Columbia residents react to Cardinals manager La Russa's retirement

Locals expressed gratitude and admiration for La Russa, who brought them two World Series championships. 

PARKADE: Fall Into Art at the Parkade Center

The show, now in its second year, features work from statewide and local artists.

Columbia after-school programs receive community grant

To close the academic achievement gap, the grant will focus on strengthening the connection between public school teachers and after-school programs that target at-risk youths.

Boone County clerk to make speech emphasizing importance of voting

Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren will speak to members of Mizzou Change Today about the importance of voting on Nov. 15, at Memorial Union. The meeting is open to the public.

Boone County collects 505 pounds of unused prescription drugs

The drugs were collected at locations in Ashland, Columbia, Hallsville, Sturgeon and Centralia last week, and turned into the Drug Enforcement Administration on Monday.

UPDATE: St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa announces retirement

The 67-year-old retires third on the all-time managerial wins list, 35 behind second-place John McGraw.

West Virginia files lawsuit, seeks immediate withdrawal from Big East

The lawsuit alleges the Big East breached its contract with West Virginia and asks the judge to invalidate the league's bylaws.

Missouri judge weighing budget cuts by Gov. Nixon

A Missouri judge is considering whether the governor exceeded his constitutional powers when he cut spending for education to help cover costs from the deadly Joplin tornado.

Obama to order FDA to help reduce drug shortages

A national drug shortage has left emergency and cancer patients throughout the country waiting for treatments. Now, President Barack Obama has a plan to do something about the problem. 

Columbia's Stan Kroenke talks soccer

Kroenke spoke to reporters in London for the first time since taking control of the Premier League's Arsenal.

UPDATE: Kansas City lawyer for parents of missing baby leaves case

Cyndy Short, the former lawyer in the case of missing baby Lisa Irwin, spoke to the media on Monday about her involvement in the case and her thoughts on why attorney Joe Tacopina wanted her removed.

Missouri cold weather rule for utilities taking effect

When subfreezing temperatures are expected, utility companies are not allowed to shut off natural gas or electricity to customers whose bills are overdue.

Man accused in Missouri family molestation dies

Darrel Mohler, one of six men accused of sexually molesting young family members at a western Missouri farm in the 1980s, died in his sleep in Florida on Wednesday. He was 74.

People magazine names Joplin superintendent 'hero'

C.J. Huff will appear in the 2011 Heroes Among Us Awards section of the magazine's Nov. 7 issue. 

Cold medication sales on the rise in St. Louis County

Sales of cold medications rose last month in three St. Louis-area towns after St. Charles County started requiring prescriptions for medications that contain pseudoephedrine, which is used to make methamphetamine.

E. coli investigation in St. Louis continues

Officials still don't know the cause of the outbreak that has sickened people in St. Louis and four surrounding counties. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Obama deserves credit for vowing to bring soldiers home from Iraq

There is still talk between Iraqis and Americans about an ongoing military relationship and continued Iraqi training under U.S. or NATO auspices.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Stop giving farmers wasteful subsidies

Despite popular belief, the farm sector isn't on the edge of catastrophe. Farm income is expected to reach $115 billion this year, a record for the industry.

Girl caught in noose at haunted house near Fenton

A girl who was working to scare guests at Creepyworld near Fenton was hospitalized after getting caught in a noose at the haunted house.

PART ONE: A skinhead's journey from racism to redemption

Bryon Widner was a skinhead until he found love and turned away from racism and violence. But how could he build a new life with a face stained by racist tattoos? First of two parts.