TIGER KICKOFF: Missouri football faces 'toughest' nonconference game against Arizona State

Still, officials and players are looking forward to the early road challenge Friday in Tempe, Ariz.

PHOTO GALLERY: Grant Elementary students practice for Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ performance

Grant Elementary School students rehearsed Thursday for the Blues in the Schools music performance at Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival.

Unconfirmed terror threat mentions New York, Washington as 9/11 anniversary approaches

President Barack Obama asks counterterrorism officials to step up already vigilant safety measures nationwide in response to the specific threat.

TIGER KICKOFF: Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict's devilish side on display Friday night

Vontaze Burfict led Arizona State with 90 tackles last season and is known for his physicality and aggression. But those same qualities get him into trouble for personal fouls and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.

Warning lifted from Hickman High School

Police detained three people after an incident stemming from a traffic stop on Business Loop 70 East.

Kahler unable to pay for defense, requesting court-appointed attorneys

Kahler said in a court filing that trial costs and a trust fund established for his son, Sean, have exhausted his funds.

National 9/11 flag to end 50-state tour in Joplin

The flag, which flew from a building across from ground zero in New York,  was restored by survivors of a 2008 tornado in Kansas. On Sunday, survivors of the Joplin tornado will have a hand in putting the final stitches in the flag.

TIGER KICKOFF: This week's interesting player tweets

Twitter allows Missouri football fans the chance to get to know their favorite players personalities and what they like to do when they are off Faurot Field.

Disaster-damaged businesses tax break moves up Missouri legislature

A Joplin state representative pushes a measure for Missouri businesses damaged in natural disasters to receive a property tax break until they are ready to reopen.

U.S. converts to Islam reflect on lives as Muslims

Personal satisfaction and support from friends and family help converts to Islam handle the difficulties they face.

TIGER KICKOFF: Participate in this week's caption contest

ESSAY: Reliving instead of remembering Sept. 11

In a digital age, 9/11 will be one of the most accessible historic tragedies to relive. With a potential "immersive" area, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum is not the first time the U.S. set up interactive reliving of history.

How to talk to your children about 9/11: Be honest and reassuring

We asked two authorities in child development and two fathers what they thought parents should keep in mind when explaining the tragedy to young children.

BOONE LIFE: Farmer raises increasingly popular elderberries

River Hills Harvest is one of the largest farms for elderberries in the country.

Flags at MU, Columbia College commemorate 9/11

Students from the two colleges are placing almost 3,000 flags on their respective campuses in memory of the people who died on 9/11.

Missouri Senate scraps plan to discuss business incentives

The postponement of the debate allows senators to review a state department analysis of the costs and benefits of the "China hub" at the Lambert International Airport.

Guide to Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival

Before attending the festival this weekend, check the schedules, learn about the artists performing and read more about the event.

More Missourians buckling up

In Missouri, 79 percent of the general population wears seat belts up from 76 percent last year, a recent survey found.

Cost of Ameren electricity declining slightly

The change will save some residential customers $2.54 a month. It will take effect later this month. 

TIGER KICKOFF: Things to do in Tempe, Ariz.

For those of you headed to Tempe, Ariz., to watch the Tigers take on Arizona State, we gathered advice on where to eat and what to do in the Valley of the Sun.