Cardinals, Pirates Game 5 starters both coming off stingy efforts

Heading into Game 5 of their NL division series against Pittsburgh, the Cardinals can take comfort in this: They're 7-1 the last three years when facing postseason elimination.

Injuries hurt Georgia at tailback, wide receiver

Quarterback Aaron Murray said Tuesday he is spending extra practice time with players promoted from the scout team as No. 7 Georgia tries to compensate for injuries that have forced dramatic changes at wide receiver and tailback heading into Saturday's game against No. 25 Missouri.

Lawyers: 19 Sandusky victims settle with Penn State

At least 19 young men have settled with Penn State over assertions of abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, according to lawyers for the claimants.

Columbia City Council highlights and notes from Oct. 7

Couldn't make Monday's city council meeting? The Missourian was there and kept track of the meeting's highlights. Check out our notes and the council's agenda. 

FROM READERS: Charles Davis, former MU journalism professor, reflects on move home to Georgia

Charles Davis recently took over as dean of the University of Georgia's journalism school. Although the former MU professor feels nostalgic for Columbia, he has no doubt "the old Bulldog is home."

Eldon beats Battle volleyball in three sets

Eldon's volleyball team was too much for Battle on Tuesday night. Eldon beat Battle 25-17, 22-25, 25-22.

Rock Bridge defeats Hickman in tennis district semifinals

The Rock Bridge tennis team moves to the district championships after defeating Hickman on Tuesday. 

Tolton volleyball falls to Christian Fellowship

The Father Tolton Regional Catholic High School volleyball team fell to Christian Fellowship on Tuesday, 3-0. 

Shelby Miller, Lance Lynn ready in Cards' bullpen for Game 5

Rookie right-hander Shelby Miller won't be the only Cardinals starter ready for bullpen duty in Game 5 of their NL division series against Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said Lance Lynn, chased in the fifth inning of Game 2, will be available as well.

Obama, Boehner trade barbs, hints of compromise over shutdown

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner offered hints of possible compromise but also traded heated rhetoric Tuesday as the partial government shutdown reached its eighth day.


Prosecutor details FIFA probe of 2018-2022 World Cup bids

FIFA ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia expects investigations of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids to last into next year. Garcia's U.S.-based law firm on Tuesday stressed the limited mandate of his work, which some FIFA critics hope could lead to re-running the controversial process that gave the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 event to Qatar.

Independence will replace stolen museum statue

The city of Independence, which operates the National Frontier Trails Museum, needs to address security and other concerns before the statue is returned to the site, said tourism director Cori Day.

Missouri officials forecast abundant ducks for hunting

The state Conservation Department said ducks should still be abundant, if weather conditions cause them to migrate at the right time.

American Jews ready for Thanksgiving and Hanukkah convergence

Jewish Americans are preparing to celebrate a rare convergence this holiday season, when Thanksgiving will fall on the second day of Hanukkah.

Lutherans' Missouri Synod tells individual congregations to decide on Boy Scouts

The May decision by the Boy Scouts to allow gay members has generated debate among many denominations. The Lutheran Church signed an agreement with the Boy Scouts that allows congregations to make their own decisions about sponsoring troops.

U.S. adults score poorly on global test

Japan, Finland, Canada, Netherlandsc, Australiac, Sweden, Norway, Flanders-Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, and Korea all scored significantly higher than the United States in all three areas on the test.

Death of Missouri 5-year-old boy ruled accidental

Local, county and state rescuers searched for the boy most of Sunday, with the help of as many as 200 volunteers.

Work at Bridgeton landfill delayed by shutdown

EPA officials said the testing will be delayed until the funding for the work is enacted.

Hickman soccer prevails in overtime thriller

The Kewpies knocked off visiting Smith-Cotton 4-3 in penalty kicks after two overtimes.

Columbia City Council discusses problem of lengthy meetings

Meetings on Aug. 19 and Sept. 3 went well past midnight because of long lines during public comment.