Brazilian player finds home with Columbia College men's soccer team

Rafael Ramos, a junior transfer on the Cougars' men's soccer team who moved to the United States from Brazil in 2010, has become one of the team's best players.

Undecided voters tune in to first presidential debate

Last week, a handful of local, undecided voters said they were still looking for information before choosing who to cast their vote for in November. Most said they were looking forward to the first presidential debate Wednesday evening to see if either candidate would say anything to sway their vote.

Columbia College men's soccer outlasts Hannibal-LaGrange in physical contest

The Cougars defeated their conference rivals 1-0, avenging their lone conference loss from last season.


Rock Bridge softball player Callie Sapp works through injuries

For the first time in her softball career, Bruins junior Callie Sapp has made it through a season without an injury.

Alzheimer's Walk expected to draw hundreds at Stephens Lake Park

The Sunday event is one of the largest in mid-Missouri and aims to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's disease.


GUEST COMMENTARY: People's Visioning looks to create solutions for Columbia problems

People's Visioning is a Columbia group aiming to generate solutions to city problems and ideas for improvement.

Two Columbia men killed, two injured in I-70 crash

The westbound car crossed the center line and collided with a truck on I-70 on Tuesday afternoon. The two men who died were identified as Terron L. Davis and Andre L. Edwards, both of Columbia.


Detroit Tigers' Cabrera wins first Triple Crown in 45 years

Miguel Cabrera joins an elite list that includes Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig.

Columbia College women's soccer team overcomes slow start

The Cougars beat Hannibal-LaGrange 3-0 Wednesday, capitalizing on two early second-half goals.

Cardinals end regular season with 1-0 win against Cincinnati

The Cardinals, after winning 12 of their final 16 regular-season games, clinched the second National League wild card spot Tuesday and will face the Braves on Friday in Atlanta.

SEC teams grabbing headlines for offense in conference known for defense

The conference that has won six straight national titles, largely on the backs of powerful defenses, had two teams combine for 1,000 yards Saturday afternoon. Some SEC teams, and plenty of games, are bucking the conference's defensive tradition.

Rams looking to end Cardinals winning streak Thursday night

Not surprisingly, they're just a one-point favorite to beat the St. Louis Rams. On Thursday night against the Rams, the Cardinals will have a shot at being the NFL's first team to go 5-0 in 2012.

Chiefs plagued by turnovers, have most of any NFL team

The Chiefs have 15 turnovers, their eight fumbles lost are double the next-worst team in the AFC and their minus-13 differential is a big reason they've been blown out in three of the four games they've played and needed a late rally to win the other.

Two-day test can spot gene diseases in newborns

By combining faster gene-analyzing machinery with new computer software that, at the push of a few buttons, uses a baby's symptoms to zero in on the most suspicious mutations, the researchers hope to start treatment earlier or avoid futile care for lethal illnesses.

More Akin abortion remarks stir criticism

The Missouri congressman's remarks in a 2008 speech on the House floor that equated abortion providers to terrorists were being recirculated Wednesday.

BROKEN BUDGETS: Cash-strapped states weigh tax policy on drilling

An Ohio county rebounding from years of unemployment is growing because of crude oil and natural gas, but that community could see possible fees and taxes on the oil and gas to help state budgets.

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: 5 things to watch for

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney meet in a debate airing at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Royals see history as Cabrera wins Triple Crown

The Detroit Tigers' 1-0 victory Wednesday night over the Kansas City Royals took a backseat to seeing Miguel Cabrera win baseball's Triple Crown.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri lawmakers create election mess for Jefferson City

A law passed by the Missouri General Assembly eliminating the February primary and June elections is causing Jefferson City officials to rework the city's election process.

Rams' Fisher among mustache award finalists

The Rams coach is among 15 finalists for the Robert Goulet Mustached American of the Year award.