Columbia couple cherishes Russian-born son, adopted before door closed

It's been almost a year since Russian President Vladimir Putin put an end to the adoption of Russian children by U.S. citizens, a fact that makes one young Columbia boy even more dear to his adoptive parents.

MU student, Jarrett Mosby, remembered for kindness

Jarrett Mosby, an MU business major, was found shot to death Monday afternoon near St. Louis. Mosby is remembered by friends at MU for his welcoming smile and helpful attitude. The university has not planned a memorial at this time.

Friends, MU students pay tribute to Jarrett Mosby

Jarrett D. Mosby, 21, of Collinsville, Ill., was found with multiple bullet wounds in a car Monday afternoon. He was a senior studying business at MU.

TOP 10 SPORTS MOMENTS OF 2013: No. 5 Stephens College soccer achieves 5th place

Stephens College soccer recorded its first goal and first win in program history this season. Sophomore goalkeeper Briannica Ponder also recorded 36 saves in a game on Oct. 8, breaking a 22-year-old NAIA saves record.

Missouri football's Sam takes one last dance

Missouri fans have seen Michael Sam's sack celebration 11 times this season. But it probably won't be the last. Sam has one more game as a Missouri Tiger and then is in some mock drafts as being a first round pick.

UPDATE: Gov. Nixon releases $40.1 million for Missouri budget

The largest amount is $18 million for repair work at the Missouri Capitol. Nixon also is releasing $7 million for state facilities maintenance and repair and $5 million for projects at state parks.

VIDEO: Missouri football players react to Cotton Bowl gifts

This video of Missouri football players finding out what gear they received for the team's 2014 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic appearance has been shared hundreds of times online.

Barnhouse's Crazy Music Store moving to Parkade Center

Barnhouse's Crazy Music Store is leaving downtown after 40 years. It will reopen at the Parkade Center off Business Loop 70 on Jan. 6, 2014. 

Columbia man suspected of sexual misconduct, possessing child pornography

Christopher A. Snell, 24, of Columbia, was arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old girl that he met on the Internet. Police are seeking information about other possible victims. 

GUEST COMMENTARY: Holiday reunions provide perfect opportunity to share family histories

Jefferson City boy, 6, reported missing

Missouri law enforcement agencies are looking Markell X. Beasley, 6, who was supposed to go to a Christmas gathering in St. Louis. He was last seen in the care of Demitrius Beasley.

Missouri basketball takes No. 25 ranking to North Carolina State

Missouri (10-1, No. 25) will play North Carolina State (9-2) at 7 p.m. CT Saturday in Raleigh, N.C. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

NFL defenses trying to redo tackling technique

There's an entire generation of safeties, cornerbacks and linebackers accustomed to using whatever method necessary to take down a fleet-footed ball carrier, trying to retrain their brains to focus on the midsection.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Finally, progress in the costly border war

Bill Hall, president of the Hall Family Foundation, an influential proponent of ending the border war because of the financial havoc it causes, called Sen. Ryan Silvey's bill a "tremendous step forward."

Deal signed for Missouri hog farms to produce biogas

Murphy-Brown of Missouri is providing the manure to produce biogas, a fuel similar to natural gas. Roeslein Alternative Energy will manage the project and secure financing for the $100-million project

ROSE NOLEN: Slow time down and savor the memories

Keeping written notes of events helps revive memories, and remind us to slow down and embrace the past, too.

DAVID ROSMAN: Let's have peace on Earth in spite of the nonsense on 'Duck Dynasty'

Let’s celebrate Christmas for what it should be, the rebirth of the planet and peace and tolerance for all mankind.

Manning says touchdown record is temporary in today's NFL

Manning began the season by becoming the first quarterback since 1969 to throw for seven touchdowns in a game, one of eight games this season in which he's thrown for four or more touchdowns.

Bad luck, bad play leave NBA weak Christmas slate

Back luck and bad play have wrecked a number of teams the league picked to showcase. Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant and Brook Lopez are all sitting out, as are Indiana and Portland, who share the NBA's best record.

Seminoles quarterback Winston named AP player of the year

Jameis Winston is The Associated Press national player of the year, adding to his cadre of postseason accolades. He's this year's Heisman Trophy winner, the Walter Camp national player of the year, the Davey O'Brien quarterback of the year and the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year.