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."

Former POW shares experiences living with McCain

John Clark was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for almost six years and lived with John McCain in the "Hanoi Hilton."

His relationship with McCain is distant these days. And  he isn't saying who he's voting for on Tuesday.

Missouri survives

Baylor surprised the Missouri football team Saturday in Waco, Texas, making the Tigers fight for a 31-28 victory.  

UPDATE: Columbia police release records of 49 Taser incidents

The Columbia Police Department released hundreds of pages of its Taser-use records on Friday, fulfilling a Missouri Sunshine Law request by an advocacy group and an order from the mayor to make the information available to the public.

FIVE IDEAS: What is most important in political campaigns

This week, we ask you to weigh in on the races for president, governor, attorney general, Congress and the state House of Representatives.