Cardinals beat Pirates 6-1 in Game 5 to win NLDS

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 in Game 5 of the National League division series. The Cardinals advanced to the NL championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Adam Wainwright pitched a complete game and the St. Louis Cardinals got two-run homers from David Freese and Matt Adams to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Wednesday night and advance to the NL championship series.

Missouri football's Michael Sam bringing contagious tenacity to defensive line

Missouri defensive end Michael Sam has always been an energizing personality in the locker room, but now, it's translating on the field as well.

Shutdown literacy: Five questions and answers you need to know

The U.S. government shutdown has entered into its second week, and many people have raised questions about various shutdown-related issues. Here, you'll find answers to five common questions surrounding the shutdown.

DAVID ROSMAN: Improving insurance coverage would be boost to all

Expanding Medicaid, adding dental insurance to the Affordable Care Act and standardizing the claims form could go a long way to reducing medical and dental costs and keeping Missourians healthy, employed and productive.

Fuel spilled at Tiger Lane and Bernadette Drive

Diesel fuel was released from an automotive transport truck Wednesday afternoon.

Columbia rally calls on Rep. Vicky Hartzler to end shutdown

About 20 people turned out to a rally Wednesday afternoon in downtown Columbia.


Wooden cars, handmade by Columbia woodworkers, make children happy around the world

Most of the  woodworkers and other volunteers make the cars as part of a charitable act. The practice of making the cars started as a fulfillment of the woodworkers' association's motto of promoting quality woodworking in a safe way.

Refuge lands along Missouri River closed under shutdown

The Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge has been closed because of the federal government shutdown.

UPDATE: Former councilwoman Almeta Crayton hospitalized in serious condition

Crayton was in serious condition at the Boone Hospital Center on Wednesday afternoon.

Two workers seriously injured after scaffolding collapse

The workers were repairing siding on the south side of the Katy Place Apartments when the scaffolding structure collapsed.


Achieve Program at Fairview Elementary aims to narrow achievement gap

An MU education teacher and Fairview Elementary School's principal have come up with a one-on-one mentoring program to get students the extra help they need to perform better in school.

GENE ROBERTSON: Pope Francis offers leadership role model

We could all take some lessons from the pope. We are all leaders in some context i.e., family, among friends, at church and in our community. We can all put caring into action, establish positive relationships with everyone we encounter and speak out on our interest and the interest of others.

15th district tennis title coming home to Rock Bridge

Rock Bridge girls tennis captured a 15th consecutive district title Wednesday.

Rock Bridge seniors lead way to softball districts

The Rock Bridge softball team plays its first district game Thursday. Nine of 19 players on the team are seniors. 

MSHSAA clears Rock Bridge receiver to resume playing

After sitting out last weekend's game with his eligibility in question, MSHSAA cleared the Rock Bridge receiver to continue playing his senior year.

Hickman softball through first round at districts

Hickman High School softball defeated Camdenton High School 10-0 on Wednesday to advance to the second round of district play.

GOP weighs short-term debt limit hike

President Barack Obama has said he won't agree to sign a debt limit increase if conditions are attached. Republicans indicated several days ago they intended to seek spending cuts to reduce deficits, measures to roll back environmental regulations and changes in the nation's 3-year-old health care law.

Columbia volleyball wins fifth straight game

The Columbia College Cougars improved to 15-5 (5-1 in the American Midwest Conference) after defeating Harris-Stowe State University on Wednesday. It was the Cougars' fifth straight victory.

Missouri State Highway Patrol working to identify body found in Boonville

The body of a young African-American female was found early Wednesday morning in Cooper County, according to a news release.

MU research feels effects of government shutdown

The short-term effects include delayed grant proposals, furloughed adjuncts and research challenges for both students and faculty.