Kansas, Missouri residents flee floods

OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — Flooding worsened Sunday across parts of Kansas and Missouri, forcing more people from their homes, and meteorologists said it could be days before rivers return to normal.

Governor seeks input for safer campuses

After public hearings in Missouri’s two biggest cities, Gov. Matt Blunt’s Campus Safety Task Force is looking for input from the rest of the state.

Family gives youth triathlon high marks

Standing atop the 10-foot water slide at Wilson’s Beach Club, 13-year-old Mariah Lucero had butterflies in her stomach — not because she’s afraid of heights or because she had never gone down the slippery track to the pool below.

Young athletes test skills

Young athletes gathered Saturday at Hickman High School in hopes of qualifying for a trip to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in August.

Woman inspires golf tournament participants

The comments were overheard constantly.

Everyone involved with the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Golf Tournament brunch Saturday at the Old Hawthorne Golf Course had good things to say about Diana Ash, 41, of Columbia.

A girl among boys

At first, wrestling was strange for 17-year-old Erica Poe. But after four years, it's a major part of her life.

Baby of the week: Max Andrew Ungles

Max Andrew Ungles was just what his parents, Katherine and Bruce Ungles, were expecting. Unlike his brother, Max came out like the doctors said he would — a boy.

Five ideas

Man dies following recent car accident

A 64-year-old Columbia man died Thursday of injuries he suffered earlier this week in a traffic accident.

Vice chancellor to leave MU for Rice University

Jim Coleman, MU’s vice chancellor of research, announced Friday that he will leave his position to become the vice provost for research at Rice University in Houston.

Woman in critical condition after accident

Columbia police are investigating a car accident Friday night that resulted in two people being transported to University Hospital.

Summit looks to build up regionalism

Representatives from 12 Missouri counties met in Jefferson City on Friday to discuss the need to think regionally.

Rains flood southeast Kansas

SPRINGFIELD — Storms packing more rain and rough weather hit southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas on Saturday, sparking flash flooding and evacuations, officials said.

More money for milk

Milk prices are going up this summer. Actually, they have been going up since April, but “July and August will be when people really see it,” said Chris Hackman, general manager of Central Dairy in Jefferson City.

Farm death discovered by woman’s mail carrier

It had been two days and still Ann Burton hadn’t picked up her mail.

Kids in control

As the rain let up on Friday afternoon, the children at Camp Hickory Hill enjoyed some outdoor games on their last full day of camp. The purpose of the Central Missouri Diabetic Children’s Camp, more commonly known as Camp Hickory Hill, is to educate children with diabetes about the illness and how to manage their own care.