Transportation moves to forefront of final realignment forum

Community members who attended the last of Columbia Public School's eight public forums on reorganizing school boundaries focused the majority of their discussion on distance and transportation.

Competitors go all out for Xtreme Cross Country race

Unlike a normal race, the goal of this event is to get as muddy, as crazy and as obscenely dressed up as possible. The race takes place on Saturday at the Midway Truck Stop.

Stewart tosses verbal jabs, bids to rattle Edwards

The Sprint Cup title race between Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart has so far been friendly. It remains to be seen if that will be the case heading into Sunday's season finale.

Rock Bridge soccer player is lone sophomore on varsity team

Salim Gumati's coaches said playing against older players has helped Gumati develop and sharpen his soccer skills. 

Rock Bridge girls basketball player overcomes injury, co-captains senior season

In June, Carmen Boessen tore her ACL, an injury that usually requires six months of recovery time. In mid-October, after just four months of dedicated rehab, she was cleared to play basketball, and last week she was chosen as a co-captain.

No Kill Columbia, The Blue Note to host cat adoption event

The event aims to ease the pressures faced by shelters and area rescues that are reaching full capacity for cats.

McDavid issues challenge to help Food Bank reach 1 million pounds

Mayor Bob McDavid hopes people will donate enough food and money to reach the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri's 1 million-pound goal by Dec. 15, which he has declared as a day of “caring for our neighbors in need.”

NOTEBOOK: Sloppy Joelopy debuts at Missouri men's basketball game

Operated by Levy Restaurants, the official restaurant of Mizzou Athletics, the big teal truck serves a variety of sloppy joes.

Smucker's chunky peanut butter being recalled

Jars of Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter Chunky that were purchased in the past week or so are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. Missouri is among the states the product was distributed in.

TIGER KICKOFF: Entertaining tweets from Missouri football players

We've compiled a few of the Tiger football players' most humorous, thoughtful and interesting tweets from the past week.

Judge enters not guilty plea for Shelby Dasher

Dasher was charged with second-degree murder on Wednesday, a day after she reported that her son, Tyler, was missing from his crib.

Southwest Missouri racetrack proposal tentatively approved

A proposed racetrack south of Hollister has a tentative go-ahead, despite appeals to stop the track's construction.

Obama files to run in Missouri primary

President Barack Obama filed this week to run in the Feb. 7 Missouri primary. Eight Republican candidates have filed for Missouri's primary so far. 

Board rejects appeals to stop construction of racetrack in Ozarks

Five appeals were filed against the Branson Sports Entertainment Complex, which will be located south of Hollister, over concerns about noise levels, environmental damage and other potential problems. The Taney County Board of Adjustment denied all of them on Wednesday night.

More international students studying at Missouri colleges

Missouri ranks 13th in the nation in the number of international students at its colleges and universities. MU has one of the highest international student populations in the state. 

Six dead as storms move across Southeast

Damage from suspected tornadoes spanned Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina. It was the worst weather Alabama has faced since the tornado outbreak in April, which killed 250 people. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: NBA dispute is absurd in context of the times

Owners and players should look out their tinted windows to get a sense of that themselves.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Supreme Court should resist political statement on health care

Opponents of the law contend that Congress went beyond its authority in the reform measure.

Gary Pinkel's blood alcohol level not yet released

Information about Gary Pinkel's blood alcohol level at time of his arrest will not be released until driving while intoxicated charges are filed in court by the Boone County prosecutor's office. In Missouri, the penalty for a first-time conviction of driving while intoxicated is a 30-day suspension of the driver's license.

Pinkel suspended for one week, will not coach Texas Tech game

Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel on Thursday was suspended without pay for one week following his arrest Wednesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.