Strong second half propels Missouri men's basketball past Vanderbilt

Missouri defeated Vanderbilt 67-64 on Wednesday at Mizzou Arena.

A 47-point second-half performance atoned for Missouri's lackadaisical first half in Wednesday night's 67-64 victory against Vanderbilt.

Rock Bridge student earns spot in state Poetry Out Loud competition

Sara Ashbaugh, senior at Rock Bridge High School, will move on to the state Poetry Out Loud competition after winning the mid-Missouri regional competition Wednesday.

Missouri men's basketball wins despite quiet night from Brown

Jabari Brown’s hands dropped to his knees and squeezed, forcing a grimace.

MU professor studies protesters, predicts Ukraine's future

MU political science professor Mark Nieman and his wife, Olga Chyzh, traveled to Ukraine two months ago to study protesters in Kiev's Independence Square. Some of their findings were contrary to popularly held beliefs about protesters.

New death penalty bill opens options for Missouri executions

Following a shortage of pentobarbital, the drug used in Missouri's recent executions, Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, introduced legislation Wednesday that would allow the Department of Corrections to determine how to execute death row inmates.

Volunteers prepare True/False box office for its opening next week

Eight volunteers are designing and preparing the space, near Hitt Street and Broadway, for its official opening at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

U.S. tops Czechs 5-2, to face Canada in semifinals

Dustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period, and the Americans went on to dominate the Czech Republic 5-2 Wednesday to earn a spot in the semifinals for the third time in four Olympics.


Sophomore adds international experience to Missouri women's basketball team

Sophomore Michelle Hudyn has made the most of her limited minutes this season for the Missouri women's basketball team.

Missouri softball opens strong with sophomore Sami Fagan

Sophomore shortstop Sami Fagan's all-tournament performance helped the Tigers succeed in the Getterman Classic, but the team is focusing on improving for future games.

After TIF district defeat, city manager outlines options

The city's three remaining options might not be able to raise $19.75 million to fund sewer and electric works for additional downtown development.

Missouri House bill would raise test standards for high school diplomas

To graduate, each student would be required to score proficient or higher in at least one high school assessment in each of the core areas: mathematics, communication arts, social sciences and science.

Missouri swimming sets two school records at the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships

The Missouri men set two school records and an NCAA "A" qualifying time in the 200 relay.

Boone County Fire Protection District tries to inform public about April's proposed bond issue

The district will continue to educate the public about the effects of the bond until the issue goes before voters on April 8.

Michael Sam's new agents are 'willing to hustle'

Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam signed with Empire Athletes, a California-based sports agency, Feb. 7. But it wasn't the first agency he signed with.

UPDATE: Ukraine leader names new army chief after clashes

Ukraine's government agrees not to attack anti-government protestors during negotiations after a violent flareup that left at least 26 people dead in the capital on Wednesday.

Flood watch issued for Columbia, surrounding areas

Thunderstorms that could bring hail and between 1 and 1.5 inches of rain are expected to begin Wednesday night and continue through Thursday. The combination of rain and melting snow could cause flooding.

Brief thaw lifts spirits and raises flooding risks

Weeks of subfreezing weather are giving way, at least briefly, to temperatures in the 40s and 50s, putting many Midwestern and Northeastern cities at risk for flooding, roof collapses and clogged storm drains.

MU Payroll Office mails new W-2 forms after originals contained wrong information

The MU Payroll Office mailed new 2013 W-2 forms after the original forms were sent out with the wrong ID numbers on Jan. 31.

Columbia man arrested on charge of statutory sodomy

The female victim, 7, had no family or other relationship with the suspect, Oscar Contreras.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Medicaid expansion will keep communities healthy

Medicaid expansion makes fiscal sense, and it will bring billions of dollars and thousands of jobs to Missouri.