Missouri could still experience colorful fall despite drought

Leaves rest on the ground at Rock Bridge State Park on Monday. Missouri's fall foliage colors might be affected by this summer's lack of rain.

This summer's drought caused damage, but the rains from tropical storms have revived many plants. The temperatures and sunlight will determine the show.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU holds 12th annual Fire Factor event

The Columbia Fire Department set a mock dorm room ablaze in Speakers Circle to show students how quickly a fire can spread.

Missouri's Pinkel, South Carolina's Spurrier discuss quarterback injuries

Despite questions about injuries, Tigers football coach Gary Pinkel and Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier are both looking forward to seeing their starting quarterbacks play in Saturday's game between the teams.

Enthusiast works to improve Columbia's soccer scene

Omoro Ewharekuko founded and runs the Columbia Premier League to give players a competitive men’s recreational association in Columbia.

Education leaders: Missouri's eMINTS program improves student engagement

Missouri educators had several nice things to say about a program that incorporates technology in the classroom, but they also had a few concerns about its sustainability.

DAVID ROSMAN: Makers of 'Innocence of Muslims' film should face consequences

The First Amendment protection of freedom of speech is not absolute, and the producers of "Innocence of Muslims" have crossed that line.

FROM READERS: Mizzou Quidditch captain explains team, why he joined

A captain of the Mizzou Quidditch team explains why he joined and provides some information about the sport inspired by the Harry Potter series.

Missouri wrestling joins Mid-American Conference

Joining with Old Dominion and Northern Iowa, Missouri's five-year agreement begins with the conference tournament this season.

Occupy protester Dave Dollens sustains passion for activism in Columbia

Dave Dollens is a recognizable face around Columbia because of his work in activism, something he's been doing for the past 27 years. 

Columbia College strikes early in shutout victory over Westminster

Junior forward Rafael Ramos gave the Cougars the lead eight seconds into the match, setting up a 4-0 win.


Missouri Unclaimed Property Auction draws regulars and newcomers alike

Attendees of the auction, which was held at the Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center, bid on things such as stamps, a diamond ring and a signed Willie Mays baseball card.

Boonville to host 2013 Missouri Alliance of Historic Preservation Conference

Mid-Missouri will play host to the 2013 statewide historical preservation conference next fall and likely will again in 2014. 

TELL US: What do you like to do on election night?

Would you participate in a virtual watch party on your mobile device for election night?

MU researchers expand study of health alert system to Iowa

Tiger Place residents are being monitored by high-tech sensors to make sure they are healthy and safe. The program will be expanded to a similar facility in Iowa.

MU conducts depression screenings for students

MU Counseling Center and Suicide Prevention Task Force will hold depression screenings across campus Thursday.  

Hickman students learn dangers of texting while driving

Hickman students got the chance to experience the high risk of distracted driving through a simulation targeted at texting while driving.

Report predicts majority of Missouri adults will be obese by 2030

The annual "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future" report contains alarming predictions about Missouri's obesity rate and the related health care costs. Columbia currently has a few events under way to promote healthier eating and exercise.

Cardinals blank Astros, remain wild card contenders

The Cardinals, who have won seven straight against Houston, moved two games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the race for the second wild card spot in the National League.

Royals shutout White Sox, even series

Royals pitcher Bruce Chen (11-12) scattered five hits and three walks over 6 2-3 innings to win for just the second time in six starts.  Royals pitchers shutout the White Sox to stave off official postseason elimination.

SEC teams — either awesome or awful

The six SEC teams now in the Top 25 are more than any other conference. While it seems everyone in the SEC is enjoying success, that's not the case. The bottom half of the league has had some downright embarrassing moments.