Improved offense contributes to Missouri football team's victory

MU senior and linebacker Jeff Gettys celebrates with teammates and fans after the MU win against Kansas State at the last MU home game. Gettys did not play in the game because he sustained a knee injury after last week's game against Texas Tech.

With successful running plays and a much-improved passing game, Missouri seemed more synchronized as a team Saturday in its 38-28 win over Kansas State.

MU freshman injured in dorm fall

MU Police Capt. Brian Weimer said the student had been hanging onto the outside of a railing when his hands apparently slipped.

Aldon Smith forces fumble to spark Missouri football team

MU defensive end Aldon Smith's forced fumble in the third quarter led to a touchdown and provided the spark the Missouri football team needed to get past Kansas State.

Emotions overwhelm seniors, Pinkel before final Missouri home football game

It wasn't really a goodbye; the Tigers still have three more games to play. But coach Gary Pinkel and the seniors on the Missouri football team had a difficult time controlling their emotions before Saturday's game — the last game at Faurot Field for the team's seniors.

Columbia Farmers' Market moves indoors for winter

The farmers market is now open on Saturdays at the Rock Bridge Christian Church throughout the winter months.

Local businesses earn big from Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival

A study estimates that 65,000 people —26,130 from outside of Boone County — attended the third annual Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival, netting more than $4 million for Columbia businesses.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri vs. Kansas State

Missouri football's Senior Day game ended with a victory over the Wildcats. The 38-28 victory brings Missouri's record to 8-2 and 4-2 in conference play.

Rock Bridge soccer advances to state semifinals with 1-0 win

Senior Danny Baird scored in the 53rd minute against Carthage on Saturday, and that was all the Bruins needed. The team's next stop is the semifinal on Friday in St. Louis.

Missouri prosecutors say warrant not needed for blood test

Prosecutors think the new drunken driving law passed this year allows law officers to draw blood from reluctant suspects without a warrant.

MU volleyball parents travel from afar to see daughters play

Pablo and Luz Maria Ampudia traveled from Colombia and Jie Wang traveled from China to to see their daughters play for the MU volleyball team on Saturday.

Cold weather doesn't freeze deer hunters' spirits

While some fared better than others, hunters shrugged off near-freezing temperatures to try and bag a big one on the first day of deer hunting season.

Columbia College volleyball wins another AMC tournament

The Cougars women's volleyball team won the American Midwest Conference tournament on Saturday, defeating Missouri Baptist to earn an automatic bid to the NAIA national tournament.

Missouri public defender system focus of hearing

The state public defender commission asked the Missouri Supreme Court to rule on the matter after a judge overruled a Christian County public defender's refusal to take a case.

Gov. Nixon bags 8-point buck, donates meat

Under a program called Share the Harvest, the venison will be processed at Kahoka Meat Processing and will be packaged for distribution to a local food bank, shelter or feeding center.

Ultimate Frisbee tournament shows competitors' intensity

The Black Cats, a club team from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, showed the team's passion for Ultimate Frisbee on Saturday at the Missouri Loves Company tournament, a 56-team event this weekend at Cosmopolitan Park.

Federal government seeks to seize Missouri farm over drug use

The agencies said in the complaint that a four-year investigation of the farm, called Camp Zoe and valued at $600,000, found that the farm's owner and event operators were aware of drug activity during events and "took no immediate action to prevent" their sale and use.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Missouri needs to increase cigarette tax

It is time to ask Missouri citizens who smoke to do their parts in helping us cover their expenses.

Peru State hands No. 23 Columbia College second loss of season

Stephens College basketball falls to Johnson & Wales

Rock Bridge soccer team moves on to state semifinals

The Rock Bridge boys soccer team defeated Carthage 1-0 on Saturday in a Class 3 state quarterfinal game at Rock Bridge High.