MLK Day events in Columbia celebrate King's legacy

Columbia residents observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday by participating in events throughout the day, including a memorial service and candlelight march.

Several events around Columbia celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy, but several speakers noted how much progress remains to be made.

Missouri basketball anticipates 'big' test from LSU

LSU’s front court duo of 6-foot-9, 256-pound Johnny O’Bryant III and 6-foot-8, 220-pound Jordan Mickey is a tandem Missouri coach Frank Haith labeled as the most talented front-line in the Southeastern Conference.

Mid-Missouri legislators await Gov. Nixon's State of the State speech

The governor has shared relatively few details, but legislators hope he will discuss Medicaid expansion, education and the bond issue. 

Community gathers for 21st annual Poor Man's Community Breakfast

Almeta Crayton's brother and volunteers stepped up to carry on the former councilwoman's annual event.

Local women find their inner rock stars at Ladies Rock Camp

The three-day camp is a fundraiser for Girls Rock Camp, a week-long summer music camp for girls put on by CoMo Girls Rock.

Artists' group helps members try new styles, find community

Artist Critique Group is a chance for artists, who often struggle in isolation with their artistic challenges, to offer each other constructive advice.

Hickman basketball moves to semifinals

Hickman plays Wednesday in the semifinal game.

MU scientists find that plants use chemical signaling in stress response

The discovery of a protein that binds to a high energy molecule common in plants and humans could lead to the development of stress-resistant, higher-yielding crops.

Descendant of MU founder atones for family's slave-owning past

James Rollins, the "father of the University of Missouri," left an influential legacy as a politician and an educator. But he was also a slaveholder. Now, his great-great-grandson, Clay Mering, is starting a conversation about Rollins' role in slavery.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Clark Lane needs sidewalks first

The residents of the Clark Lane neighborhood propose building a grass buffer and then concrete sidewalks on both sides of Clark Lane from Woodland Spring to McAfee.

Albert-Oakland Park, smart meters to be discussed at council meeting

The meeting will include public hearings for improvements to Albert-Oakland Park and Garth Avenue and reports on smart meters and tree preservation.

Kreklow pushes Rock Bridge boys basketball to a win

Rock Bridge High School will play Lee’s Summit High School Wednesday in the tournament semifinals.


Kreklow to train with U.S. team

Missouri volleyball setter Molly Kreklow was selected to join the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team in training, beginning Jan. 27 in Anaheim, Calif.

Two men rob U.S. Cellular with handgun

Two men stole money and cellphones from the U.S. Cellular store on Grindstone Parkway, police said. No one was injured.

Missouri tennis opens with win

Senior Cierra Gaytan-Leach and freshman Cassidy Spearman led the Missouri tennis team to a 6-1 home win in the opening game of the season.

Hundreds honor MLK at St. Louis' Old Courthouse

Hundreds in downtown St. Louis honor Martin Luther King, Jr.'s fight for equality at the Old Courthouse, but speakers cite the continued need for progress because of existing disparities in education, jobs and poverty based on race.

Betty Jean Smith, Oct. 5, 1963 — Jan. 19, 2013

Betty Smith of Columbia died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2013. She was 50 years old.

Nixon recommends hospital renovation for classroom space

Lincoln University in Jefferson City would be able to expand nursing and culinary program spaces into St. Mary's Hospital.

Two Columbia men arrested in connection with attempted burglary, assault

A Boone County Sheriff's Department news release describes an incident where two men entered a residence in the 1800 block of Prathersville Road without permission, after being told a man they knew was inside the residence.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Index of SEC institutions’ research websites available

MU's Institutional Research office organized an index of Southeastern Conference universities' research websites.