Fitch brothers relish playing together on Hickman football team

When Logan Fitch, senior quarterback for the Hickman football team, peers across the line at the defense during practice, he sees his brother, Colby Fitch, a sophomore, glaring right back at him.

Occupy Mizzou debuts at Speakers Circle

The students who gathered at Speakers Circle held different ideas of how to fix their problems with Wall Street, but they agreed that the key was the solidarity within the movement.

ROCK BRIDGE: New Haven Elementary students join jumping jack record attempt

New Haven Elementary School students were cheered on by Lenoir Woods residents Wednesday as they joined a worldwide effort to set a jumping jack record. The attempt was part of Michelle Obama's national campaign to combat childhood obesity.

SHEPARD: Foster grandparent looks for joy in all she does

Barbara Wyatt has spent the past eight years as a foster grandparent at Shepard Boulevard Elementary School. Her students call her Grandma Barbara.

TIGER KICKOFF: This week's interesting player tweets

MU football players talk about their activities, school work and relationships on Twitter. Here's a collection of this week's most interesting tweets

BENTON STEPHENS: Boys and Girls Club named semifinalist in Mercedes Benz Community Stars Contest

The charity serves 150 children from low-income Columbia families. People can vote for it until 5 p.m. Oct. 21.

BLUE RIDGE-OAKLAND: Blue Ridge Elementary to hold trivia night fundraiser

The fundraiser supports school programs and tickets are $10 per person or $80 per table.

MU Homecoming traditions lost over time

As the leaves change colors and the temperature drops, Columbia braces for its 100th Homecoming. Through the years, traditions have been created celebrated and revived, with some left to fade away into memories.


High school football coaches look forward to playoff changes

Despite finishing the regular season with a winning record, the Rock Bridge football team’s performance over the past seven games means nothing heading into the district playoffs.

TIGER KICKOFF: Big 12 games on TV this weekend

Planning a Saturday full of watching football? Here's a schedule of the Big 12 games and where you can find them on the tube.

Loughner returned to Missouri to resume treatment

Loughner is being held at the U.S Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Mo.

Damage from Ellis Library fire still troubling State Historical Society

Ellis Library and the State Historical Society of Missouri are still recovering from fires in September. Part of the State Historical Society is closed, and a popular Halloween event has been canceled.

Kroger recalls ice cream with unlisted peanuts

Private Selection Extreme Moose Tracks ice cream could contain peanuts not mentioned on the label, which could pose a serious threat to people with peanut allergies. 

Rock Bridge senior tackles new position in final home volleyball game

The Bruins' Cora Trout had a hard week adjusting to a new position at libero. A quiet person, Trout struggled with the vocal requirement of the position.

Former Missouri wrestler Ben Askren does what he can for Joplin

Following the tornado that decimated Joplin in May, mixed martial artist and former Missouri Tiger Ben Askren pushed to have residents of the town receive 300 free tickets to an Mixed Martial Arts event on Oct. 8.

Missouri Public Safety Department director steps down

Gov. Jay Nixon's office announced Thursday that John Britt, who has served as director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety since 2009, is stepping down effective Friday. 

Deer numbers down in Missouri urban hunting season

Fewer deer were killed during this year's urban hunting season than in previous years.

Hickman soccer coach emphasizes ball possession in shutout victory

The Hickman soccer team shut out Southwest Early College Campus High School 5-0 in a home game Thursday at Robert M. LeMone Field.

DOWNTOWN: Jock’s Nitch Locker Room opens Friday to welcome Homecoming weekend

Jock's Nitch, an apparel company that offers a range of college and sports gear, will open Friday in downtown Columbia.

Greene County court upholds Springfield smoking ban

A bar owner sued in June to stop the ban, but a judge upheld the ban on Wednesday.