'Whirlwind' day: Haith named new coach of Tulsa's Golden Hurricane

Frank Haith officially announced his separation from the Missouri basketball program on Friday. He has committed to become University of Tulsa's new head coach.

Columbia pastor balances two Sturgeon churches with declining memberships

Sturgeon was home to seven small churches two decades ago. Now, there are only three, and two of those have seen declining attendance among younger people.

UPDATE: Early morning vandalism leaves Lakota Coffee Co. splattered in paint, following string of previous incidents

Splattered paint and broken windows at Lakota Coffee Co. didn't stop business from operating as usual Friday. This incident seems to be the latest in a vandalism trend in The District. In the last month, several other downtown businesses have reported property damage.

Alden speaks in wake of Haith departure

Missouri Athletics Director Mike Alden confirmed in a press conference Friday morning that Haith has agreed to become the next head coach at the University of Tulsa.

Haith officially out as Missouri coach, Alden announces

Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith informed Missouri Athletics Director Mike Alden that he would be leaving the school in a text message Friday morning, Alden said. Haith will become the next head coach at the University of Tulsa.

A glimpse of life in small-town Sturgeon

These vignettes reveal the authentic pockets of life within a small town in the middle of America.


Missouri baseball loses tight contest in extra innings

Many of Missouri's (17-19, 6-10 Southeastern Conference) wins and close games this season have been fraught with fragility and tension. The Tigers' 3-2 loss in 11 innings to Mississippi State was just another example.

Suspect arrested in connection with Columbia vehicle thefts

Police arrested Andrew Ryan Birmingham Thursday in connection with two thefts from parked vehicles.

Missouri shows off new facility at SEC tennis tournament

Not long ago, Cosmo-Bethel Park was the home of Missouri tennis. This week, Missouri gets to show off its new home as it hosts the SEC Championship.


Fleming's home runs help Missouri softball clinch series against Ole Miss

The freshman hit a walk-off homer to give the Tigers a 5-3 win in Game 1. Her solo homer in the fifth inning of Game 2 helped secure a 2-0 victory for Missouri.

Several Hickman track athletes win medals at Capital City Relays

The Hickman boys and girls track teams competed in the 54th annual Capital City Relays on Friday. The Kewpies performed especially well in the 4 x 100 meter relay, the shuttle hurdle relay and the pentathlon.

Columbia College softball swept by Freed-Hardeman in doubleheader

Columbia College lost both games of its doubleheader against Freed-Hardeman, 1-0 and 2-1 Friday.

Meals on Wheels to deliver thousands of lunches in Big Wheels fundraiser

Volunteers will deliver boxed lunches for Meals on Wheels' biggest fundraiser.

FROM READERS: Men in LGBTQ community can reduce transmission of HIV, STIs

Males in the LGBTQ community are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. The Men’s Leadership and Activities Network wants to help change this trend.

GUEST COMMENTARY: We might be journalists, but at least we're not lumberjacks

A group of young journalists respond to new job rankings which place journalism jobs at the bottom of the "best" list.


Rock Bridge junior leads baseball team with 'mental game'

Connor Brumfield's work on the baseball field has payed off through a scholarship to play at Missouri. But he says the most important aspect of his game is inside his head.

Vargas tosses seven solid innings in Royals' shutout victory over Twins

Alcides Escobar had three hits and Omar Infante also drove in two runs for the Royals, who followed up a sweep at the hands of Minnesota last weekend by sweeping Houston and then taking the first of their three-game set against the Twins this weekend.

Modern-day plagues discussed at Mizzou Hillel Social Justice Seder

About 50 people had gathered for the Mizzou Hillel-hosted evening, which followed the order of a traditional Seder, but with a twist — the 10 biblical plagues usually discussed in the ceremony were replaced with modern ones.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Let's make Missouri the first 'high-jack' state

Missouri House Bill 1603, which would make jumping jacks the official state exercise, has passed in the House and is awaiting action in the Senate.


Columbia shoppers might have been affected by Michaels data breach

Michaels confirmed that as many as 2.6 million payment cards nationwide were affected by data breach.