Edwards keeps Chase chances alive

Carl Edwards responds to cheers from fans at the finish line after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Nov. 2 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The victory keeps alive Edward's chances for the 2008 title.

Columbia native Carl Edwards is hoping to keep Jimmie Johnson from winning a record-tying third straight NASCAR Cup title. Edwards victory Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway keeps his chances alive with two races left in the season.  

Missouri ranks among states best prepared for polling

It's ranked one of six states named best prepared to ensure all votes will be cast and counted accurately.

Wolfert does his job

Jeff Wolfert's 34-yard field goal allowed the Missouri football team to escape with a 31-28 victory Saturday over host Baylor.

Ticket prices for MU-KU game cause controversy

Some MU students paid $35 for tickets to the big game in Kansas City and others paid $10. Those who paid more but did not receive better seats were left feeling cheated.

Tech shakes up Big 12 again

Four weeks ago it was Oklahoma sitting atop the polls. When Texas beat the Sooners a week later, the Longhorns became the new favorite. This week Texas Tech took the spotlight, though it fell shy of No. 1 in the BCS rankings after a storybook win over Texas.

BOONE LIFE: Former teacher volunteers for Meals on Wheels

A retired equestrian teacher volunteers to drive food to people at least once a week with Meals on Wheels. She sees the volunteer work as a way to pay back a community that has helped her.

No doggin' it allowed: AKC competition tests canines' agility

Dogs and owners alike competed in the American Kennel Club agility trials, hosted by the Show-Me Agility Club of Central Missouri this weekend at the Columbia Canine Sports Center.

Teen pregnancies tied to sexy TV shows

Research suggests that pregnancy rates are much higher among teens who watch a lot of TV with sexual dialogue and behavior compared with those who have tamer viewing tastes.

ANALYSIS: The presidential battle within Missouri

The key to victory for either candidate might reside in the margins of victory in urban and rural counties across Missouri.

In an election, dirty tricks abound, but they're racist this time

In the final days of the election season, misinformation is being distributed to voters across the nation in the form of fliers, e-mails, and automated phone calls.  But in this presidential race, some of the deceit has a racist bent.

Army aims to stem tide of soldiers in care units

A new screening process by the Army intends to halt the increasing flow of soldiers with minor injuries to coordinated care units across the country — including one at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.

McCain does his own turn on 'SNL'

He makes fun of his reputation as a political maverick and appears with Tina Fey as Sarah Palin.

Obama draws 35,000 in Springfield

Marking his fourth campaign event in Missouri in the past two weeks, Barack Obama is winding down his presidential campaign by trekking into some of Missouri's strongest Republican areas.  It is an unusal strategy, according to one political scientist, and is similar to one employed by Sen. Claire McCaskill in 2006.

Painting by Italian master turns up in Texas

After her mother saw another work by the artist in a St. Louis art gallery, a Dallas resident realized she might have a Sebastiano Ricci painting in her living room.

You're not alone: Warren Buffett lost billions, too

Though there are still plenty of rich folks, they have taken some punishing losses in the stock market.

Hunting, fishing and trapping permits to change next year

Hunters, anglers and trappers will have to dig deeper into their pockets next year. The Conservation Commission has increased free permit prices across the board.

Here's how to rally with Palin in Jefferson City

The low-down on when and where the event will take place.

Columbia will host competitions for young musicians in Winter 2009

Young musicians from Missouri, Kansas and Illinois will converge on Columbia next February and March to participate in two concerto competitions.

Arrangement to end Boeing strike still leaves some unhappy

Despite an agreement to end an eight-week strike, members of the Machinists union in Washington state, Oregon and Kansas still confess disappointment in their deal with Boeing Co. Boeing employs more than 15,000 people in Missouri.

Colorado fugitive arrested in KC — and filmed for TV

Tommy "TJ" Lee Halfacre was one of Colorado's 20 most wanted fugitives and is suspected of killing Carlos Rene Ortiz Orellana in Aurora, Colo. His  arrest was filmed for "America's Most Wanted."