Motorists urged to watch for deer

The Missouri Highway Patrol said Missouri had 3,980 deer-related traffic accidents last year, with most occurring from October through December.

New fireboat to be named for Stan Musial

The 44-foot boat was built by MetalCraft Marine, which has shipyards in upstate New York and in eastern Ontario, Canada.

Billboards of Scout sculpture taken down in KC

The billboards showed a rifleman pointing at an iconic Kansas City sculpture of an American Indian on horseback.

Columbia agencies dealing with federal government shutdown

The Missourian has provided updated information about which local agencies are effected by the shutdown.

Former Columbia police officer Rob Sanders found not guilty of assault

Sanders was charged with the assault of a prisoner in August 2011.

Missouri football won't be doing any sightseeing in Nashville

The Tigers travel to Nashville this week to face Vanderbilt, but don't expect them to come back with any stories involving country music, dancing or barbecued ribs.

Science Safari lets elementary school students explore science with MU grad students

Fourth- and fifth-grade students from Midway Heights Elementary School and Paxton Keeley Elementary School performed experiments on plants at MU on Monday during the ShowMe Nature GK-12 Science Safari.

Under fire, 'Obamacare' going live — with glitches

People want to know if they can afford the premiums, if the coverage will be solid, where the bureaucratic pitfalls are and if new federal and state websites will really demystify shopping for health insurance. Full answers may take months.

UPDATE: What's changing, what's not, in a government shutdown

Federal officials are making plans in the event the government closes Monday. The longer a shutdown goes on, the more it will be felt in day-to-day lives.

Stocks fall as government heads toward shutdown

Investors pulled back from stocks as a budget standoff between Republicans and Democrats in Congress threatened to push the government into a partial shutdown for the first time in 17 years.

Missouri hospitals focus reducing readmissions, post-discharge care as federal penalty kicks in

While some hospitals are seeing reduced Medicare penalties and others are seeing increased penalties, everyone is focusing on trying to reduce the rate of unnecessary readmissions.

Missouri United Methodist Church sees growing diversity with pastor, congregation

The church's congregation includes people of different ages, races and cultures, but the Rev. Amy Gearhart, the church's first female senior pastor, said she wants to see even more diversity.

Columbia considers 'community school' to close achievement gap

Elementary school students who qualify for free or reduced lunches would be chosen through a lottery to attend the school for preschool through fifth grade. The school would be in session year-round.

Americans anxious, irritated as government shuts down

For many employees of the federal government, Tuesday's shutdown meant no more paychecks as they were forced onto unpaid furloughs. For those still working, it meant delays in getting paid.

Homework involved to apply for health insurance

Getting covered under President Barack Obama's health care law might take you more than one sitting. You'll need accurate income information for your household, plus some understanding of how health insurance works.

Pirates hoping for more than cameo in playoffs

The day Clint Hurdle took over as the Pittsburgh Pirates manager in December 2010, he spoke about electrifying the city. He preached optimism then went out and practiced it every day while talking about a vision that went far beyond returning a moribund franchise to respectability.

MU's Venture Out opens new high ropes course

MU Venture Out, a campus group that organizes team building activities, opened the new high ropes course on Sept. 24.

Gathering marks transfer of Museum of Art and Archaeology to off-campus site

The Pickard Hall location of the Museum of Art and Archaeology is closing for renovation and damage assessment from radiation experiments conducted there in the early 20th century.

Columbia storyteller Milbre Burch offers her past to digital storytelling festival

Milbre Burch, a Columbia artist and storyteller, recounted her childhood in the Jim Crow-era south for the "Stories Connect Us All" online festival.

Vandy's coach avoids questions about Southern California job

Vanderbilt coach James Franklin is more than happy to talk about his Commodores and Saturday night's game with undefeated Missouri. When it comes to the coaching vacancy at Southern California, Franklin has nothing to say.