Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon making moves into Chase fray

Considering where Jeff Gordon was after Richmond, left out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in part because of some late-race shenanigans, he couldn't have been happier Sunday.

Columbia man shot in Jeff City

The victim, whose name hasn't been released, walked almost a mile to a McDonald's.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers consider rule to expand ethanol use

A legislative committee heard about two hours of testimony Monday on whether a rule change about ethanol goes beyond existing state law, but it delayed a decision on whether to halt the proposal until Wednesday.

Man suspected of stealing skid loader, DUI

Columbia police arrested James Fernau on suspicion of stealing a bulldozer-like piece of equipment while intoxicated and driving it through downtown.

Worley Street east of Stadium closed until Thursday

Worley Street between Stadium Boulevard and Tiger Lane will remain closed until Thursday. Drivers are encouraged to use another route.

From one chapter to the next, Doug Wilson continues to build independent bookstore

Village Books co-owners Doug Wilson and Becky Asher will be relocating the store in November. Wilson is passionate about staying connected with the community while maintaining a thriving business. 

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Recycling opportunities in Columbia

The Columbia Public Works Department provides a list of recycling opportunities in the city.


Smith, Folk lead New York Jets past Falcons 30-28

Geno Smith threw three touchdown passes, didn't turn the ball over at all and guided the Jets on a clutch drive that set up Nick Folk's winning field goal on the final play, giving New York a 30-28 victory over the struggling Atlanta Falcons on Monday.

Lobaton's home run in 9th lifts Rays over Red Sox 5-4

Jose Lobaton hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and Tampa Bay staved off elimination once again by beating the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Monday night.

Boozer leads Bulls over Grizzlies

Carlos Boozer scored 16 points, and Kirk Hinrich and Taj Gibson added 15 each to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 106-87 preseason victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.

NFL says it'll meet with Oneida tribe about Redskins name

For years, a group of American Indians has tried to block the Washington Redskins from having federal trademark protection, and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District of Columbia's envoy to Congress, predicted Monday that effort eventually will succeed.

Ethiopia is on the cusp of World Cup berth

It once seemed inconceivable. Yet, Ethiopia is just two games from reaching the 2014 World Cup.

A baseball journey: from shadows to playoff glare

Several baseball players moved from losing teams to contenders during the 2013 season.


Chiefs off to 5-0 start after 2-14 last year

It's been the middle-of-the-road acquisitions that have allowed the Chiefs to rise to the top of the AFC West, where they're tied with the Denver Broncos.

New Missouri State University building aims to improve animal research

New 5,350 square foot building housing research animals is expected to be open by Jan. 1.

Missouri woman pleads guilty to running over friend

Angelia Hanson of Cape Girardeau pleaded guilty to involuntary in July death of Jody Lane.

Missouri's lethal injection procedure to continue with limited propofol supply

A threat to the supply of the anesthetic propofol will not prevent Missouri from carrying out lethal doses of the drug for death row inmates.

UPDATE: 2 Americans, German-American win Nobel in medicine for cell transport

Working in the 1970s, '80s and '90s, the three researchers made groundbreaking discoveries about how tiny bubbles called vesicles act as cargo carriers inside cells.

New banking app targets Columbia's college students

The mobile app, which allows users to purchase things with a tap on the screen, will slowly roll out its service to universities based on how many students have joined the waiting list.

Government's work stacking up a week into shutdown

A week into a partial government shutdown, some messy stuff is stacking up.