WHAT OTHERS SAY: Once again, disaster proves need for solid FEMA funding

Our elected officials must be careful when slashing government services, so core responsibilities can be maintained.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Avoid scams by despicable predators

Missourians must be wary of bogus charities seeking donations to capitalize on Hurricane Sandy and other disasters.

Joplin hospital to pay $9M settlement

Freeman Health System will pay $9.3 million to resolve allegations that it provided incentive pay to 70 doctors to refer business to that hospital.

Move of federal personnel records nearly done

Moving thousands of boxes of records to the new National Personnel Records Center took a year and a half.

Kansas City hospital bans sugary drinks

Officials at Children's Mercy Hospital said the move is aimed at fighting childhood obesity. It will take effect in January.

Missouri hunters take 8,500 turkeys in October

The state Conservation Department said southwestern Missouri's Webster County led the way with 225 birds taken.

'KKK' written on cars, homes in Richmond Heights

Residents said they were shocked to find the references to the Ku Klux Klan during the weekend. Police so far are declining to comment.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: Boone County Southern District Commissioner, 8 days before Election Day

Candidates for Boone County Southern District commissioner are Karen Miller, Democrat, and James Pounds, Republican.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: State Treasurer, 8 days before Election Day

Candidates for state treasurer are Clint Zweifel, Democrat; Cole McNary, Republican; and Sean O'Toole, Libertarian.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: Secretary of State, 8 days before Election Day

Candidates for secretary of state are Jason Kander, Democrat; Shane Schoeller, Republican; Justin Harter, Constitution; and Cisse Spragins, Libertarian.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: Lieutenant Governor, 8 days before Election Day

Candidates for lieutenant governor are Susan Montee, Democrat; Peter Kinder, Republican; Cynthia Davis, Constitution; and Matthew Copple, Libertarian.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: Governor, 8 days before Election Day

Candidates for governor are Jay Nixon, Democrat; Dave Spence, Republican; and Jim Higgins, Libertarian.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: Attorney General, 8 days before Election Day

Candidates for attorney general are Chris Koster, Democrat; Ed Martin, Republican;  and Dave Browning, Libertarian.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: Boone County Public Administrator, 8 days before Election Day

Candidates for Boone County Public Administrator are Cathy Richards, Democrat, and John Sullivan, Republican.

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.