ANALYSIS: Long after 9/11, the search is on for the next big attack

Since 9/11, government officials are on the lookout for new ways terrorists could implement an attack. They are researching bioterrorism, nuclear technology, cyberterrorism and past attack methods such as mass shootings and train bombings.

DEAR READER: Sept. 11 is a vivid, full-color memory

We, journalists should not forget 9/11. Columbia residents could have a time to mourn on Sunday for 9/11

9/11 COVERAGE: Portraits of a stunned, grieving nation

Americans and people around the world were stunned and grieved in the months after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Here are links to some of the best journalism from the day of the attacks and after 9/11.

Ten years later, requiem 'still makes sense' for 9/11 concert

Columbia's church music community will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Missouri Theatre, in an event commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The concert will feature vocalists, an orchestra and handbell choir.

Officials chase unconfirmed al-Qaida bomb threat

Counterterrorism officials were investigating a credible but unconfirmed threat. The national terror alert level has not changed, though raising it was under consideration.

Missouri fans out in force in Tempe

Missouri fans young and old outnumbered Arizona State fans on Tempe's Mill Avenue prior to Friday night's football game.

Big 12 Q and A: What about a Baylor lawsuit?

Do the Bears have a shot to bring down the mighty SEC? Where does Missouri fit into all of this?

New head coach for swimming teams at Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools

After a successful coaching stint in North Carolina, the MU alumna was excited to have the opportunity to return to Columbia.

ON THE BLOG: Pac-12 commissioner talks conference realignment at Missouri football game at ASU

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott met with reporters before kickoff of the Missouri football team's game at Arizona State on Friday night in Tempe, Ariz.

Washington receives eighth continuance for domestic assault charge

Derrick Washington, a former MU football player, received his eighth continuance for domestic assault charge. Washington was arrested in September 2010 on charges of domestic assault upon his ex-girlfriend.

Virtual classrooms expanding, but educators continue to debate benefits

Many colleges and universities are expanding to include more online courses. Though tuition is often higher and faculty involvement is less traditional, the classes let students have more flexibility in their schedules.

GUEST COMMENTARY: American abroad during 9/11 feels camaraderie in Prague, distance at home

As an American editor at a Prague business journal, Katherine Reed received support and felt free to talk about her feelings about 9/11. When she came home for Christmas, she found few who wanted to talk about it.

Commission works to recognize Civil War spot

Cape Girardeau is working to have Fort D, the city's only remaining Civil War fort, added the National Register of Historic Places. But it's not an easy process — there are some challenges to address.

Dove hunters forgo sleep for best spots at Missouri opener

On the first day of dove hunting season, 196 hunters took 619 doves at Pony Express, a conservation area in northwest Missouri.

Cape Girardeau's last black school to be demolished

The 107-year-old school was named to Missouri's list of most endangered historic places in June; in July, the condemnation process started. Jefferson School is set to be demolished next week.

Report: Missouri residents gain money, weight

According to a state report, Missouri improved in median income level and standardized test score ranking. But the obesity rate was worse than it was in previous years. 

Joplin sets Oct. 15 demolition deadline

The deadline applies only to structures not planed for reuse.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri, Arizona State fans anticipate Friday night game

Missouri fans were out in full force in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday. Some recent graduates made the trip, some long-time alumni made the trip and some MU alumni living in Arizona made the game as well.

Defense delivers in Rock Bridge football win over Hazelwood Central

Rock Bridge improved to 3-0 in a 40-3 win over Hazelwood Central on Friday. The Bruins offense put up the points, but their defense made it possible.

PHOTO GALLERY: Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival continues late into Friday night

The annual Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ began Friday evening and continues through Saturday night.