Missouri women's soccer falls to Texas A&M in overtime

Sophomore midfielder Kaysie Clark tied the game with less than 10 minutes to go, but the Tigers couldn't keep the Aggies from finding the net in extra time.

Stephens soccer team stays motivated despite poor weather, tough season

Because of poor weather, officials shortened the Stars' game Thursday against Hannibal LaGrange, a 7-0 loss that leaves Stephens still seeking its first offensive goal.

MU TIGER CHALLENGE: Vote for the best RV, enter to win $100

Vote for the best entries in categories such as the youngest MU fan, the best RV and reflections on the Alabama game.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Northern commissioner race has stayed polite, business-like

The candidates for Boone County Northern District Commissioner have been polite and to the point, which has allowed people to learn more about them and their plans for office, Rocheport resident Rob Fleming writes. Fleming supports Janet Thompson because he has seen her intellect and work ethic firsthand.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Janet Thompson would help manage changes in Boone County

Janet Thompson, a candidate for Northern District Boone County Commissioner, was born and raised in Boone County, and she knows how the area is changing, Columbia resident Michael Ugarte writes. She engages with people to develop future plans and is, in short, a good person.


MUPD reports two assaults with similar suspect descriptions

In both instances, female victims were approached by men who said they thought they recognized them.


Missouri wrestling team earns No. 7 preseason ranking

It will be the 11th straight season that the Tigers have debuted in the top 15.

American Airlines announces flights from Columbia airport to Chicago, Dallas

Service to and from Dallas and Chicago at Columbia Regional Airport will begin Feb. 14.

FROM READERS: Columbia author shares his proposal story

Joe G. Dillard, who recently published his first book, "A Full Cup of Joe," shares the story about his engagement proposal in 1959.


Vehicle fire shuts down U.S. 63 during morning rush

A vehicle fire shut down both northbound lanes of U.S. 63 for more than 30 minutes.

'Frankenstorm' warning for East: Hurricane to combine with winter blast

Hurricane Sandy and a winter storm could combine, meaning the East Coast might be in for a weeklong storm causing an estimated $1 billion in damage.


GUEST COMMENTARY: Threat of nuclear war still exists between U.S., Russia

The United States and Russia still have thousands of ready-to-launch nuclear weapons that could hit their targets within minutes.

Giants' victory earns 2-0 World Series lead

The San Francisco Giants took advantage of a bunt that stayed fair to eke out the go-ahead run in a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night for a 2-0 edge in the World Series.

SEC women's basketball power structure shifts

Holly Warlick inherits the Tennessee program from iconic Pat Summitt at a time when Kentucky appears to have climbed to the top in a changing power structure of Southeastern Conference women's basketball.

Cardinals' Matheny ponders just missing World Series

Three days after the St. Louis Cardinals squandered a 3-1 lead in the NL championship series, their rookie manager said he hadn't slept much.

Missouri secretary of state candidate gets campaign help

Republican Missouri secretary of state candidate Shane Schoeller got a boost Wednesday from a fellow Republican from Mississippi, who said photo identification requirements for voters are important to preserving the integrity of elections.

Akin remarks remain in spotlight in Senate bid

Since first uttering the regrettable comments about "legitimate rape," Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin has been his own most formidable foe.

Spence gives his gubernatorial campaign $500,000

The suburban St. Louis businessman has now plugged $5 million into his effort to unseat Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: Candidates for the 60th District State Representative race

Two candidates are vying to represent the 60th District in the Missouri House of Representatives. This district encompasses a portion of Cole County, including most of Jefferson City.

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: Candidates for the 59th District State Representative race

Two candidates are on the ballot to represent the 59th District in the Missouri House of Representatives, though one of the candidates has  said the governor would make a special appointment to fill the vacancy since she would be unable to fill the position if she's elected.