Most Missouri high school transfer students remain after shake-up

Many students want to leave the  Normandy and Riverview Gardens school districts of St. Louis County but haven't because of transportation concerns.


Missouri volleyball rolls past Tide to remain undefeated for the season

Missouri volleyball beat visiting Alabama in four sets Sunday afternoon. The Tigers now hold a 21-0 record, the best start in team history.

Hemophilia Walk unites those affected by blood disorder

Kristin Marema, who organized the first Hemophilia Walk in Columbia, has a 5-year-old son with a mild case of hemophilia. Sunday's walk gave voice to the families whose loved ones have the disorder.

Man found unconscious at MU residence hall, pronounced dead Sunday

Gregory Gerard Holthaus, 18, was found unconscious and not breathing shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday in Dogwood Hall on MU campus. He was pronounced dead after being taken to University Hospital.

Missouri football jumps to No. 14 in AP poll

After beating a ranked team on the road for the first time since 1981, Missouri jumped 11 spots in the AP's poll as Georgia fell to No. 15.

Giuseppe Verdi's arias displayed at MU Honors College 'Speaking of Culture' talk

MU students followed Giuseppe Verdi's model and kept "one eye on the people, the other on art" by organizing a public talk on the 19th-century Italian composer. Sunday's event was part of a new MU Honors College lecture series.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: CrossFit controversy highlights problems of overexercise; police arrest man connected to body found near Boonville

The week's most read stories include apparent links between CrossFit programs and rhabdomyolysis, Missouri football's win against Vanderbilt, and a fight outside an Aspen Heights party that ended in gunfire.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Missouri football upsets Georgia, high school bands compete at MU

Missourian photographers captured images from the football team's 41-26 upset of Georgia, the Champion of Champions Marching Band Contest at Memorial Stadium and the 21st annual Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Football upsets Georgia; volleyball continues winning streak

The football team defeated No. 7 Georgia for its first road win over a top-10 team since 1981 but lost quarterback James Franklin to an injury. The volleyball team moved to 21-0 for its best opening record ever.

Orr Street contamination cleanup steeped in history

Nearly two decades after an initial effort, the cleanup of Ameren Missouri's long-shuttered manufactured gas plant will be completed.

Columbia man arrested in connection with shots fired incident

Recco E. Charters, 30, is suspected of firing two rounds into the ground during an argument with a neighbor Sunday morning.

In the Missouri Ozarks, building a ship for the sea

American Eagle Airline pilot Scott Clark has been working on building his boat for five years. Clark hopes to sail to the Caribbean with his wife, Rhonda, when they retire.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Police chief should rehire Sanders

The Columbia Police Department should rehire the acquitted Rob Sanders or relieve Police Chief Ken Burton of his duties.

Chiefs riding 6-game skid vs. Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium

The Kansas City Chiefs hope to keep their win streak alive as they face their rivals, the Oakland Raiders, on Sunday in Kansas City. The Chiefs have not defeated the Raiders at home since 2006.

School board to discuss Mill Creek Elementary overcrowding

The Columbia School Board will meet Monday to discuss overcrowding at Mill Creek Elementary School and transportation options for the 2014-15 school year.

Spending stumbling block to budget deal

After inconclusive talks between President Barack Obama and House Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., took charge in trying to end the crises, although a conversation Sunday afternoon failed to break the stalemate.

Chiefs defeat Raiders 24-7 to remain unbeaten

The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 24-7 on Sunday in front of the loudest crowd to ever attend an outdoor sporting event, preserving their undefeated record and continuing the second-best start in franchise history.

Bradford, Rams hand Texans 4th straight loss 38-13

The St. Louis Rams won their second straight game Sunday, routing the mistake-prone Texans 38-13 on the road.

Catholics backing school-choice initiative in Missouri

The ballot initiative would allow a 50 percent tax credit for businesses and individuals who donate to nonprofit organizations that benefit schools. It could lead to scholarships for children in private schools.

Southwest Missouri safe room projects on hold during shutdown

Neosho school officials are concerned the government shutdown could delay the construction of more than $10 million of safe rooms the district is planning to add to its schools.