Turnovers doom Missouri women's basketball in loss to No. 16 LSU

LSU's Raigyne Moncrief is fouled as she struggles for the ball against Missouri on Thursday in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La.

Missouri women's basketball falls 75-58 to No. 16 LSU on the road. LSU scored more than 30 points of Missouri's 21 turnovers. Missouri is now 3-7 in SEC play with six games remaining.

Children's theater program to join Stephens College

Stephens officials announced Thursday morning that Theater Reaching Young People & Schools, or TRYPS, will join with the Stephens School of Performing Arts in early April. 

TELL US: How was the city's response to this week's snow?

The Missourian wants to hear your perspective — complaints, compliments and concerns welcome  — about how the city has done responding to this week's snow.

ANALYSIS: Excitement about Missouri football recruiting class could be premature

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel is pleased with his latest recruiting class — and perhaps with good reason.

MU students hope Russian anti-gay law spreads awareness of LGBTQ issues

Members of MU's LGBTQ community think Russia's gay-propaganda law could advance the discussion of human rights and endorse the value of tolerance worldwide.

Columbia Public Schools to remain closed Friday

District spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark said all six of the district's drive teams reported hazardous conditions on bus routes Thursday. The district will extend the school year to June 5.

Gov. Nixon endorses expansion of Medicaid to provide mental health services

Gov. Jay Nixon said Medicaid expansion would extend mental health services to those without insurance and reduce the cost of the state budget.

City largely clears roads after midweek snowfall

According to a release from Columbia Public Works, 98 percent of roadways were passable at 9:30 Thursday morning, 27 hours after the snow stopped falling.

Columbia faces wind chill advisory Thursday

Columbia's low of minus 6 degrees is one degree warmer than the record low for Feb. 6.

Columbia College fans don coach's facial hair for mustache night

There were hundreds of mustaches for Columbia College fans Thursday on the first official mustache night.

Longest-serving elected official in Boone County announces retirement

Bettie Johnson has served as Boone County's recorder of deeds since 1979. She announced Thursday that she would not run for re-election.

Retiring MU journalism dean leaves legacy of leadership, innovation

Dean Mills, the dean of the Missouri School of Journalism, announced Thursday that he will retire in August after almost 25 years at MU. Colleagues and acquaintances reflect on the legacy Mills will leave behind.


Missouri softball to kick off season with Black & Gold game

The game will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Devine Practice Facility.

GRAPHIC: Winter weather closings rare at MU

Tuesday and Wednesday's snowstorm that dumped 6.5 inches on Columbia closed the campus for two days. The closure was just the eighth of its kind in the university's 175-year history.

Art rescuers known as 'Monuments Men' had strong connections to Missouri

With the film "The Monuments Men" opening nationwide on Friday, several of the group's members are remembered for their important roles in Missouri before and after World War II.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Take a balanced approach to future of Ozark Riverways

The reality, of course, is that people in both camps recognize the gem that is the Ozark National Scenic Riverways and want to protect it for future generations. They just have different ideas about how to get there.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Phillip Seymour Hoffman followed others down path to self-destruction

The death of another celebrity suggests a need for soul-searching in a society that seems to carry a burden of trauma, need and frustration. 

Winifred Horner raised 4 children, wrote 9 books

Winifred Bryan Horner — who had a doctorate in English language, literature and linguistics — had earned her master's degree while her youngest child was 4 years old. Dr. Horner died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. She was 91 years old.

Mary Kathryn Dowling traveled the world while raising her family

Mary Kathryn Dowling worked as a nurse at the Missouri State School and Hospital for more than 20 years. Mrs. Dowling died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. She was 78 years old.

Billy Tennyson was a carpenter, Korean War veteran

Billy Tennyson's friends and family said he was always there for them. Mr. Tennyson died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. He was 80 years old.