Missouri curling teams gain popularity because of Olympics

Kelly Cunningham, an MU graduate who belongs to Kansas City Curling Club, also compares the sport to chess.


UPDATE: Law firm to investigate MU's handling of Menu Courey case

The UM System Board of Curators has hired the Dowd Bennett Law Firm in St. Louis to investigate the case.

Barbershop quartet hopes to surprise a hundred valentines this year

The Boonslick Chordbusters have been singing for hire on Valentine's Day since 1998.

BATTLE RISING: Battle High School couple find love

Samantha Moss, 16, and Xavier Rolley, 17, were brought together at summer school last year.

History conference to send MU back to the Middle Ages

MU and Columbia College will co-host the Mid-America Medieval Association Conference for the first time Feb. 22 at MU's Tate Hall.


Witnesses testify against man accused of sexually assaulting girl, 4

A forensic interviewer and the mother of a 4-year-old testified in a hearing Friday about how they learned about the alleged sexual abuse of the child.

Missouri men's basketball braces for Tennessee's frontcourt

Missouri's guard-oriented team will face one of the Southeastern Conference's premier frontcourt tandems Saturday afternoon against Tennessee.

DEAR READER: Amid the news of Michael Sam, a titan in Columbia passes

Wynna Faye Elbert spent a lifetime giving voice to those who were otherwise voiceless. It is ironic that her life story was buried in the public conversation this week by news of Michael Sam’s coming out.

Jazz singer Alicia Olatuja performs for Black History Month

Jazz and soul singer Alicia Olatuja graduated from MU in 2005 and returned to Columbia to perform at a concert to celebrate Black History Month.

MU Faculty Council recommends no make-up for snow days

The MU Faculty Council recommends that the academic calendar not be changed by adding make-up days to adjust for weather-related closures.

PHOTO GALLERY: Women yell to sweepers during Olympic curling event

Women compete in curling during the Olympics on Friday.

Suspense surges in last minute of Missouri-Arkansas men's basketball game

Missouri's biggest minute of the season began with one of its best players on the ground.

Massey gives Columbia College men's basketball a boost

Senior Patric Massey dropped 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Columbia College's 86-75 victory over Williams Baptist College.

No. 14 Missouri softball wins first two games

Missouri defeated University of Alabama at Birmingham 8-1 and Iowa 2-1 on Friday to start its season 2-0.

Paul Vemer Short enjoyed making furniture from trees on his land

After retiring from work as a carpenter at Stephens College, Paul Vemer Short enjoyed making furniture and other wood items. Much of the furniture was made from the trees that he cut from his land. He died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.

Paul Vemer Short, Oct. 12. 1917-Feb. 13, 2014

Paul Vemer Short died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. He was 96.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: National Guard recruiting fraud needs full accounting

Sen. Claire McCaskill's committee should not stop investigating Army fraud that involved illegal recruiting bonuses until those at the upper end of the hierarchy have paid a price for failing to honor the uniform and protect taxpayers from fraud.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: War on Women targets health care decisions

More than 20 health bills filed in the state Legislature since Jan. 8 aim to prove that women aren't smart enough to make health care decisions on their own, a reader writes.


This year's Polar Plunge raises $74,000 to date for Special Olympics

For the Feb. 8 Polar Plunge, 376 participants helped raise $74,000 for the Special Olympics, well on the way to a goal of $100,000.


Medical examiner rules 18-year-old died of natural causes

An 18-year-old found dead last fall in an MU dormitory died of natural causes, according to an autopsy report released Friday.