UM leaders put wallets behind tobacco tax hike

Contributors include UM System President Tim Wolfe, with a $1,000 donation; and chancellors from three of the system's four campuses.

THE TRAIL: A hunger for politics in mid-Missouri

The Missourian sent photojournalists to capture images of the campaigns as part of our The Trail photo series, which will show you scenes from different campaign events throughout mid-Missouri. 

Cardinals edge Giants after long rain delay, take 2-1 lead in NLCS

The Cardinals beat the Giants 3-1 on Wednesday night after a lengthy rain delay. The Cardinals head into Thursday's NLCS Game 4 with a 2-1 series lead.

Brookside on College residents able to move in Thursday, Friday

Residents living in Stephens College temporary housing will move into Brookside on College apartments Thursday. Residents living in the duplexes will move in Friday.

Four SEC football coaches facing the hot seat

The league that has won six consecutive national championships has more coaches on the proverbial "hot seat" than in any recent year, with potential openings at Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Rams' receivers picking up the slack in Amendola's absence

The team's leading receiver injured his shoulder against Arizona on Oct. 4, missed Sunday's loss at Miami and is expected to miss at least another three games. The Rams have had several other players pick up the slack.

Chiefs' GM Pioli under pressure after 1-5 start

The Chiefs are mired in 1-5 rut to start the season, and most of the blame for it has fallen on Scott Pioli who has struggled to endear himself to increasingly hostile Kansas City fans weary of losing.

Meningitis outbreak deaths rise to 19

So far, 19 people have died in a meningitis outbreak that was possibly caused from a contaminated  steroid medication 

Woman assaulted near MU Women's and Children's Hospital

The woman was able to use pepper spray on the suspect to get him to release her.

Armstrong stepping down as Livestrong chairman

Lance Armstrong, who was not paid a salary as chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, will remain on its 15-member board.

Florida man charged in N.Y. dinosaur fossils case

Eric Prokopi, a self-described "commercial paleontologist" who buys and sells whole and partial dinosaur skeletons, was arrested at his home in Gainesville, Fla.

Hannibal City Council votes to poison pigeons

Councilman Mike Dobson said the pigeon population needs to be reduced because the birds' waste can carry potentially fatal illnesses such as E. coli.

Wreck involving tractor-trailers near Pacific, Mo., leaves soup cans along highway

Three tractor-trailers lost their loads in a morning crash, leaving cans of soup and boxes of salad dressing along some driving lanes and backing up traffic for more than three miles.

Former Missouri official pleads guilty in land sale

The Platte County prosecutor's office said 40-year-old Kevin Rawlings, of Dearborn, entered the plea Tuesday to a charge of misusing official information.

St. Louis Zoo changes display after complaints

An outside vendor made and installed the decorations, which include faceless ghosts with a light in their heads. At night, the light shines through but during the day, the black faces are all that's visible.

Montee ad criticizes Kinder in Missouri lieutenant governor race

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder used personal funds to reimburse the state more than $54,000 for lodging following reports by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he spent hundreds of nights at St. Louis hotels.