MU players not pleased with dirty play

MU quarterback Chase Daniel passes in the Tigers' game Saturday at Nebraska. Daniel said a Nebraska player spit on him before pregame. "That's just blatant disrespect," Daniel said.

Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel called Nebraska “one of the dirtiest team’s he’d ever played,” but he wasn’t the only one angry after the Tigers' victory Saturday. Junior defensive lineman Jaron Baston called Nebraska “by far” the dirtiest team he’d ever suited up against.

Experts weigh in on the global effects America's economy

Countries across the world are reacting differently to the economic slowdown that has the US reeling.

Tigers rise to No. 3 in AP football rankings, No. 2 in coaches poll

The Associated Press and USA Today college football coaches poll voters noticed Saturday's lopsided victory over the Cornhuskers, and moved the Tigers up a notch in both rankings. Missouri now sits at No. 3 in the AP poll and No. 2 in the coaches' poll.

ANALYSIS: ‘Proposition A’ casino revenues would not reach 27 percent of Missouri students

The potential revenue from Missouri’s repeal of casino loss limits would not reach the state’s largest school districts. Proposition A will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot as a measure called Schools First Elementary and Secondary Education Funding Initiative.

As the economy takes a hit, so does John McCain

Since the country’s financial troubles have deepened, polls that once gave John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, an early advantage in Missouri now show him even with Barack Obama.  Plant closings and high gas prices have taken a toll on residents rural Missouri.

Neighborhood association requests new MKT Trail connector

Residents of Columbia's Old Southwest Neighborhood Association have asked for information about another possible MKT Trail connector, and the city council will hold a public hearing for another GetAbout Columbia trail on Monday night.

Humane Society continues to keep doors open

Since the Humane Society stepped up its fundraising efforts in September, donations above and beyond regular income increased from $5,000 in August to $9,690 in September. Total income for August 2008 was $69,558, and in September the shelter netted $73,030.

Rock Bridge runner follows lonely path

In practices, senior Matty Bennett, the Rock Bridge cross country team's No. 1 runner, often works out by himself. That's all right with him, though, he says that being the lead runner on the team helps him reach his absolute peak.


Columbia churches bless pets

During the week of the anniversary of St. Francis of Assisi's death, two Columbia churches held services to bless pets and celebrate their companionship.  St. Francis was the patron saint of animals and the poor and is used as a model for pet owners to treasure and care for the animals in their lives.

Paddlers traverse Missouri River to raise awareness about new musical

Starting at 12:30 p.m., paddlers traversed the 6 ½-mile stretch of the river from Rocheport to Huntsdale. The float aimed to increase awareness about a new musical, "Gumbo Bottoms: A Big Muddy Musical."

BOONE LIFE: Annual pumpkin festival starts early for Hartsburg workers

The 17th annual Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival starts Saturday with a 9 a.m. parade.

Famous violinist Itzhak Perlman returns to MU

The much anticipated, and once postponed, encore appearance of Itzhak Perlman takes place Monday evening in Jesse Auditorium.  Perlman's last concert at MU was October 1998.

Democrats say Hulshof should return $100,000 donation

Republican Rep. Kenny Hulshof’s gubernatorial campaign said there is no link between the donation and the announcement of an urban school reform plan, which would include taxpayer subsidies for private school tuition.

Trial begins Monday for man accused of killing 3-year-old ‘Precious Doe’

In 2005, four years after her headless body was found in the woods, “Precious Doe” was identified as Erica Green. Jackson County prosecutors have charged Harrell Johnson, 29, with first-degree murder. Michelle Johnson, Erica’s mother and Harrell Johnson’s wife, will be called as a witness by prosecutors.

St. Louis runner wins half-marathon

A St. Louis man finished first overall at the fifth annual Wilson's Half-Marathon Challenge on Sunday morning in Columbia.

One man dead, another grazed in shooting at St. Louis County

A shooting Saturday night at a Beverly Hills, Mo., home left one dead and another grazed.

Independence man charged in death of mom’s fiance

John Horton Jr. was arrested Saturday after witnesses say he shot his mother’s boyfriend at his home.

Officials aim to find out what stinks in Carthage

State officials plan to distribute a survey to Carthage residents in hopes of identifying the source of the city’s odor problem.