LaVonne Mattson, longterm school volunteer, brought cheerful personality to church, family

LaVonne Mattson loved spending time with family, participating at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church and volunteering at Grant Elementary School and Hickman High School.

Missouri has SEC volleyball Freshman of the Week

Missouri volleyball freshman is recognized with honors, and the team moves up seven spots in coaches' ranking. 

Mac Evans of Boonville worked on MU's first heart-lung machine

Mr. Evans, who was proud of his 30-year career at MU, enjoyed hunting with his coon dogs and racing horses.


Autopsy scheduled for man who died after being found unconscious in MU residence hall

Gregory Gerard Holthaus, 18, was pronounced dead Sunday morning after being found unconscious in Dogwood Hall. An autopsy will be performed Tuesday.

LaVonne Rose Mattson, Dec. 26, 1928 — Oct. 14, 2013, of Columbia

LaVonne Rose Mattson of Columbia died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. She was 84. She was a longtime volunteer at Grant Elementary and Hickman High schools.

Mac Evans, Dec. 26, 1935 — Oct. 11, 2013, of Boonville

Mac Evans began working for MU in 1956. He helped Dr. Hugh Stevens build the university's first heart and lung machine.

Man suspected of pulling a gun at north Columbia residence

Ronnie Long, 30, of Columbia, was arrested on suspicion of pointing a gun at a Columbia man on Route VV.

FROM READERS: Why does work suck in your 20s?

Patrick Miller, with The Crossing's campus ministry at MU, urges 20-somethings to stay motivated when working less-than-stellar jobs. Success isn't necessarily measured by money or promotions.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: State incentives for energy-efficient homes

The DSIRE database lists incentive programs for energy-efficient homes available in Missouri.

Michael Waltrip Racing cutting to two full teams

Michael Waltrip Racing will run only two full-time cars next season because of the loss of sponsor NAPA, part of the fallout from its attempts to manipulate a race to get Martin Truex Jr. into the Chase.

Chiefs getting touchdowns from defense, special teams

Nearly a quarter of the Chiefs' points during a blistering 6-0 start have come from touchdowns and safeties produced by their defense and special teams. The percentage of scoring rises to 46.1 when Ryan Succop's 11 field goals are factored into Kansas City's point total.

3 U.S. economists win Nobel for work on asset prices

Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen of the University of Chicago and Robert Shiller of Yale University were honored for findings that transformed how people invest.

Cardinals try to extend Dodgers' World Series drought

The St. Louis Cardinals are looking to extend the Dodgers' World Series drought, just as they did to Pittsburgh, Washington and Texas in recent years.


Cards, Dodgers, Red Sox, Tigers sport longtime logos

Unlike college football, where a team may alter its uniform on week-by-week basis, the four teams left in the major league playoffs wear uniforms with logos that rarely change.

Confidence key to St. Louis Rams' turnaround

Now that they've bounced back to win two in a row, Rams coach Jeff Fisher says his club's ability to stay on an even keel through the bad beginning played a key role in the turnaround.

Brokers simplify, confuse health exchange shopping

Not all insurance agents are licensed to sell insurance on the exchanges, and buying a policy from one of them could leave consumers without the tax subsidies that make the health insurance affordable.

Three Americans win Nobel prize for economics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said that through their separate research, the three had laid the foundation of the current understanding of asset prices.

Nixon cuts ribbon on rebuilt Camp Pin Oak

The facility was rebuilt with the help of students from State Fair Community College in Sedalia as part of a training and education project.

Road closure part of Arch area upgrade

Washington Avenue between Memorial Drive and Second Street will shut down after the Monday morning rush hour.

Phineas, dog at center of court dispute, reported missing

The dog is accused of biting a 7-year-old girl in June 2012. It disappeared one day before a court hearing to decide its fate.