Rock Bridge football falls to Liberty in dramatic fashion

Rock Bridge lost 28-27 to Liberty on Friday. Alex Ofodile caught what would have been a game-winning touchdown in the finals seconds, but the play was overturned by officials.

Missouri soccer upsets No. 7 South Carolina

The Tigers got their second Top-10 win with a2-1 victory over the No. 7 Gamecocks.

Missouri women's golf travels to Florida

The Missouri women's golf team will compete in the 36th Annual Florida International University Pat Bradley Invitational starting Sunday.

Columbia College men's basketball picked to repeat as AMC champions

The American Midwest Conference Preseason Men's Basketball Coaches Poll predicts the Cougars as repeat champions.

Spooktacular to take place at new venue: Central Missouri Events Center

The annual Halloween event's usual location, the Hearnes Center, wasn't available this year because of an SEC volleyball game Nov. 1 and football game Nov. 2.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hartzler holds minority view

Vicky Hartzler's conservative views represent a small minority of her constituency.

Season of uncertainty for retail stores

Gridlock in Congress might affect shoppers' wallets when holiday shopping.


Harper Lee sues hometown museum in Alabama over merchandise

The "To Kill a Mockingbird" author is suing the Monroe County Heritage Museum for collecting revenue off souvenirs using her book's name.

Shutdown affected us in ways we did not see

From airport quarantines to late-night TV, the government shutdown caused by the Congressional impasse let more than bipartisanship slip through the cracks during the 16-day deadlock.

UPDATE: Missouri Rep. Kevin Elmer upset by gay-themed T-shirts at elementary school

The T-shirts, which featured icons of gay, straight and lesbian couples with their arms around each other's shoulders, were worn by high school students at a book fair. Elmer said it's inappropriate to promote sexual relationships of any kind at an elementary school.


Missouri sex assault case expected to get fresh start

The Maryville case involving a claimed sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl is going to be reopened under a special prosecutor, after Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice dropped all charges in 2012 against the boys accused of the assault.

Corps opening rec sites in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Kansas City plans to open visitors' centers, boat ramps and other facilities Friday at the 18 lakes it manages in the three states.

Turbine company spurns Mississippi River for lake dams, official says

The Army Corps of Engineers will no longer dispose of turbines in the Mississippi River.

Girl in Missouri rape case writes 1st-person account

The Missouri teen who says she was raped by an older boy from Maryville High School wrote in an online woman's magazine that the incident sent her into a spiral and she twice tried to commit suicide.

Stinky plant is blooming at Botanical Garden

One of the rare corpse flowers at the Missouri Botanical Garden is blooming, garden officials said. The large plant typically gives off a rotten smell during its first 24 hours of blooming.

Missouri highway being named for Leona Williams

After a private highway dedication ceremony, Williams plans to put on a public concert with her son, Ron Williams, at the Vienna High School gymnasium.

MU alumnus Mark Godich's book highlights Missouri-Kansas football rivalry

An illness in the family delayed the release of “Tigers vs. Jayhawks,” but the timing turned out to be just right: The book came out 2 1/2 weeks ago, with the Tigers undefeated.

Sub Shop at Parkade Center welcomes return of government workers

As Columbia's federal employees returned to work Thursday, business at the Sub Shop got back on track. The shop had noticed a significant decrease in clientele during the government shutdown.

Rep. Chris Kelly will not seek another term in Missouri House

State Rep. Chris Kelly has decided not to seek re-election in the Missouri House of Representatives.

MU Homecoming king candidate pushes gender boundaries

Josie Herrera identifies as gender queer, meaning as neither a man nor a woman but as encompassing parts of both. Herrera, who used to go by the first name Laura, appears to be MU's first transgender Homecoming candidate.