Kansas grain elevator explosion kills three; rescue efforts temporarily suspended

Three people have been missing since the explosion Saturday night, but officials with Barlett Grain Co. decided it was unsafe for rescuers to be inside the facility.

Skeptical physicist now says global warming is a reality

Physicist Richard Muller, previously a skeptic of global warming, will present findings that global warming is real at a conference on Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Trick or Trunk event offers safe Halloween fun

Broadway Christian Church held its Trick or Trunk event on Sunday afternoon.

Missouri football gets big play from Randy Ponder, defeats Texas A&M

The former walk-on turned the game around with a fourth-quarter interception.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri upsets Texas A&M

The Tigers came into the game 3-4 while the Aggies are ranked No. 16. Missouri went on to upset Texas A&M 38-31 in overtime.

MU professor to start growing saltwater shrimp with sustainable technology

David Brune, an agricultural systems management professor at MU, will start growing saltwater shrimp in the middle of Missouri as soon as he finishes building the greenhouse facility at Bradford Research Farm. 

Two Columbia dads show Halloween spirit with homemade cemetery

Hill Grave Cemetery, a Halloween graveyard display built by Ron Graves and Dennis Hill in the Oak Ridge subdivision, has become a must-see for neighborhood families during Halloween.

Missouri men's basketball travels to Joplin for One State, One Spirit Classic

The Missouri men's basketball team will play against Missouri Southern on Sunday to benefit tornado relief in Joplin.


Site of Missouri men's basketball team's Joplin game holds memories

The Missouri men's basketball team will start its season Sunday in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center in Joplin. The building holds memories of destruction, recovery and healing.

Strodtman begins term on Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission

Rusty Strodtman joined Columbia's Planning and Zoning Commission as its newest member in October. He reflects on his background and current planning issues.

Sen. McCaskill gives veterans a chance to voice their opinions

McCaskill sees the surveys as a rolling report card that will improve treatment of veterans across the state.

Texas A&M fans mostly happy about move to SEC

Texas A&M fans did not hold their tongues Saturday morning before the Aggies' football game against Missouri. Discussing their loyalties to the Aggies, the move to the Southeastern Conference and their hatred for the University of Texas, they were adamant and proud.

PHOTO GALLERY: Costumed riders participate in the Monster Bike Bash

Riders wore costumes during Saturday's Monster Bike Bash on the Katy Trail. Some featured personalities included the Smurfs, Bert and Ernie and a Keystone Light bottle.

Missouri athletes and Special Olympians share smiles at basketball clinic

Mizzou Arena was full of smiles Friday night as the Missouri women's basketball team hosted a clinic for Special Olympics groups from across the state.

48 HOURS OF FOOTBALL: Rock Bridge seniors fickle in support of team

Rock Bridge High School's student section disappears when its team is on the verge of defeat.

Hickman soccer to face familiar foe in district semifinals

Hickman and Jefferson City will meet in the Class 3, District 9 soccer tournament at Rock Bridge High School at 7 p.m. Monday.




Backup tight end Waters makes big play in Missouri's victory over Texas A&M

Backing up an All-American like Michael Egnew might mean limited opportunities for sophomore Eric Waters. But when he got on the field Saturday, he made the most of his opportunity.

Rock Bridge soccer to play Washington in district semifinals

Washington beat Smith-Cotton 1-0 in double overtime Saturday to advance to play district host Rock Bridge in the soccer semifinals Monday at 5 p.m.

Missouri volleyball team sweeps No. 21 Oklahoma in 'sweet' win

Missouri earned its first victory against a ranked opponent since it beat Northern Iowa in the first round of the NCAA tournament in 2010.

Princesses and pirates: Scenes of Halloween

Through Monday, we're featuring pictures of Columbia's little monsters, princesses and superheroes. Browse through our Halloween album on Facebook, and then share your own photos.