U.S. consumer borrowing declines

Total consumer borrowing dipped $3.3 billion in July from June to a seasonally adjusted $2.705 trillion, the Federal Reserve said Monday. It was the first decline since August 2011.

Columbia remembers 9/11 on Patriot Day

Columbia organizations will honor the memories of victims killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on National Day of Service and Remembrance.


Remembering 9/11

The Missourian offers resources to help reflect on Sept. 11 and how to discuss the tragedy with kids.

Rock Bridge uses tiebreaker to beat Hickman at girls golf tournament

The Rock Bridge girls golf team had to use a tiebreaker to better Hickman and win the 16-team Smith-Cotton tournament Monday at the Sedalia Country Club.

Columbia College volleyball team rolls in first conference match

The Cougars beat Hannibal-LaGrange 25-13, 25-22, 25-11 Monday at Southwell Complex.

FROM READERS: Once a Tiger, always a Tiger — even in Bulldog country

A recent MU graduate found a place to watch Missouri's inaugural SEC game Saturday in Atlanta. The atmosphere was reminiscent of Columbia on game day, and she was relieved to be around a Tiger family again.

Freshman looks to make impact on Hickman volleyball team

Outside hitter Emma Drake is the lone freshman on this season's Kewpies varsity team. She is one of only a handful of freshmen to start on the varsity team in head coach Greg Gunn’s 17-year tenure at Hickman.

Albert Nichols DeRousse Jr., 53, of Columbia died Sept. 7, 2012

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Step of Faith Ministries, Suite H, 1414 Range Line St.

Albert Nichols DeRousse, Sept. 7, 2012, of Columbia

Credit union robbery near two Columbia schools causes lockdown

Paxton Keeley Elementary and Smithton Middle School had modified lockdowns Monday, meaning all exterior doors of the schools were locked for 15 minutes.

FROM READERS: A Saturday spent with hunters but few ducks

Missourian reader John Hall spent Saturday exploring a wildlife preserve, where he observed teal hunters and their prey.

Sidewalk Master Plan update informational meetings to be held this month

Residents can provide input to the city at informational meetings this month about where sidewalks are needed.

Insurance bill triggers contraception debate

Insurance coverage of contraception, abortion and sterilization may change if a retroactive law is pushed past Gov. Nixon's veto this week. 

Teal season opened Saturday in Missouri

Nick Garst, an MU junior, was one of several hunters hoping to find teal in Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area on Monday. He was out of luck, though, as the birds failed to appear.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Missouri's taxpayers lobbying to pay more taxes?

Taxpayers should know their money is being spent on government lobbying.

Hali back with Chiefs, but no word on injuries

After serving his suspension, Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali will be back for next Sunday's game at Buffalo, but nothing is clear about the Chiefs' players who have been out with injuries.

Fisher says mistake by clock operator cost Rams in Sunday's loss

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher said an officials error basically gave Detroit Lions an extra timeout.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks from a Georgia fan

This Georgia fan is pleased with the hospitality and friendliness of Missouri fans.


Two incidents involving guns reported during weekend

The weekend brought a shooting at the Waffle House and a home invasion robbery.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Decision on air service must be grounded in reality

The Jefferson City Council is considering investing in the regional concept of air service by contributing $100,000 to attract a commercial air carrier to Columbia Regional Airport.