He’s not completely positive, but Timothy Sparling is pretty confident that rival scientist Dr. Zamboni of Nanotech Inc. is responsible for the death of the miniature pink giraffe that he has been trying to breed as a house pet. In honor of the giraffe, Sparling decorated a shopping cart with its pink pelt and competed for $10,000 in the first ever National Aisling Competition.
As Willie Hall looks after the students she supervises at Field Elementary School, one thing she keeps an eye on is what they’re wearing.
Shoppers, families and young children strolled through the regal Missouri Theatre for the weekend’s main attraction: original artwork and handcrafted gifts.
Boone Hospital Center’s plans to expand its campus could begin as early as this week with the construction of a medical plaza and a 528-space parking garage on Broadway.
ST. LOUIS — Missouri Roman Catholics who attend Mass today can expect to hear a homily against embryonic stem-cell research and a statewide petition drive aimed at allowing Missourians to vote on a constitutional amendment to protect the research.
For the second consecutive year, the North was won in an unorthodox way, mostly because it seemed like nobody wanted to win it.
Going into Game 5 of the Missouri volleyball team’s final regular season match, the Tigers told each other they had nothing to lose.
When Raymond Jordan was 5 years old, the father he never met died in prison. His mother died later that year.
Brandon King lay on Faurot Field, motionless and unable to feel anything.
While some shoppers throughout the nation will be frantically elbowing through stores today in their search for the best bargains, others will be taking a less frenzied approach.
Horror stories abound about shopping on the day after Thanksgiving, or Black Friday.
Stephanie O’Brian, a senior at Rock Bridge High School, said she tries to write in her blog at least once a day.
Attention, alpaca lovers: The first ever Mid-Missouri Alpaca Day will bring 12 local alpaca breeders and their herds to the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday.
A story on page 1A Thursday about poverty rates in Boone County incorrectly listed the time frame for a food stamp benefits distribution. In October, slightly more than $1.3 million was issued in benefits to 6,437 county households accounting for 16,003 individuals.
Interest in alternative heating this winter has increased as natural gas prices soar, and some Columbia businesses are noticing the new attention.
The bounty gathered for Caroline & Company’s annual donation drive is displayed in the agency’s lobby. Underwear packages, bundles of socks and pajamas reach the brim of a wicker basket.
Lisa Boyd is a star on Missouri’s nationally-ranked volleyball team, but you didn’t hear that from her.
Players on the Rock Bridge girls’ basketball team say its been easy getting to know their new coach Jill Nagel.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The season started with Tony Stewart out front, only to fade at the end of the biggest race of the year. He recovered to close out the season on top, with a second championship and a spot among NASCAR’s elite.
Stacie Ayers wakes up at 5 a.m. She lies in bed in the dark. The four-bedroom house north of town is quiet. Everyone else is asleep. She doesn’t have to start her day for another hour, but she can never sleep through the night. She worries about unpaid bills, how she will make up the hours missed at work because of the Thanksgiving holiday and whether her oldest daughter will go to school today. She lets the minutes pass while she decides whether to get up and do laundry or stay in bed until it’s time to wake the kids at 6 a.m. Most days she stays in bed. It’s the only quiet time she’ll have all day.