Injured football player finds niche as Hickman mascot

Jackson Nicoli opted to take the year off from football after experiencing his fourth concussion during practice earlier in the season.

Rock Bridge to battle Rockhurst again in Class 6 football sectional

Rock Bridge lost in its first game against Rockhurst 35-6 on Sept. 23. The Bruins will face the Hawklets again Friday. Rock Bridge team members said their previous encounter with Rockhurst will only improve their confidence in winning.



Columbia College senior faces her final volleyball season

Columbia College middle hitter Nicole Murphy is coming to terms with the beginning of the end of her competitive volleyball days as the Cougars enter the postseason.

Faculty Council debates state performance funding metrics

Members of the Faculty Council said the proposed metrics for success in the University of Missouri System do not reflect important qualitative measures of success.

Hunters prepare for start of firearms deer hunting season

This year, the Missouri Department of Conservation is giving hunters the opportunity to purchase hunting permits online. The regular firearms deer hunting season begins Nov. 12.

Latest developments in the Occupy protests

Scores of people have been arrested across the country during Occupy protests. Here are the latest developments from U.S. cities

CEDAR RIDGE: Cedar Ridge Elementary to hold book fair

The book fair is being held during the school's Grandparents Day to allow grandparents the opportunity to shop for books for their grandchildren.

BENTON-STEPHENS: Chili Fun Day will be open to the public

Games, a cakewalk, raffles and food will be part of the event, which will be held  from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

WEST BOULEVARD: Youth group to attend convention at Lake of the Ozarks

Members of New Life Community Church's youth group will spend time with 500 to 600 other students from northern Missouri.

The District’s Holiday Shop Hop welcomes holiday season

The District will hold the event Friday night. Some of the participating businesses include Allen’s Flowers, Inc., American Shoe, Bluestem Missouri Crafts, The Candy Factory, Elly's Couture and Poppy Arts Fine Craft Gallery.

Smiles for CURED fundraiser to raise awareness about eosinophilic disorders

Columbia couple, Renee Martin-Kratzer and Brian Kratzer, are holding a photo-shoot fundraiser on Nov. 5, 6 and 13 to raise money for eosinophilic disorder research.

Rock Bridge cross country teams eyeing state titles

The Bruins boys and girls cross country teams are preparing for the state meet on Saturday in Jefferson City. Both teams are ranked first in the state and feature several strong individual runners.

Passion, hard work build legacy of family-owned Missouri beef business

Mark Mahnken's grandfather started cattle farming more than a hundred years ago. Mahnken carries that past on with his business, Missouri Legacy Beef.

Legislators introduce Iraq, Afghanistan burn-pit registry for vets

The legislation would monitor the health of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who were routinely exposed to burn pits used to dispose of trash and human waste. Veterans have reported respiratory problems, but researchers said there are no known long-term adverse health effects.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: College costs crush the best and brightest

Many American students find themselves stuck between the dream of earning a college degree and the reality of paying for that education. Rising tuition costs and reduced government support of higher education have forced many students to turn to student loans. The biggest problem is paying for those loans. 

1 in 15 people make up the poorest poor in US

Neighborhoods with poverty rates of at least 40 percent are stretching over larger areas, and poverty is increasing in suburbs two times faster than in cities.

Number of suspected E. coli cases in St. Louis area rises

The number of suspected E. coli cases in the St. Louis area is now 51, and 26 of the cases have been confirmed. 

Missouri pays $15 million for disaster response; costs might rise

The state hasn't yet received a bill from FEMA and could have to cover part of the cost of rebuilding Joplin schools.

Three Hickman runners prepare for state meet

Although the entire Kewpies cross country team did not make it to this weekend's state meet, three individual runners were able to qualify.

GM announces production of pickup trucks at Wentzville plant

The addition of pickup trucks to the Wentzville plant line of products will add more than 1,200 new jobs.