Former Missouri football player Holifield arrested for marijuana possession

Former Missouri tight end Brandon Holifield was arrested early Sunday morning by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Boone County for the possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana.

ANALYSIS: A look at the most competitive states in the presidential race

A breakdown of which presidential candidate each state is leaning toward with the election just two days away.

WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Franklin falters in Missouri's 14-7 loss

Quarterback James Franklin threw four interceptions in Saturday's game against Florida; Hickman defeats Rock Bridge in the district playoffs; and basketball star Alex Oriakhi happy after transfer to Missouri. 

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Possible wolf found in Mo., Homecoming proposal, Hurricane Sandy

This week, readers preferred stories about Hurricane Sandy's damage to the East Coast, behind-the-scenes pieces with some of Missouri's top athletes and voters guides to the presidential and U.S. Senate races.


Jankovic shines for Missouri men's basketball in exhibition victory

Stefan Jankovic led the Tigers in scoring with 20 points in Sunday's 86-60 exhibition win againstMissouri Southern.

Faith the Dog visits MU Women's and Children's Hospital

Faith the Dog, a two-legged dog, and her owner Jude Stringfellow visited patients from MU Women's and Children's Hospital on Sunday afternoon.

Pressey, Missouri men's basketball fight turnover woes

The Missouri men's basketball team beat Missouri Southern by 26 points, but in two games, Tigers guard Phil Pressey had 11 turnovers, and the team had 41.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Missouri House districts, high school football and Halloween fun

Last week's best photos included images of Missouri's 47th and 50th House districts, the district semifinal game between Hickman and Rock Bridge football teams and some Halloween fun.

Services for Independent Living builds ramps for homes

Ramps were built for 14 homes in mid-Missouri on Saturday as a part of Ramp Up, an event hosted by Services for Independent Living.

Property owner welcomes guests to restored Murphy Lakes

From hunting and fishing to dance lessons and weddings, Rob Alongi's Murphy Lakes offers a rustic spin on weekend getaways.

Online interaction proves to be powerful in weight loss

People are using fitness websites and mobile apps to get information about nutrition, keep track of their caloric intake and monitor their physical activities. 

Columbia College soccer player finds passion in special education

In addition to leading the Cougars in scoring, Kelly Ross works with special education children and has dreams of becoming a teacher in the field.


Missouri Proposition E would limit governor's authority on insurance exchange

Proposition E would "prohibit the governor or any state agency, from establishing or operating state-based health insurance exchanges unless authorized by a vote of the people or by the legislature."


Kentucky fires head football coach Joker Phillips

Joker Phillips, who is 12-23 overall in three seasons at Kentucky, will finish out the season.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Public health funding is critical for the future of America

Bert Malone, vice president of Missouri Public Health Association, thinks investing in public health funding will strengthen the nation's health infrastructure.

Marrow registry drive coming to MU on Monday

MU's Alpha Phi Omega and Be the Match Registry will pair up for a marrow registry drive Monday in Memorial Student Union.

Missouri's silica sand plays role in fracking boom

Silica sand from Missouri is in high demand for use in natural gas extraction. Drillers inject huge quantities of water, sand and chemicals deep into the ground to crack bedrock and allow natural gas to escape.


St. Louis seeks best ideas for vacant land

The city is teaming up with Washington University for the Sustainable Land Lab contest aimed at enlisting the public's help in solving the vacant land problem. 

Kansas City holding mail-in vote on downtown streetcars

The Jackson County court administrator's office has mailed out ballots to the nearly 700 registered voters in downtown Kansas City who qualified to vote on a $100 million downtown streetcar system.