After voting down TIF, Columbia council explores alternative funding

The 5-2 decision eliminated the only proposed solution to address the city's infrastructure problems downtown and could halt development for months. But some council members are ready to propose other approaches.

ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi sizes up Missouri's NCAA Tournament Chances

In a phone conversation with the Missourian on Tuesday afternoon, ESPN's Joe Lunardi said what he believes Missouri needs to do to feel comfortable about securing one of the tournament’s 36 at-large bids with Selection Sunday (March 16) less than a month away.

Missouri men's basketball gets rematch against Vanderbilt

Next up for the Missouri men's basketball team (18-7, 6-6 Southeastern Conference) is a rematch Wednesday night inside Mizzou Arena against Vanderbilt (14-10, 6-6).

Missouri marijuana legalization advocates decide to wait for 2016

Seeking more support, Show-Me Cannabis Regulation plans to for a constitutional amendment during the 2016 presidential election when the group expects more people in its target demographic to vote.

Tolton topples Helias in Catholic Bowl

Days after a devastating last-second loss, Tolton got itself back on the right track with a win over Class 4 No. 7 Helias. The game was the second installment of a mid-Missouri rivalry between two schools who share one faith.


Missouri gets pair of top-3 finishes in SEC Diving Championship

Missouri sophomore diver Lauren Reedy took second in the 1-meter spring board. Missouri All-American senior diver David Bonuchi ended up with a third place finish in the 3-meter after leading the competition Tuesday.

Aspen Heights, police meet to discuss safety, crime prevention

Educating tenants on keeping themselves and their property safe was identified as a priority at Tuesday's meeting. This includes simple steps such as locking doors and activating alarm systems. 

Missouri legislators discuss multiple bills to ban texting while driving

Bills discussed Tuesday would extend the ban on driving while texting to all drivers.

At Legislative Day, Gov. Nixon, UM president stress education funding

Gov. Jay Nixon and University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe spoke at UM's Legislative Day on Tuesday morning. They addressed funding plans for the universities and emphasized the importance of STEM education in the state.

PHOTO GALLERY: Olympic athletes gather speed

This gallery of images from the Olympics features the beauty and intensity of speed, even sports such as ice skating or curling that not typically associated with speed.

FROM READERS: Getting to know MU's Olympics prospect and record holder

Kearsten Peoples of the Missouri track and field team practices four events just in case she has a downward slope with one of them.

Columbia women's basketball hits 17 3-pointers in win

The Columbia College women's basketball team hit a record number of 3-pointers in their win Tuesday over Continent University in Mayfield, Ky.

Stephens College basketball falls to 0-24 on season

The Stars lost to Park University 88-49 Tuesday.

Columbia College men's basketball defeats Mid-Continent

Led by junior forward Jeremy Nolen, Columbia College handily defeated Mid-Continent University on Tuesday.

Rock Bridge boys basketball edges out Rockhurst in Kansas City

Rock Bridge collected win 18 against Rockhurst Tuesday night.

Glimpse of warm weather means more activity at Helmi's Gardens

When temperatures reached the 60s Tuesday, employees at Helmi's Gardens planted flowers and vegetables that do well in cool weather.

Cardinals try to build off World Series loss

Rather than dismiss last year's loss in the World Series, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny wants his team to build off that defeat.

NFL reminds teams to mind combine questions

NFL teams will spend this week's annual scouting combine evaluating college prospects. Part of the evaluative process includes asking questions that can pry into the lives of prospects and, in light of former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam's announcement, they will need to tread carefully this year.

Tuesday's warm weather defrosts Columbia

The warmer weather is expected to continue into Wednesday but may bring thunderstorms, as well.

MU raises record $88.3 million in first 6 months

MU is on track to exceed its own fundraising record, according to a news release from the MU News Bureau.