Remembering Kent Heitholt and a cat named Margot

Nina Johnson, former librarian at the Columbia Daily Tribune and current librarian at the Missourian, recalls a series of events following the slaying of Kent Heitholt.

Ryan Ferguson's freedom hangs in the balance

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District vacated Ferguson's conviction based on a Brady violation, ruling that the prosecution failed to share vital information with his defense.

Olympic torch blasts into space ahead of Games

The torch will make its way to the International Space Station before being taken into space itself — making it the Olympic flame's first spacewalk in history.

Leadership vacuum to blame in Dolphins case?

A leadership vacuum may have contributed to the troubled relationship between Miami Dolphins offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito, which has left both players sidelined and the team in turmoil.

'The Soul' event addresses relationship between tobacco industry advertising, African-Americans

At "The Soul," a Black Culture Awareness Week event, attendees learned about how the tobacco industry advertises to minority populations, specifically the African-American population.

Two Cardinals claim Silver Slugger awards

St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina and second baseman Matt Carpenter received their first Silver Sluggers.

SEC Network vice president announced

With the SEC Network scheduled to launch in Aug. 2014, ESPN's Stephanie Druley was named vice president of production of college networks Tuesday.

Costs to be split for fixes at former Missouri prison

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced an agreement Wednesday that divides up to $2 million in costs for repairs at the historic Missouri State Penitentiary. The goal is to allow visitors to return in the spring.

FROM THE NEWSROOM: What happens after photos are taken?

Photos are requested, taken, edited and then published for the Web or the print issue of Missourian.

Judith Bernhardt enjoyed sewing and gardening

Judith M. Bernhardt of Columbia died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. She was 64.

Hickman's Speak Your Mind focuses on military intervention in Syria

Each panelist had about five minutes for remarks in which they used historical examples of U.S. military intervention to prompt discussion about Syria. The panelists then took questions from the 30 or so audience members.

Health care ‘navigators’ push forward despite website setbacks

MU students heard from health care navigators and a Health and Human Services official Tuesday night and were urged to learn about the new health care law.

Judith Bernhardt, of Columbia, March 21, 1949 — Nov. 4, 2013

Judith Bernhardt worked for the MU School of Nursing and the Rusk Rehabilitation Center. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, singing and traveling.

Woman killed in single car accident on Highway VV near Mauller Road

The crash was reported Wednesday morning by a man out for a walk. The woman had already died when the Boone County Fire Protection District responded to the scene.

FROM READERS: Dagorhir: The closest you can get to medieval combat

Dagorhir is a Medieval Combat Sport many confuse with LARPing, or Live Action Roleplay. Medieval Combat Sports are different in that they are strictly skill based. You live or die entirely because of your skill with a blade, rather than a magic spell or arbitrary hit points.

Missouri football: 'Christmas Thursdays' have offensive line dancing for joy

The Tigers offensive linemen have started a budding Internet craze. But why?

DAVID ROSMAN: New gun control bill waste of time

There are enough holes in the proposed bill to nullify any federal gun control laws for it to be taken to court.

Dynamo, Sporting KC to meet in soccer conference final

Sporting KC advanced to meet Houston in the conference final with a 3-1 win over the New England Revolution on Wednesday, with Claudio Bieler scoring the series-clinching goal in the 23rd minute of extra time.

Rams leaning on 5th-rounder at running back

The St. Louis Rams thought enough about Zac Stacy's potential that they traded their last two draft picks to ensure they landed the Vanderbilt career rushing leader in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Chiefs, Broncos in heated race out West

The Chiefs (9-0), Broncos (7-1), Chargers (4-4) and Raiders (3-5) have a combined 23-10 record for a .697 winning percentage. That's the highest percentage by a division through nine weeks of the season since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.