PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton football narrowly loses to Southern Boone

Tolton High School falls to Southern Boone 32-28 in Friday's football game in Columbia.

Battle football falls to Hannibal

The Battle Spartans lost their home football game Friday night to the Hannibal Pirates, 42-27.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ninth annual tomato festival presents variety of flavors

The ninth annual Tomato Festival, hosted by MU's Bradford Research and Extension Center, offered a variety of peppers and tomatoes for participants to sample and rate.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Rugby Football club gears up for first match

The Columbia Rugby Football Club gears up for its first match on Saturday. Captain Shan Schauffler says expectations and intensity for the team are much higher this season.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association hosts Back to the Farm Reunion

Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association attracts residents from across the state to the 50th annual Back to the Farm reunion.

PHOTO GALLERY: Global Warming increases chances of extreme weather

Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the British meteorological office concluded in a report issued Thursday that man-made global warming increased the likelihood of some of 2012's extreme weather.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Equestrian Center gives riders chance to bond with horses

Jacob Best, barn manager at the Columbia Equestrian Center, enjoys having residents of all ages ride and work with the horses.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cougars defeat Culver-Stockton College

Columbia College defeats Culver-Stockton College in a three-match victory at the Columbia College Arena on Wednesday.

Attack on Syria anticipated

When it comes to Syria, the Obama administration is sure about one thing: President Bashar Assad's government must be punished for a deadly chemical weapons attack it says killed more than 1,400 civilians, including at least 400 children.

PHOTO GALLERY: Harrisburg victorious in 1st football game

The Bulldogs play their inaugural football game against Tipton's Cardinals on Tuesday at Harrisburg High School. The Bulldogs won 14-12.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri slaying case might depend on property rights

The case against James Crocker is the latest to spotlight "castle doctrine" laws, which allow the use of deadly force to protect property.

PHOTO GALLERY: 'Marathon Man' participates in Heart of America Marathon

Trent Morrow of Sydney is trying to break the world record for the number of marathons completed in one year, which is 114. The Heart of America Marathon was his 99th of 2013.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia family enjoys Labor Day fishing trip

The Abbott family went fishing on Labor Day at Cooper's Landing.

PHOTO GALLERY: Runners make a splash at Epic Mud Run

Participants in Sunday's Epic Mud Run in Columbia ran five kilometers through the mud and won mugs to commemorate the experience.

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle High wins its first football game

The Battle High School Spartans defeated the Bears of Kansas City's East High School with a score of 56-6. It was the first football game in Battle High's history.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri defeats Murray State in season opener

Missouri opened up the 2013 season with a 58-14 blowout victory over Murray State.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman football falls to Lee's Summit North

The Hickman football team lost Friday to Lee's Summit North, 27-16.

PHOTO GALLERY: After 2011 injury, Henry Josey returns to starting lineup

After a 2011 knee injury benched him for the rest of his sophomore season, Missouri tailback Henry Josey is back on the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Murray State.

PHOTO GALLERY: Lange Middle School moves former classroom trailers

Columbia Public Schools moved four trailers from Lange Middle School on Thursday. The district, which typically uses the trailers as classrooms, decided to auction them off two years ago as part of its reorganization.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia workers protest for wage raises

Workers gathered Thursday at the Hardee's on Providence Road and the Taco Bell on Nifong Boulevard to protest for higher wages.