Pinkel expresses pleasure with Gabbert's poise

The sophomore quarterback has not thrown an interception this season.

A drawn-out, comical day

About 20 local artists who participated in 24 Hour Comics Day at Artlandish Gallery in downtown Columbia. The annual event is observed around the world, giving comic artists a chance to meet to challenge themselves creatively and socialize with like-minded people.

Stewart wins at Kansas to improve title chances

The two-time champion made a gutsy call to stay in the title hunt.

Time for a talk with Jesus

Through prayer, we too can reach our Lord and experience the intimacy that God desires to have with each of his children.

Large universities changing freshman experience

MU offers beneficial programs for freshmen students to not get lost in the crowd and succeed both academically and socially.

Special Olympics' Stegeman goes 'Over the Edge'

Fundraising for Special Olympics Missouri reaches new heights as the organization's chief development officer rappels down The Tiger Hotel to garner support and raise money for the nonprofit organization.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rappelling event raises money for Special Olympics

Special Olympics Missouri held an unusual fundraiser Saturday. Participants received pledge money to rappel down the side of The Tiger Hotel with the help of Over the Edge, a company that operates similar events across the country. The 10-story descent was a daunting challenge for some, especially the organization's chief development officer, Susan Stegeman, who is afraid of heights.

Wasted energy: Lamar landfill to produce electricity

Methane produced from two landfills in Lamar will provide enough energy to power all the city resident's homes. The $6 million project has been in the works for five years.

Suspect in double killing had violent past

The man accused of killing a Jefferson City couple had three previous altercations with police. David Russell Hosier was also accused of stalking in a order of protection sought a month ago by the female victim.

Settlement reached in 2007 Joplin jail suicide case

Charles M. Hutcherson's suicide case settled for $85,000. Hutcherson hung himself at Joplin City Jailfour days after his arrest on charges of assault, marijauna possession and a felony warrent for stealing.

New murder charges for man once aquitted

The Jackson County Circuit Court charged Ronald T. Taylor with second-degree murder for the April shooting of William E. Harmon. He had previously been aquitted on a 2003 murder charge on the basis of self defense.

School cancels speech from conservative activist

David Horowitz's speech at St. Louis University was seen as "attacking another faith." The school's College Republicans student group had invited Horowitz to speak this month on campus. However, Horowitz is not banned from campus, the university said in a statement.

Police investigate death of Rock Bridge High School student-athlete

Stuart Eiken, 17, was found hanging at a city water pumping station. Officials said it appeared to be a suicide.

Diverse group walks to battle hunger

Different congregations from Columbia came together Sunday to help raise funds for the hungry — both worldwide and in Columbia. Money raised by the annual CROP Hunger Walk will benefit two local ministries.

Analysis: Nixon stayed in dark about E. coli for months

A communications failure in the governor's office led to bacteria-infested beaches at the Lake of the Ozarks remaining open for most of the summer.

Columbia local rides and wins at Bayer Select World Show

After just winning the Amateur Reining World Championship, Missy Hood and her horse, Watch This Way, plan to compete at the Quarter Horse Congress in Ohio Tuesday.

City Council will consider Tiger Hotel TIF contract

The Columbia City Council will consider an agreement with with The Tiger Hotel's owners that will govern financing, elements of the renovation and its first few years of operation.

Pre-med club for kids offer medical, leadership experience

Kids, fifth grade and higher, gain medical skills through a partnership of CALEB-The Science Club and MU medical students.

ANALYSIS: Recession's end could mean beginning of states' budget woes

States may face a tougher time rebounding from this recession as employment and consumer spending are expected to grow back at a slower rate.

Belief in Brief: Sukkot

The festival of Sukkot, a thanksgiving for fall harvest, began Saturday. Congregation Beth Shalom plans a special service at the conclusion of the eight-day observation.