In wake of deadly collapse, a community mourns firefighter

Students, members of the community and residents of University Village came together to hold a candlelight vigil for Lt. Bruce Britt. The firefighter died as he was helping evacuate the University of Missouri-run housing complex

University Village residents and members of the community held a vigil Saturday near the spot where Lt. Bruce Britt was fatally injured. On a day filled with public declarations of support for Lt. Britt's family and friends, these strangers banded together to honor the man who died trying to help them.

Missouri basketball reaches new depths in loss to Alabama

Saturday night's 80-73 loss to Alabama dropped Missouri into a seven-way tie for fourth place in the Southeastern Conference.

UPDATE: Firefighter killed after walkway collapses at MU's University Village apartments

Columbia Fire Lt. Bruce Britt was fatally injured after a balcony walkway at an MU-run apartment complex collapsed early Saturday morning. Shortly after 4 a.m., the floor of the second-story balcony walkway at University Village apartments collapsed at one of the buildings near the southwest corner of Providence and Stewart roads.

Music students perform at Macy's for Musicathon

The Mid-Missouri Area Music Teachers Association's annual Musicathon gives eager students the opportunity to perform in public.

MU orders inspection of all facilities in wake of balcony collapse

A balcony collapsed at an MU-run apartment complex Saturday, killing a firefighter and prompting the university to look at its other facilities. Inspections of all buildings owned or leased by MU will begin Monday, MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said. 

Missouri football's Michael Sam needs no introduction at NFL Combine

Michael Sam made his first press conference appearance at the NFL combine in Indianapolis on Saturday and tried to steer the conversation away from the much-publicized story of his sexuality.

Springfield murder stirs kidnapping concerns

Time-worn tips about "stranger danger" are being replaced by lessons on what parents can do to help children, how children can learn to react in threatening situations and reminders of how rare "stereotypical kidnappings" really are.

Missouri men's and women's swimming and diving teams finish fifth

The Missouri men's and women's swimming and diving teams finished fifth and ninth, respectively, at the 2014 SEC championships in Athens, Ga.

No. 16 Missouri softball loses 4-3 to No. 8 UCLA

Missouri allowed a two-out walk-off hit to lose final game of the Mary Nutter Classic.


Missouri baseball loses to Wake Forest in pitchers' duel

Despite seven solid innings from Missouri pitcher Brett Graves, the Tigers fell to Wake Forest 1-0 Saturday.

Missouri women's basketball gears up for pivotal home competition against Tennessee

One year after upsetting then No. 9 Tennessee at Mizzou Arena, the Tigers welcome the No. 10 Volunteers to Columbia for what could be another pivotal matchup.

Columbia College men's basketball gets revenge on Freed-Hardeman Lions

Columbia College fought back from 17 points and 22 personal foul calls to overcome fifth-ranked Freed-Hardeman.

Columbia College women's basketball falls short against nation's No. 2 NAIA team

The Cougars fell just short against Freed-Hardeman, 84-82, as Heather English's last-second heave missed its mark.

GUEST COMMENTARY: State Criminal Code revision would provide critical tools for public safety

The Criminal Code revision that is currently being debated in the General Assembly modernizes antiquated statutes, harmonizes numerous duplicitous provisions and gives us an important new tool in the form of a fifth felony class.

U.S. men's hockey suffers embarrassing 5-0 loss to Finland in bronze medal game

A day after a crippling 1-0 loss to Canada in the men's hockey semifinals, the U.S. hockey team fell flat in an embarrassing 5-0 loss in the bronze medal game against Finland.

Human performance expert: Olympic athletes shouldn't focus on results

Olympic athletes cope with a lot of pressure to perform. How do they do it? A local human performance expert offers some clues on performance thinking.

Tolton's Clayton and Tindal, Rock Bridge's Kline win state wrestling

Rock Bridge finished second in the Class 4 team competition, Fr. Tolton placed 13th in Class 1, and Battle finished 32nd in Class 3.

Sweden, Canada meet in Olympic men's hockey final

Sweden and Canada are the last two Olympic champions in men's hockey, and they've both gone undefeated so far in Sochi.

Columbia College softball splits games at Central Baptist University Invitational

Columbia is 2-2 on the season and heads to Conway, Ark. to play four games next weekend.

Rock Bridge's Kelley Tackett wins 200- and 500-yard freestyle

Rock Bridge sophomore Kelley Tackett won the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle state championship heats on Saturday. Tackett won the 200-yard freestyle by 2.45 seconds and the 500-yard freestyle by 2.69 seconds.