Grady Sizemore, Victor Martinez lead Indians to win over Royals

After a five-run first inning, Sizemore and Martinez connected for home runs in the second to send the Indians past the Royals.

Cardinals beat Braves, end Tim Hudson's winning streak

The Cardinals sent 10 men to the plate in the fifth inning and scored five runs off the Braves’ Tim Hudson, ending his nine-game winning streak.

Damon Huard named Chiefs' starter at quarterback

Kansas City Chiefs’ coach Herm Edwards announced Saturday that long-time backup quarterback Damon Huard will be the opening day starter over Brodie Croyle.

Rock Bridge golfers runners-up

Clear-headed Crossett strong in preseason

Punter Adam Crossett is determined to help turn around the punt coverage woes of the 2006 MU football team by holding himself accountable.

MU volleyball team nets two wins

Lightning ends Rock Bridge football jamboree

The jamboree at Rock Bridge Field was a controlled scrimmage among three of Mid-Missouri’s best high school football teams: Rock Bridge, Hickman and Jefferson City.

Balloon competition comes to Columbia

The weekend’s Columbia Balloon Invitational proves to be more about fun and camaraderie than competition.

Water is back running at MU after outage on Friday

Five ideas

Hot topics this week include voter registration, a new stem cell battle, the Planned Parenthood lawsuit, heat's effect on public school students and new campus safety reccomendations.

Journalism still vital, new book’s authors tell critics

A new book highlights the important role journalism plays in a democracy.

The right to be selfish

A national decline in selfishness has led to a lack of concern for the nation’s interests.

UM system moves departments to end space constraints

Two UM faculty service departments are moving off the MU campus to create more room to help employees.

FEMA asks fire district to require 'quickie, surprise' audits

Under a policy adopted Thursday, an independent firm will conduct random checks of the Boone County Fire Protection District’s finances.

Downtown Italian restaurant now closed

Trattoria Strada Nova's owner Rocky Galloway said business had slowed at the restaurant during the past couple of years, creating financial problems. He also said the restaurant had been like a child to him.

Balloons take flight at the Columbia Balloon Invitational

Thunderstorms overnight threatened to shut down Saturday morning events, but when weather conditions cleared, pilots took flight.

City begins planning for seven miles of new sidewalks

An engineering firm will receive more than $600,000 to survey Columbia in preparation for the construction of new sidewalks in 20 different areas around town.

Heritage Festival looks to transport people to the 19th Century

The 30th Annual Heritage Festival at Nifong Park is taking on many new performers as a part of this blast back to the 19th Century.

Tattoos of man accused in slaying at issue

The man's lawyer said the tattoos might prejudice the Sedalia jury.

Bluegrass band Ironweed returns from tour of China

After returning from a two week trip, Columbia’s popular bluegrass band shares their cultural experiences.