Missouri football grabs emotional victory over Texas Tech 31-27

Missouri wide receiver Wes Kemp wrestles a pass away from the defending Happiness Osunde during the fourth quarter. The Tigers beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders 31-27 at Faurot Field on Saturday.

Michael Sam's game-ending interception assures bowl eligibility for Missouri football.


PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri and Texas Tech at the half

The Texas Tech Red Raiders are leading the Tigers by 7 points at halftime. Quarterback James Franklin rushed 5 yard for a touchdown, and a field goal was scored before the half ended.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri fans enjoy last home game

Before the 2:30 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, Tiger fans enjoyed pre-game events such as Tiger Walk and tailgating.

Missouri football seniors slow down to select rock after exhausting win, week

After the final home game of their college careers, seniors on the Missouri football team carried out the tradition of selecting a rock from the M at Memorial Stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri won against Texas Tech 31-27

Missouri quarterback James Franklin scored four touchdowns and eclipsed the 150-yard mark in both rushing and passing yardage.

Rock Bridge boys soccer ends season with third place trophy

The Rock Bridge boys soccer team defeated Lee's Summit West 1-0 in the Class 3 third-place match.

Sirens have new meaning in Joplin, little resonance in Columbia

In places such as Columbia, which often has severe weather but rarely tornadoes, it's hard to convince people to take shelter when sirens sound — especially when people are young and feeling immortal, as college students sometimes do.

Edwards qualifies first at Homestead, has chance at first Sprint Cup championship

Carl Edwards won the pole for Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where the Sprint Cup Series championship will be decided. Edwards goes into the race with a three-point lead over Tony Stewart, who qualified 15th.

"Occupy the Hood" reinforces community action

The Occupy Wall Street offshoot, which focuses on chronically impoverished communities, is more about action than protest.

Fans discuss Pinkel's arrest, suspension before Missouri game

Following Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel's arrest, the overwhelming opinion of fans at Saturday's game was "everyone makes mistakes."

Cross Country Xtreme features costumes, obstacles and mud

About 400 participants competed at the eighth annual Cross Country Xtreme. The costumed participants made their way through a course full of obstacles and mud.

Installation of red-light cameras in Columbia to cease

Installation of red-light cameras has been halted due to a decreased number of violations, which has also led to decreased revenue for the city and Gatso USA, the private company that installed and operates them.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cross Country Xtreme

Close to 400 people participated Saturday in Cross Country Xtreme, a 4-plus mile race which has obstacles that include mud pits, mazes and climbing fences and hay bales.

Missouri Democratic Party elects Mike Sanders as chairman

The Democratic State Committee chose Mike Sanders to replace Susan Montee, who will be pursuing the lieutenant governor position in the next election.

New fairgrounds management works to clean up the grounds, finances

According to the proposal made by TAG Events, which has been managing the Boone County Fairgrounds since Oct. 1, the grounds lost $4,311 in October. Plans call for more profitable events for next year.

USDA targets stores in food stamp trafficking

Agencies suspect that certain stores buy food stamps from customers for less than the stamps are actually worth.

Attorneys: Costs, mistrust delaying Mohler trials

There are five defendants — two of whom remain behind bars — scheduled to go to trial in three different counties sometime in 2012

Missouri volleyball team loses to No. 9 Texas

Missouri lost to No. 9 Texas 25-19, 26-28, 25-9, 25-11 on Saturday night at the Hearnes Center.

Accidental apartment fire Saturday morning causes $5,000 of damage

The Columbia Fire Department suspects that a burner, which was accidentally left on, caused the fire in the apartment.