Rock Bridge football advances to Class 6 state championship

Rock Bridge defeated Hazelwood Central 36-33 on Friday night in the Class 6 state semifinals. The win advances Rock Bridge to the state championship game where it will face Blue Springs in St. Louis.

UPDATE: Almeta Crayton's Everybody Eats seeks volunteers, donations

Volunteers are needed to help prepare food, set up the dining area and serve the meal. Donations will be accepted in the days leading up to the event.

David Lee Coleman, March 14, 1947 - Nov. 21, 2013

David Lee Coleman of Columbia died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. He was 66.

UM System Board of Curators elects 2014 officers

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators on Friday elected Don Downing as chairman and Donald Cupps as vice chairman for the 2014 year.

Gov. Nixon critical of diverting water to Kansas

A proposal to build a 360-mile aqueduct would reroute as much as 4 million acre feet of Missouri River water to western Kansas for irrigated farming. Gov. Nixon sent a letter to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback expressing his concerns.

Missouri Senate leader backs Boeing incentives

Ron Richard, R-Joplin, said it should be "a no-brainer" for lawmakers to authorize incentives for Boeing Co. to choose Missouri over other states as the production location for the the Boeing 777X commercial airplane.

Columbia man arrested in connection with Jefferson City shooting

Channing Tyler Williams was arrested Thursday in connection with a shooting that took place Oct. 6 in Jefferson City.

FROM READERS: MU grad recalls scene at Missourian when JFK was shot

A retired journalist who worked at the Missourian when Kennedy was shot describes  quick work in the newsroom to make the afternoon edition deadline.

Six cross country runners to represent Cougars at NAIA Championships

Columbia College cross country runners will compete Saturday in Lawrence, Kan., at the NAIA Championships.


Missouri swimming and diving finishes strong in day two of Mizzou Invite

The Missouri men's and women's swimming and diving team conclude day two of the Mizzou Invite in first and second place, respectively.

Columbia College women's basketball falls to Ottawa

The Columbia College women's basketball team lost to Ottawa University, 54-53, in the opening round of the Saint Mary Classic on Friday night in Leavenworth, Kan.

David Lee Coleman enjoyed the outdoors, time with family

David Lee Coleman died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. He was 66. He enjoyed fishing, boating and playing with his grandchildren.

FROM READERS: Reader shares poem, 'LAmerica'

The poem stems from a "film-noir-esque" story narrative the author, Zachary Pannell, is writing. In the scene, a movie director writes the poem to a Hollywood detective who is investigating him.

Kansas City moves to sever museum from Union Station

Kansas City Council is considering severing ties between the museum and Union Station.


For baby boomers, JFK death still pivotal moment

President John F. Kennedy's assassination defined the generation that has defined the way people look at the world today, writes Ted Anthony of The Associated Press.

Ex-AP writer recalls serving as Oswald pallbearer

Retired Associated Press write Mike Cochran recalls being asked to be a pallbearer at Lee Harvey Oswald's funeral.


Reverent memorials mark 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's death

Fifty years later, the same army officers who, as teenage cadets, had guarded Kennedy's grave in November 1963, gathered again in Dublin to honor the former president.

Mother heals grief in writing 35 years after disappearance of her child

A grieving mother finds solace in writing a book about her son's disappearance while helping to heal other parents who have lost children.

Missouri businesses paying more for jobless benefits

Missouri businesses will pay $63 per employee in 2014 in unemployment taxes to help pay down the state's debt to the federal government.


Missouri seat belt use remains behind national average

Missouri seat belt use is 6 percentage points behind the national average.