Help line expanded across Missouri [Photo]

Bounds takes new direction after loss of father [Photo]

Hickman running back Tucker Bounds, center, lost his father earlier this year but rebounded with a stronger relationship with his teammates, family and coach.

Surveying of new high school site to begin this week [Photo]

Moore fills in admirably for Brown on MU defense [Photo]

William Moore (1) leaps in the air at a recent Missouri Tigers fooball game.

Banking on Christmas [Photo]

From left, Jerry Bieverly, Trevor Craghead and Kem Craghead install a wreath on the front of the First National Bank off Broadway Boulevard on Tuesday morning. Jerry Bieverly and Kem Craghead have been installing the wreath since First National Bank began hanging it almost 10 years ago. Columbia Sign Co. is owned by Kem Craghead.

Sloppy second half mars Tiger victory [Photo]

Missouri guards Keon Lawrence (2) and J.T. Tiller (4) block Fordham's Brenton Butler (24) as he tries for a layup during the first period of Missouri's Tuesday night win.

Tigers improve to fifth in latest BCS rankings [Photo]

Tony Temple and the Tigers are pointed toward a top bowl game after clearing a path to their ninth victory on Saturday against Texas A&M.

MU men's basketball team ready to rebound [Photo]

The Tigers are looking at Leo Lyons, left, to help improve the team's rebounding this season.

School board to hear committee's site decision [Photo]

Eighty acres known as the St. Charles Road Development site was rated first by a committee evaluating locations for the next high school in the Columbia Public School District. The site will be formally recommended to the Columbia School Board Monday evening. The site in the northeastern part of the district is along and next to the north side of St. Charles Road about three-fourths of a mile east of the Lake of the Woods Golf Course and three-fourths of a mile west of Route Z.

City names interim Water and Light director [Photo]

John Glascock was named interim director of Water and Light for the city of Columbia.

Missouri National Guard state surgeon speaks at Veteran’s Day ceremony [Photo]

Tony Dolahite, right, and Ray Gilpin, who both fought in World War II, attend a Veterans Day ceremony at the Harry S. Truman Veterans’ Hospital on Monday.

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James Toombs, was the featured speaker at the Veterans’ Day ceremony at Harry S. Truman Veterans’ Hospital on Monday. A staff physician at the hospital, Toombs also oversees troop medical clinics around Missouri as the medical detachment commander for the National Guard.

Bacchanalia confined: Plastic fencing promises better crop for grape growers [Photo]

Ed and Jewell Bode put an 8-foot fence around their vineyard, Collinetta Vineyards, near Jamestown to keep deer from eating the crop. It doesn't keep all the animals out, said Ed, but it keeps the deer out.

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A drought this year led deer and other animals to feed on grapes.

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Justin Guerrant, a worker for Allied Sawing and Services, uses a concrete saw to cut into Boone Industrial Boulevard. This road is located in an industrial park in the northern part of Boone County. Through saw cutting, Guerrant is bringing up pavement so that Southern Ditching and Excavating, the company that was awarded the contract, can remove the pavement and put in new concrete.

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Boone Industrial Boulevard is a road in the northern part of Boone County that is used mainly by tractor-trailer and delivery trucks. It was built in the 1970s. Recently, the county began work to replace pavement that has become rough and cracked. The county uses numbers on construction projects to mark the areas of a road where it will be doing work.

November rain [Photo]

A large puddle splashes onto the sidewalk in front of Hickman High School after sporadic thunderstorms on Monday.

School board approves northeast site for new high school [Photo]

David Bennett, Vice President of Engineering Surveys and Services, speaks at the Columbia School Board meeting regarding the site for the third comprehensive high school on Monday. To the right, John McCormick, a member of the High School Site Evaluation Committee, and Barbara McCormick listen attentively. "We should choose a site that best serves the students," said John McCormick, adding that it needs to instill a sense of community while at the same time not waste any resources.


Slideshow and audio presentation of hunters and events at Bass Pro's Big Buck Day during the opening weekend of firearm deer season.

Veterans parade [Video]

MU ROTC sponsored the 22nd annual Veterans Day Parade on Sunday morning. The parade stretched from the MU Columns to the Boone County Courthouse, where a memorial ceremony was held in observance of the holiday.