-56 in Wednesday's semifinal of the 43rd annual Troy Boys Invitational.

Prosecutor: Sex investigation of Florida State QB over

The prosecutor overseeing the investigation of sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston said they have "exhausted all investigate tools." There will be a news conference at 2 p.m. Thursday to announce the findings.

Meet MU's next chancellor: R. Bowen Loftin

Here are a few things you might want to know about R. Bowen Loftin, who will be MU's next chancellor, according to reports by the Bryan-College Station Eagle.

Dropped passes a problem for stumbling Chiefs

The Chiefs have finally started to put up some offense the last three weeks, but an issue of bobbled balls and dastardly drops has kept them from putting more points on the board — maybe even kept them from becoming the first NFL team to start 9-0 and then lose three straight.

After long season, task is simple for Buckeyes

It might seem as if the pressure just keeps building and building on No. 2 Ohio State. That's not really the case.

Tuesday night dryer fire at Hilton Garden Inn causes $10,000 in damage

No injuries were reported in a fire Tuesday night that caused $10,000 of damage at the Hilton Garden Inn on Vandiver Drive.

FROM READERS: How to be a better writer

Eric Praschan, a local novelist, offers advice on avoiding writer's block and encouragement to people who want to be writers in the future.

Students say high school coursework more indicative than ACT

MU students said that when they were preparing for college, they concentrated on doing well in their high school classes rather than studying for standardized tests.

DAVID ROSMAN: Impeaching Gov. Nixon might be too harsh a punishment

Gov. Jay Nixon's actions do not call for impeachment, and the process of judicial review should be left to the courts and not the Missouri General Assembly.


Face transplant patients thriving 2 years after operations

Medical imaging shows new blood vessel networks have formed, connecting transplanted skin with the patients' facial tissue, a finding that may help improve future face transplant surgeries, doctors announced Wednesday.

Dr. James Barrett was passionate about travel and teaching

Dr. Barrett died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at his home in Columbia. He was 86.

James T. Barrett, May 20, 1927 — December 4, 2013

James T. Barrett of Columbia died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. He was 86.

Francis Daugherty served in the Navy, enjoyed golfing

Francis "Fritz" Mitchell Daugherty died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 in his home in Ocala, Fla. He was 91.

Army veteran James L. Poe was a lifelong Tigers fan

James L. Poe of Columbia died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. He was 82 years old.

TIGER TWEETS: Missouri football players ecstatic after Saturday's victory

The Missouri football team took to Twitter this week to discuss senior players' last games and how they are gearing up for their trip to the SEC Championship this weekend in Atlanta.

Auburn fans diss Missouri during #MizzouHateWeek on Twitter

College football fans get creative in talking smack about upcoming opponents.

James Poe, Oct. 16, 1931 — Dec. 2, 2013, of Columbia

James Poe worked as a Union Sheet Metal Worker for 40 years in Columbia. He enjoyed watching his grandsons play sports and was a lifelong Tiger fan.

Fritz Daugherty, April 7, 1922 — Nov. 28, 2013, formerly of Columbia

Fritz Daugherty served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a machinist mate.