July 30, 2014
MU researchers Heidi Appel and Rex Cocroft are studying how plants respond to sound vibrations. Their recent study has shown that a plant responds to the sounds a caterpillar makes when it is eating them.
July 29, 2014
Questions at the Columbia NAACP candidates forum Tuesday evening focused on Medicaid expansion, "Ban the Box," equal representation for minority voters, and voter identification laws.
Firefighters battled a residential fire on Park Avenue Tuesday afternoon. One woman was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation injuries.
Young women turned out Sunday to try out for the Missouri Stealth fast-pitch softball program's nine teams at the Daniel Boone Little League fields in Columbia. The program gives high school players the opportunity to play in front of college recruiters from across the country.
July 28, 2014
Jerry Wade, who died Saturday at 73, served on the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission for 15 years and as Fourth Ward City Councilman for one term. He also ran for mayor in 2010.
A Civil War group believes to have found a mass grave containing eight or nine Union and Confederate soldiers who died during the bloodiest battle in Callaway County. The site was dedicated with a memorial service including cannon fire and reenactors who traveled from several states.
July 27, 2014
The new pastor at St. Thomas More Newman Center brings his life experience to his new posting. The Rev. Richard Litzau, O.P., is a father of two and worked in the criminal justice system.
July 26, 2014
Competitors brought out their best animals for the mule show at the horse arena during the Boone County Fair on Saturday.
Competitors demonstrated their martial arts skills during the Show-Me State Games' competition on Saturday at the Armory Sports and Recreation Center.
Corey Kilgallon, 17, from Millstadt, Illinois, fenced in the Sabre Division at the Show-Me State Games on Saturday. She says she isn't afraid to go up against the big guys. She was the only female to compete in the event.
The Fairview Road Church of Christ gave a refugee family from Myanmar a home makeover.
More than 50 horses and riders participated in the 2014 Wild West Shoot-Out for the Boone County Fair on Friday at the Central Missouri Events Center.
July 25, 2014
Sam Bradford and Michael Sam prepare for the upcoming NFL season at the St. Louis Rams' practice facility in St. Louis.
July 24, 2014
Thursday at the Boone County Fair, racers started their engines and sped through the mud during the Figure Eight Racing Event.
On Thursday, the Boone County Fair hosted the Dairy Goat Fun Show and an event participants call "musical chairs with goats."
The 4-H Bucket Calf Project teaches young people how to be responsible for livestock from birth. They must feed their calf with a bottle or out of a bucket and learn how to handle them. Participants showed their calves Monday night at the Boone County Fair. The was Morgan Naeger's first year showing livestock.
July 23, 2014
Father and son team "Solo Boyz" competed in Wednesday's demolition derby at the Boone County Fair.
Dog jumping events, the demolition derby and cooling off the livestock were among the activities Wednesday at the Boone County Fair.
Barnes & Noble at the Columbia Mall, and other businesses, held a special daylong event in honor of Batman Day. DC Comics declared Wednesday "Batman Day" in honor of the caped crusader's 75th anniversary.
The Mizzou International Composers Festival is starting in Columbia this week. The festival brings in eight resident composers who write music the ensemble Alarm Will Sound performs. The musicians and composers spent last week rehearsing and preparing at the country home of Jeanne Sinquefield, patron of the Mizzou New Music Initiative.