PART TWO: Reformed skinhead endures agony to remove tattoos

A reformed skinhead, Bryon Widner was desperate to rid himself of the racist tattoos that covered his face — so desperate that he turned to former enemies for help and was willing to endure months of pain. Second of two parts.

Kansas City lawyer for parents of missing girl leaves case

Kansas City attorney Cyndy Short told reporters Monday that she differed with New York attorney Joe Tacopina on their goals and approach to the case and that "one of us had to go."

Cardinals manager La Russa announces retirement

The 67-year-old La Russa announced his retirement at a news conference at Busch Stadium. He was a manager for 33 years.

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa announces retirement

The 67-year-old manager announced his retirement at a news conference Monday  morning at Busch Stadium. He managed the team for 33 years.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI FOOTBALL: Tigers fight back against A&M; Texas road trip continues

After trailing by 11 points at halftime, Missouri (4-4) pulled ahead and beat then-No. 16 Texas A&M (5-3) in overtime on Saturday in College Station, Texas.

Sense of community defines One State, One Spirit Classic

Fans of Missouri and Missouri Southern State University gathered to support the Joplin tornado survivors and the rebuilding of a community devastated by a natural disaster.

One State, One Spirit Classic a unique event for Missouri men's basketball team

Gov. Jay Nixon spoke in the locker rooms before the game and was among the 3,477 people in the record crowd. The Classic raised at least $375,000 for United Way's Joplin tornado relief efforts. 

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: '48 hours of football' and more conference news

Football dominated the week's most-read stories with talk about conference realignment, big conference games and a look at Columbia during a typical football weekend.

Governor meets with Joplin residents receiving Habitat for Humanity homes

Tulsa, Okla., and Joplin Habitat for Humanity teams have joined efforts for the Ten for Joplin project, which aims to build 10 houses in 16 days for low-income families impacted by the May 22 tornado in Joplin.

Trick or Trunk provides safe place to trick-or-treat

Church members dressed up their cars for the Trick or Trunk event at Broadway Christian Church on Sunday afternoon.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Big wins, Halloween and hellbenders

Big wins by the St. Louis Cardinals and Missouri football team, as well as a costume contest, cheerleading clinic and Ozark hellbenders dominated the week in photos.


Fall Into Art, a community-wide art show that mixes art, music and education, took place this weekend.

Two people shot outside Peppers Nightclub

The incident left a 21-year-old man in life-threatening condition and a 22-year-old woman with a forearm injury.

Columbia man in serious condition after being struck by vehicle

Isaac Guest, 31, was struck when he ran into the path of a vehicle, according to the state highway patrol. He was taken to Boone Hospital Center where he was stabilized and was transferred to University Hospital.

Stewart closes on Edwards after Sprint Cup victory in Martinsville

After Tony Stewart won Sunday's Sprint Cup race in Martinsville, he warned points leader Carl Edwards to look out for him during the series' remaining three races.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cardinals fans cheer on World Series champions

Cardinals fans cheer World Series win at victory parade

Fans packed Busch Stadium and the surrounding streets to celebrate and honor the World Series champion Cardinals.

PHOTO GALLERY: Snowstorm hits the Northeast

An early Nor'easter hit the Northeast this weekend, leaving millions of people without power.

October snow surprises Northeast, leaves 3 million without power

A nor'easter has caused at least three deaths and left millions without power in the Northeast.

NEWS ANALYSIS: Missouri budget cuts at stake in court case

A lawsuit filed by Auditor Tom Schweich questions whether Gov. Jay Nixon is abusing his gubernatorial powers by amending the budget approved by lawmakers or if he is within his Constitutional realm.