Missouri men's basketball stops Alabama with defense

Led by Jabari Brown's 24 points, the Missouri men's basketball team beat Alabama 68-47 Saturday at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers are now 2-2 in Southeastern Conference play.

Missouri limited Releford – Alabama’s leading scorer with 18.9 points per game – to 10 points, tying his season-low Saturday afternoon inside Mizzou Arena en route to a dominant 68-47 victory for the Tigers.

Bur Oak marks third new brewery in Columbia since 2012

Bur Oak Brewing is one of three production breweries in Columbia and one of two opening this year.

DEAR READER: There's work to be done in closing the poverty gap

The biggest barrier to closing the gap isn’t race or gender or geography. It’s poverty. Or, as the Missourian Readers Board put it this week, the divide between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider and with little evidence that things are changing.

Pinkel speaks about Dorial Green-Beckham, Henry Josey

Asked on more than one occasion about receiver Dorial Green-Beckham’s status  following his recent marijuana arrest in Springfield, Pinkel declined comment.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Dr. King's dream derailed — so much wealth held by so few

How would Martin Luther King Jr. view the Forbes 400 controlling as much wealth as our entire African-American population of about 41 million people? Could that state of affairs co-exist with his dream? Hardly.

Seahawks', 49ers' defenses got them to NFC championship game

From the first kickoff back in September, the 49ers and Seahawks seemed destined to meet for the NFC title.

Brady, Manning meet again with Super Bowl berth on the line

Only one of them can be the greatest. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady will vie for another Super Bowl appearance.

Stephens basketball leads early, but falls to William Woods

Stephens College drops to 0-14 on the season.

MU Professor Meera Chandrasekhar awarded $250,000 teaching award

MU's Department of Physics and Astronomy was also awarded $25,000.

More than 1,000 people affected by power outages Saturday afternoon

Power was out in the area surrounding Providence Road between West Broadway and Stadium Boulevard.

Second Columbia man in Thursday I-70 accident pronounced dead

Eric R. Lewis was ejected from the car after it left the road and hit a ditch. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: American abortion law becomes even more confusing

After 41 years of court challenges to Roe vs. Wade, American abortion law is becoming a dense thicket of case law that makes tea-leaf reading difficult when jurists decline to explain their decisions.

Clifford D. Teel loved hunting, fishing

Clifford Dwight Teel of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. He was 73.

Clifford Dwight Teel, Oct. 11, 1940 - Jan. 16, 2014

Clifford Dwight Teel of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. He was 73.

Funding for Missouri River study again stripped

Federal officials are barred from spending money on a Missouri River environmental study for a third straight year under a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill.

No. 15 Kansas beats No. 9 Oklahoma State in men's basketball

Naadir Tharpe scored 21 points, including a key 3-pointer in the final minute, to help the Jayhawks hold on for an 80-78 victory over the Cowboys.

MU students, sponsor describe intimate portrait of Cuban lifestyle and culture

The Baptist Student Union is already planning another missionary trip in March. For now, however, the location remains a secret.

Missouri farmers consider using drones

Some say they could use drones to check on livestock in the field.

Missouri lawmakers shift strategies on college funding

Under the legislation released last week, a university would work with the Department of Higher Education to develop its own goals, such as graduation rates and research projects, that would then be used to determine how much it gets if the Legislature appropriates a year-to-year funding increase.

Bill seeks 4 reviews of Missouri abortion facilities

The legislation introduced this past week is a priority for Missouri Right to Life, which calls it a "strong bipartisan and pro-life" bill.