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Georgia men's basketball rallies behind coach, upsets No. 21 Missouri

The Georgia beat Missouri 70-64 in overtime Wednesday, snapping the Tigers' streak of 26 straight home wins.

Coach Mark Fox's Georgia stunned No. 21 Missouri 70-64 in overtime, snapping the nation’s longest home-court winning streak at 26 and ending a whirlwind week of emotions on a high note for Fox, whose father died Friday.

 

Missouri legislature opens; tax cuts, school transfers, Medicaid on agenda

Local legislators say the plan to file bills that would expand Medicaid, limit the amount of lobbyist gifts that legislators can accept, and expand funding for early childhood education programs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens Lake fit for ice skaters

When there is at least 4 inches of solid ice at Stephens Lake Park, the city may open the lake for ice skating — which it did this week.

Columbia Public Schools superintendent announces retirement

Chris Belcher, 55, has been the superintendent of Columbia Public Schools since June 2009. He plans to take a faculty position at MU in the College of Education.

Son's recovery inspired Bonnie Riley's passion: her equine therapy center

Bonnie Riley took her son's airplane accident and the gift of a complete stranger and turned it into the successful Riley Equine Center. 

Missouri women's basketball prepares for visit from No. 25 Georgia

Missouri faces its first ranked opponent of the season Thursday when the No. 25 Georgia Lady Bulldogs travel to Columbia for their third SEC game of the season. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

UPDATE: Notre Dame basketball forward Cameron Biedscheid transfers to Missouri

Former Notre Dame sophomore forward Cameron Biedscheid, a St. Louis native, will transfer to Missouri and join the basketball program as a walk-on this spring.

UPDATE: Second arrest made in connection to Jan. 2 homicide

Police arrested a second suspect, Derrick Copelin of New Orleans, in connection with the murder of Dontay Tolston of Columbia. The first suspect, Martrell Terrell Smith, was arrested Tuesday.

Carylon Benthall, April 13, 1931-January 7, 2014

Carylon J. Benthall, 72, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at University Hospital in Columbia.

Missouri highway commission suspends new construction projects under two programs

Eleven projects already planned in Boone County will move forward after the suspensions.

Impact of national Macy's layoffs on Columbia unclear

The Columbia store on Stadium Boulevard is not among the five stores that will be closed, according to a company news release.

Advisory issued for light snow, freezing drizzle

Light snow, mixed at times with freezing drizzle, was expected to develop overnight and continue into Thursday morning, with accumulations of up to an inch of snow and a light glazing of ice, according to the National Weather Service.

DAVID ROSMAN: Plenty of shenanigans as the legislature convenes

In a search for proposed bills, it's hard to find relevant bills because most lack a title. The legislation found was even more confusing.

Carylon Benthall was known for honesty, willingness to help others

 Carylon J. (White) Benthall of Columbia died Tuesday. She was 72.  

Andraquay Quinnine leads William Woods women's hoops to beat Williams Baptist

The William Woods women's basketball team defeated Williams Baptist College 56-42 on Tuesday.

Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel to depart for NFL

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel declared for the NFL draft on Wednesday following two spectacular seasons in which he became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas make MLB Hall of Fame

Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and other stars whose accomplishments were muddied by accusations of steroids use lost even more ground, dropping below 40 percent in an election where a 75 percent majority is needed.

Smith fined $50K for shoe-lace shenanigans

The New York Knicks' J.R. Smith was fined $50,0000 when he ignored an NBA warning and attempted to untie a second player's shoe laces on Tuesday — Smith had a similar incident on Sunday.

Bobsledder Lolo Jones determined to disprove doubters

Lolo Jones is one of the best-known members on the U.S. bobsledding team — for reasons that have nothing to do with bobsledding. That said, she's hoping to prove critics she can be a valuable member of the team.

U.S. ski team coach: Vonn made right decision about Sochi Olympics

U.S. ski team coach Alex Hoedlmoser said that Lindsey Vonn made the right choice to withdraw from the upcoming Sochi Olympics. Hoedlmoser worried that Vonn could have further damaged her knee had she continued to compete.

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