Lois Lorton loved to sing, dance and rollerskate through life

Lois D. Lorton of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. She was 78.

Lane restrictions on St. Charles Road set to begin Tuesday

A Columbia Public Works Department spokesman said drivers and pedestrians should use caution if they cannot find a different route.

Lois D. Lorton, Aug. 19, 1935 — Sept. 9 2013, of Columbia

Lois D. Lorton of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. She was 78.

FROM READERS: Dissing fear and moving forward

Author Margaret Prezioso-Frye shares her experiences with overcoming fear to become the woman she imagined.

CHART: Missouri monthly unemployment claims by age

Missouri unemployment claims have been lowered across the board since January.

Marveina Ward's life was full of travel and family

From Australia to Washington, Marveina Ward, 76, never lost the sense of adventure she developed as a child. She died Friday.

Jimenez, 3 homers lead Indians past Royals 4-3

Jimenez strikes out 10 over seven innings of work to lead Indians past Royals on Monday.


Rams win home-opener for first time since 2006

St. Louis Rams win first home-opener since 2006 with 27-24 comeback win over the Arizona Cardinals.


World Trade Center site in New York to see big changes

The World Trade Center is under construction and rebuilding 12 years after 9/11 terrorist attack.


Chiefs off to winning start under Reid, Smith

The emphatic 28-2 result Sunday was the Chiefs' most lopsided season-opening win since beating Denver 59-7 in 1963. It also made Andy Reid their first coach to win his opener since Frank Gansz in 1987.

Missouri auditor says license policy violated state law

State auditor recommends that lawmakers consider changing state law to allow Revenue Department to make drivers' licenses more secure.

Book printed in 1640 to be displayed in St. Louis

Rare book expected to sell for between $15 million and $30 million at November auction.

Groups race to hire, train 'Obamacare' guides

Many of the groups have little expertise in health insurance. And the timeline for training the workers is tight — people can begin shopping among the new policies on Oct. 1.

Missouri lawmakers vow veto showdown with governor

In the Missouri House, every single Republican must vote in lockstep for the GOP to gain the two-thirds majority needed to override vetoes. In the Senate, Republicans have one vote to spare on veto overrides.

St. Louis hosts international chess tournament

World's top chess players compete in St. Louis tournament for $70,000 prize.

72 people removed from Missouri sex offender registry

A 2009 law lets people who were 19 or younger at the time of their offenses ask to be taken off the registry if their victims were at least 13 years old and the sexual offense did not involve force.

Missouri S&T receives $930,000 in security software licenses

Students will be able to use the software to learn more about Internet security. The company has plans to create on-campus internships.

Highway Patrol searches for man in Missouri River

Sgt. Chris Patton said 40-year-old Scott Shockley of Chamois was reported missing early Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Whirling Brothers Circus visits Columbia on Monday

The Whirling Brothers Circus on Monday featured camels, bike tricks and prizes for the audience.