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MU football team not looking back

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said he isn't looking forward to seeing Iowa State receiver Todd Blythe, right.

The Tigers say last season's controversial loss at Iowa State isn't on their minds heading into Saturday's game against the Cyclones at Memorial Stadium.

Hard to stop Hickman running back

Hard running Rob Heath, a third-generation Hickman football player, is on the verge of setting the Kewpies’ single-season rushing record in the team’s last two games.

Former Hickman football coach in unique situation

After leaving the Hickman football team, former coach Gregg Nesbitt has settled down at the University of Central Missouri, coaching with both sons, Ryan and Kellen Nesbitt.

California blaze spreads debate about fire

As fires destroying much of southern California continue to rage, one conservationist urged for a more flexible approach to fire during a meeting at MU on Thursday.

Chili cook-off aids food bank

A nonprofit volunteer organization hosted the third annual event at the Fieldhouse.

Man dies after fiery crash on U.S. 63

A 65-year-old man who was trapped in his burning SUV after crashing it into a ditch Thursday afternoon died at University Hospital shortly afterward, Columbia police said. That marked the fourth fatality after a car crash this month.

CIA logo looks suspiciously familiar

With Halloween closing in, bloggers are beginning to take notice of the CIA’s official “Terrorist Buster” logo. Some say the CIA logo resembles the logo from the 1984 comedy film “Ghostbusters.”

MU doubles team quite a pairing

Before the Maryland Invitational, the second tennis tournament of the season, Missouri senior Chrissy Svetlic and freshman Mallory Weber had never played together competitively. Since then, however, the pair has claimed two doubles titles.

School's in session at the pool hall

What do a group of four Ph.D.s do for fun? Well, Bob Kvam, Joe Kunce, Jim Craigmile and Earl Lundgren head to the Senior Center every Tuesday and Thursday for a game of pool.

New shoes for kids in need

Shoes That Fit is a national organization that provides shoes and clothes to children in need. In 2006, the charity collected 786 pairs of shoes in Columbia.

Ameren close to settlement in Taum Sauk case

On Oct. 18, the Missouri Court of Appeals received a filing asking the judge to delay a Taum Sauk reservoir collapse hearing because state officials and Ameren Corp. are in “the final stages of negotiating a settlement.”

Is this house haunted?

A Columbia man shares his real-life ghost story. Three audio clips are included with the story.

Gotcha owner shares his Halloween tales

Aaro Froese, owner of Gotcha costume shop, is zany, creative, and the go-to guy for anything “dress up.”

Trick-or-treating goes to the dogs

Local pet stores sponsor events for pets to participate in Halloween.

Best-selling Halloween costumes

What you may not know about spiders

Here are some little-known facts about these creepy crawlers to get you ready for Halloween.

A guide to Halloween in Columbia

Read a rundown of trick-or-treating do's and don'ts in Columbia.

U.N. affiliate group forms in mid-Missouri

A mid-Missouri chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America will work toward improving literacy on global issues.

Janitorial business owner sues Blunt over loss of contract following immigration raid

Gov. Matt Blunt terminated the state contracts of Sam’s Janitorial Services in Jefferson City following a raid that resulted in the arrest of 25 employees. The owner of the service said the governor overstepped his authority.

To whose god are you swearing?

The juror’s oath should be standardized and inclusive of believers and non-believers.

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