Optimism abounds after Kansas City Royals finish

The Royals' 86-76 finish brings optimism but questions linger as Kansas City heads toward the offseason.


Bode Miller calls anti-gay law 'absolutely embarrassing'

Russia's anti-gay laws draw condemnation from skier Bode Miller at U.S. Olympics media event.

Missouri football to face Georgia at 11 a.m. on ESPN

Missouri is scheduled to face off against Georgia at 11 a.m. on Oct. 12 on ESPN.

Missouri couple accused in Wyoming of killing ex-spouses, 2 children

Gerald Uden, 71, and Alice Louise Uden, 74, of Chadwick, Mo., were jailed in Christian County. Both suspects waived extradition to Wyoming, according to Missouri's online court reporting system.

Small number of schools drop out of lunch program

Ninety schools said they stopped using the federally subsidized national school lunch program because it introduced new standards for healthier foods last year.

Missouri dam gets environmentally friendly transformers

At a cost of $4 million each, the new gas transformers are replacing the old oil-powered units that were installed more than 80 years ago.

Comments sought on Missouri forest plan

The plan adds guidelines for several endangered and threatened species, including the Ozark hellbender.

New photography hall of fame to open in St. Louis

The new museum includes an extensive collection of historic photographic equipment that is displayed in cases along walls and in the center of the room.

Swimmer drowns in Wright County

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Jeremy Hinkemeyer of Rolla was attempting to cross the river Saturday at the Wilbur Allen Conservation Area.

White House tells agencies government will shut down

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, said federal agencies should execute their plans for an orderly shutdown.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: MU student conduct office sees few rape cases; bald eagle rescued

Among the top stories from this week's Missourian were a look at MU's handling of reported sex offenses and a Columbia man's rescue of a bald eagle.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Harrisburg cruises to victory over Slater; MU hosts international flag ceremony

This week, Missourian photographers captured shots of the Harrisburg football team in action during a win over Slater, MU's International Day Flag Ceremony and competitors at the Missouri Corn Husking Championships.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Football, volleyball remain undefeated

This week in Missouri sports, the football team moved to 4-0 with a late charge to defeat Arkansas State, and the volleyball team continued its hot start, reaching 16-0 with its first Southeastern Conference victory.

Haunted attractions creep to life in mid-Missouri

Plenty of opportunities for frightened fun are in store for Columbia's thrill-seekers before Halloween.

Free flu vaccines for children begin Monday

The Health Department will begin administering free flu vaccines to children on Monday. The vaccines are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pam Close contributes to Hickman High's programs

Pam Close has repeatedly arranged for students to participate in research projects at the Cancer Research Center in Columbia.

FROM READERS: Man kayaks 15 miles on Missouri River to support cleanup efforts

Graham Zimmerman of Jefferson City was one of more than 150 people who competed in the fourth annual Race to the Dome, a kayak and canoe race held to raise money for Missouri River Relief.

Competitors keep tradition alive at Missouri State Corn Husking Championships

Pouring rain and slippery mud couldn't stop Missouri's best cornhuskers from practicing their time-honored craft.

Jay Ketchie, 78, shared his love of people, outdoors with all

The Rev. Jay Lester Ketchie, 78, cared deeply for those affected by death or grief and spent many hours working with them through difficult times. He died Saturday, Sept. 28.

Jay Lester Ketchie of Columbia, Oct. 24 1934 — Sept. 28, 2013

Jay Lester Ketchie of Columbia died Saturday, Sept. 28. He was 78 years old.