Senate votes to reopen government, avoid default

The measure now heads to the House, which is expected to back the bill before day's end.

Scottish cyclist records music, takes rest stop in Columbia during global ride

In the last two-and-a-half years, Sage has covered at least 20,000 miles on his bike. He’s ridden through Asia and Europe, pruned cherry trees in New Zealand and learned about the complexity of human behavior in Iran.

Dodgers beat Cardinals 6-4 to extend NLCS

Adrian Gonzalez homered twice, and Zack Greinke came through with the clutch performance Los Angeles needed in a 6-4 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday that trimmed St. Louis' lead to 3-2 in the best-of-seven playoff.

Missouri not alone; other states also scramble for execution drugs

The Missouri Department of Corrections is not alone as states across the nation struggle to develop lethal injection protocols and find the drugs necessary to carry out executions.

Missouri football's Ponder has never stopped betting on himself

Following his second season, Missouri cornerback Randy Ponder found out he would not be receiving a scholarship to play football. One season later, he earned it.

Hickman softball focus, control lead to another postseason win

Hickman softball defeated Willard 9-1 on Wednesday to advance to the state quarterfinals.

BATTLE RISING: Spartans exude spirit with Homecoming garb

Battle High School Spartans are dressing up to fit different themes each day of their first Homecoming Spirit Week.

Columbia Public Schools District plans community school

The Columbia Public School District thinks a "community" school may bring consistency to struggling students.

Tigers basketball picked to finish fifth in SEC preseason poll

The 2014 Southeastern Conference preseason poll was released Wednesday.

KU fan will keep his 'MZU SUX' license plate

He made the case that the expression "to suck" does not imply a sexual act but can be more widely used to describe something really bad. Like Missouri's athletic program.

Alternative PTSD therapies finding a home in Columbia

In Columbia, people living with post-traumatic stress disorder have more choices of alternative therapies than ever. The service dog training program is one way veterans and domestic violence survivors learn to cope.

DAVID ROSMAN: Missouri's death penalty is a costly mistake

I still believe that each man and woman on death row needs to have this one chance to prove innocence or guilt beyond a shadow of doubt.

Jackson leads revamped Detroit lineup to 7-3 win

A revitalized Austin Jackson delivered in manager Jim Leyland's revamped lineup as the Detroit Tigers built a big lead and held on this time, beating the Red Sox 7-3 Wednesday night to even the AL championship series 2-all.

Tolton volleyball falls to Southern Boone

Southern Boone High School defeated Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School in three sets Wednesday.

Tatiana Kudriavsteva, prominent English to Russian translator, dies in Moscow

Tatiana Kudriavtseva, a prominent English to Russian translator who spent 13 winters in Columbia, died in Moscow on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. She translated the works of authors such as John Updike, Norman Mailer, John Steinbeck and Margaret Mitchell, many of whom she befriended over the course of her decades-long career.

Shed fire causes a few hundred dollars in damage

Firefighters extinguished a shed fire Wednesday evening on Maplewood Drive.

Rock Bridge volleyball defeats Battle

Rock Bridge High School improved to 26-2 on the season with a straight sets win over Battle High School on Wednesday.

Alec Ogletree steps up quickly in Rams defense

Outside linebacker Alec Ogletree has been a big-play guy from Day 1.

Jewell A. Coats, 94, enjoyed gardening and quilting

Jewell A. Coats of New Franklin died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. She was 94.


MU employee charged with assaulting security officer

According to a probable cause statement filed in the 13th Circuit of Boone County by the MU Police Department, Neil Hockley, 61, a business tech analyst with MU Health Care, was taken to the Missouri Psychiatric Center for an assessment on Sept. 29. When a security officer entered Hockley's interview room to restrain him, he broke her elbow.