Sheila Robertson, Nov. 6, 2012, of Columbia

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

A section of Eighth Street to be closed Thursday

Eighth Street from Walnut to just north of the Eighth and Walnut Parking structure exit will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.

Sturgeon woman arrested on suspicion of fraud, exploiting elderly

Michele Gail Brown was arrested on suspicion of financial exploitation of an elderly woman she resided with, along with three other charges.

King's Daughters and other holiday festivals kick off November

Holiday and craft festivals, such as the King's Daughters Holiday Festival, begin this weekend in Columbia.

David A. Craig Sr. was golfer, enjoyed roadtrips with family

David Craig of Centralia died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. He was 73.

Police looking for suspect in relation to shooting near hospital

Columbia Police were seeking Rashard L. Bigham in connection with a shooting Tuesday near the Women's and Children's Hospital on Keene Street.

Columbia man arrested on child pornography, sexual exploitation charges

Charles D. DeCarr III was arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation and other related charges.


Three wounded at shooting in northeast Columbia

Investigators were called to four different crime scenes in northeast Columbia.

Republicans ready to grasp renewed House control

Republicans had renewed control of the House within their grasp early Wednesday as the two parties traded gains from the Eastern seaboard to the Southwest.

Akin's comments, women's perceptions helped McCaskill

An exit poll by The Associated Press found that a majority of Missouri voters said U.S. Rep. Todd Akin's comments about rape factored into their vote. Women were slightly more likely to admit to their consideration of the comment when making a voting decision.

Undecided voters swayed by debates, especially the first

MU freshman Adam Olson made up his mind shortly after the first presidential debate on Oct. 3 because he preferred Obama's education plan to Romney's, he said.

The morning after, voters reflect on national social issues and statewide ballot proposals

On the morning after Election Day, we took a look at mid-Missourians' reactions to statewide ballot proposals, and to other national political issues.

Texas A&M's Manziel among a young crop of breakout SEC players

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is far from the only instant contributor in a conference that has produced the last six national champions and has seven of the top 11 schools in this week's AP Top 25. To those in charge of the depth chart, it's simply a sign of the times.

Mark McGwire to become new Dodgers hitting coach

Mark McGwire was hired Wednesday by the Los Angeles Dodgers to replace Dave Hansen and improve an offense that struggled last season when All-Star slugger Matt Kemp was hobbled by injuries. The Dodgers were 13th in the National League in runs scored and RBIs and 15th in home runs.

Despite national election results, NCAA will not relax drug standards

Spokesman Erik Christianson wrote in an email to The Associated Press that the NCAA's drug-testing rules are not affected by state laws.

Chiefs' Quinn recovers from concussion, will sit out another game

Quinn has been ruled out for Kansas City's game Monday night at Pittsburgh. It will be the second straight game he's missed since becoming the starting quarterback.

Proposition B foe says proposed tax hike was too steep

Ron Leone, head of the Missouri Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, said the tax increase would cost Missouri its competitive advantage in the cigarette market.

Rams players returning from injury in time for key matchups

The Rams (3-5) are getting a lot healthier on offense heading into the second half of the season, with wide receiver Danny Amendola also expected back from injury and center Scott Wells returning to practice for the first time since the opener

ArtTalk: Holiday exhibit at PS:Gallery accepting submissions

Amy Meyer, associate curator at PS:Gallery, talks about the Holiday Hang-ups Exhibit in the PS "Hallery." Submissions are due Saturday.

Analysis: Obama wins but Washington unchanged

If Obama cannot end gridlock, his second term will be reduced to veto threats, empty promises, end runs around Congress and legacy-sealing forays into foreign lands.