Officials urge safe driving by Missouri teens

Missouri recorded 64 traffic deaths of people 15 to 19 years old last year, with 81 percent of the victims not wearing seat belts.


The space race promoted new endeavors and innovation, the opposite of what occurs in today's gridlock.


UPDATE: Congress votes to avoid U.S. default, open government

The Senate voted first, a bipartisan 81-18 at midevening. That cleared the way for a final 285-144 vote in the Republican-controlled House about two hours later on the legislation, which hewed strictly to the terms President Barack Obama laid down when the twin crises erupted more than three weeks ago.

MU bone marrow drive hopes to influence even more lives

Delete Blood Cancer hopes to make MU's bone marrow registry the largest in the country. MU junior Brandon Pilas describes how signing up for the registry has changed his life, and 6-year-old Rylan Newman just had a transplant as a result of the registry.

Cardinals homer twice to beat Dodgers 4-2 in NLCS

Matt Holliday and pinch-hitter Shane Robinson connected for the first home runs of the NLCS, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Tuesday to take a 3-1 lead.

Mental health providers urge Missouri House committee to expand Medicaid

A Missouri House committee heard testimony from more than 10 witnesses about Medicaid services, most of whom voiced support for expanding Medicaid eligibility to cover many more Missourians.

FROM READERS: Thank you, Almeta Crayton, for your service

Columbia is keeping its collective eye on the medical condition of Almeta Crayton, the city's first black councilwoman, who is in critical condition. The Missourian is inviting you to share your messages of thanks.

ROSE NOLEN: Accepting all humans as equal can be challenge

People who have lived all of their lives submerged in a sea of racial supremacy, drowned in the belief that one race is superior to all others, are not likely to recover easily. To learn to accept all human beings as equals, for some, can be a challenge.

Black and Gold Scrimmage previews this season's Missouri basketball team

A Gold team led by Earnest Ross and Jabari Brown won 63-61 at Mizzou Arena in the annual Black and Gold Scrimmage.

Missouri women's basketball shakes off jitters at Black and Gold Scrimmage

Missouri's women's basketball joins new and old faces and looks toward the next few weeks of games.

SEC makes Nashville primary site for men's basketball tournament

The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday that the conference will make Nashville its home, looking ahead to 12 men's and women's tournaments until 2026.

Missouri football's Sasser breaks down his big play against Georgia

As highlights from Missouri's 41-26 upset win over Georgia flashed across the nation's televisions Saturday night, one play in particular stood out: "Colt .45" — a double pass that receiver Bud Sasser launched down the field.

Stephens College soccer gets its first win

"A lot of us cried afterwards because we were all really excited," freshman Rose Baka said. "Happy tears."

Columbia College allows veterans to defer tuition costs following government shutdown

The effects of the government shutdown could soon reach veterans who are students at Columbia College. 

Missouri golf's Hunter Kraus has his best performance of season

After a forgettable start to his college career, senior Hunter Kraus has evolved into one of Missouri's most dependable golfers.

GENE ROBERTSON: Columbia's violent crime resolution should be reconsidered

Columbia City Council resolution No. R 149-13 is too dense and will not allow for change in terms of limiting violent crime.

Harrisburg football wins season's final home game

Harrisburg High School football honored six seniors Tuesday as the school played its final home game of the season. Harrisburg beat South Callaway High School 28-6 in a physical contest.

FROM THE NEWSROOM: What are the different kinds of obituaries?

At the Columbia Missourian, there are four types of obituaries: Missourian life stories, Missourian obituaries, family obituaries and paid advertisements.

Second sexual assault in two weeks in an MU residence hall

One incident was reported to have occurred in Laws Hall, and the other was in the Rollins group, which includes Gillett and Hudson halls.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamines

The arrest was the third meth-related incident in Columbia in the past four weeks.