Heart of America victory part of marathon double

The Heart of America Marathon is a Labor Day tradition in Columbia and the fifth oldest marathon in the country.

Columbia residents celebrate Labor Day with friends and family

Day trippers headed out to parks and lakes to spend the holiday relaxing.

Back to school, and goodbye to the pool

As Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, it also signals the end of pool season.

Several Columbia businesses remain open on holiday

Labor Day is a recognized national holiday, but some businesses remain open for varied reasons.

Cities must take lead in immigration issues

Level-headed community leaders are needed to address the difficulties that immigration has brought.

MU volleyball team lets one slip away

Winning two games against Florida International on Sunday was no problem for the MU volleyball team. But winning a third proved to be another matter entirely.

MU soccer team wins home opener

The Missouri women’s soccer team won its home opener 5-2 against Western Michigan on Sunday at Walton Stadium.

Heart of America Marathon draws small but dedicated crowd

The 48th annual Columbia race won’t draw record crowds, but it’s a race with a lot of heart.

Tigers’ poor rushing steams Temple

“We’re way better than that,” said MU running back Tony Temple after the Tigers' rushing game struggled against Illinois, almost costing them the game.

Heart of America marathoners all set for today’s race

For the Heart of America Marathon, last year’s winner Chris Cook and a rookie to HOA have very different ways of preparing for the race but share a common passion.

Missouri's Bootheel towns hardest hit by drought

Southeast Missouri is in the grip of a severe to extreme drought, as scorching temperatures and no rain in August baked crops in the field, burned pastures and dried up cattle watering holes.

Inside a sobriety checkpoint

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department said sobriety checkpoints are rewarding because they remove unsafe drivers from Columbia’s roads. The department made five DWI arrests at a checkpoint Saturday.

BOONE LIFE: A father's love

When visiting his 16-month-old son, a young parent gets to see, for the first time, his child walk.

What's in a name? MU's identity crisis

Chancellor Brady Deaton, along with some officials and alumni, say the “dash Columbia” hurts the flagship campus and causes confusion for potential students and donors.

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DNR issues construction permit for hog farm near historic site

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources on Friday issued a construction permit for a hog feeding operation near the Arrow Rock State Historic Site in mid-Missouri.

Columbia man convicted of wire fraud, identity theft

A Columbia man was convicted of wire fraud and identity theft Friday for obtaining credit cards using identities he found by researching local obituaries, the U.S. Attorney General’s Office said.

Questions surround Notre Dame after loss to Georgia Tech

Notre Dame begins its season with a 33-3 stumble against Georgia Tech.