Ella Lambert loved MU, cooking and teaching

Ella Lambert died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. She was 99.

Charles Nauert, former MU history professor, died Sunday

Charles G. Nauert of Overland Park, Kan., died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. He was 85 years old. 


Police arrest man in connection with several robberies and thefts

Columbia police arrested a man Tuesday night in connection with several recent robberies in the area.

Cobb, Rays roll 4-0 over Indians in American League wild card

Alex Cobb dodged trouble for nearly seven innings, and the Rays pitched their way to another must-have win on the road, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-0 Wednesday night in the American League wild-card game.

SEC teams coping with injuries to key players

Backups have turned in admirable performances, but losing talented starters — even temporarily — hurts because the skills they possess are not easily replaced by simply turning to the next guy on the depth chart.

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith making Dorsey gamble pay off

Smith is on pace to throw for 3,828 yards and 28 touchdowns; both would be career highs, and he has thrown only 22 interceptions since the 2010 season, the fewest of any quarterback with at least 1,000 pass attempts.


Fisher, Rams trying to dig out of 1-3 hole

The Rams have been outscored 66-18 in the last two games, the second-worst two-game stretch in Jeff Fisher's 18-year career.

Enterprise Holdings to hire 11,000

The company plans to hire nearly 8,500 for management trainee positions and 1,500 interns. The suburban St. Louis-based company's revenues have more than doubled over the past 10 years, from $6.9 billion in 2003 to $16 billion.

'Red October' novelist Tom Clancy dies at 66

Tom Clancy, the novelist known for his meticulous and mesmerizing military thriller books, died in his lifelong hometown of Baltimore. He was 66.

Stop being so stupid, voters tweet to Congress

As the government shutdown continues, Americans use social media such as Twitter and Facebook to express their displeasure with federal lawmakers.

Ella C. Lambert of Columbia, May 7, 1914 — Sept. 29, 2013

Ella Lambert was a first-grade teacher in the Columbia Public Schools system.

Ruby Maxwell of Columbia died Sept. 30, 2013

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Thursday, October 3, 2013, at Parker Funeral Service with visitation from 10-11 before the service.

Nearly 2 years have passed since Kansas City baby's disappearance

Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin have said they believe someone kidnapped the baby from her crib.

UPDATE: First day of Affordable Care Act results in delays, frustrations

The initial sign-up day appeared to draw heavy interest that suggested pent-up demand for just the kind of coverage now being offered.

Boeing official appointed to Missouri highways board

Gov. Jay Nixon announced the appointment Tuesday of Bryan T. Scott to a seat that has been vacant since early 2012.

Missouri high court mulls student transfers from Kansas City

Taxpayers from five surrounding districts filed suit, arguing that requiring their districts to accept transfers from Kansas City amounts to an unfunded mandate in violation of the Missouri Constitution.

Mid-Missouri programs, services feel impact of government shutdown

The federal government shutdown has left some services in mid-Missouri at a standstill, but others appear relatively safe.

THE FAMILY: Middle-class Americans brace for higher premiums

The Wolfs, who live in an upscale area in Texas, make too much money to qualify for tax credits that will help other people afford coverage. That leaves them wondering how much they'll wind up paying.

Democrats, Republicans trade blame for government shutdown

As the vast machinery of government clanged into partial shutdown mode Tuesday, President Barack Obama warned that the longer it goes, "the more families will be hurt."

Missouri football focused on containing Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews

Vanderbilt's star wide receiver is expected to pose a formidable challenge to the Tigers during Saturday's game in Nashville, Tenn.