Missouri men's basketball to host South Carolina on Saturday

The Tigers hope to improve their production at the rim.

Missouri athletics responds to ESPN's claim of alleged failure to report sexual assault

Missouri athletics department spokesman Chad Moller released two letters Friday in response to an ESPN story that says the university failed to investigate an alleged sexual assault on a student athlete by at least one MU football player. The student later committed suicide.

Medicaid expansion's impact on ER visits has complex causes

A widely publicized study that found that Medicaid expansion increases ER visits oversimplifies a complex issue, health care providers say. The real problems are related to access: There are too few primary care physicians, too few who accept Medicaid, and no sick pay among hourly wage workers.

Three vehicles involved in crash at Vandiver-Parker intersection

A truck and Buick collided at the intersection of Vandiver and Parker, causing the truck to crash into a nearby blue sedan.


PHOTO GALLERY: Wildcats beat Tigers in gymnastics Friday

Kentucky defeated Missouri in gymnastics 195.150 to 193.775.

Hickman's basketball teams win in tournaments

The Hickman High School girls basketball team defeated Rolla High School, 68-9, to advance to the final round of the Smith-Cotton Classic tournament in Sedalia. The boys basketball team defeated Lee's Summit 63-50 to win third place in the Lee's Summit Culver Classic tournament.

Attorney enters county associate circuit judge election

Finley Gibbs will seek to fill the position held by Judge Larry Bryson for the past 28 years. 

Mold leads to elimination of 300,000 MU Libraries' volumes

The volumes must be treated or destroyed to ensure that contamination does not spread to other collections. In October, MU Libraries staff discovered mold growth on about 600,000 volumes in an off-campus storage facility.

Missouri football's Levi Copelin arrested Thursday

Missouri redshirt freshman Levi Copelin was arrested Thursday at the university's ID Card Office for disturbing the peace.

Missouri gymnastics loses to Kentucky

A couple of strong performances from freshmen were the bright spot for Missouri gymnastics. But Kentucky stopped the Tigers 195.150-193.775 Friday at the Hearnes Center.

Battle girls basketball grabs win

Cheyanna Weaver led Battle with 17 points.


Bill Harris enjoyed time at country club, traveling with his wife

William "Bill" Harris of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Lenoir Woods in Columbia. He was 88.

William David Harris Sr., July 28, 1925 — Jan. 23, 2014

William “Bill” Harris of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. He was 88.

Lane closures expected next week because of Stadium widening project

The installation of new signage, rails and concrete may result in up to two lanes being closed for crews to work on Stadium Boulevard.

Postal customers purchase stamps before Sunday price increase

Both stamp prices and shipping costs are set to increase Sunday. Stamps will cost 49 cents, and shipping costs will rise by 2.4 percent.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Here's a wise approach to criminal code revision

The revised code is a massive bill that deserves a thorough vetting, but it always reflects a wise approach to eliminate inconsistencies and inequities in the state's criminal statutes.

FROM READERS: Help your children find the right role models

Many hypocritical celebrities gladly accept the money and glory that come with their star status — but they neglect the responsibility to be a good role model.


Columbia man arrested in connection with knife assault

A man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon in connection with a knife assault Thursday night.


WHAT OTHERS SAY: Army suicides point to 'toxic leaders' as a factor

Studies on "toxic leaders" in the Army have brought about reform in the military command climate in an attempt to decrease suicides among troops.

Repairs delay opening of courthouse in St. Charles

Repairs due to a burst water pipe on Jan. 8 have delayed the opening of the Historic Courthouse in downtown St. Charles until late March.