Opal B. Roberson, Sept. 29, 1925 — Dec. 4, 2013

Opal B. Roberson died Dec. 4, 2013. She was 88.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Pope Francis' anti-capitalism message resonates

Missouri officials could learn from Pope Francis' views of a consumer-driven society in light of Boeing, IKEA decisions.

States grovel before Boeing in bid for 777X jobs

The competition underscores Boeing's commanding bargaining position in an economy where top-notch manufacturing jobs remain scarce.

Hospital program helps staff deal with patient deaths

A team established in 2009 at University Hospital helps staff members cope. The program has expanded rapidly and is now being piloted at other hospitals in the country. 

Former nurse's assistant Esther "Hoppy" Hopper loved taking care of people

Esther "Hoppy" Hopper, a former nurse's assistant, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. She was 83 years old.

Missouri volleyball, three other schools to kick off NCAA tournament at Hearnes

Missouri volleyball hosts the opening rounds of the NCAA tournament this weekend.

Nelson Mandela was global symbol of sacrifice and reconciliation

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, fought against white racist rule and sought peace with his enemies. He died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. He was 95.


Obama mourns death of icon Nelson Mandela

President Barack Obama on Thursday mourned the death of Nelson Mandela, with whom he shares the distinction of being his nation's first black president.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Last-ditch farm bill talks must treat the poor fairly

Congressional negotiators try to find common ground on a farm bill. The key discussion will be about feeding the poor.

Esther "Hoppy" Hopper, Nov. 16, 1930-Nov. 25, 2013

Esther Hopper, 83, died last month.

Only Duke can keep Heisman from Winston

The quarterback of No. 1 Florida State will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her about a year ago. State Attorney Willie Meggs made the announcement Thursday, saying there was not enough evidence to win a conviction.

Florida State students celebrate after Winston announcement

The prosecutor's announcement to not press charges keeps Jameis Winston eligible for Saturday's ACC Championship game and the Heisman Trophy.

Columbia College women's basketball wins first conference game

Columbia College beat William Woods 76-61 to start their conference schedule on a high note.

Fast-food protests return across U.S. amid push for wage increases

Members of the Service Employees International Union are seeking to raise the federal minimum wage as high as $15 an hour.

Other states putting together bids for Boeing

Missouri isn't the only state putting together bids to land Boeing's 777X jetliner. North Carolina and Alabama are also submitting plans.

Chiefs revolving offensive line finally hits its stride

Despite all the shuffling caused by a spate of injuries, the front five has played perhaps its best football of the season the last three weeks, which just so happen to have coincided with the offense's best performances of the season — and a frustrating three-game losing streak.

Jared Cook leads Rams receivers in catches, yards

The 26-year-old tight end is leading the Rams this season in both catches (40) and yards receiving (557).

5 key moments in Nelson Mandela's life

Here are a few momentous occasions in the life of Nelson Mandela, told partly through his own words.

Missouri processor recalls 1,450 pounds of meat

Cloud's Meats Inc. of Carthage voluntarily recalled the meat after routine testing detected E. coli in samples last month.

Nixon names former aide to Missouri judicial commission

The governor appointed Christine Bertelson, of Webster Groves, to the 21st Circuit Judicial Commission.