UPDATE: GOP members outline shutdown and debt plan, but no agreement yet

In addition to ending the shutdown and increasing the debt limit, under the proposal Congress and the White House would explore ways to ease across-the-board federal budget cuts that began taking effect a year ago and replace at least part of them with benefit-program curbs that have been included in recent presidential budgets.

Howard Marshall passes on the past through traditional Missouri fiddling

“I’m lucky I’ve been able to make a living with this,” says the Missouri  musician, who will showcase his craft Saturday at the State Historical Society's annual meeting.

Missouri volleyball breaks record with twentieth straight win

The No. 25 Tigers reached the record-breaking 20-0 mark on Friday after defeating the Volunteers 3-0. The win secures the best opening record in program history.

This weekend: Pumpkin festival, Race for the Cure, Missouri football

Events this weekend include the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival, Race for the Cure and the Missouri vs. Georgia football game. 

ANY QUESTIONS: Where do Columbia recyclables go?

Parts of the process change every month, so there's no one answer available.

5 things about drug at issue in Missouri executions

Missouri's intentions for propofol, a popular anesthetic used at hospitals nationwide, have been criticized nearly from the start.

Hickman softball defeats Rock Bridge in district championship

The Kewpies rolled to a 6-2 victory to seal their second consecutive district championship.

Rock Bridge boys soccer loses amidst rowdy crowd

The Bruins fell 2-1 with some students getting scolded in the stands for unacceptable behavior.

Tolton football vanquishes Missouri Military Academy

The Trailblazers won 58-6 on Friday to improve to 2-5 on the season.

Cougars volleyball wins two games to start Spartan Invitational

Columbia College defeated Friends University and Trinity International University on Friday.

Cecil Warren Sr. enjoyed hunting, fishing

Cecil Warren Sr. of Columbia died Thursday Oct. 10, 2013. He was 83.

Sexual assault in MU residence hall reported

A man entered the room in a residence hall after a female student answered the door expecting a friend, MU police said.

Cecil Warren Sr., Jan. 30, 1930 — Oct. 10, 2013

Cecil Warren Sr. of Columbia died October 10, 2013.

UPDATE: Hagler replaced as director of Missouri agriculture agency

John Hagler, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, was abruptly replaced Friday with no reason released by Gov. Jay Nixon. Harry Bozoian will be acting agriculture director until Oct. 31.

Anxiety sets in as food stamps benefits set to decrease

A federal stimulus that increased food stamps benefits in 2009 will expire at the end of the month, leaving families wondering how they will get by.

UPDATE: Zookeeper killed at zoo in Springfield

Springfield officials say a longtime zookeeper was killed by an elephant at the city's Dickerson Park Zoo.

Rivers still open, but not the federal land they flow through

The Current and Jacks Fork rivers in southwest Missouri are open to boaters — as long as they don't step foot in the closed parks the rivers flow through. This will last until the partial government shutdown is over.


General in charge of ICBMs fired

Maj. Gen. Michael Carey was removed from command of the 20th Air Force because of alleged personal misbehavior. The removal follows the relief of Vice Adm. Tim Giardina from his second-in-command position at U.S. Strategic Command on Wednesday.

Global chemical watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize

By giving the peace award to an international organization, the Nobel committee found a way to highlight the devastating Syrian civil war, now in its third year, without siding with any group involved.

Missouri to join dozens of other states, territories in earthquake drill

Ten states, including Missouri, will be part of the Great Central U.S. Shakeout drill at 10:17 a.m. Thursday.