Nate Phelps, the 'counterbalance' for the Westboro Baptist Church, speaks at MU

Nate Phelps, son of the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, left his family at a young age, leaving far behind a legacy of hatred, bigotry and abuse.

EPA grant expands environmental education opportunities in Missouri

The Missouri Environmental Education Association received $31,000 in federal grant money to expand environmental education in the state.

Missouri, Kansas to receive Environmental Protection Agency grants

Among other grant recipients, the Missouri Environmental Education Association in Columbia will get about $31,000 to develop an environmental education project.

Occupy Wall Street protesters across nation fortify for winter

Occupy Wall Street protesters steel themselves for upcoming winter weather in hope of keeping movement alive.

Cardinals rally twice, win in 11th to force Game 7

David Freese's walk-off home run in the 11th inning gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 10-9 victory over the Texas Rangers in Game 6 of the World Series on Thursday night in St. Louis.

Interviews of missing Mo. baby's brothers delayed

The lawyer representing Lisa Irwin's family lawyer might allow police to interview the two boys next week.

Up to 22 now sickened by St. Louis-area E. coli

Nine people have been hospitalized, but the illnesses are not believed to be life-threatening.

Missouri marks 150th anniversary of last ride of Pony Express

The completion of the transcontinental telegraph in October 1861 marked the end of Pony Express — it was that month that riders made their last trip from St. Joseph to California. Now, Missouri is marking the anniversary of the end with a documentary and reenactments.

Missouri merchants want to level the playing field with online retailers

Some bricks-and-mortar retailers believe requiring online retailers to collect tax would help their businesses from the slide, and it's an issue of fairness.

Missouri man's passion for giant pumpkins grows

Missouri man's wish, effort to grow the huge, heavy pumpkin, continues. His zeal, energy to complete his mission will sustain until he reaches the goal. 

Kansas City detective remained on force despite life-threatening leg injury

Rob Blehm faced a terrifying night where he watched his partner almost die — and almost died himself. Against his doctors initial advice, he returned to the police force and continues to inspire his friends and colleagues.

West Virginia officially joins Big 12

The Mountaineers are seen as the replacement for Missouri.

Big East: West Virginia leaving for Big 12

The Mountaineers will be the conference's 10th member. Interim Big 12 Commissioner Chuck Neinas has said the conference is likely to stick with 10 schools for this round of realignment.

48 HOURS OF FOOTBALL: Game day for Marching Mizzou starts early

Even though the Missouri football team could not secure a victory, Marching Mizzou  put on a well executed game day performance.

48 HOURS OF FOOTBALL: Buffalo Wild Wings packed for Sunday football

The early NFL games on Sunday drew fans from multiple teams to Buffalo Wild Wings.

48 HOURS OF FOOTBALL: Shuttle rides to Faurot Field are hectic, yet convenient

The Bengals shuttle bus is one way to avoid the parking hassles around Memorial Stadium on game days.

48 HOURS OF FOOTBALL: Regulars flock to Stadium Grill on NFL Sundays

Whether it's baseball or football, the bar is attracts a steady stream of clients who are ready to watch the action on TV and share a bit of conversation and refreshments.

48 HOURS OF FOOTBALL: Fliers, bases make up Rock Bridge cheer squad

Being on the Rock Bridge Bruin cheer squad requires hard practice and fearlessness. For this group, their spotlight is in front of the fans during the football game.

48 HOURS OF FOOTBALL: Hitt Street minimarket sells high volume of vodka on football weekends

Atul Kumar Patel knows to keep a close eye on his customers at Hitt Street Market during football weekends. The patrons come in wearing MU colors, but many seem content with a game's outcome — as long as they have something to drink.

48 HOURS OF FOOTBALL: Hickman football parents become school kids again

Hickman football games are an event for the parents as much as they are for the players.