FROM READERS: Cast member reflects on experience in Vagina Monologues

This is Mary Catherine Cooke's first year as an MU Vagina Monologues cast member.

The Kewpies boys basketball break away late to top Helias

Hickman saw a different look from their opponent, but stayed patient to get the victory.

Missouri gymnastics wins meet in St. Charles

Missouri gymnastics added two wins on Friday night after defeating Lindenwood and Illinois State in St. Charles.

Inquiry says Incognito, 2 others harassed Martin

An investigation into the racially charged Miami Dolphins bullying scandal detailed widespread harassment in the team's locker room that extended beyond the two players at the center of the probe.

Hanyu wins men's Olympic gold, Chan silver, Ten bronze

Kazakhstan's Denis Ten, the world silver medalist, won bronze in Sochi in a final that was a two-man showdown between Hanyu, now the first Asian man to win an Olympic title, and three-time world champion Chan.

American curling facing up to early elimination

After a loss to Denmark, the U.S. curling team was left with a 1-5 win-loss record, tied for last place in the standings and with plenty of soul-searching to do.

John Brunner contemplating Missouri gubernatorial campaign

The former U.S. Senate candidate's comments came a few days after Catherine Hanaway, a former Missouri House speaker, announced her Republican candidacy for governor.

US struggling at oval, focus on high-tech suits

Through the first six events, no U.S. skater finished higher than seventh and much of the focus has been on the new suits.

FRIDAY: 5 things to know about the Sochi Olympics

Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko criticized for dropping out, and the U.S. wonders if skinsuits are dragging down performances.

Missouri Gov. Nixon outlines potential tax cut plan

The Democratic governor said he had agreed with Republican Sen. Will Kraus on a new plan that would reduce the individual income tax rate by up to one-half of a percentage point.

Valentine's Day flowers mean big business for airlines

Airline handlers at Miami International Airport are working overtime this week to ensure flowers bound for Valentine's Day bouquets make it to their destination by Friday.


St. Louis marks 250th birthday this weekend

The Gateway City turns 250 either Friday or Saturday — depending on how you interpret Auguste Chouteau's penmanship.

Taxpayers could get refund under Missouri Senate bill

Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer, of Columbia, told the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday that his bill would give lawmakers an incentive not to overspend on government services.

Missouri transportation panel to get new chairman

Vice chairman Stephen Miller, of Kansas City, will take over as chairman from Joe Carmichael, of Springfield, who will become vice chairman.

$100,000 grant is fueling students at Missouri high school

Students at Rockwood Summit High School, in suburban St. Louis, have become so interested in creating biodiesel that they started a club. The students meet after school to process waste vegetable oil from the cafeteria into fuel and test its quality and uses. The program recently received a $100,00o grant from Monsanto to build a learning center focused on sustainable fuel sources.


Tally of Springfield homeless students grows

The number of homeless students in Springfield Public Schools was more than 700 by the end of last year. This is an all-time high for the 25,000-student district and nearly double the 378 homeless students reported in 2009-2010.


UM curators hire St. Louis law firm to investigate Menu Courey case

The UM System Board of Curators announced Friday the hiring of the Dowd Bennett Law Firm of St. Louis to investigate the Sasha Menu Courey case.