Pinkel leads list of Tigers' award candidates

On Wednesday, Gary Pinkel joined Missouri players Michael Sam, James Franklin and Max Copeland on the national award lists.

Missouri might carry out more executions using new method

After a controversy over which drug to use, Missouri turned to a compounding pharmacy to make pentobarbital for the execution of Joseph Franklin on Wednesday. Franklin's execution was the state's first in three years, and the attorney general has asked the Missouri Supreme Court to set execution dates for 17 others.

Wendy Noren takes leave of absence for cancer treatment

Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren will take a leave of absence to undergo cancer treatment. 

Almeta Crayton's Everybody Eats looking for volunteers

Everybody Eats will be held as part of Thanksgiving at Stephens College's Stamper Commons at 1300 Broadway. Food donations are welcome.

Some in Columbia's Jewish community plan to celebrate 'Thanksgivukkah' next week

Next week marks a rare occurrence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving landing on the same date. People throughout the U.S. are inventing creative culinary and entrepreneurial concepts to mark the occasion.

AP source: Former Missouri player Kinsler traded for Fielder

The Tigers and Rangers agreed to a blockbuster trade Wednesday night that would send Detroit slugger Prince Fielder to Texas for second baseman Ian Kinsler, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence looks ahead

In looking at future action the Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence may take, preparing for a Columbia Public Schools presentation and clarifying questions the task force will ask the youth and itself were all discussed.

MU students raise money online to pay colleague's way home to Ghana

In a little over 24 hours, an online campaign raised more than $2,500 to help MU graduate student Ransford Pinto go home to Ghana to be with his grieving family after the death of his younger brother.

Columbia College presidential search committee narrows choice to three

The presidential search committee at Columbia College narrowed down the applicant pool to three finalists. The names will be available to the public Jan. 2, 2014. 

Sierra Michaelis makes jump from Mercer to Columbia

Born and raised in Mercer, Sierra Michaelis broke multiple records on her way to becoming 2013 Miss Show-Me Basketball. Now, Missouri's freshman guard must transition from high school basketball to Division I competition.

Four men arrested in assault of Gumby's Pizza employee

Robert Coleman and Joshua Courtois, both of Mineral Point, and Zackary Jarvis and Jeffrey Rousan, both of Potosi, have been arrested on charges of third-degree assault of a Gumby's Pizza employee.

New Columbia Public Schools schedules prompt families to readjust

In light of the new school start and dismissal times this year, some families are sacrificing time together to make sure school, extracurricular activities and sleep all fit into their new schedules.

Battle's boys basketball coach ready to lay program's foundation

John Burns, former Missouri basketball player, returns to Columbia as Battle's first boys basketball coach. Even though Burns doesn't yet know who his starting five will be, he's optimistic about this season laying the foundation for the school's basketball program.

Angie Roberds conditioned to lead young Battle girls basketball team

Angie Roberds, Battle High School's inaugural girls basketball coach, isn't worried that half of the Spartans' roster are freshmen. She's used to coaching athletes who are learning to play together for the first time.

DAVID ROSMAN: Medicaid reform must start with care providers

Without Medicaid expansion, a high number of Missourians will never qualify for the Affordable Care Act program. Instead of eliminating insured people, a true reform needs to provide care in all counties in the state.


MU 'missing man' memorial remembers fallen soldiers

A new memorial in Memorial Union North contains the names of fallen students, faculty and staff. MU student Karen Johnson designed the memorial as part of a class project.

Paul Heine, 64, enjoyed outdoors, fishing and artwork

Paul Heine died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, after battling cancer. He was 64.

Cardinals sign Matheny to 3-year extension

The St. Louis Cardinals gave manager Mike Matheny a three-year contract extension Wednesday, rewarding him for deep postseason runs in his first two seasons on the job.

Five sign with Missouri men's golf team

Five golfers signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Missouri men's golf team.

Westminster soccer team to celebrate Sweet 16 achievement with pep rally Thursday

The Westminster College men's soccer team is set to have a send-off pep rally in Westminster Historic Gymnasium at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.