Missouri women's basketball falls to No. 9 Kentucky on the road

Missouri's Bri Kulas shoots under pressure from Kentucky's Samarie Walker during the first half of the women's basketball game Sunday in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky defeated Missouri 80-69.

Missouri held an early lead, but the No. 9 Kentucky Wildcats proved to be too much for the Tigers. Missouri forward Bri Kulas contributed a career-high 27 points and 14 rebounds in the losing effort.

Columbia's downtown lively during weekend sunshine

Columbia residents were drawn outside by the sunny weekend weather, playing music, enjoying ice cream and making artwork downtown.

Columbia has 23 infrastructure projects planned for 2014

The City Council released a comprehensive report with details about projects developing this year. Here is what residents can expect, including short descriptions and estimated cost and completion date.

Mary Niemeyer, December 14, 1937-January 10, 2014

Mary Niemeyer, 76, of St. Louis, Missouri (formerly of Boone County) died January 10, 2014 at her home in St. Louis.

UPDATE: Police arrest teen in shooting that injured two near Optimist Park

Police arrested a 17-year-old suspect for Saturday's shooting that left two men injured.

UPDATE: 44 Stone House restaurant damaged in shooting early Sunday

A bullet shattered a glass window in the private dinning area at 44 Stone House restaurant on Peachtree Drive.

A man and woman were injured in an accident early Sunday

A Chevy Blazer hit a traffic control box while driving on the wrong side of Business Loop 70 early Sunday morning, police said.


Pope names 19 new cardinals, focusing on the poor

Since his election in March as the first pontiff from Latin America, the pope has broken tradition after tradition in terms of protocol and style at the Vatican. But in Sunday's list, Francis stuck to the church's rule of having no more than 120 cardinals eligible to elect the next pontiff.

Lawmakers plot new strategy for defying gun laws

Courts have consistently ruled that states cannot nullify federal laws, but that hasn't stopped states from trying or ignoring them anyway. Supporters of Missouri's proposal believe it will be more difficult for the federal government to shrug off if more states act together.

Small piece of Missouri forest part of global climate-change project

One of the goals of the Smithsonian Institution Global Earth Observatories is to add forests into the mix to provide a better understanding of what weather patterns will be like in decades to come.

Kansas City osteopathic medical school starts expansion

It's a step forward for a university that is recovering from controversy that began in 2009, when then-president Karen Pletz was fired and several administrators resigned.

Special-needs students put out Missouri school newspaper

Teachers Stephanie Dillon and Elizabeth Hutchcraft started a student newspaper at Neuwoehner High, part of the Special School District of St. Louis County. The stories feature students at the school, all of whom have special needs.

Hottest gadgets of CES: 3-D printers to 4K televisions

Fitness bands were a breakout hit this year, but wearable devices have been popular for a long time at the show. Another popular attraction was 3-D printing and its uses for jewelry, wedding cakes and dental braces.

Kansas City sending group to Spain to learn about streetcars

The company selected for Kansas City's streetcars has its engineering headquarters in Spain so Public Works Director Sherri McIntyre and two other city engineers will be making the trip in February along with a consultant who has advised the city on the streetcar procurement.