In first BCS rankings, Missouri debuts at No. 5

The last time Missouri was ranked in the BCS Top 10 was 2010 when it was ranked No. 6 on Oct. 24 after beating Oklahoma. It ended the 2010 season at No. 12.

Missouri football moves to No. 5 in AP Poll

Losses by many ranked teams on Saturday shook up the SEC and the weekly rankings.

THIS WEEK IN PHOTOS: Battle High School celebrates Homecoming, students host Triwizard Tournament

Battle High School's new Homecoming traditions and a Harry Potter-themed tournament were just a few subjects captured in Missourian photographs this week.

THIS WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Missouri football defeats Florida, volleyball goes 23-0

Missouri football and volleyball continued their undefeated seasons and beat Florida on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Missouri volleyball upsets No. 2 Florida to stay perfect

On Sunday afternoon, when faced with their biggest challenge yet, the Tigers proved they have something special as they upset No. 2 Florida in four sets to remain undefeated.

Five ranked SEC teams fall in crazy day for league

The Southeastern Conference had one of its craziest weekends in recent memory Saturday, as five conference teams in the Top 25 lost to other teams in the league, three of them unranked.

Repairs to close lanes on Old Plank Road starting Monday

Pavement repairs on Old Plank Road will cause lane restrictions Monday and Tuesday. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: MU has first transgender Homecoming candidate; Ferguson case featured on CNN

This week's most read stories included an MU homecoming royalty candidate pushing gender boundaries and the Ryan Ferguson case being featured on CNN.

Maintenance, repairs focus of sewer bonds on Nov. 5 ballot

While past sewer bond issues have been more evenly split between maintaining and replacing existing sewers and extending the city's sewer lines, funds from a Nov. 5 bond issue would focus more on maintenance.

BATTLE RISING: School spirit evident during Homecoming week

Each day of Battle High School's first Homecoming Spirit Week had a different theme, for which the students and faculty dressed up, including superheroes, decades, celebrities and twins.


Weekend saturation effort leads to 25 arrests

The Columbia Police Department made 25 arrests during a saturation effort on Thursday and Friday. Ten people were arrested on suspicion of felonies.


Columbia's Citizens Police Review Board asks to not televise meetings

The chairman of the Citizens Police Review Board has asked that the board's monthly meetings no longer be televised. The City Council has put the board's proposal on its agenda for Monday's meeting.

FROM READERS: Reader shares poem about funny experience

Margaret Prezioso-Frye wrote a poem after a store cashier mistakenly took her for an actress.

Boston beats Detroit 5-2 to advance to the World Series

After six games, Boston clinches the AL championship series to set up a World Series rematch with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Analysis: Missouri attorney general Koster has limited prosecutorial powers

The Maryville sexual assault case has brought attention to the fact that in Missouri, and many other states, the discretion to file and dismiss most criminal charges rests solely with local prosecutors.

Chiefs hold on to beat banged-up Texans 17-16

Running back Jamaal Charles finished with 123 yards from scrimmage, joining O.J. Simpson as the only players in NFL history with at least 100 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown in the first seven games of a season.

Newton, defense lead Panthers past Rams 30-15

The Rams (3-4) lost their cool with several personal foul penalties — and then lost quarterback Sam Bradford to an apparent left knee injury late in the fourth quarter.

Large meth shipment tracked from Oklahoma to southwest Missouri

Authorities tracked a shipment containing more than 30 pounds of methamphetamine and made six arrests after the vehicle carrying the drugs was delivered.