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.

Columbia second-grader fights cancer with the community's help

Family, friends and neighbors have rallied around the Taylor family after Aiden Taylor, 8, was diagnosed with brain cancer. Aiden had surgery on Tuesday and will undergo chemotherapy to destroy the remaining cancer cells.

Missouri men's golf recruits growing number of international players

The Missouri men's golf roster is sprinkled with golfers from around the globe. While some are local, others, including Emilio Cuartero, Euan Walker and Jordan Williams, crossed the Atlantic to play golf at MU.

Steve 'Murk' Graves was a passionate hunter, fisherman

Steve Graves of Sturgeon died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. He was 61 years old.

Steve “Murk” Graves, October 31, 1952 — January 28, 2014

Steve “Murk” Graves of Sturgeon died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. He was 61.

Homeless shelter moving to church's second floor

The Columbia Interfaith Day Center, a homeless shelter, is moving to the Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church. The new location will have more space and more facilities.

GUEST COMMENTARY: The minimum we can do to fight inequality

We have an economy that’s stopped working for average people, middle class and poor alike, because the rich have rigged the economic rules in their own favor.

ANY QUESTIONS: What's the MU residence hall policy on pets?

A nonvenomous snake escaped in an MU residence hall. According to MU's policy, any pet-related damage to university or student property must be paid for by the pet owner.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Is that wild salmon on your plate? Maybe not

More should be done to put an end to seafood fraud and mislabeling, which has been found to occur as often as 25 percent to 70 percent for fish such as red snapper and wild salmon.

Monarch butterflies drop; migration might disappear

Genetically modified crops, urban development in the U.S, illegal logging in Mexico and extreme weather trends threaten the annual winter migration of millions of Monarch butterflies.

Tolton girls basketball team wins Russellville Tournament

The Tolton girls basketball team won the first team championship in the school's history Thursday, toppling California 49-44 in the championship game of the Russellville Tournament.

Demaryius Thomas' mom, grandmother to watch Super Bowl from behind prison walls

Demaryius Thomas' mother and grandmother will cheer for the Denver Broncos receiver around the prison TV Sunday, both wearing No. 88 jerseys they crafted with strips of tape.

Columbia College men's basketball takes down William Woods

The Cougars fired on all cylinders, scorching rival William Woods 81-59.

Cougars score 95 in blowout against William Woods

Columbia College women's basketball got a big boost from transfer Janairrika Bland in a 95-56 win over William Woods on Thursday.