Gabbert can't revive struggling Jaguars offense

Former Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert got his first NFL start in the Jaguars' 16-10 loss Sunday to the Carolina Panthers.

ROCK BRIDGE: Students prepare insect-pesticide projects for state competition

Two students will research insects and pesticides and send their findings to the Science Engineering and Humanities Symposium.

ROCK BRIDGE: High school mentors program rewarding for participants

A class of 31 students at Rock Bridge High School take time out to mentor younger children.

PARKADE: Young chess players compete for national rankings

The Parkade September Open on Saturday drew 10 participants, all hoping to earn points toward national chess rankings through the U.S. Chess Federation.

Central Missouri Humane Society to host two fundraisers Saturday

The Central Missouri Humane Society will host the fourth annual Hound Dog Homecoming on Saturday, as well as the first Running of the Bulls to promote adoption of breeds like pit bulls and bull terriers.

ROCK BRIDGE: Three seniors score perfect on ACT, make National Merit Scholarship semifinals

Three Rock Bridge seniors not only achieved perfect scores on the ACT, but had some of the highest scores in the state of Missouri on the Preliminary SAT. Their scores on the latter qualified them for the National Merit Scholarship semifinals. 

ROCK BRIDGE: Elementary school promotes good behavior, high achievement with PBIS

The Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports program at Rock Bridge Elementary School is part of a district-wide effort to encourage social skills and high academic achievement. 

WEST BOULEVARD: West Junior High to hold Spirit Week

Students at West Junior High were urged to participate in boosting school spirit.

Texas A&M celebrates acceptance into SEC

The Aggies are the first newcomers to the Southeastern Conference since South Carolina and Arkansas joined the conference in 1992.

Candidates assert qualifications for opening on Columbia's Citizens Police Review Board

The City Council is expected to make an appointment to the review board at its Oct. 3 meeting. There are eight candidates under consideration.

Government shutdown averted; disaster aid dispute resolved

Congress has avoided a partial government shutdown by tackling issues concerning disaster relief and the end of the fiscal year.

NEWS ANALYSIS: Consensus evaporates on Missouri business incentives

The special legislative session is starting to fade as House and Senate leaders play the blame game for why it was not a productive session.

Rock Bridge golfers place second at Jefferson City tournament

The Bruins scored just one stroke over first place Ursuline Academy, while Hickman High School's girls' golf team placed sixth in the Capital City Classic.

Founder of City Museum in St. Louis found dead in bulldozer

Bob Cassilly, 61, was found at the construction site for his latest attraction, know as Cementland.

USDA guidelines to reduce potatoes in school meals

New guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture would eliminate potatoes from school breakfasts and reduce potatoes in school lunches, but some say it's not the potato itself that's to blame for unhealthy eating — it's the way it's prepared. 

Neosho school district makes plans for tornado shelter

The shelter would be designed to withstand an EF-5 tornado — the same strength as the tornado that tore through Joplin in May. 

Missouri woman goes on trial over equine tooth filing

The Missouri Veterinary Medical Board claims that Brooke Gray's business of smoothing horses' teeth violates a state law that requires a veterinary license for such procedures.

ROSE NOLEN: Despite benefits of technology, some things still need human touch

Computers and cellphones get in the way of us knowing how other people really feel.

BRAD CLEMONS: The perils of teaching seem more obvious every year

Teachers are ultimately hypocrites. But then again, aren't we all?

WHAT OTHERS SAY: If a tornado warning sounds, seek shelter. Period

Not every siren sounding is followed by a tornado, but common sense should dictate that people should take precautions, anyway.