TIGERS REPORT: Missouri could take control of SEC East with win against South Carolina

Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk throws while under pressure from Florida's Leon Orr, left, and Neiron Ball in the third quarter Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

The Tigers were picked to finish fifth in the SEC East this season. Instead, the team is currently 7-0 and No. 5 in The Associated Press' Top 25 poll — the team's highest ranking since the 2007 season.

School of Journalism to recognize 7 with Missouri Honor Medal

Journalists and strategic communicators will travel from across the U.S. and the world — from New York to Myanmar — to receive awards for their career-long service to the industry.

Hickman football suffers Homecoming disappointment at hands of Rockhurst

Kewpies coach Arnel Monroe said the players need to put the 21-6 loss to the Hawklets behind them since the team still has a shot in the playoffs.


Rock Bridge football fights but comes up short against Jeff City

The Rock Bridge football team lost to Jefferson City 31-21 on Friday night despite its best efforts to catch up.

Open house planned on alternate routes for Scott Boulevard closure

Scott Boulevard from Bellview Drive to Vawter School Road will close for construction in early 2014. Columbia Public Works has done research to find alternate routes and will present the routes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mill Creek Elementary School, 2200 W. Nifong Blvd.

Photographer Carol Guzy discusses the stories behind her images

One of the seven recipients of the Missouri Honor Medal this year, Carol Guzy, gives background information about five images she's taken for The Washington Post.

Missouri basketball defeats Oklahoma City in Return to Hearnes

The 1993-1994 Big 8 championship team, led by legendary coach Norm Stewart, was honored before the game. The Tigers won 73-48.

MU's Greek houses unite to make Homecoming shine

After weeks of planning and hard work, members of MU sororities and fraternities are ready to showcase their creativity and spirit through Homecoming "house decs."

Long-term deal returns local Fox affiliates to DirecTV

DirecTV and News-Press & Gazette, the owner of the local Fox network affiliate, have completed a contract that returns the company's stations to DirecTV's lineup.


DEAR READER: Persistence and constant questions complete good stories

Reporters and editors made impressive efforts to get the stories of Lewis Baumgartner and the case of Brandon Coleman.

Columbia College volleyball upsets Park Univeristy

The Cougars are 19-9 after a 3-1 win over the Pirates on Friday.


UPDATE: Funeral for former City Council member Almeta Crayton to be held Nov. 1

Crayton's funeral has been set for noon Nov. 1 at Second Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be held prior to the services, beginning at 11 a.m.

With postseason looming, Rock Bridge volleyball sweeps Hickman

The Rock Bridge (28-2) and Hickman (3-22) volleyball teams faced off Thursday night, with the Bruins coming out on top in straight sets. The teams head in very different directions as they enter postseason play.


Verdict in mock trial of Bushwhacker William Quantrill surprises even his portrayer

William Quantrill, who led the raid that burned Lawrence, Kan., to the ground, resulting in the deaths of more than 150 civilians, has finally stood trial. Mock trial, at least.

Drug Take Back Day nets more than 200 pounds of medication

During the Youth Community Coalition's annual Prescription Drug Take Back Day, 82,000 unwanted and unused pills were collected in an effort to prevent drug abuse and inform the community of proper medication disposal.

Report chides Missouri governor for indifference to privacy rights

The panel of legislators that made the report cited executive measures that appeared to comply with a national proof-of-identity law that Missouri's legislature has opposed.

Missouri Gov. Nixon touts college study, lower costs

Missouri's tuition increased 5 percent from the 2008-09 school year, a lower percentage than other states.

Betty Grace Roe, Sept. 4, 1923 — Oct. 23, 2013

Betty Grace Roe of Columbia died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. She was 90.

Rock Bridge girls tennis' perfect season ends in state championship

The Rock Bridge girls tennis team ends the season 26-1, finishing second in the team state tournament. 

Missouri volleyball remains perfect at LSU

The Tigers remain undefeated with 24 straight wins after a 3-1 victory on Friday.