THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Missouri football crushes Indiana, volleyball continues perfect season

The Tigers soundly defeated the Indiana Hoosiers 45-28 and Missouri volleyball remains undefeated with its best record since 1982.

BATTLE RISING: Softball team holds car wash to raise money

The Battle High School softball team held a car wash at the Dairy Queen at Forum and Stadium boulevards on Sunday to raise money for the program.

South Farm Showcase sows interest in agriculture

Petting snakes, eating bugs and getting lost in corn mazes entertained and taught families about agriculture during Saturday's South Farm Showcase.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Roots 'N' Blues draws crowds; hopeful anthem singers attend tryouts

Photos this week include celebrations of food and music at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival and tryouts for singers hoping to perform the national anthem at MU basketball games.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Letter from father of Ashland teen about son's death; Columbia native competes for Miss America crown

The week's most read stories included a letter from the father of Ashland teen Jacob Meadows describing the events leading up to his son's death, and Columbia native Shelby Ringdahl's appearance in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J.


Festivalgoers shared pictures of food and performers at Roots 'N' Blues

The Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival wrapped up Sunday. We collected some of our readers' images and videos from a weekend full of food, music and costumes. 

FROM READERS: Columbia student raises awareness about Syrian relief efforts

In late June, Radhia Khenissi and some friends held a fundraiser to help people affected by the unrest in Syria. They raised $23,000.

Robert L. Kvam, 1920 — Sept. 19, 2013, of Columbia

Robert L. Kvam of Columbia died Thursday, Sept. 19. He was 92.

Analysis: Fees to rise on some Missouri consumer loans

A new law enacted by Missouri legislators, who overrode Jay Nixon's veto on Sept. 11, will raise fees on some consumer loans, but there is some debate about which types of loans will be affected.

Bradford sacked 6 times in 31-7 loss to Cowboys

Quarterback Sam Bradford was sacked six times in the Rams' second loss of the season.

Maxwell's slam in 10th lifts Royals over Rangers

Justin Maxwell hit a game-winning grand slam in the 10th inning to lift the Royals over the Texas Rangers, bringing Kansas City within 3.5 games of a wild card playoff berth.

Blame already being cast over budget fight

Congress must come to an agreement by Oct. 1 to avoid a government shutdown.

Some neighbors unhappy about urban farm experiment

It is perhaps the nation's largest urban agriculture experiment, billed as a way to put vacant urban land to good use.