Senate candidates trade blows in final debate

U.S. Representative Roy Blunt, Republican, (center) makes a point during the Missouri Press Association Senate candidate forum on Friday. The candidates were all allowed opening statements, then answered questions from members of the press. The forum was held at the Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark.

Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan and U.S. Congressman Roy Blunt neglected the issues in a forum Friday by bickering at each other instead.

UPDATE: Commission OKs restoration of elk in southern Missouri

The plan is to release the elk into southern Missouri in spring 2011.

COLUMN: Conceal and carry could defuse campus violence

Under Missouri law, you must be at least 23 years old to obtain a conceal and carry permit.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Is the Missouri Tigers football team underrated?

The knock on the Tigers is their strength of schedule, but Missouri's win against Illinois is looking significantly stronger after the Illini took Ohio State to the brink and defeated Penn State in Happy Valley.

TIGER KICKOFF: Kyle Field makes Texas A&M a tough opponent

The ability of the 12th Man, as Aggies fans are called, to change the results of a game played on Kyle Field is hard to ignore. Those who underestimate it put themselves in serious peril.

Living in Paradise, Mo. — for now

Oh, such sunny, cool-warm-cool days we are having — and will have, for a few more days. We have La Niña to thank. Now get out and enjoy it.

City of Columbia, SWAT members file response, counterclaim to complaint

The city of Columbia and the members of the SWAT team involved in a February raid filed their response and counterclaim to the complaint issued by the family whose home was raided.

TIGER KICKOFF: Moe and Gettis finally both starting for Missouri football

In high school, T. J. Moe and Carl Gettis started a close relationship that continues today with the Missouri football team.

TIGER KICKOFF: MU defensive lineman making name for himself

Jacquies Smith has filled Aldon Smith’s void on the field. It’s making up for Smith's mouth that’s the real challenge.

Huskers' Martinez faces toughest test against Texas

Taylor Martinez just might be oblivious to all the fuss about this Texas-Nebraska game on Saturday. No one knows for sure because the Cornhuskers' redshirt freshman quarterback doesn't talk much. The game between No. 5 Nebraska and Texas may be the last between these teams for a long time.

New delay on red-light cameras affects Columbia project

Columbia's plan for a sixth red-light camera is on hold in the wake of a MoDOT freeze of new cameras on state highways.

Columbia Chamber of Commerce releases stance on November ballot issues

On Friday, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce provided a public statement regarding its stance on the TASER ban, Amendment 3 and the city parks sales tax extension.

Decade later, Carnahan plane crash still felt in Missouri politics

On Oct. 16, 2000, a plane crash killed Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Mel Carnahan, leading to the first time a candidate was elected posthumously to the Senate. Ten years later, the effects are still felt in Missouri politics as his daughter, Robin Carnahan, is making a run at Missouri's open U.S. Senate seat.

State auditor candidates meet, politely, for first and only debate

Democratic Auditor Susan Montee and her Republican opponent, Tom Schweich, debated each other's merits and motivations for the position.

Missouri temporarily suspends red-light camera installation

The nearly 90 cameras on state highways that already have been installed will continue to operate.

Hickman falls to Fort Zumwalt West*

The Kewpies late score wasn't enough to secure a victory against the Fort Zumwalt West Jaguars. 

Park tax would fund new bathroom facilities on park trails

A list of proposed projects funded by the park sales tax calls for spending $315,000 on restroom renovations at the MKT trailhead near the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial at Battle Garden and two brand new restrooms at the Garth and Grindstone nature areas along the Bear Creek and Hinkson Creek trails.

Underdog Columbia Multisport Club competes at national level

The Columbia-based triathlon organization won its fifth Division I USAT national championship in eight years on Oct. 2 in Myrtle Beach, but still remains an underdog.

Gwin keeps Tigers close in loss to Texas

Missouri's sophomore goalkeeper made six saves in the Tigers' 1-0 loss to Texas Friday at Walton Stadium  

Women rule in Rock Bridge chain crew

The Rock Bridge football chain crew is billed as the "world's only all-female chain gang" by the school's public address announcer.