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Turnovers, sacks finally come for Missouri defense

Missouri defensive lineman Aldon Smith, back, pulls down Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen for a sack Saturday in the fourth quarter of Missouri's 36-17 victory in Boulder, Colo.

Coach Gary Pinkel has said it all season. His team’s defense was close. If it kept doing the right things, the turnovers and sacks would come. In Saturday’s win over Colorado, they came in bunches.

No. 2 Texas avoids Halloween haunting

The Longhorns started talking about playing with swagger on the road at Missouri.

After crashes, McMurray takes the flag at Talladega

NASCAR demanded drivers be on their best behavior at Talladega Superspeedway.

Hope for tomorrow begins today

There are homeless people in our community who do not have pillows to rest their heads on, food to eat or clothes to wear. They cannot be forgotten, as the Lord tells us that the poor will be with us always.

Yuck: Rams beat Lions in battle of bad teams

The win helps St. Louis snap its 17-game losing streak.

Columbia College soccer ends regular season with victory

The Cougars shutout Truman State in Kirksville.

Missouri Southern president no-confidence vote set for Monday

A faculty group have formed their opinion of the president based on 23 complants against Bruce Speck describing what it calls failures of leadership and management.

Airplane crash kills two Cape Girardeau men

Two men have died after a single-engine airplane crashed near the small town of Blodgett.

Moon isn't so creepy through telescope on Halloween night

David Rosman handed out candy and the opportunity to view the moon up close.

Sturgeon man held on suspicion of robbery

A Sturgeon man was arrested on suspicion of robbery Saturday. He was not armed.

Halloween at Hearnes Center Field House

Kids of all ages and their families came to the Hearnes Center Field House on Saturday to play games, bounce on moonwalks and collect even more candy at the annual Tiger Night of Fun.

Abortion issue wedges itself into health care debate

Groups on both sides of the abortion issue are adding their voice to the debate on health care reform.

Police request warrant in robbery, car theft case

The Columbia police have requested a warrant for the arrest of Terry Simmons on suspicion of robbing a woman and stealing her car.

Council likely to announce police review board members Monday

The City Council interviewed 17 remaining candidates Saturday for the Citizens Police Review Board. Mayor Darwin Hindman said the council will likely vote on the final eight members of the board at its meeting Monday.

Local activists propose a Taser ban in Columbia

The "TASER-Free Columbia Campaign" is proposing an initiative that would be on the November 2010 ballot and would ban all use and sale of Tasers inside the Columbia city limits by 2011.

Obama cautions against high expectations for the economy

While the White House has credited the stimulus package with saving or creating $1 million jobs, President Barack Obama cautioned listeners that there will be difficult times ahead.

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