Preseason hype readies fans for MU football action

Two-year-old Tiger fan Savanna Hazelrigg and her grandfather Ray Hazelrigg spend time together at the Faurot Field pep rally on Wednesday evening. While many fans waited in line for autographs, others were watching magician Joe Meyers as he performed a variety of tricks during the rally.

Preseason buzz has injected Columbia with a rush of anticipation for Saturday’s season opener against Illinois that city leaders and business representatives say they haven’t experienced in recent memory.

Obama's and Biden's ‘Senate-ness' could prove to be a disadvantage

By choosing a sitting senator for his running mate, Barack Obama has elected to try something that's only been done once in the last 108 years.

Sports metaphors abound in the political world, too

In preparation for the Democratic National Convention, we heard from a variety of speakers, many of whom employed sports factoids and comparisons in their remarks.

Odessa woman gets 8 years in kidnapping case

Lauren Gash was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty last month to kidnapping a pregnant woman.

Boone County Courthouse evacuated because of excessive dust

No one was injured when the courthouse was evacuated because of  dust from construction.

Hurricane Gustav may bring end to decline in gas prices

AAA Auto Club's latest fuel price index on Wednesday indicated Missouri has the nation's lowest gasoline price with an average of $3.42 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Some Missouri cities are even lower, including St. Louis, with an average price of $3.31.

Man found dead, believed to be struck by train

Campbell man found dead by railroad tracks, police believe he was struck by Union Pacific train

Media outlets to join lawsuit against Gov. Blunt over e-mail access.

The Associated Press, Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch can join the lawsuit to gain access to Governor’s e-mails.

Letter: Obama’s Kool-Aid is a recipe for disaster

Obama’s values not consistent with our country’s history.

Delegates share experiences, reactions from convention

Democratic delegates talk about the events they've attended and the experiences they've had at the convention in Denver.

Missouri defense looks to put squeeze on Juice Williams

The unit touts its experience against top quarterbacks during its time at Missouri as a key factor.

Arch Rivalry football game a boon for St. Louis

Missouri-Illinois matchup expected to bring influx of fans' business to downtown.

SAT scores still at decade low

But in Missouri, SAT scores from the graduating class of 2008 were close to 100 points higher than the national average.

Judge denies Sanders’ bond reduction request

The request to reduce Daniel Sanders’ $250,000 bond was denied Wednesday by Boone County Circuit Judge Gene Hamilton, according to Missouri

Two injured after roll-over accident on I-70

A man is in fair condition after being thrown from a vehicle that lost control on Interstate 70 in Columbia.

Wednesday was voting day for Missouri's delegates

Former Gov. Bob Holden urged all delegates to come together and vote for Barack Obama. Other delegates described what the day has been like.

UPDATE: Several new state laws take effect Thursday

One eliminates limits to campaign contributions, and one lowers the threshold for boating while intoxicated from 0.10 percent to 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content.

Residents file lawsuit against insulation factory

Six residents of Cameron have filed lawsuits against the owners of a long-closed insulation factory, Rockwool Industries, they claim helped cause a rash of brain cancers and other illnesses.

Power Team to visit Columbia

The Power Team will display their feats of strength Wednesday through Saturday at the First Nazarene Church.

Missouri delegates reflect on Democratic National Convention

Two 9th District delegates speak about their time in Denver and relay the energy of the convention.