New Sacred Heart pastor doing double duty, with grace

The Rev. Thomas Saucier talks to Kim Dillon after daily Mass on Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Saucier started to work for the church on Aug. 1 in addition to his position at St. Thomas More Newman Center.

Two Catholic churches — Sacred Heart and the Newman Center — began sharing priests Aug. 1. As of Sunday, the Rev. Thomas Saucier is pastor for both churches. Despite the double workload and growing pains, the priest's enthusiasm is unwavering.

UPDATE: Emotions run high as Kraig Kahler is sentenced to death

With his sentencing Tuesday, Kraig Kahler becomes the ninth person facing capital punishment in Kansas, which hasn't put anyone to death since 1965.

Racial bias data for Columbia police traffic stops inconclusive

The Columbia Police Department pulls over more blacks than whites — but it's hard to tell if the police are as biased as the data suggest.

Family to represent Chester Brewer as posthumous Homecoming grand marshal

On Nov. 25, 1911, Chester Brewer invited alumni to "come home" to see their old school for the Missouri-Kansas rivalry football game. To encourage people's excitement, he put together festivities such as a parade and spirit rally. A century later, his family will represent him as grand marshal in the Homecoming parade Saturday.

ANALYSIS: Penalties overshadow solid performance by Missouri football's defensive line

The Missouri football team's defensive line limited Kansas State's talented rushing attack but belied their experience by giving up crucial penalties.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Missourian football reporters share stories

Hear some inside stories from Missourian reporters about life in the press box and on the field.

Corner kicks propel Rock Bridge soccer team in rout of Hickman

The Bruins scored five first-half goals Tuesday night on their way to a 6-0 win over host Hickman.

Safety quietly effective for Hickman football team

Kewpies coach Arnel Monroe said Jeff Treadway, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior captain, is one of the best kept secrets in the area.

Miniature horses come to MU lecture about animal therapy

Carol Parmenter's miniature horses help classroom teaching and reading programs.

Three injured in accident on I-70

Three people were injured and taken to the hospital Tuesday evening after the car they were traveling in hit an embankment and overturned on Interstate 70.

No injuries reported in Columbia Area Career Center tractor fire

No one was injured Tuesday afternoon after a 1969 Ford tractor caught fire at the Columbia Area Career Center. The flames of what was reported as a commercial structure fire were already extinguished when the Columbia Fire Department arrived. 

Victim of Hartsburg fire identified

Officials have identified a woman who died in a fire in her home in Hartsburg on Monday morning.

Katy Trail tram rides let riders experience fall colors

Katy Trail State Park's Fall Colors Tram Tours will allow riders to experience fall along the Katy Trail between Rocheport and McBain. 

ON THE BLOG: Interim Big 12 Commissioner: 'We will give Missouri time'

In a teleconference Tuesday, Interim Big 12 Commissioner Chuck Neinas said the conference will give Missouri time to evaluate its situation. For details, go to The Missourian Sports Blog.


Helicopter to search for missing Harrisburg man

Charles Dwayne Bell, 34, has been missing since Sept. 15. Bell's family organized a search party of about 100 people Sunday.

Homecoming Talent Production brings out cast of characters

The 2011 Centennial Homecoming Talent Production got under way Monday night and will continue through Wednesday night.

Unexpected deaf ministry bridges cultural understanding

Members of Parkade Baptist Church started learning how to sign, which suddenly turned into a deaf ministry in 2009, practicing their skills during services. Members of the deaf community started participating, increasing cross-cultural relationships.

ROSE NOLEN: Let's hope the voices of Wall Street protesters are heard in Congress

Our leaders should remember that the government is run by the people, for the people and that politicians' interests aren't the only ones that matter.

Mobile device security highlighted during Security Awareness Month

During Security Awareness Month, the MU Division of Information Technology is reminding mobile device users to secure sensitive information.

Missouri to consider abolishing presidential primary

Missouri may cancel the 2012 presidential primary, scheduled to occur in February. If the primary went on as planned, Missouri would lose half its delegates at the Republican National Convention.