Cardinals avoid sweep, beat Cubs 8-4

St. Louis Cardinals' Carlos Beltran (3) talks with manager Mike Matheny (22) and trainer Chris Conroy, left, after hitting a ball off his right foot against the Chicago Cubs in the fifth inning in a baseball game on Sunday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Beltran finished his at-bat but came out of the game in the next inning.

Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig each had three hits and drove in a run. Jon Jay and David Freese both drove in two runs, though they only had one hit between them.


THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Waynesville comes together to clean up after a damaging flood

This week, Missourian photographers captured photos of MU's Football Fan Day on Faurot Field and of the National Night Out in a West Ash neighborhood.

The Tiger Hotel to bring back iconic Glenn's Cafe

The cafe closed its Boonville location inside the Hotel Frederick earlier this month to prepare for a new location in downtown Columbia.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Immigration reform could help agriculture, boost economic growth

The majority of our agriculture workforce is made up of immigrants, and their hard work has helped America's farmers and ranchers lead the world.

10 years after blackout, U.S. grid faces new threats

The industry has mostly addressed the failures blamed on a tree branch in Ohio that touched a power line and set off outages that cascaded across eight states and parts of Canada the afternoon of Aug. 14, 2003, darkening computer screens, halting commuter trains, and cutting lights and air conditioners for 50 million people.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Convenience store closes, Perseid meteor shower viewing and flooding top list

The week's most read stories included a story about the Break Time store closing suddenly and a profile on Missouri football's defensive end, Kony Ealy.

Thousands come to campus for early check-in

About 85 percent of students moving in Sunday were planning to join a sorority, Frankie D. Minor, director of the Department of Residential Life, said. The remainder of the students included those from music groups, ROTC and athletic teams.

Chiefs return to camp without No. 1 pick Fisher

Coach Andy Reid has acknowledged that Fisher is going through some growing pains, just like any first-year player, and that his progress in the preseason will be crucial to the offense's success.

Family files suit in 2012 electrocution at Lake of the Ozarks

The wrongful death lawsuit filed in July in Morgan County claims that Union Electric Co. failed to notify dock owners about the need to install ground fault interrupters at the dock's juncture with the seawall to prevent shocks in case of short circuits.

Shields gets rare home win, Royals beat Red Sox

James Shields, who had not won at Kauffman Stadium since an April 30 victory over Tampa Bay, limited the Red Sox to three runs and seven hits over seven innings.

MU expecting fewer freshmen this fall

Deposits from out-of-state students also dropped by 61 this year, but that number is still up 423 from two years ago.

Man escapes from Caldwell County Detention Center late Saturday

Brian James Adkison, 23, is associated with several Missouri cases in several jurisdictions, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

UPDATE: Jessica Lee's death still under investigation in Pulaski County

Lee’s body was discovered three and a half days after she disappeared. Water carried her 3 miles from where her car was caught in the flood.

Royals place Miguel Tejada on disabled list

Tejada was injured while diving for a ball in the seventh inning on Saturday.

Southwest Missouri woman in critical condition after gunshot to head

The woman, Kelly Crawford, was airlifted to an area hospital on Saturday.