Missouri women's basketball season ends in first round WNIT loss

Despite 14 points from sophomore Lianna Doty, Missouri lost to Creighton 77-51 in the first round of the WNIT in Omaha, Neb., on Thursday. The Tigers finish the season 17-14.

Hickman boys basketball moves on to Class 5 state title game

The Kewpies beat Hazelwood 62-56 to earn a spot in Saturday’s Class 5 state championship game.

Michael Sam draws a crowd, other players put on show

A crowd of media and NFL personnel traveled to Columbia for Missouri's Pro Day on Thursday. Michael Sam was the main attraction, but his teammates stole the spotlight.

Rock Bridge basketball advances to Girls Class 5 finals

Rock Bridge defeated St. Joseph’s 57-46 Thursday to advance to play Lee’s Summit North in Saturday’s final, scheduled for 2:40 p.m.

Downtown Community Improvement District seeks feedback on 'gateway' concepts

The Downtown Community Improvement District will be surveying residents on its gateway concepts during the next two weeks.

Providence Road in line for bike lanes as part of resurfacing

MoDOT plans to resurface the road this summer and the city would pay for the asphalt shoulders to be resurfaced and striped as bike lanes from Stadium Boulevard to Green Meadows Road.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A public note of thanks from Michael Sam

Michael Sam, a defensive end for Missouri, asked that this letter be published today, when he and other NFL prospects will be working out during the school's pro day.

'Reality Week' speakers stress safe driving

Only about 67 percent of Missouri teens wear seat belts, Trent Brooks said, one of the speakers at Hickman High School on Thursday.

Infrastructure bonds could be risky, Mayor McDavid says

It takes public confidence to ask voters to issue millions of dollars in bonds, Mayor McDavid said.

Columbia School Board candidates discuss teacher pay

Candidates weighed the merits of reversing the 2006 freeze in teachers' salaries against raising the base-pay for all teachers.

Missouri football Pro Day notebook: Max Copeland changes positions

Sights and sounds from the 2014 Missouri Pro Day: Max Copeland changes positions, James Franklin throws more than 50 passes in front of scouts, and Shane Ray gets banished from the weight room.

Hamstring doesn't hamper Michael Sam's Pro Day

Recent Missouri graduate Michael Sam suffered a hamstring injury during Pro Day on Thursday at the Devine Practice Facility.

John Clark files as write-in for First Ward City Council seat

Long-time ward resident making fourth bid for Columbia City Council.

Wind farm withdraws contract with city of Columbia for electricity

Columbia's largest purchase of wind is in jeopardy after its supplier, Farmer City Wind, asked that the contract be pulled from consideration by the City Council.

Columbia Public Schools' websites to be redesigned

The district's website will also get a new domain name. Middle schools will reduce number of class periods from nine to seven beginning in the 2014-15 school year.

'Speak Your Mind' forum discusses bullying, bystander intervention

The "Speak Your Mind" forum covered physical, emotional and psychological bullying at Hickman High School on Wednesday evening with students, teachers and community members in attendance.

MU to seal off rear decks at Tara Apartments

Beginning Friday, the wooden decks will be sealed off and evaluated for signs of weathering, according to an email forwarded to the Missourian by a Tara Apartments resident. 

SCHOOL BOARD Q&A: Joseph Toepke discusses district planning, supporting students

School Board candidate Joseph Toepke said he'd like to see if there is a better way for the district to partner with different organizations to plan more strategically for the next generation of schools. He also discussed his belief that all children are exceptional.

Columbia College men's basketball advances in NAIA Tournament with easy win

The Cougars took advantage of their 25-point halftime lead to ease past Belhaven, 81-57, and advance to the second round of the NAIA Men's Basketball Tournament.

Death of Fred Phelps sparks discussions on hate, impact and faith

When Fred Phelps died, journalists and activists took to Twitter to ask an important question: Is it OK to celebrate the death of someone who spread hate?