Carl Edwards settles for second

Carl Edwards, right, celebrates his win Nov. 16 at at Homestead-Miami Speedway after congratulating Jimmie Johnson, left, after Johnson won the Sprint Cup Series for the third consecutive time.

The 29-year-old Columbia native made it as interesting as he could, winning both the Nationwide race Saturday and the season-ending Sprint Cup event less than 24 hours later in his long-shot bid to catch Jimmie Johnson. It just wasn’t enough.

MU football wants more than Big 12 North crown

Missouri won its second consecutive Big 12 North championship Saturday by beating Iowa State. The celebration was tempered, though, as the Tigers know bigger achievements remain on the horizon.

Tigers eliminated in NCAA soccer tournament

MU was eliminated from the NCAA tournament in the regional final Sunday afternoon. The loss to Illinois came in penalty kicks, after both teams failed to break a tie at 1 through double overtime.

Auto sales stalling across the globe

The downturn in the American economy is having a negative effect on many of the world's biggest automakers.

MU guard shares some things with all-star cousin

Missouri freshman guard Miguel Paul, who is the cousin of New Orleans Hornets all-star point guard Chris Paul, has a combination of speed and court vision that make him a perfect fit for coach Mike Anderson's system.

Friends come together for early Thanksgiving tradition

Eighty people just couldn't wait a week to celebrate Thanksgiving. They gathered Sunday to carry on a tradition that was started three years ago by a couple of roommates.

BOONE LIFE: Bullseye promotes the sporting side of shooting

Kent Finlay of Centralia is the discipline head for the shooting group Bullseye, a National Rifle Association conventional pistol group within the Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club. He schedules tournaments, coordinates getting association approval for the events and sends out awards to participating shooters.

Showdown looming in Congress on auto industry rescue

Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., is one of two Republicans senators to have publicly supported the Democrat-backed automaker bailout. The Detroit Three are seeking $25 billion from the financial industry bailout for emergency loans.


Police say O'Fallon gunman had sexual assault record

Gary Sheets, who police say killed his ex-girlfriend Friday, spent two years in prison for sexually assualting a different girlfriend, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported today.

Community discussion centered around ethical eating

As part of a continuing community discussion on religion and ethics, interested residents gathered Saturday morning at the Cherry Street Artisan for a discussion titled "Ethical Eating."

Body discovered in burned building in southern Missouri

Authorities in southern Missouri are searching for witnesses to a fire at a detached garage where a body was found inside.

Scientists, public tour new MU biocontainment lab

MU's Regional Biocontainment Laboratory will support applied research and will develop vaccines, therapeutics, antibiotics and diagnostics against contagious diseases. 

KC charter arts high school lacks sponsor

The future of the Kansas City School of the Arts charter is uncertain because a sponsor has not signed on.

Police seek two after shots fired on Rice Road

Police are seeking two suspects after multiple gun shots were reported Saturday night at a home in the 5100 block of Rice Road, Sgt. Tim Moriarity of the Columbia Police Department said. Several witnesses told officers that earlier in the evening the two suspects tried to enter the residence for a party.

Former KFRU director Claxton shares his stories

As Dan Claxton reflects on his years at the local news-talk station, he recalls work that has meant a lot to him as well as the bug that got him into the business in the first place.