Laclede County farmer dies in lightning strike

Lightning struck and killed a southwest Missouri farmer checking on his cattle Thursday, as storms pelted the Midwest and threatened a harvest already delayed by earlier rains.

UPDATE: I-70 work to halt for football traffic

Construction on Interstate 70 will be stopped from noon Thursday until 6 a.m. on Friday to help ease traffic flow for the Missouri Nebraska game Thursday night.

Three more charged in fatal Jefferson City robbery

Six people now face charges in the Monday morning home invasion in which Lamar Gardner, of Kansas City, was fatally shot — apparently accidentally by one of his fellow robbers.

Fire ants found in southeast Missouri

State entomologists confirmed that fire ants built mounds in the southeast town of Kennett. The colonies destroy crops, damage farms and hasten soil erosion.

Tigers to host free hoops clinic at Douglass Park

Players and coaches from the Missouri basketball team will host a free clinic geared towards elementary and middle school children from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Douglass Park.

I-70 work to halt for football traffic

MoDOT will stop construction and maintenance work on Interstate 70 from noon Thursday until 6 a.m. on Friday to help speed traffic.

MU Center for Health Policy hosts discussion on health care reform

More than 100 students, faculty, staff and medical professionals attended a forum at the MU School of Medicine to talk to a health policy expert about health care reform.

Early voting initiative petition approved for circulation in Missouri

The petition would revise Chapter 115 of the Missouri statues and allow voters to vote early without having to provide a reason for doing so.

St. Louis hospital cancels three dates for free flu shots

Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital gave more than 20,000 seasonal flu vaccines over three days this week.

Nixon appoints prosecutor for Dent County

Brandi L. Baird  replaces Jessica Sparks, who resigned earlier this year after the attorney general's office sought to removed her from office.

COMMENT: 10 Things to look for while trying to park

While you're searching for parking for the big game be on the lookout for things seen only during an invasion of Nebraska fans.

Sex offender arrested after drug search

Boone County Sheriff's Department deputies arrested Matthew R. Olsson of Columbia after finding evidence that indicated he was distributng cocaine.

Nebraska quarterback looks past what-ifs

Nebraska starting quarterback Zac Lee says he doesn't think about how things would have worked out if Missouri starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert had upheld his commitment to play for the Cornhuskers.

Missouri football players prepare for Huskers, first conference game

The team's experienced players are helping the younger players gear up for the big game against Nebraska, the first Big 12 Conference opponent of the season.

Student seats now 15.4 inches in Memorial Stadium

Although student seating was originally set at 14 inches per person, the athletics department did not sell the maximum number of student tickets, so the seat size has increased to 15.4 inches.

Oct. 8, 1992: the first night football game at MU

MU football had its first night game 17 years ago: an outside company provided the lighting, and students got in free. It was also on a Thursday and the date was Oct. 8.

Hotels give thumbs up, bars concerned about Thursday football game

City bars fear effect of kickoff time and weather forecast, while hotels embrace the influx of visitors to Columbia. One bar manager calls the prospect of heavy rain "a screwball on top of a curveball."

Andrew Will balances soccer, multiple majors

Andrew Will, a senior at Columbia College, is able to balance triple-majoring in accounting, management and finance on top of playing men's soccer for the sports.

Missouri tennis players bond after transferring to MU

Sofia Ayala and Kristen Bleakley chose to come to Missouri after playing for different schools, but both agree that MU is the right place to be.