Maclin gathers first NFL touchdowns

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, right, pulls in a 40-yard touchdown pass as Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Will Allen defends. The Oct. 11, 2009 game saw Maclin score his first two NFL touchdowns.

Former Missouri football standout Jeremy Maclin scored his first two NFL touchdowns Sunday for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Missouri soccer team wins pair of weekend games

Victories over Colorado and Texas Tech keeps the Missouri women's soccer team undefeated in Big 12 Conference play.

City holds dedication ceremonies for two neighborhood parks

Two of Columbia's newest parks were dedicated Saturday. Grasslands Park — funded in part by contributions from residents in the Grasslands neighborhood — and Auburn Hills Park in northern Columbia received recognition by various city officials.

Bookmobile transports reading, learning to Bear Creek

 The Youth Outreach Bookmobile stops at several places in Columbia, including the Health Department, the Blind Boone Center and some neighborhoods, to increase an interest in literacy among children who might not have regular access to their local library.

Rock Bridge students participate in Artrageous Weekend event

On Friday night, a group of Rock Bridge High School students played a game of musical chairs with canvases as part of the Artrageous Weekend festivities.

Claudia Powell collects, protects, preserves Missouri history

Throughout her career, Powell has touched documents and letters that have passed through such famous American hands as those of Mark Twain. She will speak about preservation at The State Historical Society of Missouri's annual meeting Oct. 31 at the Tiger Hotel.

Johnson takes over lead in NASCAR Chase

Jimmie Johnson took over the Chase for the Sprint Cup lead from Mark Martin with a victory Sunday in Fontana, Calif. Columbia native Carl Edwards finished sixth to move into eighth in the standings.

ANALYSIS: Researchers Question AIDS Vaccine Results

A second analysis of a groundbreaking AIDS Vaccine study have called into question how effective the vaccine could be. The initial results were released to the public without going through the traditional scrutiny that accompanies publishing results in a scientific journal.

In past year, slew of sewage spilled into Missouri water

Hundreds of millions of gallons of raw sewage have spilled into Missouri waterways in the past year, Department of Natural Resources data show.

Sprinklers extinguish fire outside Paquin Tower

Automatic spinklers and alerting system installed five years ago notified the local fire department Saturday of a fire in a Dumpster outside the building. No evacuations or damage were involved in the fire.

Economics this year's last Nobel prize award

The winners of the prize will be named Monday. Since 1980, an American has won the prize 23 times. No woman has ever won it.

Analysis: Mo. ethanol mandate is self-enforcing

The state lacks the necessary personnel to check ethanol levels at Missouri gas stations. The law requires gas stations to sell fuel containing a 10 percent blend of ethanol whenever its cost is less than or equal to regular gasoline.

Halloween photo shoot for pets benefits Columbia Second Chance

Since 2000, Chuck and Bobbi Everitt have partnered with Second Chance to host photo shoots twice a year. Starting with Christmas and Halloween, the service became so popular, they started hosting Valentine's Day, Easter and Fourth of July shoots as well.

Gay rights advocates march on DC, divided on Obama

Thousands of gay and lesbian activists participated in Sunday morning's march to demand President Barack Obama keep his promise to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military.

Interest in Catholic sisterhood dwindles in U.S.

Sisters Agnes Schlereth and Francine Koehler of Sacred Heart Catholic Church devoted their lives to religious service, but the number of women interested in becoming nuns has dropped significantly in the past 40 years. The church, along with the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City, understands that new steps must be taken to draw youth into religious life.

MU develops new music initiative to benefit young composers

The Mizzou New Music Initiative is consolidating a series of existing and planned programs in hopes that MU and Columbia will become a center for music composition.

Columbia comic artist brings back comic and advances in international contest


After creating "Jeremy and Tim" for a class assignment, Jeremy Burt published his comic strips in the Missourian for 10 years before leaving for college. Now, "Jeremy and Tim" has made a comeback, and Burt is a quarterfinalist in's international Comic Strip Superstar contest.

COMMENTARY: Gabbert's performance a combination of inexperience and maturity

With two late interceptions it looked as if the headline of Blaine Gabbert's performance Thursday night had flipped in an instant. But with a closer look, Gabbert still showed some admirable traits.

"Plate Palate and Ballot" panel discusses large-scale social issues

The Mid Missouri Animal Legislation hosted "Plate Palate and Ballot," a panel discussion about health, agricultural, political and social problems at the Columbia Public Library Saturday afternoon. 

Southwest Missouri man charged in slaying of ex's new boyfriend

A southwest Missouri man charged after ex-girlfriend's parents and new boyfriend found dead.