UPDATE: Michael Wacha, Cardinals edge Pirates 2-1 to knot NLDS

Rookie Michael Wacha took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals showed off their October poise, edging the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Monday and setting up a winner-take-all Game 5 in the NL division series.

Missouri Tiger Baggett has nation's most powerful leg

Missouri kicker Andrew Baggett routinely boots the football 75 to 80 yards in the air, and he leads the nation with 32 touchbacks.

Missouri volleyball poised to match a longstanding record

Tuesday's home game against Austin Peay gives Missouri volleyball — now 18-0 — a chance to match that 31-year-old record for wins to start a season.

Fort Leonard Wood recalls civilian workers

The civilian workers left work on Oct. 1 due to the federal government shutdown.

Columbia City Council approves construction of Gans Creek park

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department hopes to finish work on the park in 2015.

With a hurt arm, Jeffery Baker leads Harrisburg to 26-0 victory

The Harrisburg High School Bulldogs rebounded after Friday's junior varsity loss to Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School. They took their frustration out on Westran, beating the Hornets 26-0. Harrisburg was led by Jeffery Baker, who started for the first time this season — and played with an injured arm.

Young arms aplenty for Cardinals, Pirates

For a series with so many established veterans, the pitching staffs of the Cardinals and Pirates both have more than a dash of youth.

Missouri player wins second straight SEC defensive lineman of the week

For the second week in a row, MU football defensive lineman Michael Sam has been named Southeastern Conference defensive lineman of the week.

1980s' muscle car on display at Old Wheels Car Show

The 39th Annual Old Wheels Car Show featured more than 100 classic and modern automobiles on Sunday, including Wayne Sommer's 1986 Buick Grand National.


Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival to be held Saturday, Sunday

The 22nd-annual Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival will kick off Saturday morning with the crowning of the "Pumpkin King."

GUEST COMMENTARY: It's high time to clean house

No matter where these disasters strike, we Missourians are pitching in to help pay the costs of recovery. That makes climate change personal.

Columbia woman in serious condition after Friday morning crash

Sara Buxton, the passenger in a deadly car crash Friday, has improved to serious condition. Buxton was taken to University Hospital in critical condition. The driver of the car was killed in the accident.

Citizen Jane Film Festival celebrates 'evolution' of women's roles in film

The Citizen Jane Film Festival brought together Columbia residents and visitors to watch films, participate in panels with directors and enjoy a weekend dedicated to women's roles in film.

Stephens College volleyball loses

Stephens College volleyball lost to Missouri Baptist in three sets Monday night 25-18, 25-8, 25-17

Tolton softball loses to South Callaway

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic softball lost to South Callaway 2-1 on Monday night.

A's top Tigers for 2-1 AL division series lead

Oakland takes advantage of struggling Anibal Sanchez to take 2-1 series lead over Detroit.

Debt limit overtaking shutdown as U.S. crisis focus

In the Senate officials said Majority Leader Harry Reid was drafting a bill to raise the current $16.7 trillion debt ceiling before the Oct. 17 deadline when Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has said the government will reach its borrowing limit.

Columbia College hosted its first Homecoming 5K

The Columbia College cross country team hosted a 5K on Saturday morning to kickoff the Cougars Homecoming Festivities. 

Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon making moves into Chase fray

Considering where Jeff Gordon was after Richmond, left out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in part because of some late-race shenanigans, he couldn't have been happier Sunday.

Columbia man shot in Jeff City

The victim, whose name hasn't been released, walked almost a mile to a McDonald's.