Sheila Robertson enjoyed Missouri sports, remembered for her cheerfulness

Sheila Ackmann Robertson died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. She was 51.

MU TIGER CHALLENGE: Vote for the best picture of Truman in Gator Country

MU Tiger Challenge is a game that rewards participants for sharing their fan experiences. Competitors can win $100 each week. Cast your vote to help someone win.

Early morning fire damages fourplex on Wildwood

The fire started around 5:30 a.m. and was knocked down in 15 minutes. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

FROM READERS: Hickman alumna performing well on Drury swimming and diving team

Rebekah Laupp, a Hickman graduate and Drury University diver, qualified for NCAA II Nationals.

Frustrations mount over lingering power outages on East Coast

Following Superstorm Sandy and a snow storm, East Coast residents without electricity are expressing frustration at how long it's taking to turn the lights back on.

Loughner recieves seven life sentences for Arizona shootings

Loughner, who killed six people and wounded 13 in a 2011 shooting, was ordered to serve seven life sentences plus 140 years in federal prison.

Republicans choose Dempsey as Missouri Senate president

Majority party Republicans chose Sen. Ron Richard to succeed Dempsey as the Senate majority leader, and Democrats picked Sen. Jolie Justice to serve as Senate minority leader.

1 suspect takes plea deal in Jefferson City death

Tracy Session pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder and other charges in the killing of 34-year-old Keith Mosely at a Jefferson City apartment complex.

Budget experts say cuts would reduce deficit but cause recession

Congress will look at the tax and spending changes next week, which would cut the federal deficit by $503 billion but cause a spike in unemployment.


Missouri chamber touts success in legislative elections

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry said 99 of the 103 candidates endorsed by its political action committee won election Tuesday to the state House and Senate.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Incumbents have success in 2012 election

Across all levels of government, the incumbents laregly defeated their challengers, which speaks on the feelings of the voters. 

Missouri's young hunters bag 19,000 deer in a weekend

The state Conservation Department said the youth deer hunting season is part of its efforts to recruit more hunters.

UPDATE: Reynolds Journalism Institute receives $30.1 million gift from Reynolds Foundation

The Reynolds Journalism Institute received a $30.1 million gift from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to establish a permanent endowment fund Thursday. This is the second largest gift in MU history, topped only by the $31 million gift the foundation gave in 2004 to create the institute.

Missouri voter turnout at 65.7 percent, less than 2008

According to Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's office, 2.7 million Missouri residents voted in the general election.

ANALYSIS: Both parties expect challenges throughout next four years

Following President Barack Obama's re-election, Democrats and Republicans see the likelihood of continued legislative struggles ahead.

Tennessee passing attack provides Missouri football team its greatest challenge yet

Missouri's defense has been challenged this season, against the likes of Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. But Tennessee, with quarterback Tyler Bray and a host of explosive receivers, might provide Missouri its greatest challenge yet.

New storm bears down on Sandy-battered New York City, New Jersey

The nor'easter brought down tree limbs and electrical wires, and utilities in New York and New Jersey reported that some customers who lost power because of Sandy lost it all over again as a result of the nor'easter.

Woman turns herself in and is arrested in Garth Avenue hit and run

Marian Ohman, who lives on Garth Avenue, turned herself into police after realizing that she had been involved in an accident in which someone had been injured on Garth.

Boone County, unlike Missouri, echoes national trends in presidential race

The county often strayed from larger trends in races across Missouri, showing a more liberal tendency in a state that generally leaned strongly in the other direction.

PHOTO GALLERY: The Canvas on Broadway offers artistic outlet

The Canvas on Broadway, which has been open for seven months, allows people to create a predetermined paintings while listening to music and enjoying drinks.