FROM READERS: A story about the luckiest mouse alive

Lucky Inochii is a mouse who is fortunate to be alive. Angel Becker helped nurse the mouse back to health after it was tangled in its bed.

Connolly scores tiebreaker as Lightning top Blues

Alex Killorn had a goal and two assists and Steven Stamkos also scored for the Lightning, who have won all five games this season against West teams. Tampa Bay is off to a 10-4-0 start.

Fisher says Titans matchup just another game

When the Titans (3-4) play the Rams (3-5), be sure to watch out for five things: short rest, the road ahead, sliding Titans, ignoring Finnegan and a run to glory.

MSSU assistant football coach killed in shooting

Police said a 39-year-old suspect was arrested shortly after the shooting and was being held Saturday at the Joplin City Jail on a 24-hour hold pending formal charges.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nuclear plants are not cost effective

S. David Freeman is famous for his innovative energy conservation and cost-cutting programs. He said nuclear plants are not cost effective.

Individual health plan holders shocked by Affordable Care Act-related cancellations

Insurance industry experts estimate that about 14 million people, or 5 percent of the total market for health care coverage, buy individual policies. Many have received notices that their policies are being discontinued because of the Affordable Care Act.

Inmate's claims about missing boy come up empty

Scott Kleeschulte was 9 when he went missing on June 8, 1988, while walking near a wooded area not far from his home.

Missouri football defeats Tennessee 31-3

Maty Mauk led an impressive offensive attack. The redshirt freshman passed for 163 yards and ran for 114 more. The offense as a whole had 502 total yards, and the defense held Tennessee to 330 yards and a lone field goal.

'Befitting' service celebrates life of Almeta Crayton

Crowds gathered Friday at Second Missionary Baptist Church to celebrate and remember Almeta Crayton. Speakers recalled the former councilwoman's service to Columbia.


Longtime guitarist Ed Riegler introduces his sound, message in new album

Lifelong musician Ed Riegler has recorded an album combining his interest in healthy food and recent marriage to his wife, Sharon.

Columbia native's covers of Chinese songs go viral

Briana Marsh's YouTube videos of her covering popular Chinese songs have garnered millions of views.

TIGER KICKOFF: L'Damian Washington was raised on the bright side

L’Damian Washington will remember last Saturday's overtime loss not for the field goal but for his mother, Sonya.

Rams' Lance Kendricks gets it done receiving, blocking

This season, the St. Louis tight end has 20 catches for 159 yards and three touchdowns. Eleven of his receptions have been for first downs. He had a season-high five catches against Dallas.

Day of the Dead: Centro Latino dinner marks Dia de los Muertos

Centro Latino served up a dinner celebrating Dia de los Muertos — Day of the Dead. The money raised from the dinner go toward operating costs and Centro Latino programs.

STRIPES tightens Aspen Heights drop-off policy after lockdown

STRIPES will take patrons to the Aspen Height housing complex only if they have devices to open the complex's gate. The decision is in response to a lockdown at the complex that began Oct. 14.

TIGERS REPORT: Missouri hopes to recover with victory against Tennessee

The first loss of the season has left many asking how the Tigers will bounce back this week against the Tennessee Volunteers.

TIGER KICKOFF: 10 things you didn't know about Tennessee

From the War of 1812 to the movie "Pulp Fiction," here are 10 things you didn't know about the University of Tennessee and the town of Knoxville, Tenn. 

TIGER KICKOFF: Five questions for Missouri defensive end Shane Ray

This week, we asked sophomore defensive end Shane Ray five random questions, ranging from movies to class.

TIGER KICKOFF: Copeland's Corner

Missouri Tigers offensive lineman Max Copeland is free from his two-week media suspension, and just in time for Halloween! This week, he discusses scarring trick-or-treat memories, his favorite horror movie and some nostalgic '90s rock.

Hickman football season ends in loss to Francis Howell Central

The Kewpies lost a painful 24-17 game to the Vikings in the first round of the Class 6 District 3 tournament to end the season.