UPDATE: Missouri House votes to override veto of gun bill, but Senate does not

The House voted by the narrowest possible margin, 109-49, to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of HB 436, a bill that would reject federal laws that limit gun use. Later, by a vote of 22-12, the Missouri Senate rejected the motion to override.

Ryan Ferguson's appeal focuses on information withheld during his trial

Ryan Ferguson's attorney and an assistant attorney general battled in court Tuesday over whether the state withheld important information about how eyewitness Jerry Trump identified Ferguson as one of two men he saw in the parking lot of the Columbia Tribune after the slaying of a sports editor. 


Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel wants Border Showdown with Kansas to continue

The annual rivalry game between Missouri and Kansas, which dates back to the 1800's, ended in 2011 when Missouri moved from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference. But in an interview with the Kansas City Star on Tuesday, Pinkel said he is hoping the two sides can work out a deal to spark the rivalry again.

Ashland high school student linked to threatening text takes own life

The student connected to a threatening message, identified as 17-year-old Jacob Meadows, died at an area hospital on Tuesday after he shot himself in the chest when police were at his home. 

ROSE NOLEN: Fall season is perfect time to explore Missouri

It’s harvest time, the planting is all done, and now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of the labor. It’s time for long, leisurely drives across the state. It’s time to visit the neighbors and see what changes the year has brought into being.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Don't believe the scare tactics

Missouri House Speaker argues veto override will create jobs and increase state revenue.

Rock Bridge girls tennis remains undefeated with Quincy sweep

The Rock Bridge girls tennis team improved to 7-0 on the season Tuesday, sweeping Quincy High School 9-0 in singles and doubles competition.

Obama blends threat of attack, hope of diplomacy

Speaking about Syria on Tuesday, President Barack Obama touted diplomatic steps, but he also insisted the U.S. military will keep the pressure on President Bashar Assad "and be ready to respond."

Missouri runners recognized as SEC Freshmen of the Week

The Southeastern Conference recognized Missouri freshmen cross country runners Kaitlyn Fischer and Dan Roe as SEC Freshmen of the Week on Tuesday.

Columbia summer school has more students, more revenue

For the second year, revenue is up over expenses to the tune of $900,000. The district stopped contracting out for summer school in 2010.

Oakland Middle School students to take geometry at Lange

Oakland Middle School parents attended a Columbia School Board meeting Monday to voice concerns about the lack of a geometry teacher there.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri holds the wrong distinction when it comes to hunger

Unfortunately, nearly 1 in 6 Missourians, or 16.7 percent of them, are food insecure. That means that at least once in the past year, in most cases several times, they skipped meals because they didn’t have enough food. Money ran out. Or they got by on less nutrition than they needed just to spread out the food they could afford.

Rose Williams, January 3, 1949-September 9, 2013

Rose M. Williams, 64, of Columbia, died Monday, September 9, 2013 at University of Missouri Hospital.

Bernard John Lensmeyer, April 24, 1936-September 9, 2013

Bernie worked in the food service industry and owned several restaurants. He had a passion for food and always knew the best local places to eat in every city.

Missouri Valley soccer sweeps Columbia College

Both the men's and women's soccer teams at Columbia College faced defeat Tuesday at Missouri Valley College.

US beats Mexico 2-0, clinches World Cup berth

The United States clinched its seventh straight World Cup appearance, beating Mexico 2-0 Tuesday night on second-half goals by Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan.

Hoosier football hopes to shore up defense after Navy loss

The 41-35 loss to Navy on Saturday showed the Hoosiers won't reach a bowl game unless their defense makes significant improvement.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: House Bill 436 bad for Missouri

Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, is apparently the only Republican thinking clearly on the issuen of HB 436. He voted against the bill because it is not only unconstitutional, it would cause havoc in law enforcement efforts.

BATTLE RISING: Battle High School's dance instructor appears on HGTV's 'House Hunters'

It's part of a larger story for Danyale Williams and her husband, Lee, as they make a new life in Columbia.

Jeremy Guthrie, Royals may have 'a chance' in AL after defeating Indians

Jeremy Guthrie got a major assist from his defense in pitching six innings, Alcides Escobar hit a rare home run and the Royals snapped a six-game losing streak in Cleveland on Tuesday.