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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia cartoonists draw into the night during 24 Hour Comics Day

Aspiring artists met at Artlandish Gallery in downtown Columbia on Saturday in a 24-hour push to create a 24-page comic book from scratch.

Rock Bridge football team can't slow Helias

Helias won its sixth straight game with a 35-14 victory over Rock Bridge on Saturday in Jefferson City.

1976 RV takes maintenance but becomes site of great tailgate parties

Sully Fairchild and Kevin Reichert are among eight friends who maintain a tailgate RV for Missouri football games. The group bought and retooled the RV last year.

Victorian-era farmhouse to be restored at new location

The Boone County Historical Society's Boone Junction History Village has added a 1890 Victorian-era farmhouse. The farmhouse was previously located on U.S. 63, and it was split in two in order to be moved. At the village the farmhouse will be restored to look the way it did originally.

UPDATE: Fire causes extensive damage to duplex

Three children, ages 8, 11 and 14, were alone at the time of the fire, Columbia Fire Department Capt. Eric Hartman said, but they escaped unharmed.

Sprite Step Off brings passion and philanthropy to Columbia

Step groups from around the Midwest gathered in Columbia for regional finals in the Sprite Step Off Challenge on Saturday. Before they competed, they participated in community service at the Boys and Girls Club.

Missouri tennis players get conference tuneup

The "Ace for the Cure" tournament is the second fall tournament in a row that the MU tennis team will face Big 12 competition. The players think that it will give them an advantage during the spring season, while head coach Blake Starkey is hesitant to say so.

PHOTO GALLERY: 1976 RV Tailgaters

In the tailgating world of $300,000 RVs furnished with plasma screen TVs and black and gold paint jobs, recent MU graduate Kevin Reichert talks about his own $1,000 RV purchase from Craig’s List with seven friends last year.

Late goal gives MU soccer team tie with Texas

Missouri's Michelle Collins scored with 1:01 left in regulation

Missouri volleyball loses to No. 14 Iowa State

Missouri softball improves to 4-0, throws second no-hitter in the fall

Willie Smith pleads guilty to disturbing the peace

 The former MU basketball player pleaded guilty to the lesser charge months after the March incident during which he was arrested.