Rock Bridge volleyball rolls to tournament title

The Bruins brought their record to 21-2 after winning the Troy Invitational on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hootenanny hoots and hollers after a Saturday rainstorm

Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's event, beyond being a fundraiser, aimed to celebrate and expand knowledge of locally grown food.

Hot start helps Columbia College men's soccer win on the road

The Cougars won their fourth straight match by topping Mid-Continent (Ky.) University 4-2 on the road Saturday afternoon.

TIGERS REPORT LIVE: Missouri vs. Vanderbilt

The Missouri Tigers football team defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores 51-28 in Nashville, Tenn. The Missourian played score updates and social media posts during the game.

Cut gas line closes portion of Sam's Club

Workers evacuated part of the Conley Road location Saturday morning after a cut gas line started a leak. Columbia police are investigating the incident.

John Young showed love to family through work

John Overton Young, 84, taught his children and grandchildren the value of working hard and how to truly pay attention to people. Mr. Young died Sunday, Sept. 29.

John Overton Young, Aug. 24, 1929 - Sept. 29, 2013

John Overton Young of Springfield died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. He was 84.

John Overton Young, 84, served in Army, studied agriculture at MU

John Overton Young of Springfield died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. He was 84.

Missouri volleyball wins yet again

The Missouri volleyball team continued its undefeated season with a 3-0 win against Auburn on Friday.

Coach's daughter cheers on Battle football to victory

Battle defeated South Callaway 38-33 on Friday night, narrowly handing South Callaway its first loss of the season. Both teams are now 5-1.

Hickman football falls short to Jefferson City

The Kewpies suffered a 40-33 loss and fell to 2-4 on the season.

Bipartisan vote on back pay hides shutdown chasm

From a "Grand Bargain" to a potential government default, Congressional options seem bleak in the face of the dire 5-day government shutdown. The Department of the Treasury has set Oct. 17 as the debt limit for U.S. borrowing, waving a red flag toward Congress.

Opara scores in 17th as Sporting KC beats Crew

The Columbus Crew (13-14-5) had a three-game winning streak stopped and are two points out of the final playoff spot in the East with two games left while Sporting Kansas City moved to within two points of Eastern Conference leader New York.

Blues too much for Panthers in 7-0 rout

Halak passed Hall with his franchise-record 17th shutout and Alex Steen scored on a penalty shot to lead the Blues to a 7-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday.

String of attacks in Iraq kills at least 66

Hospital officials confirmed the climbing casualty rate—now at least 66—from the killings in and around Baghdad, Iraq. Earlier in the day, a reporter and cameraman for privately-owned al-Sharqiya TV were shot and killed in the country that was the deadliest for journalists from 2003 to 2008.

Hall of Fame golfer Tom Watson to design kid-friendly course

The initiative began with Maryville dentist Bruce Twaddle, who first saw a children's course during a trip to Scotland before the 2011 British Open at England's Royal St. George's Golf Course (where five-time champion Watson finished with a 6-over-par 286).

Missouri football defeats Vanderbilt 51-28

The Tigers scored on eight of their first nine drives to put away the Commodores, and the defense piled up seven sacks in the victory.

Ozark towns slog through shutdown as parkland remains closed

Floating companies remained closed for the fourth day in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways as the Eminence mayor and others were seeking answers about access to the Current and Jacks Fork rivers.

Central Missouri Head Start facilities' future unclear if shutdown continues

Central Missouri Community Action's funding contract is not set to expire until May, so its Head Start facilities have not closed. However, they have lost federal funding for food, which could lead to closures.

Columbia gas prices hit lowest point since December

While the average gas price in Missouri was $3.08 per gallon, according to, 37 of 45 Columbia stations tracked by the website showed a pump price of $2.97.