'Spooktacular' scares up treats for kids and adults at new venue

Families gathered for the city-sponsored Halloween party Spooktacular on Thursday at the Central Missouri Events Center. Spooktacular, previously called Tiger Night of Fun, has been held at the Hearnes Center, but moved this year because of lack of availability with SEC sporting events on Nov. 1 and 2.

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department moved their annual "Spooktacular" event to the Central Missouri Events Center this year and people enjoyed the change.

PHOTO GALLERY: Grant Elementary parade shows off Halloween costumes

See a photo gallery of Grant Elementary School students dressing up in Halloween costumes for Thursday's school parade.

Almeta Crayton shared her worldview: 'It's about the children'

In audio clips from an interview in June, hear Almeta Crayton talk about what she believed in and why she worked so hard.

Missouri football still in running for SEC Championship

All of Missouri's goals are still well within reach. In fact, there are a number of scenarios in the final four games in which Missouri could end up in Atlanta playing for the SEC Championship on Dec. 7.

UPDATE: Feds to re-examine Brandon Coleman case

The federal government will launch an investigation following an NAACP official's complaint over the decision not to prosecute Brandon Coleman's shooter.

Rock Bridge football to play Jefferson City, again

The sixth-seeded Rock Bridge football team is scheduled to face third-seeded Jefferson City on Friday in the Class 6, District 3 tournament. It will be the second week in a row the two teams have played.

Deaton, Wolfe discuss AAU rating with MU Faculty Council

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton presented a study that explains MU's low rating in the Association of American Universities.

MU research program receives $1.1 million grant for minority students

Thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health, MU's Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program will be able to continue for another four years. The program has trained 28 scholars since it started.

'Tidal Murmur' sculpture arrives at new city garage

The stainless steel sculpture by Beth Nybeck will be installed in the Short Street garage next week. It arrived in Columbia on Thursday morning from Nybeck's Kansas City studio.

TIGER KICKOFF E-BOOK: Missouri v. Tennessee

Missourian digital members can download a copy of the e-book ahead of its print publication.

Kewpies look at football districts as a fresh start

Hickman football, made up mostly of seniors, looks to turn its 3-5 season around Friday in its opening-round contest with Francis Howell Central.

Battle coach pleased with inaugural season, optimistic about future

Battle High School lost its final football game Friday and won't play in the postseason this year, but coach Justin Conyers is excited about taking the Spartans into the off-season and preparing for next year.

Tolton faces elimination against top-seeded Blair Oaks

Tolton has only scored 7 points in the last two weeks, but the the Trailblazers' quarterback said that just means they have "nothing to lose."

Missouri freshmen lead the way to Cross Country SEC Championships

The Missouri cross country team looks to its young runners to lead the way at the Southeastern Conference Championship race Friday.

Lisa Henning edges closer to breaking another Missouri volleyball record

Outside hitter Lisa Henning is 10 kills away from tying the school's record, but is quick to credit her individual success to the team's chemistry.

FROM READERS: The sad decline of the bur oak tree near McBaine

After a 1993 flood, a nearby gravel road was relocated and has aided in the deterioration of the tree.


GEORGE KENNEDY: Conversation about sewer bond is slow to start

Bill Weitkemper's struggle to start a public conversation about how best to repair and pay for our sewers deserves at least a last-minute hearing.

Rain likely to stop by trick-or-treat time

The National Weather Service expects ran will stop in time for Halloween trick-or-treaters Thursday night.

FROM READERS: Columbia resident fosters 144th dog

Columbia resident Melissa Kron began fostering dogs four years ago. Now, she's on her 144th one and has no plans on stopping.

Orville Raymond Davis regularly drove neighborhood children to church

Orville Raymond Davis of Stephens died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. He was 88.