Missouri football team adjusts running back situation — again

MU Sophomore tailback Henry Josey carries the ball up the middle of the field as the Sun Devils linebacker Oliver Aaron goes to stop him during MU's second game of the season at Sun Devil Stadium on Friday.

After losing its second running back in two games, the Missouri football team turns to Henry Josey, who excelled against Arizona State last Friday. He will have help from some friends — bigger friends — too.

DEAR READER: It took a box to carry all the Missourian awards from press convention

The Columbia Missourian received 58 awards in the annual Missouri Press Foundation contest and won the gold medal in its circulation category.

MU's Ellis Library staff still cleaning after Saturday morning fire

The sprinkler system that saved much of the library’s collection also caused most of the damage.

UPDATE: Defendant in Hobson homicide sentenced to 45 years

Daron Martez Peal, the supposed shooter in the death of Aaron Hobson last October, was sentenced to 25 years for second-degree murder and 20 years for armed criminal action, to be served consecutively.

Derrick Washington waives right to jury sentencing in sexual assault trial

The former Missouri running back and his attorney filed four other motions in court Monday, regulating the actions of prosecutors, witnesses and observers during the jury trial, which begins Sept. 20.

Columbia School Board weighs collective bargaining options

Members were divided on whether to adopt a collective bargaining policy or keep the "meet and confer" system that is currently being used.

Pink Out volleyball game has special meaning for Rock Bridge player

Madison Jones honored her mother, Sara Jones, diagnosed with breast cancer seven months ago, with a bouquet of pink flowers at Rock Bridge High School's annual Pink Out volleyball game.

Hickman softball team depends on Drake for hitting, motivation

Senior Andrea Drake uses her "goofiness" to keep her teammates loose, but doesn't let it distract her from putting runs in the scorebook.

Columbia's Ward Reapportionment Committee prepares plans for City Council

The committee voted favorably on Trial E, which would expand the First Ward to the west.

Labor groups present proposals to City Council about wages, bargaining

Groups representing workers for the Water and Light, Parks and Recreation and Public Works departments and Columbia police officers have been negotiating with city officials since May.

Q&A with Rock Bridge football coach A.J. Ofodile

Rock Bridge Bruins football coach A.J. Ofodile answers questions about his team, last Friday's game and the upcoming game against the undefeated Jefferson City Jaybirds.

Q&A with Hickman football coach Arnel Monroe

The Missourian caught up with Kewpies head coach Arnel Monroe on Monday as his team began preparations for its next opponent: Hannibal (1-2).

Plant scientists find insects developing resistance to genetically modified corn

Missouri farmers use of crop rotation has made their fields less susceptible to the strain of Western corn rootworm that has been found in other Midwestern states.

Callaway County has third homicide of September

Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane said the incidents are not thought to be related.

Nixon: Let those in uniform go first

To honor those who serve — including police officers, firefighters, emergency responders and military personnel — the governor has declared this "Put the Uniform First Week" in Missouri.

Director hopes MU Hillel becomes destination spot for Jewish students

Brian Mitchell, the new director of MU Hillel, hopes the organization becomes more active and engaging to Jewish students. He is planning a birthright trip to Israel in December.

School board to look at collective bargaining policies, vote on budget amendments

The Columbia School Board will meet to discuss collective bargaining policies as well as vote on other district issues at their meeting Monday. 

MU professor to use $20,000 grant to promote urban agriculture

The grant was awarded by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network. The $20,000 will help a professor of rural sociology examine urban agriculture issues and create an online database. 

Gov. Nixon's son cited for marijuana possession

Willson Nixon, 21, was cited for possessing less than 35 grams of marijuana.

ON THE BLOG: Five from the film room - Missouri football Week 2

For a look at Missourian sports reporter Andrew Wagaman's analysis of Friday's Missouri football game at Arizona State go to the Missourian Sports Blog.