Missouri football left with holes to fill, attitude to build on in 2014

The No. 8 Missouri Tigers beat the No. 13 Oklahoma State Cowboys on Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Kony Ealy is leaving. Markus Golden says he's staying. Missouri will need to replace 13 starters in 2014, but the 12-win team has raised the standard around the program.

Growers able to offer fresh produce as Columbia Winter Farmers Market opens

Local farmers rely on hoop houses and other winter weather techniques to keep a steady stream of winter greens and other fresh vegetables on tables at the Saturday farmers market.

Missouri football defeats Oklahoma State 41-31 in Cotton Bowl

After three-and-a-half quarters of inconsistency from some unlikely sources, the Missouri Tigers leaned on Michael Sam and Henry Josey to win a tightly contested Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma State.

Pinkel becomes Missouri's all-time winningest coach with Cotton Bowl victory

A touchdown from Henry Josey and a sack from Michael Sam were the plays that sealed Gary Pinkel's 102nd win as coach at Missouril. He had passed Don Faurot for No. 1 on the school's all-time wins list.

Jabari Brown leads Missouri men's basketball in win vs. Long Beach State

Instead of making his impact from beyond the three-point line, Jabari Brown was aggressive driving to the basket and felt comfortable with his pull-up jump shot. So much for "Downtown" Jabari Brown on Saturday.

Cotton Bowl champs: Missouri players celebrate with thanks and sleepless night

Missouri players and coaches reacted on Twitter after their Cotton Bowl win over Oklahoma State, with selfies of trophy kisses and a little dance from coach Gary Pinkel. For more football team updates, follow this Twitter list.

Columbia College men win 13th

The Cougars are unbeaten in conference play.

Columbia College women defeat Lyon

Columbia College, the 21st-ranked team in the NAIAA, improves to 8-4 with the win.

Missouri's out: Boeing machinists OK Washington state contract tied to 777X

Boeing will not build its new 77X airplane in Missouri. The aerospace giant's machinists narrowly approved a contract Friday that solidifies its presence in the Seattle area for years to come.

No Missouri traffic fatalities reported over New Year holiday

The Missouri Highway Patrol reported no fatalities on New Year's Eve. For all of 2013, 741 traffic fatalities were recorded in Missouri — the second time since 1949 that the state reported fewer than 800 in one year.

How to keep yourself, home, car safe when temperatures plummet

Experts offer tips on how to stay healthy and keep cars and homes working properly in extreme cold.

Rock Bridge girls beat Nerinx Hall

Rock Bridge plays again Thursday against Columbus North (Indiana) in St. Louis at the Scottrade Center.

Luck rallies Indy to 45-44 playoff win over Chiefs

Alex Smith was 30 of 46 for 378 yards with four TDs and no interceptions on a day he lost his top two running backs, Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis, and starting receiver Donnie Avery to injuries.

Columbia police investigate attempted armed robbery near Parkade Park

Two teenage males were approached by two black males near a park pavilion in north Columbia. The suspects demanded money then hit one victim with a gun.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Becoming super-rich is getting easier

Taxes on income from capital and inheritance taxes are the only meaningful constraints on wealth accumulation by the super-rich. But these taxes have decreased in recent decades.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Reduction in deaths on Missouri highways deserves recognition

Treat driving as a primary activity, free from the distractions.

Harold Lloyd Nichols owned Witt Print Shop for 31 years

Harold Lloyd Nichols of Ashland died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. He was 77.

Harold Lloyd Nichols, of Ashland, Dec. 20, 1936 — Jan. 4, 2014

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Goshen Primitive Baptist Church with burial following in Goshen Cemetery.

Dorothy Mae Sumpter was secretary for the Missouri Military Academy

Dorothy Mae Sumpter died Jan. 1, 2014. She was 85.

Dorothy Mae Sumpter, April 23, 1928 - Jan. 1, 2014

Private graveside services will be held at Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery in Jacksonville, Mo.