Red Sox win World Series title, beat Cards 6-1 in Game 6

The Boston Red Sox celebrate as St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter walks back to the dugout after striking out to end Game 6 of baseball's World Series on Wednesday in Boston. The Red Sox won 6-1 to win the series.

David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox, baseball's bearded wonders, capped their remarkable turnaround by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to win their third World Series championship in 10 seasons.

Rock Bridge volleyball advances to Sweet 16

The Bruins won the Class 4, District 9 championship Wednesday night over Helias. It is the team's first district championship since 2010.

House Medicaid panel continues talks; lawmakers start putting plans on the table

A House committee met for more than 12 hours on Tuesday and Wednesday as they dove deeper into the state's Medicaid program and how it might be changed.

Tennessee coach heaps praise on 'explosive' Tigers

The Volunteers haven't beat a ranked team on the road in more than seven years, so maybe Butch Jones was trying to swing some karma in his SEC conference call Wednesday morning.

With help of 'Sorcerer's Stone,' dead astronomers come to life

The MU Department of Physics and Astronomy temporarily transformed Laws Observatory into the "Hogwarts Astronomy Tower" on Wednesday night for an event focused on teaching the public about astronomy.

NCAA restructuring now moves to steering committee

There is no suggestion within the NCAA of blowing things up and even the idea of splitting off the big-money BCS schools into their own division gets little traction. But the leadership of the governing body for collegiate athletics has to become "more nimble, more strategic, appropriately representative," said Nathan Hatch, chair of the NCAA's board of directors.

Stephens College soccer suffers 17th loss to end season

The Stephens College soccer team lost 15-0 at home to Benedictine University-Springfield on Wednesday night.

Victim identified in Saturday's I-70 collision

Columbia police believe they have located the driver and vehicle that struck Ennis Patrick, 36, on Saturday.

Retired MU professor offers books instead of candy on Halloween

The retired MU professor will give away more than 100 books on Halloween night through his "Trick or Read" program.

UPDATE: Ex-death row inmate exonerated in Missouri prison stabbing

Reggie Griffin, 53, was convicted of stabbing a fellow Moberly prison inmate in 1983. He found out Friday that the Randolph County prosecutor was dropping the charge.

Missouri swimming and diving ready to take on ranked Texas A&M

The Missouri men's and women's swimming and diving teams will take on Texas A&M on Friday. Coach Greg Rhodenbaugh said his swimmers are looking to compete strongly against the Aggies.


Retiring MU Chancellor Deaton's institute will address global issues campuswide

Brady Deaton retires as chancellor on Nov. 15 but will work with his wife, Anne, at a campus institute focused on food security, water safety and environmental sustainability.

Seneca residents struggle to explain 'spook light' phenomenon

The "spook light" phenomenon — a set of floating lights that bounce around near Missouri's border with Oklahoma — was observed as early as the mid-19th century.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Ike Skelton acted as a humble patriot

He stood out as a man willing to listen amid a hardening partisan divide. By 2010, a tea party storm forced him from office, but not from continued advocacy for all things military.

MU student publishes book documenting verbal and emotional abuse

MU student Alex Fischler published a book about verbal and emotional abuse and gives tips on how to heal.

Columbia residents get a say on future of Douglass Park

A skate spot, an amphitheater and the elimination of the Douglass Park parking lot were among the proposed changes evaluated at a recent drop-in meeting.


Columbia residents seek answers about Affordable Care Act

About 50 people attended an informational forum about the new insurance marketplace, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Columbia Public Library, the Family Health Center and the Voluntary Action Center.

Halloween draws costumers to Maude's costume collection

Under the management of Sabrina Garcia-Rubio, Maude Vintage houses a 20-year-old costume collection under its vintage store upstairs that offers a unique alternative to typical costumes for Halloween.

Ella Mae Aitkens Bright enjoyed dancing, ceramics, babysitting grandchildren

Ella Mae Aitkens Bright of Boonville died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. She was 73.

Man arrested in connection with first-degree burglary and sexual abuse

According to the probable cause statement, the suspect forced his way into a house on Vandiver Drive early Tuesday and attempted to sexually assault a woman.