Cougars rout Benedictine in conference opener

The Columbia College women's soccer victory over Benedictine University at Springfield was their first of the season

MU researcher gets Hyundai grant for child cancer relapse risk study

Hyundai's Hope on Wheels Program awarded $250,000 to the MU School of Medicine for research about the most common form of children's cancer.

Columbia-born Elizabeth Smith remembered for community involvement

Tomato Festival comes to MU Bradford Research Center

More than 150 tomato and pepper varieties will be available for tasting at the free event, which starts at 4 p.m. Thursday at the MU Bradford Research and Extension Center.


Former MU professor loved horses, teaching

Columbia City Council votes to eliminate several boards and to modify others

Some committees and adivsory boards have been considered uneccesary while others will have six months to respond to the council's plans.

Columbia police seek suspect in Shell station armed robbery

A suspect armed with a butcher knife robbed the Shell gas station on I-70 Drive S.W. on Sunday morning and left the store with the cash register drawer and the employee's purse.

Wayne E. Loch, Feb. 24, 1939-Sept. 1, 2012, of Centralia

Elizabeth Gayle Smith, Aug. 9, 1931-Sept. 3, 2012, of Vivian, La.

Royals fall just short of a comeback against the Rangers

The Royals clawed back with runs in the first and sixth, but Texas added three in the seventh. Kansas City added two more runs in the bottom half to keep it close, and the teams traded runs in the eighth before Texas closer Joe Nathan held on through a shaky ninth.

Ex-Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez returns to face former team

The likely Hall of Famer, one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history, spent the first 12 years of his record-breaking career with the Kansas City Chiefs. Come Sunday, Tony Gonzalez will be lining up at Arrowhead Stadium as an opponent.

Chiefs trio returns for new season after 2011 ACL tears

Chiefs players Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry and Tony Moeaki tore the ACLs in their left knees in a three-week stretch that started with last year's preseason finale.

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder opposes vehicle tax measure

Republican Kinder disagrees with those in his party who want to override Gov. Nixon's veto.

Rejuvinated Rams are the NFL's youngest squad

It's the youngest team in the NFL, with an average age under 26. A lot of kids for new coach Jeff Fisher to corral. Beyond the one-liners, it's clear the new regime has embraced an overhaul so extensive that the so-called crusty veteran has become an endangered species

Cardinals fall to Mets in rookie reliever's promising debut

Shelby Miller, a Cardinals first-round pick in 2009, was impressive in tossing two scoreless innings, but the only blemish was that the Cardinals were beaten 6-2 by the New York Mets.


NASA Dawn spacecraft traveling to dwarf planet

Ground controllers received a signal from Dawn that it successfully spiraled away from the asteroid Vesta and was headed toward the dwarf planet Ceres.

DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION: What to watch for on Wednesday

Former President Bill Clinton will speak at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Waist drum team practices for MU Homecoming parade

MU's Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars waist drum team practiced Wednesday in Peace Park to prepare for MU's Homecoming parade.

Man pleads guilty to assault for shaking baby

A young father faces up to seven years in prison for abusing his child.

UPDATE: State audit report says Gov. Jay Nixon wrongly tapped into department budgets

The report by Republican State Auditor Tom Schweich says Nixon tapped the finances of more than a dozen other agencies under his control to essentially spend more than the governor's office had been budgeted.