Second arson attempted at Joplin Planned Parenthood

Police officers were able to put out the fire during the second arson attempt in one week.


St. Louis bridge renamed for long-time congressman

The Poplar Street Bridge was renamed after former St. Louis Congressman William L. Clay Sr.


Fleeing driver killed by St. Louis police

Man killed after being pulled over by police after observing a possible drug transaction.

Body of 5-year-old southeast Missouri boy found

Devonte Dye was found Monday in the St. Francis River near Butler County.


Ethical issues arise as scientists peek into baby genes

This is the newest frontier in the genetic revolution: how early to peek into someone's DNA and how to make use of this health forecast without causing needless worry.

UPDATE: Missouri man gets 14 years for al-Qaida support

Khalid Ouazzani, 35, who had faced up to 65 years in prison for bank fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to support a terrorist group, was sentenced in federal court in Kansas City.

Meetings focus on mine waste cleanup

Years of lead mining created waste that causes problems in what is known as the Lead Belt region of Missouri.

PHOTO GALLERY: Car show brings out enthusiasts of historic vehicles

The Old Wheels Car Club's 39th annual show featured cars from several different time periods.

Lady of lifting Libby Cowgill 'totally crushed it' at strongman competition

Forty-two athletes competed Saturday in the Show-Me Strength Strongman and CrossFit Challenge. Among them was Libby Cowgill, who was competing in such an event for the first time.

Walk to End Alzheimer's raises $60,000 to fight disease

Those with Alzheimer's disease and those whose lives have been impacted by it gathered for the Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sunday at Stephens Lake Park.

Missouri moves into AP poll at No. 25

Arizona State, Mississippi and Maryland dropped out of the rankings as Alabama continued to hold its No. 1 spot.

UPDATE: Aspen Heights party ends in gunfire early Sunday

A fight at the new student housing complex ended in gunfire early Sunday morning, when a man fired shots into the air outside a party. No one was injured, and the investigation is ongoing.

MU student uses TV role to encourage women to hunt

On "Dressed to Kill TV," a new women's hunting show set to air next year, Alex Templeton attempts to break the mold for female hunters. 

GUEST COMMENTARY: The newspaper is all about the community

Newspapers should make a difference in the communities they serve and stand up for their citizens.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Columbia woman dies in car accident; Missouri fans take over Nashville

This week's most read stories include the death of a Columbia woman in a car accident Friday, news about the local effects of the national government shutdown, and reports from the Missouri football team's 51-28 blowout of Vanderbilt on Saturday.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Missouri swimming teams victorious, new ropes course opens

Photos from the last week show the Missouri swimming team taking the Show-Me Showdown title and participants trying out MU's new ropes course.

THIS WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Missouri football defeats Vanderbilt; volleyball 18-0 on season

Missouri football won its first conference game 51-28 against Vanderbilt, and the volleyball team achieved an 18-0 record by defeating Auburn.

Rough Saturday night for Rock Bridge football

The Rock Bridge football team suffered its worst loss of the season Saturday night at the hands of Helias Catholic, losing 59-21. The loss brings the Bruins' record down to 4-2.

Walk brings community together to fight hunger

Columbia residents make fighting hunger a family affair at Sunday afternoon's CROP Hunger Walk. The event raised more than $4,000 for local and global charities.

Pirates edge Cardinals 5-3, take 2-1 lead in NLDS

The Cardinals are on their last leg for game four of the series at 2 p.m. Monday.