Cyber Monday draws $1.74B billion holiday dollars

Cyber Monday shopping rose 18 percent from last year's $1.74 billion, making Monday the top online spending day since 2001.

Kansas City Zoo orangutans playing with iPads

The project, called Apps for Apes, involves orangutans in 20 zoos in North America and New Zealand and is designed to stimulate the animals' brains and enrich their lives.

In your face, selfie! 'Science' also tops 2013 words

Merriam-Webster considered look-ups on its website, recording a 176 percent increase for science when compared with last year.

Updated gets mixed reviews

Staffers at an organization in South Florida and a hospital group with locations in Iowa and Illinois said they have seen no major improvements from the federal website, which 36 states are relying on.

Joplin votes to end marathon tied to Route 66

Only 572 people participated in the event this October, with most running the half-marathon and 5K run.

Northwest Missouri scout camp to get tornado shelters

Pony Express Council officials said Camp Geiger's concrete shelters are expected to be built by December 2015.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Sober driving program may be just the ticket

Don’t ruin the holidays by spending time in a hospital, holding cell or courtroom.


Pinkel has Missouri rising from the doldrums

No one predicted a Georgia Dome appearance in 2013. No one even saw the signs in September, when Pinkel tied and passed Dan Devine for second on the Missouri list of winningest coaches. But Pinkel did.

Missouri fans to trek to Georgia for SEC Championship

After MU's win on Saturday, Tigers fans quickly snatched up the 16,000 available tickets for the SEC Championship. Now, thousands of fans are preparing to make the journey to Atlanta.

UPDATE: Missouri starts special session focused on Boeing incentives

Lawmakers began a special session Monday afternoon, and Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri faces a Dec. 10 deadline to submit an offer to Boeing.

Columbia City Council approves Douglass Park improvement plan

Dozens of supporters of the plan for Douglass Park came to the council meeting Monday. The council approved the plan, and the first phase will be implemented with $100,000 in funding.

Jesse Owens' Olympic medal up for auction

The auction began Nov. 20 and closes Saturday. As of Monday, it had received 15 bids, with the highest at nearly $209,000.

British diver Daley says he is dating a man

Olympic diver Tom Daley says he is in a relationship with a man.

Missouri volleyball receives array of SEC honors

Missouri volleyball was honored with three individual Southeastern Conference awards Monday.

Tolton boys basketball tips off Tuesday

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School boys basketball opens the 2013-14 season Tuesday with high expectations now that its core roster is a year older.

MU professor studies photographs taken by HIV-positive women

MU assistant professor Michelle Teti gave cameras to 30 HIV-positive women and told them to take whatever photographs they wanted.

Winter trout fishing underway at Columbia park

Columbia residents enjoyed fishing through the Winter Trout Fishing Program at Cosmo-Bethel Park. The program is catch and release through Jan. 31.

Short Street parking garage to open Tuesday

Construction on the parking garage began in June 2012. It contains 420 spaces.


Flu season underway in Boone County

There have been 10 reported influenza infections in Boone County so far this flu season.


Wild temperature swings expected in Columbia this week

Temperatures in Columbia will be in the 50s and 60s early this week, but on Wednesday a cold front will bring frigid temperatures. Snowfall is expected on Thursday.