Doctors aim for focused care at University Hospital's new Neurosciences Center

The new center at University Hospital offers care for all neurological disorders on one floor.

Local farmer, veteran Leslie "Spencer" Wegener dies at 86

After returning from World War II, Wegener attended MU and began his farming career.

Frederick Dale Lewis served in Vietnam War, enjoyed fishing

Mr. Lewis was a 1960 graduate of Hickman High School who married his wife, Barbara Jean Dulle, in 1966.

Frederick Dale Lewis, April 8, 1942-Sept. 25, 2012, of Columbia

Leslie "Spencer" Wegener, April 17, 1926-Sept. 25, 2012, of Columbia

Leslie "Spencer" Wegener, April 17, 1926-Sept. 25, 2012, of Columbia

Missouri family courts educate on self-representation

People who can't afford an attorney and plan to represent themselves in family court are taking advantage of the Representing Yourself website, while finding it useful. 

Derryl DeWayne Schake, Oct. 29, 1942 — Sept. 24, 2012

Derryl Schake served in the Marine Corps and was the father of six children.

Derryl DeWayne Schake, Oct. 29, 1942 — Sept. 24, 2012, Columbia

Derryl DeWayne Schake, Oct. 29, 1942 — Sept. 24, 2012, Columbia

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: Two county officers on the ballot for sheriff in Morgan County

Candidates campaign to become sheriff – the top law enforcement officer in Morgan County.

Cardinals shut out in Houston, take two out of three

The Cardinals' loss broke a 10-game winning streak for the Cardinals over Houston and cut their lead over Los Angeles and Milwaukee to 3 1/2 games for the second NL wild card spot after both teams won Wednesday.

Tigers edge Royals, claim top spot in AL Central

Detroit, which started the day tied with the Chicago White Sox atop the AL Central for the first time since Sept. 2, found a way to break through in the eighth. Kansas City has lost four straight since winning four in a row, including two against the White Sox.

Proposed BCS changes would alter traditional bowl formats

A person with direct knowledge of the plan for the four-team playoff in 2014 told The Associated Press that either a Pac-12 or a Big 12 team likely will be the opponent for the top-rated champion from the Big East, Mountain West, Conference USA, Sun Belt and Mid-American conferences.

Rams' rookie kicker as consistent as they come

Zuerlein, a sixth-round pick out of Division II Missouri Western, has been on the money all three games. He's been effective on kickoffs, too, with special teams limiting opponents to a 17.4-yard average return

Rams' rookie defensive tackle Brockers set for NFL regular season debut

Brockers was limited in practice Wednesday, but both the player and coach Jeff Fisher are optimistic about making his NFL debut Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

Chiefs' Lilja has first start at center during team's injury crisis

Last season, it was the quality of Chiefs players who were hurt: Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry, All-Pro running back Jamaal Charles, Cassel and tight end Tony Moeaki. This year, it's been sheer quantity.


Aetna to pay $1.5 million in settlement with Missouri

The state insurance agency said Aetna sometimes provided coverage for contraceptives without allowing employers to opt out and routinely covered abortions. Officials say Aetna also had excluded coverage for autism spectrum disorders.

Bizarre tumor case may lead to custom cancer care

Doctors are growing "mini tumors" from each patient's cancer then testing various drugs to create to create custom cancer care.

Missouri students improving on Advanced Placement exams

Students got scores of three or above on 63 percent of the tests — up about one percentage point from the previous year. Scores this high typically qualify students for college credit.

'Moon River' crooner Andy Williams dies at age 84

Andy Williams, known for his wholesome, middle-America appeal, was part of the soundtrack of the 1960s and 1970s.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Farm bill wilted, for good reasons

After the November election, Congress should take a closer look at making serious reform with a revised version of the farm bill.