Stewart, who went into Sunday's race trailing Edwards by three points, won Sunday's final Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and Edwards finished second to give Stewart his third NASCAR championship.
Columbia native Carl Edwards finished in second place behind Tony Stewart in the season's final NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Miami-Homestead, giving Stewart the series championship. The two drivers actually finished tied in the final standings, but Stewart won the title on tie-breaker.
The Missouri women's basketball team beat North Florida 67-46 in the home opener of the Tigers' regular season.
Spectators battled the cold temperatures to enjoy the annual parade, which featured floats with holiday settings. The parade began at 3 p.m. with Columbia Police Department officers mounted on motorcycles, lights flashing.
The 32nd annual Columbia Holiday Parade took place Sunday afternoon downtown.
The Food Bank and radio personalities will hold the "Partnership Against Hunger" Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity has hosted a food drive every year since 1995. The group's members prepared food packages for 50 mid-Missouri families.
The Rev. Mark Kiyimba, an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights in Uganda, will speak in Columbia about his work and injustices being committed against the LGBT community abroad.
Converting Interstate 70 into a toll road would create funds to rebuild the road but at what cost to the taxpayer?
Dave Spence and John Brunner hope to use their successful business backgrounds to garner support in next year's elections. Spence will run for governor and Brunner will run for U.S. Senate.
A Greyhound bus taking 45 passengers from Memphis, Tenn., to St. Louis was stranded in Charleston after the driver left about midnight Saturday. A replacement driver did not arrive until 8 a.m.
A chain was cut from a court building's door after an Occupy St. Louis protest, and officials think protesters might be responsible.
More seating could be added to Memorial Stadium, but plans are still in the works.
Across the country communities are taking action and making it easier and safer for older people to live at home rather than moving to assisted living or alternative housing facilities.
Cheap, user-friendly technology has made it easy for anyone to listen in on police communications, and fierce debate continues about the benefits of transparency versus confidentiality.
Columbia residents enjoyed outdoor activities as they prepared for the coming winter season.
Missouri's Senior Day victory against Texas Tech (5-6) ends a difficult week for the program, as Gary Pinkel's arrest drew attention away from the game.
A closer look at the most-read stories of last week, starting with the high-profile arrest of Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel.
Police ordered the driver to get back on the bus, which the driver did. But later she left the bus again, stranding the passengers until another driver arrived.