Some phrases you won't see this season — or else

Cliches such as "Christmas came early" and "'tis the season" can leave you ill with overload during this week of Thanksgiving. Find the offending phrases in the Missourian and report them to help rid the world of this plague.

All-night shop-a-thon: Black Friday draws crowds

In an encouraging sign for retailers and for the economy, more shoppers appeared to be buying for themselves than last year, when such indulgences were limited. Lengthened hours that pushed some store openings into Thanksgiving also appeared to pay off.

Black Friday shoppers in Columbia endure cold to snag bargains

Early morning shoppers turned out by the thousands in Columbia to wait in line for bargains on toys, appliances, electronics, clothing and more.

TIGER KICKOFF: Rivalry dominates Missouri vs. Kansas football game

Nevermind that Missouri is 9-2 and Kansas is 3-8. “You can throw the records out,” Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel says. “This means so much to each team.”

TIGER KICKOFF: Aldon and Jacquies Smith hold down Missouri's defensive line

The Missouri football team's top two defensive ends have the same last name and the same remarkable success at their position.

TIGER KICKOFF: Gachkar shows endurance for Missouri football team

Staying on the field to play defense throughout each one of Iowa State’s drives last Saturday was something Missouri linebacker Andrew Gachkar has never done before.

Study favors Cape Girardeau for Missouri casino license

The Gaming Commission will look at the report and other factors in deciding who gets the next casino license. That decision could come at a meeting on Wednesday in Jefferson City, or the commission could decide not to issue a new license at all.


Traveling bonds Missouri volleyball team

With 10 road games and two out of state tournaments, the Missouri volleyball team spends a lot of time traveling together. But the coaches and players quickly learn to support and entertain each other on their journeys.

MU women's basketball team upsets No. 12 Georgetown

A 10-0 second half run, capped by two Jasmyn Otote three pointers, fueled the MU women's basketball team's stunner against No. 12 Georgetown on Friday, 54-45.

N. Korea warns region is on brink of war

Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission looks ahead to resident input

The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission finalized a document of goals and objectives for the city, developed with the Comprehensive Plan Task Force. 

GUEST COMMENTARY: Raising minimum wage important for economic recovery

Raising the minimum wage would increase purchasing power for the poorest Americans.

Uncertain future for Cape Girardeau house

The Huhn-Harrison house, a 105-year-old landmark in Cape Girardeau, has sat largely untouched and empty since it became the property of a university's foundation. There are now reports of water damage, and the eight-foot porch is being held up by wooden planks, suggesting structural damage.

Riverkeeper closely watches the Mighty Mississippi

For nearly two years, Mike Bush has patrolled the Mississippi, Illinois and Missouri rivers and the creeks that feed them as part of the Waterkeeper Alliance, a national organization that strives to clean up waterways and keep them from being polluted.

Missouri railroad town rallies to save piece of history

Boys lost at sea for 50 days are found in Pacific

St. Louis gets ready for its 250th anniversary