Jaycees holiday parade delivers Christmas cheer

Spectators gathered on Broadway to watch the Columbia Jaycees annual holiday parade on Sunday. The theme was "Giving Back for the Holidays."

Not even the chilly temperatures could put a damper on the holiday spirit at the 34th Annual Jaycees Holiday Parade on Sunday afternoon.


Columbia man dedicates time to cleaning up neighborhood litter

John Bush has been picking up litter along Garth Avenue three or four times each week for the past two years.

Missouri moves back to No. 5 in BCS Standings

The top three teams in the BCS standings were unchanged: Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State — the remaining undefeated teams in BCS automatic qualifying conferences.

Missouri volleyball defeats Kentucky to bring record to 33-0

Missouri volleyball defeated Kentucky on the road to bring the Tigers within one win of a perfect regular season.

Columbia girl killed in Saturday car crash

Jade Stafford, 12, died after the car she was riding in hit a truck in Audrain County and overturned Saturday evening.

Missouri continues climb up AP rankings to No. 5

Missouri's decisive win in Oxford and upsets in the Top 10 pushed Missouri higher in Sunday's poll.

Missouri defense stifles Ole Miss offense in 24-10 win

Missouri came into the game allowing touchdowns on only 55 percent of opponents’ red zone opportunities. 

Thanksgiving service celebrates variety of faiths, welcomes all

The annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration on Sunday evening welcomed people of all ages and faith backgrounds to share a service and a meal.

THIS WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Volleyball wins SEC Championship; football defeats Ole Miss

Volleyball's SEC Championship title, football's defeat of Ole Miss and men's and women's basketball teams' undefeated season starts made sports headlines this week.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Antlers removed from Mizzou Arena, James Franklin returns

The Antlers' ejection from Mizzou Arena and James Franklin's return to Missouri football were among the most popular stories this week.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Missouri volleyball wins championship title; Franklin returns against Ole Miss

Missouri football and volleyball had big wins this week with the volleyball team capturing the school's first SEC Championship title. Here's a look at the photos Missourian photographers captured in the last week.

Saturday night fire leaves southeastern Columbia home uninhabitable

A Columbia family is living in a hotel after a Saturday night fire left their southeastern Columbia home uninhabitable. Although nobody was injured, the fire caused between $380,000 and $400,000 in damage.

Hypnotic hijinks on display at Puppies with Purpose fundraiser

Michael Johns astonished the crowd at Deja Vu with his ability to put initially hesitant audience members under hypnosis. A portion of the event's proceeds went to Puppies with Purpose.

Police seek two suspects in Saturday night armed robbery

A Columbia man and his girlfriend were the victims of an armed robbery on the 1800 block of Heriford Road on Saturday evening.

Marilyn Sue Colster, July 19, 1941 — Nov. 22, 2013, of Columbia

Marilyn Sue Colster of Columbia died Friday, Nov. 22. She was 72 years old.

Marilyn Colster worked for the Postal Service for more than 20 years

In her free time, Marilyn Sue Colster enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending time with her three grandchildren. She died Friday.

FROM READERS: Christian Science church invites all on Thanksgiving

Christian Science practitioner Cathy Partusch invites everyone to the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Columbia, to give thanks and pause before the "hustle and bustle of the holidays."

Elliott has 34 saves in Blues' win over Stars

Backup goalie Brian Elliott made 34 saves in the Blues' third straight win, a 6-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.

Chiefs unable to stop Chargers in 41-38 loss

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was unflappable against a Chiefs defense missing top pass rushers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston.

Rams start fast and finish fast, beat Bears 42-21

Coming off their bye, the Rams (5-6) followed up a 30-point rout of Indianapolis in front of their largest crowd of the season, about half of them clad Bears orange.