WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Tigers fall to Syracuse on Senior Day

Missouri defensive back E.J. Gaines sits on bench after Syracuse wide receiver Alec Lemon scored a touchdown in the final minute of the game Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Missouri fell to Syracuse 31-27.

Missouri football loses 31-27 as Franklin gets injured again, and the Missouri men's basketball team climbs to 3-0 after win against Nicholls State. 

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Maya Angelou, National Roll Call and parachuting

Last week's best images by Missourian photographers included Maya Angelou speaking to a sell-out crowd, members of the military honoring fallen veterans and the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachuting into Memorial Stadium.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Gary Pinkel's divorce, Missouri football and police department's new vehicles

This week's most popular stories were centered around the Missouri football team and coach Gary Pinkel's divorce.

For Episcopal priest going to South Sudan, sewing is a mission

Christina Cobb, chaplain of Columbia's Episcopal Campus Ministry, will travel later this month to South Sudan to teach sewing to women without access to electricity.

Charter amendment prevents eminent domain for private economic development

The measure proposed by Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe is scheduled for a final vote at the City Council meeting on Monday night.

Columbia kicks off holiday season with Rockin' Holiday Parade

The Columbia Jaycees 33rd annual holiday parade was filled with dogs, dancers and Girl Scouts marching through downtown Columbia.

'Peoples' Visioning' strives to make Columbia better through collaboration

The "Peoples' Visioning" community group is hosting their third mini-conference Monday with live music and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and a program at 7 p.m. in the Friends Room at Daniel Boone Regional Library.

COMMENTARY: Bowl game? Missouri would need to upset Texas A&M

Heading into the season, the Tigers wanted to think they could compete with the top teams in the Southeastern Conference, but they simply haven't. There's still a game left. But it feels like the season is over.

Tornado fraud costs two Joplin residents prison time

Wanda G. McBride, 51, and Ronald M. Irby, 30, have been sentenced to prison for fraudulently obtaining federal disaster benefits after a deadly tornado hit Joplin in May 2011.