Rock Bridge, Hickman alumni return for 'greatest show in town': basketball

Rock Bridge fans cheer on the boys basketball team during its rivalry game against Hickman on Thursday at Hickman High School. The Bruins won 59-54.

The Rock Bridge-Hickman rivalry spans decades. But sometimes a heated rivalry is just what a town needs to bring it together.

Missouri women's basketball snaps four-game skid against No. 16 Vanderbilt

Missouri women's basketball snapped a four-game losing streak at home against No. 16 Vanderbilt. Freshman forward Kayla McDowell led an impressive performance by the Tigers' bench. 

Rock Bridge boys basketball steals comeback victory at Hickman

Hickman led for the first 30 minutes of the game. But Rock Bridge needed only two minutes to win on its rival's home court.

Ideologies clash as Missouri meets Kentucky

Missouri coach Frank Haith isn't a fan of the one-and-done NBA rule, while Kentucky coach John Calipari has embraced — and found tremendous success — by working that system.

No. 10 Missouri wrestling upsets No. 6 Oklahoma in first of back-to-back duals

Missouri freshman 197-pounder J'den Cox, the No. 5 wrestler in his weight class, beat Oklahoma redshirt senior Travis Rutt, No. 3 at 197 pounds, 6-1. That upset launched the Tigers into their upset of Oklahoma by a final of 18-15.

Legal experts: Missouri moving too quickly on executions

Attorneys for Herbert Smulls, who was put to death Wednesday, said his execution was the third consecutive case in which Missouri moved ahead with an execution while the case was still in court.

Dorial Green-Beckham's friends take blame for drugs in January arrest

Two men arrested with the Missouri wide receiver have told police the estimated 1 pound of marijuana found in their car did not belong to the star football player.

'Bully' screening at Columbia youth summit moves students, parents

The documentary was part of an annual two-day campaign at Columbia's public middle schools. Topics included substance abuse, suicide prevention, and healthy and positive decision-making by young people.

Missouri College Advising Corps works to expand statewide

The program places full-time advisers in high schools to help students navigate the process of going to college and see that it's an attainable goal.

UM Board of Curators discusses additional revenue sources

The UM System Board of Curators held a development session to talk about new ways of reaching out to donors and alumni to come up with additional revenue.

ANY QUESTIONS: When is it safe to skate on Columbia park lakes?

To check the status of the ice on the lakes, visit the the department’s twitter account, @CoMoParksandRec.

Reports of violent crime in Columbia fewest since 2008, police data show

Reported forcible rape saw the largest increase from 2012 to 2013, probably because the FBI changed its definition of rape beginning in 2013, Police Department spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said.

Boone County legislators discuss education during forum at Harpo's

Most of Boone County's Democratic and Republican state legislators spoke with constituents during a forum at Harpo's.

Missouri baseball clubhouse expected to help with recruiting

Coach Tim Jamieson said he hopes the plush, 4,000-square-foot facility will be completed before the team's Feb. 28 home opener against the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Ball python loose in MU residence hall

Residence hall staff said the snake is likely still in its owner's room.

Boone County home sales up 13 percent in 2013

Rising interest rates in 2013 spurred home sales, Dave Gerhart, president-elect of the Columbia Board of Realtors said.

Dozens of Missouri athletes make SEC honor roll

Twenty-six members of the football team were honored, as well as seven out of the eight eligible volleyball players.

Missouri women's tennis finds balance between school and sports

Missouri tennis will travel to the East coast for the second consecutive weekend, as the team plays at North Carolina State on Saturday and at Wake Forest on Sunday.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Realistic ambitions from Obama for his last three years

Not dwelling on past failures in his State of the Union address Tuesday, Obama outlined the administration's goals for the next two years and beyond. Although his plans may be deemed ambitious, liberated by his second-term status, Obama may have the tools necessary to implement more policies than not.

Boone County faces fire risk Thursday; snow expected to begin Friday

Accumulating snow, sleet and ice are predicted on Friday night, Saturday morning and again Tuesday. Strong winds and low humidity could risk fires along Interstate 70 on Thursday afternoon.