Almeta Crayton devoted herself to Columbia, particularly the First Ward

Compassion for her fellow citizens pushed former First Ward Councilwoman Almeta Crayton to accomplish great things for her community. She died Monday.

Columbia City Council blocks CVS downtown pharmacy plan

The Columbia City Council voted 6 to 1 against the proposal. Several council members said its drive-thru and aesthetic didn't complement Columbia's downtown.

Generosity fueled Almeta Crayton's community efforts

Crayton started several programs to help the First Ward. Her Everyone Eats! community dinner began when a group of children came to her home for hot dogs.

Community pays tribute online to Almeta Crayton

Columbia residents pay tribute to Almeta Crayton, following her death on Monday.

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel loses mentor

Gary Pinkel served as an assistant under Don James for 13 seasons before setting off on his own coaching path. James died Sunday at the age of 80.

World Series: How the Cardinals, Red Sox match up

A position-by-position look at the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox going into the World Series, starting Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

Columbia City Council honors Almeta Crayton with moment of silence

Mayor Bob McDavid highlighted Crayton's legacy before leading Monday's Columbia City Council meeting in a moment of silence for the former councilwoman.

Miami getting its decision from NCAA on Tuesday

Tuesday's decision should also include what penalties several former Miami coaches, including current Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith, might face for alleged rule-breaking during their interactions with Nevin Shapiro, who is serving a 20-year sentence in federal prison for masterminding a Ponzi scheme.

Missouri Gov. Nixon pledges more money for public higher education

At a gathering of leaders from public colleges and universities, Gov. Jay Nixon said he would include more funding for higher education in his fiscal 2015 budget.

'Take Back' event for prescription drugs scheduled for Thursday

At the last Prescription Drug Take Back event authorities collected almost 650 pounds of prescription drugs.


Sewer inspection to restrict lanes on College Avenue and East Broadway this week

Several lanes at College Avenue and East Broadway will be closed from 7 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Thursday for sewer work.

Westridge Drive closed for sewer repairs

Westridge Drive, from North Circle to Rollins Road, will remain closed until 7 p.m. Tuesday for sewer repairs.

'World's Worst Farmer' turns mishaps of working the land into comedy

Whether it's damp trousers, faulty equipment or just plain bad luck, Lewis Baumgartner's jokes dig at the sometimes funny, sometimes frustrating job of farming.

Stephens College volleyball falls in straight sets to William Woods

The Stephens College volleyball team fell to William Woods at Silverthorne Arena on Monday 25-21, 25-14, 25-15.

Missouri women's golf moves to fourth place in FIU Bradley Invitaitional

Missouri senior Taylor Gohn is tied for first place after the second of three rounds in the Florida International Pat Bradley Invitational on Monday.

Missouri volleyball climbs to No. 11 in rankings

Senior setter Molly Kreklow was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday.

Missouri women's soccer player named SEC Soccer Offensive Player of the Week

Missouri women's soccer forward Alyssa Diggs was named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Missouri women's cross country jumps in regional rankings

The Missouri women's cross country team earns No. 4 ranking in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Midwest Regional. 

Boston Strong: Red Sox ride wave of good feelings

After the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Red Sox stretched an emotional ceremony into a season-long tribute to honor the victims, doctors and nurses, police and other first-responders who were there for the explosions and their aftermath.

ANALYSIS: NASCAR call to throw caution isn't even a debate

In a season that will be remembered for a rash of driver injuries, not throwing a caution would have been negligent of NASCAR.