Orville Raymond Davis, Feb. 19, 1925 - Oct. 30, 2013

Orville Raymond Davis, 88, formerly of Stephens, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 in Columbia.

Clutch hitting eluded Cardinals in World Series

The St. Louis Cardinals lineup, which was highly efficient on offense during the regular season, failed to present a problem to the Boston Red Sox in the World Series.

Stephens College soccer finishes second season in NAIA at 1-17

The Stephens College soccer team (1-17) wrapped up its second season of NAIA competition with a 15-0 loss to Benedictine University on Wednesday.


WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri's high court ducks controversy, denies same-sex partner protection

A powerful dissent by Judge Richard B. Teitelman points out the real problem: Missouri’s constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage. His dissent should serve as a rallying cry to those who want the ban lifted.

No bail for mosque arson suspect

Jedediah Stout, 30, is accused of setting fires at a Planned Parenthood facility and a Joplin mosque.

In last regular season match, Missouri women's soccer loses to Arkansas in overtime

The Missouri women's soccer team lost to Arkansas 2-1 in overtime Thursday night. Missouri ended the regular season with a 8-8-3 record.

Cattlemen say Missouri agriculture chief made threats

Leaders at the cattlemen's group said Hagler created a  hostile work environment.

Missouri Senate leader releases new gun legislation

The new draft still declares any federal policies that "infringe on people's right to keep and bear arms" void, but removes the section that would have allowed federal agents to be charged with a misdemeanor for attempting to enforce federal gun control laws.

FAA eases rules on electronic devices on planes

During takeoff and landings, airline passengers would be allowed to use their electronics. Cellphone calls will continue to be prohibited.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Share the Harvest program eases hunger

Donations of partial or whole deer can feed Missourians in need.


McCaskill: Public will eventually like health law

Sen. Claire McCaskill believes people eventually will appreciate the health insurance exchanges, just as they do Medicare.

Missouri attorney general office adviser plans to retire

Ron Holliger plans to retire as general counsel near the end of the year and will serve part-time as a senior counsel for the office.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Students need home

The Springfield school has slightly more than 2.2 percent of homeless population in the 25,000-student district, which is above the national average.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Brandon Coleman's family could file civil suit

Brandon Coleman's family and friends could enter a civil suit, which would be presented to the public and possibly a jury trial.

California driver to contest ticket for wearing Google Glass eyewear

Cecilia Adadie was ticketed for wearing Google Glass while driving. She says she is surprised that it is illegal to drive while wearing the glasses and that she will probably fight the ticket.

New Lin sculpture headed to Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins

A Missouri River sculpture was commissioned by the Nelson-Atkins and will be installed Nov. 15 in the Bloch Building.