No. 1 Alabama unhappy with play, even in win

Alabama left its latest performance not wanting to feel like that again, especially on offense.

Rock Bridge High School awarded $25,000 grant

The grant was awarded after Rock Bridge students participated in an online safe-driving contest run by State Farm Insurance.


MU professor Dr. Beryl Ortwerth was devoted to friends, eye research, traveling

Beryl Ortwerth was a professor in the Ophthalmology Department at MU, dedicating his time to finding ways to cure blindness and other eye diseases.


Toronto council strips embattled Mayor Rob Ford of most powers

The vote comes after Mayor Rob Ford admitted using crack cocaine


The Gettsyburg Address could have been lost in history

Speculation still exists around the exact words President Lincoln used in his famous address.

Beryl Ortwerth, Aug. 13, 1937 — November 2013, of Columbia

Beryl Ortwerth of Columbia died. He was 76 years old.

COMO SOCIAL: Meetup helps community members bond over hobbies, interests

Meetup is a social networking site that encourages offline bonding over hobbies and topics such as walking, international food, knitting and even zombies.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Boone County real estate volume and foreclosure reports available

The Boone County recorder of deeds' office publishes real estate volume and foreclosure statistics each month.

FROM READERS: How Bonnie Chasteen finds artistic inspiration in rural landscape

Columbia resident Bonnie Chasteen is an artist and editor for the Missouri Department of Conservation. Her exhibit, "Faces, Places, Figures, and Food," will be at Orr Street Studios from Nov. 19 to Dec. 1.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Robbing Peter to Pay for Paul's pension

Missouri’s teacher retirement system is rife with problems. The end result is escalating payments by the state or declining benefits for pensioners.

Hawaii athletics director hurt intervening in fight

The athletics director at the University of Hawaii was injured as he intervened in a fight that broke out after a women's tournament basketball game.

Randall dies at 73; tried to stop 1962 Mississippi riot

George M. "Buck" Randall, a University of Mississippi football player who tried to stop violence that erupted on the Oxford campus during integration in 1962, has died. He was 73.

Fundamental breakdowns pile up in Chargers' loss

The Chargers (4-6) lost their third straight game, 20-16 on Sunday, thanks to a litany of blunders that included 10 penalties for 76 yards.

NASA launches robotic explorer to Mars

NASA's newest Mars explorer, MAVEN, is set to study the atmosphere of Mars and the climate change that has affected the planet.

Chiefs forced to bounce back from first loss

Chiefs focus on upcoming game against San Diego Chargers after first loss of the season Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

UPDATE: Better forecasts, church services saved lives

Accurate predictions, television and radio warnings, text-message alerts, storm sirens and people attending church all contributed to the low death toll after tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday.


Michigan State tops AP men's basketball poll

After beating Kentucky last week, Michigan State claims the top spot in national basketball poll.


Johnson makes case as one of the all-time greats

It took Jimmie Johnson just 13 races into his rookie season with Hendrick Motorsports to prove to his team he was a rare talent.

Bears' defense showing signs it's coming together

The Chicago Bears' defense is coming together after being nagged by injuries at the start of the season.


Deal would send cord blood to Missouri for stem cell research

The Star Tribune says a deal could be finalized Tuesday that would send umbilical cord blood collected at the University of Minnesota's Medical Center to the St. Louis Cord Blood Bank.