UPDATE: Missouri men's basketball falls to Vanderbilt, 78-75

The Missouri Tigers lost a close game to the Commodores on Thursday in Nashville, Tenn. The loss dropped Missouri to 1-2 in the Southeastern Conference.

Missouri coach Frank Haith said earlier this week that he didn't want the Tigers settling for 3-pointers against Vanderbilt's extensive zone defense.

UPDATE: Grant Elementary School, Middleton win diversity awards

The theme of this year's event is the "Rich Tapestry of Diversity," and paid tribute to the legacy of The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

City gateway design concepts open to public opinion

A second public meeting will take place at the end of February to discuss a plan of action and a more concrete concept.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Chris Kelly continues to represent Boone County well

Chris’s style is low-key, his speeches are rambling, his humor is self-deprecating; but when he turns serious you realize that he just might be the smartest guy in the room.

Student writings featured in Columbia's diversity celebration

More than 250 students submitted pieces reflecting on the "Rich Tapestry of Diversity," which served as the theme for the 21st annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration.

Missouri women's basketball falls to No. 14 LSU

Missouri shooting cools off in second half as the Tigers lose to LSU 87-68 at Mizzou Arena Thursday night. Missouri hit 10 3-pointers in first half but only hit one in the second half.

Former MU quarterback launches nationwide design competition

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Brad Smith challenges emerging designers to build him a creative new look for fashion week.

Marjorie O. Love worked in MU Biological Sciences Department, loved to travel

Marjorie O. Love died Jan. 13, 2014. She was 90.

Three-week intersection closure planned for Scott Boulevard construction

The intersection of Scott Boulevard and Vawter School Road will be closed for three weeks during an eight-month, $5.9 million construction project.

Boone County treasurer returns record amount of unclaimed property

There is still $68,000 in unclaimed funds in Boone County and $810 million in the state. 

Columbia City Council candidates' nominating petitions published

Four candidates' petitions certified by city, county clerk.

Columbia to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King with processions, service

Events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day are scheduled to start Saturday.

Columbia kayaker Janet Moreland reflects on river adventure

Janet Moreland has become something of a celebrity after becoming the first woman and first American to paddle from the source of the Missouri River to the Gulf of Mexico.

MLB approves expanded replay starting this season

Major League Baseball vaulted into the 21st century of technology on Thursday, approving a huge expansion of instant replay in hopes of eliminating blown calls that riled up players, managers and fans.

Missouri tax cut backers, foes both cite Kansas cuts

But rather than being touted primarily by tax-cut proponents, Kansas also was cited Thursday by tax-cut opponents concerned about the potential for falling state revenues and inadequate school funding.

Super Bowl has New York City restaurant scene ready to score

The city with the endless appetite for great food is going all out for the big game, mounting a culinary spectacle in keeping with the over-the-top nature of the event.

Man shot in armed robbery, no arrest has been made

A man was hospitalized with a gun shot wound to the shoulder after an armed robbery early Thursday morning in northeast Columbia.

FROM READERS: MU freshman runner took national stage after injury at cross country championships

Although Kaitlyn Fischer was injured at the cross country national championships last year, she started the current indoor season with a good attitude. She'll compete in the 3,000 and 5,000 meter distance events.

Marjorie O. Love, of Columbia, Sept. 3, 1923 — Jan. 13, 2014

Marjorie O. Love, a retired research technician and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, died Monday. She was 90.

Missouri senator files Medicaid overhaul plan

Republican Sen. Gary Romine, of Farmington, filed legislation Thursday that would expand the use of managed care plans and provide financial incentives for patients to hold down their medical costs.