Volunteers prepared Friday for the Salute to Veterans Air Show at the Columbia Regional Airport while pilots and the Golden Knights parachute team had a special show for the veterans and practiced for the upcoming airshow. Photography by Yuting Jiang
COLUMBIA — Alex Bahry says it's important that the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team practice before it jumps in front of a large crowd. That's why he and his 11 colleagues held a skydiving rehearsal Friday morning over Columbia Regional Airport.
Soccer-loving brothers make a new life for themselves with their family in Columbia after escaping violence in Mexico City.
Eliot Battle Jr. spoke at the dedication of Battle Elementary School, which bears his father's name. The new school is expected to serve about 385 students.
Former Tiger Michael Sam signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. The 25-year-old defensive end will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday in Montreal and report to training camp the following day.
The Takata airbag recall continues to affect tens of millions of vehicles, and service departments at Columbia car dealerships have tried to keep up with the repairs for almost a year.
BRANSON, Mo. — A big sinkhole discovered Friday near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is attracting the attention of geological experts.
Thirty-three American paintings were sold this week for more than $2.3 million, including a work called "Discussion" by Thomas Hart Benton which was purchased for more than $1 million
The Douglass community gathered Thursday morning at the Missouri Theatre to send off the class of 2015.
Sandra Kay Sutton, 46, and her 17-year-old son were found slain in Clinton where she was staying after she told police she had been held against her will by her boyfriend at a home they shared in Sedalia. James Barton Horn Jr. is the prime suspect in the deaths, police said.
Beth Eiken tells the story of her son's 2009 death in order to help other youth eliminate their fears about talking about suicide and depression.
More than eight Columbia Fire Department vehicles converged at Paquin Tower shortly after 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Water was seen pouring out the building while fire crews worked at the site. Columbia Fire Department Battalion Chief Stephen Potter said in a news release Friday morning that unatt…
Lauren VerBrugge wins the Noodles & Company mural contest and will have her design replicated on the restaurant's exterior wall this summer.
After 30 years as a professor and administrator, Michael Middleton will retire but will continue working part time with student diversity at MU.
The Daniel Boone Regional Library One READ program chose "Station Eleven," a post-apocalyptic novel and New York Times bestseller, for readers this year. This book tells a story about the nature of humanity, art and relationships that sustain humans.
Buses will shuttle visitors to the Columbia Regional Airport for the Salute to Veterans Air Show on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors won't be able to park at the airport as the ground is too soft from recent rains. Buses will begin departing from the parking garage at Fifth and Walnut streets in downtown Columbia at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and will run continuously between the garage and the airport throughout the day. A round-trip ride costs $5. Parking at the garage and entry to the air show are free.
Bryndyn Crutcher teaches 9th- through twelfth grade at Father Tolton Catholic High School. His writes that his parents influenced him to become a teacher.
JOPLIN, Missouri — A fund established after the 2011 Joplin tornado has been closed and its board disbanded after distributing nearly $1 million to assist residents and nonprofits in recovery efforts.
Supporters of requiring photo ID at the polls say it would prevent in-person voter fraud and protect the integrity of elections. But Democratic opponents say the measure would make it harder for minorities, women and the poor to vote.