Missouri volleyball swept at Georgia

Despite outside hitter Lisa Henning hitting a match-high 15 kills and sophomore middle hitter Whitney Little having eight blocks, the Tigers fell 25-18, 25-23, 25-13 to the Bulldogs.

UPDATE: 3 Missouri hospitals, 1 Illinois hospital form alliance to cut costs

The four systems in the alliance represent 31 hospitals in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas, including Boone Hospital in Columbia, with combined annual revenues of nearly $7 billion.

FROM READERS: Bryan Bradford promoted to commander of Columbia's SAL Squadron 202

Bryan P. Bradford writes about his promotion to commander of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 202 of Columbia.

Sandoval's 3 home runs propel Giants in World Series opener

Barry Zito also shines in his World Series debut for the San Francisco Giants.


SEC coaches adapt to league's speed, talent

Adjusting to life as head coach in the SEC proves difficult, even for those with a strong track record.

No home field advantage for Rams in London

Players on the Rams hope to gain fans at their game in London Sunday, while not forgetting that the opposing Patriots have one of the largest international fan bases in the NFL.

Man accused of robbing, kidnapping college student

William James Cobbins is jailed on $75,000 cash-only bond for the crime that happened in August.

McCaskill cancels campaigning to be with ill mom

Sen. Claire McCaskill's 84-year-old mother, Betty Anne McCaskill, was in an intensive care unit of a St. Louis hospital Tuesday after "becoming critically ill."

Sporting KC beats Union to win Eastern Conference

Sporting KC opens the two-leg conference semifinals on the road Nov. 3 or 4 against an opponent yet to be determined.


Kansas City Chiefs have rough history of starting quarterbacks

Kansas City has been reluctant to take a quarterback early in the NFL draft.

UPDATE: Auction of Mamtek assets draws few big buyers

The auction of Mamtek U.S. property drew more than 20 prospective bidders Wednesday morning to a Moberly hotel ballroom, joined by online participants.

Deer hunting approved in Branson city limits

Bow hunting will be allowed on land of at least 2 acres, at least 150 yards from a structure or property line, and only from a tree stand.

Lost bet means D.C. flying St. Louis flag for a day

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay made the flag-flying wager during baseball's National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Akin repeatedly arrested at 1985 abortion protests

Senate candidate Todd Akin has repeatedly declined to discuss additional details of the arrests. The records are private because he was never convicted.

UPDATE: Gas leak in Ashland stopped

The leak was stopped, according to a Joint Communications alert sent at about 11 a.m. No one was injured.