Vacancies stymie Columbia's Neighborhood Watch board

The board that provides support and training for Columbia's Neighborhood Watch program needs members. One-third of the seats are empty, and the terms of another third ended in September.

Q&A: Here's what is at stake in Tuesday's sewer bond vote

Still confused about what's at stake in Tuesday's special election for the sewer bond? Here's what you need to know before you go to the polls.

MU women's soccer loses to Arkansas in SEC tournament

The Missouri women's soccer team lost to Arkansas 4-0 in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament Monday, eliminating them from contention.

With Missouri on the horizon, Kentucky loses wide receivers Montgomery, Timmons to injuries

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops says that the Wildcats will be minus two wide receivers for Saturday's game against No. 9 Missouri.

Butch Jones vows to make Tennessee tougher

Tennessee (4-5, 1-4 SEC) will face a fifth consecutive team ranked 11th or better Saturday when they host No. 7 Auburn (8-1, 4-1).

Scam calls try to con personal information from mid-Missouri residents

The calls claim to be from Central Bank. Similar scams were reported in 2008, 2009 and 2012.

Speakers to discuss renewable energy Wednesday at Middlebush Auditorium

The event, titled "Poison-Free Power," will include discussion of sustainable energy sources and the danger of nuclear power plants.

Northbound lane of South Ninth Street will be closed Tuesday morning

The road closure is due to the ongoing demolition of The Rome restaurant, which closed in June after operating for five years.

Four arrested after vehicle chase on Vandiver

A Monday-morning car chase ended after the car crashed and the occupants fled on foot. Four people were arrested in connection with the incident.

Students say loans necessary for success after college

For many MU students, repayment of educational loans is little more than a far-off reality to be dealt with after graduation.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Almeta Crayton honored; Brandon Coleman remembered

The most popular stories of the week included pictures of former City Councilwoman Almeta Crayton's memorial service and a vigil held for Brandon Coleman.

With Aaron Rodgers sidelined, Bears beat Packers 27-20

Josh McCown, playing in place of the injured Jay Cutler, threw for two touchdowns Monday night as the Chicago Bears won 27-20 and ended a six-game skid to the Green Bay Packers.

Columbia College women's basketball opens with a win

The Columbia College women's basketball team defeated St. Gregory's University 93-74 on Monday night for a win in the first game of the season. 

UPDATE: Federal appeals court halts horse slaughter

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday issued a temporary injunction barring the Department of Agriculture from inspecting the plants. Slaughterhouses in New Mexico and Missouri had hoped to start up as soon as this week.

Zach Rockers named AMC player of the week for basketball

After a dominating men's basketball win over St. Louis Christian College on Friday, junior Zach Rockers was named American Midwest Conference player of the week. 

Kaysie Clark earns All-SEC first-team honors

Missouri soccer's Kaysie Clark was named to the 2013 All-Southeastern Conference first team Monday. 

Jimmie Johnson feels good even with Kenseth in mirror

Just like last season, Jimmie Johnson enters the next-to-last race with a seven-point lead in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. He came up empty in his bid for a sixth title last year, but is more confident about his chances following Sunday's dominating victory at Texas.

New York Times reporter Brian Stelter will discuss morning television news and digital media

Brian Stelter is the author of "Top of the Morning," a book about morning television news. He will give a presentation on digital media Tuesday evening in Fisher Auditorium.

FROM THE NEWSROOM: How are reporters assigned to a beat?

Missourian news coverage is categorized into the following beats: community, sports, education, public life, state government, public safety, health, enterprise and Vox magazine.

Marcus Smart leads AP preseason All-America team

Oklahoma State sophomore point guard Marcus Smart was a unanimous selection to The Associated Press' preseason All-America team.