Columbia College volleyball sweeps Stephens

The Cougars defeated Stephens College in a quick 25-7, 25-12, 25-12 victory.

Theater students offer tips on being spooky

MU Theatre Department students Brina Jones and Drake Krueger demonstrate the keys to being spooky this Halloween.

District 13 public defenders end October below mandated caseload cap

District Defender David Wallis said the court reassigned several cases to private counsel, allowing public defenders to stay under their caseload limit.

MU Health Care, University Hospital physicians shift jobs

The vice chief of medical staff at University Hospital, James Kessel, was appointed chief because the current chief, Stevan Whitt, was appointed chief medical officer of the MU Health Care. Thomas Selva was named chief medical information officer of MU Health Care.

Hunter shoots possible wolf at Franklin Island Conservation Area

The hunter originally thought he shot a large coyote, but after further examination, it might be a wolf, a species that hasn't lived in Missouri since the 1800s.

Symposium on human trafficking set for Saturday

The event will be held by The Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition and will include a panel discussion.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Voter drop-off a threat to Missouri judicial election

The drop-off in Missouri judicial retention elections was 16 percent in 2010.

FastCAT Bus to reroute due to Ninth Street closure

The city will reroute the 107 FastCAT Express on Wednesday night due to a road closure on South Ninth Street.

FROM READERS: Columbia Toastmasters Club invites you to visit

Columbia Toastmasters is an open membership club and welcomes everyone to visit as many times as desired to see if our club is a good fit.

Region hit by Sandy struggles to resume daily life

New York City buses returned to darkened streets, two airports reopened and the New York Stock Exchange prepared to resume trading, but it was clear that restoring the region to its ordinarily frenetic pace could take days.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote yes on Prop B to raise tobacco tax

The increased tax will reduce the number of smokers, especially among young people; provide programs to reduce and prevent tobacco use; and will provide needed funds for public education at all levels, elementary, secondary, college and university.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Roll carts raise concerns for senior citizens, people with disabilities

The new carts cause problems for residents with disabilities and senior citizens.

Suspect wanted on charges of domestic assault

Columbia Police are looking for a man wanted on a charge of second-degree domestic assault. 

Injured Rams returning at right time

Wide receiver Danny Amendola said he'll definitely be in the lineup at San Francisco next week, and offensive tackle Rodger Saffold is hopeful of playing. Amendola and Saffold got limited work Wednesday, and Jeff Fisher said they appear to be on track, if there are no setbacks.

Chiefs head to San Diego looking for first win since week 3

Already prime-time flops twice this year, the Chargers (3-4) will try to get it right against the staggering Chiefs (1-6), arguably the NFL's worst team. Although the Chiefs have the same record as Jacksonville and Carolina, their issues run deeper than that.

New teams bring stylistic changes to SEC gameplay

The new look of the SEC isn't limited to the changes in its geography, though, as the Texas A&M Aggies have remained one of the top offenses in the country.

Royals acquire veteran pitcher Ervin Santana in trade with Angels

Veteran pitcher Ervin Santana will join the Royals next year in a trade Wednesday that sends minor league prospect Brandon Sisk to the Los Angeles Angels. Santana has been a fixture in Los Angeles' rotation since 2005, going 96-80 with a 4.33 ERA while starting at least 23 games in eight consecutive seasons.

Springfield expansion of medical school depends on tobacco tax

University leaders held a news conference to support raising the cigarette tax from the current 17 cents per pack to 90 cents.

PHOTO GALLERY: Chipotle Halloween special is a hit

A Chipotle Halloween special had customers lined up for a good deal.

Missouri Home Care Union hopes for first contract

The Supreme Court declined Tuesday to hear an appeal of a May ruling upholding a vote by the workers to be represented by the Missouri Home Care Union.