Missouri gymnastics takes first win at Beauty and the Beast meet

Wrestlers and gymnasts shared the floor of Hearnes Center on Friday for the annual Beauty and the Beast meet.

It was a banner night for Rachel Updike, who took home first place honors in every event. Her all-around score of 39.350 is the highest for the Tigers this season. The final score for the Tigers' win against the Redhawks was 194.125 to 190.900.

Missouri basketball ready for Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss

The Missouri men's basketball team will face Ole Miss and the antics-prone Marshall Henderson on Saturday afternoon in Oxford, Miss.

Missouri Olympian Emily Scott speedskates to Sochi

Endless support allows Missouri speedskater Emily Scott to achieve her dream of competing in the Winter Olympics. 

Kreklow leads Rock Bridge victory over Raytown South

The crowd at Rock Bridge High School was smaller than normal Friday night, but that didn't stop junior Ryan Kreklow from playing one of his best games of the season. Kreklow had 24 points and 12 rebounds in the Bruins win. The final score was 73-61.


Battle boys basketball defeated by Blair Oaks

The Battle boys basketball team fell to Blair Oaks on Friday night with a 92-68 loss.

No. 9 Missouri wrestling dominates Buffalo 41-0 at annual Beauty and the Beast event

Friday was the first time the five Missouri freshmen starters had wrestled in the Beauty and the Beast event, which doubled as their debut in Hearnes Center. The team won 41-0 against the Buffalo Bulls.

Museum of Art and Archaeology holds opening night at new location

Close to 100 people stopped in on Friday for the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology's opening night for its cast gallery at its new Mizzou North location.

DEAR READER: Too cold, wet, nasty and windy — but there's always news to cover

The most recent unpleasantness, a snowstorm that sauntered in on Tuesday, shut down the city. Students and professionals responded in the way they always do when there's a big story: by going toward the action, not away from it. It was a grand effort over the next two days.

UPDATE: Sochi Olympics kick off with grand opening

For people who don't know much about Russia, the ceremony's director, Konstantin Ernst, promised "relatively simple metaphors." Most of Friday's performance will instead lean on Russia's rich classical music traditions, with piano virtuoso Denis Matsuev performing and opera soprano Anna Netrebko singing the Olympic anthem.

Red Cross responded to 25 fires in January

Overworked home appliances and misused heating sources contribute to several fires each winter. But local emergency responders say the number of fires so far this winter has been average.

Sochi's opening show: Let Putin's games begin

Ballet, man-made snow and avant-garde art will make an appearance at Sochi's opening ceremonies, though as with all past opening ceremonies, the details are under wraps. 

Hickman basketball prevails in overtime

The Hickman Kewpies battled through overtime Friday night, picking up a 69-65 win over the College Preparatory High School at Madison.

No Kill Columbia seeks space for spay and neuter clinic

The group has raised $60,000 of its $100,000 goal through online fundraising, events and private donations. The money raised so far will go toward acquiring a space for the clinic.

Polar Plunge to proceed despite frozen lake, frigid forecast

More than 500 hundred people will take a dip in Stephens Lake on Saturday afternoon as part of 2014 Polar Plunge Columbia. The lake was frozen solid Friday morning, but the Parks and Recreation Department broke up the ice for the event. Proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Missouri.

Columbia doctor mentors mobile medicine innovators

A program to mentor teams in developing mobile medicine products includes Aaron Gray, a Columbia doctor. All 10 teams that were accepted will receive $20,000 from Techstars and can also get $100,000 from Sprint as they continue developing their product.

More than 1,000 accidents reported during snowstorm

The poor driving conditions of Tuesday and Wednesday resulted in more than 1,000 crashes statewide. The Missouri State Highway Patrol answered more than 3,000 calls for help in the two-day period.

Multiple burglaries in northeast Columbia might be connected

There are no official suspects, but the proximity of the crimes has the Boone County Sheriff's Department looking for ways the thefts might be related.

MU Museum of Art and Archaeology gallery reopens at Mizzou North

Moving nearly 100 plaster casts was a delicate process for the two moving companies hired by the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology, with costs totaling $1.5 million.

TELL US: How has your experience been with new student housing?

Are you a resident at an off-campus student housing complex in Columbia? The Missourian wants to know about your housing experience.

Speedskating coach builds enthusiasm for sport at Jefferson City rink

Speedskating isn't usually associated with Missouri. Kirk Bonnot, the Jefferson City Speed Skating Club president and coach, wants to change that.