Hickman boys basketball wins opening game of tournament

The Hickman boys basketball team beat Ruskin 63-44 on Monday in the Kewpies' opening game at the Lee's Summit tournament.

5 Rock Bridge wrestlers finish in top 8 at St. Charles Western tournament

Junior Sam Crane finished first in his division and was named the tournament's outstanding wrestler.

Text of Nixon's inaugural speech

The governor was sworn in on Monday.

UM System wants research sharing between campuses

An interdisciplinary intercampus research program fund is temporary until system officials see if it is successful.

2012 military suicides hit a record high of 349

The number of suicides exceeds the 295 Americans who died in Afghanistan last year, by the AP's count.

Obama demands quick action to raise debt limit

Lawmakers face three distinct deadlines before April 1. The debt limit must be raised to prevent a default, a series of across-the-board spending cuts is to kick in on March 1, and funding for most government programs will run out on March 27.

Father, 2 sons die while hiking in southeast Missouri

Reynolds County authorities say 36-year-old David Decareaux and his sons — 10-year-old Dominic and 8-year-old Grant — of Millstadt, Ill., died after becoming lost on the Ozark Trail near Black.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Missouri would save lives

Painkiller overdose deaths have more than quadrupled during the past 10 years in Missouri, the only state in the U.S. that has not passed legislation to enable a functioning monitoring program.

Former President George H.W. Bush leaves the hospital

George H.W. Bush, 88, the nation's oldest living former president, was admitted to Methodist Hospital on Nov. 23.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Who should pay costs to improve transportation?

The Blue Ribbon Citizens Committee on Missouri's Transportation Needs released a report last week listing options to fund the state's transportation system. Those funding options generally fall into two separate categories — everyone pays or users pay.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: StudentsFirst report card misses the mark

StudentsFirst report cards merely labeled schools “failing” because state legislatures haven’t adopted the policy prescriptions pushed by Michelle Rhee’s group.

Coca-Cola to address obesity for first time in ads

Coca-Cola said its ads aren't a reaction to negative public sentiment. Instead, the idea is to raise awareness about its lower-calorie drinks.

Nixons ride in Ford truck for Missouri inaugural parade

A relatively small crowd bundled up against below-freezing temperatures as the parade wound past the Governor's Mansion to the Missouri River side of the state Capitol.

Deadline nears for claims in mortgage settlement

Attorney General Chris Koster says the settlement applies to loans that were serviced by Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Citi or GMAC/Ally

New York poised to be first to pass post-massacre gun bill

The tentative agreement would further restrict New York's ban on assault weapons, limit the size of magazines to seven bullets, down from the current 10, and enact more stringent background checks for sales.

No. 6 Kentucky breaks down Missouri women's basketball team's offense

The Tigers lost 69-43 to the Wildcats on Sunday at Mizzou Arena, the nation's leading 3-point shooters making just two of their 20 long-range attempts.

Columbia School Board to discuss transportation, open lunches

At its meeting Monday, the Columbia School Board will discuss the three-tier transportation and high school open lunch policy. 

Tenants, preservationists feel powerless to save Niedermeyer building

Amy Hotchkiss, a student at MU and Niedermeyer resident, started a Facebook page advocating for the building's preservation.

Farmers' technology conference introduces new phone apps

The more than 30-year-old conference, which was held Friday and Saturday, is sponsored by MU's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the Department of Agricultural Economics.

Pingeton remains positive after Missouri women's basketball loses to Kentucky

With the Tigers off to a 1-3 start in the Southeastern Conference, Pingeton focused on the team's progress instead of the 69-43 loss to the No. 6 Wildcats on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.