Online taxi service Uber advertises for drivers in Columbia

Vans from EZGO Bus, a shuttle service that runs between Columbia and the St. Louis airport, are parked in the lot of the Teppanyaki Grill and Buffet on Friday.

The San Francisco-based company is considering expansion to Columbia. However, Uber is not currently regulated as a typical taxi service, so questions about insurance, background checks for drivers and other requirements have been raised in recent months.

Homemade ice cream contest is sweet affair for Arrow Rock

Each year, the Ice Cream Freeze-Off attracts about 150 visitors to Arrow Rock, population 56. "The idea to make homemade ice creams and cakes — and have people come and be friendly and love our town — I don't think has changed," Mary Burge said.

Missouri football recap: What we learned from the South Dakota State opener

The first game of the season revealed a few things about Missouri's special teams and defensive line.

Michael Sam clears waivers, meets with St. Louis Rams coach Fisher

The Rams appeared unlikely to re-sign Sam to the 10-player practice squad because the defensive line is their strongest unit.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Maty Mauk steps up, former Vanderbilt star joins team as graduate assistant

Also among this week's most read stories are the Mid-Missouri PrideFest, the new renovations at Memorial Stadium and the latest on where former Tigers stand in the NFL.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Michael Brown march at MU, bow ties, Missouri's first football game

This week Missourian photographers captured images of protestors in the Michael Brown march, a drummer who plays out of his van and student fans prepping for the Tigers' first football game.

Showers and thunderstorms expected in Columbia for Labor Day

According to the National Weather Service in St. Louis, rain, strong winds and hail are possible in Columbia tomorrow.

Columbia College women's soccer scoreless season continues with 0-0 draw

Despite scoring dry spell, former Rock Bridge star Laurie Frew has strong performance in her first game

John Barnes, formerly of Columbia, dies at 91

John Barnes of Wichita, Kan., died Monday, Aug. 25. He was 91 years old.

John T. Barnes, September 14, 1922 — August 25, 2014, formerly of Columbia

John T. Barnes of Wichita, Kan. died Monday, Aug. 25. He was 91 years old.

Ferguson's flashpoint sparks national outrage

Michael Brown's death has become a rallying cry for protests over police killings in cities across the nation.


Plea hearing set for Tuesday in Mamtek case

Former Mamteck CEO Bruce Cole is charged with one count of theft and four counts of securities fraud. 

Bank loans used to collect unpaid medical bills

Banks and hospitals are working together to distribute loans with no credit check or interest for patients with medical bills exceeding $300.

Researchers in Dallas try to prove Genesis

Researchers at the Institute for Creation Research look at science to prove the Bible's version of where life comes despite being at odds with the scientific community.

Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova, in U.S. Open quarters

Wozniacki won 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in 2 hours, 37 minutes to get back to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in more than two years.

Cardinals overcome 5-run deficit to beat Cubs 9-6

Matt Holliday had three hits and four RBIs for the Cardinals, who began the day one game behind first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central.

Missouri defeats South Dakota State, 38-18, in season opener

Quarterback Maty Mauk connected with receiver Darius White for touchdowns on the Tigers' first two drives, propelling the team to a season-opening victory over the Jackrabbits. Mauk went 12-for-21 with 173 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.


UPDATE: St. Louis Rams release Michael Sam

Michael Sam and the other players released from the Rams were not picked up by any other NFL team Sunday.

City Council considers increasing parking fees to address budget shortfall

City Manager Mike Matthes said the city needs more parking revenue to close this year's $30,000 deficit.

Missouri starts like a cannon but fades away in win over South Dakota State

Although the offense failed to score in the second and third quarters, the Tigers won 38-18 against the Football Championship Subdivision team. It was the most points allowed by a Gary Pinkel-coached Missouri team to an FCS school.