FROM READERS: MU Museum of Art and Archaeology will hold yoga lecture

Ritcha Chaudhary will present “Yoga and Spirituality," a 50-minute lecture at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 in Pickard Hall. The lecture is related to the museum’s current exhibition, “Seeing the Divine in Hindu Art.”

Centralia officials issue boil order after water main break repaired

City Administrator Lynn Behrns has advised Centralia residents to boil their water for at least 10 minutes before using it.


A retired farmer's story of love and business

Ron Anderson is an optimistic man who worked on a 400-acre farm for more than 25 years and now sells fresh produce to the people of Columbia.

Thirty years later, photographer revisits 'Blue Highways'

To celebrate the 30th anniversary edition of William Least Heat-Moon's "Blue Highways," Ed Ailor III photographed the book's 14,000-mile cross-country journey.

Ridgeway Elementary celebrates Veterans Day with luncheon

Veterans and family joined students from Ridgeway Elementary School for a luncheon to celebrate Veterans Day.

Chiefs fall to Steelers in overtime

Pittsburgh escaped with a 16-13 victory over Kansas City at chilly, rainy Monday night at Heinz Field.

College football playoff to have six games, not seven

Television networks weren't all that interested in paying in excess of $20 million a year more for a game that could potentially feature low-profile teams.

U.S. colleges look to foreign students

New figures out Monday show international enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities grew nearly 6 percent last year. The growth is concentrated the most at big, public land-grant colleges, notably in the Midwest

More women have driver's licenses than men in U.S.

A study revealed that more women than men now have driver's licenses, which is a reversal of a longtime gender gap between the number of drivers. Researchers say that the trend is likely to have safety and economic implications. 

Missouri governor, barge industry urge action on rivers

Gov. Jay Nixon and waterways shipping representatives are trying to persuade the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release more water from the Missouri River's upstream reservoirs. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Give a hand to our veterans

We should all take advantage of the opportunity to say “thank you” to everyone who put their own safety on the line to protect our country to let them know that we appreciate their service.

Missouri auditor to review two assistance programs

The audit will focus on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the Electronic Benefit Transfer process, which is used to access food stamps.

Washington University Medical School gets $50 million grant

The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences at the medical school is focused on speeding up the application of research findings in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of various health conditions.

Dickerson Zoo welcomes new giraffe

A 20-year-old giraffe named Gidget gave birth to a 159-pound female calf during the weekend at the Dickerson Zoo.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Best result is that reality rules again

This is part of the new reality that will sink in, very quickly, as a result of Tuesday’s election: Obamacare, as Republicans liked to call it, is here to stay.

Kansas City-area women to start female American Legion post

The post is a channel to solve the serious and very different issues female veterans face on the job and at home.

Demo workers hurt in St. Louis stairwell collapse

The building on Lindell Boulevard was damaged in a massive blaze on July 18, leaving 250 residents homeless.

Two suspected stolen cars wreck in St. Louis

Police say a silver Dodge Charger was carjacked by a suspect armed with a shotgun. Police gave chase until the Charger crashed, flipping in the air. The suspect was able to get away.