International war crimes arguably most important since Nuremberg

In memory of a son, money raised to build a church

Sherryl Laws and a team of 10 are going to Romania to work on the completion of a church in memory of her son, Scott Laws. The project has been under way for 17 years.

Lacrosse rivals meet again at Show-Me State Games

The same two teams have vied for the gold medal every summer lacrosse has been held at the Show-Me State Games.

Steeplechase participant qualifies for State Games of America

Amanda Lee of Lincoln, Neb., traveled to Columbia to compete in the State Games of Mid-America.

Golf tournament allows parents and children to enjoy time together

The Show-Me State Games tournament allowed parents to teach their children about the game.



Volunteers along the Mississippi begin tearing down sandbags

The quickly erected walls against flood waters have become bloated, smelly eyesores for some communities.



Police search for victims of serial rapist

Man says he attacked 32 women in the Kansas City area as part of a 2006 plea deal. Now, police are looking for the victims he claims to have raped.

Basketball commissioner gives back to Columbia community

David Johnson, commissioner of the pee-wee basketball tournament for the Show-Me State Games, doesn’t just helps out at the games; he has a history of helping out his community through basketball.

Historic black enclave celebrates its past

As the last person born in the historic black enclave of Pennytown, Virginia Huston has spent much of her life working to preserve the history of a community founded in 1871 by a freed slave.

Five Ideas: What are your thoughts on these items in the news this week?

This week, we ask readers to weigh in on the NAACP's decision to support Warren Funeral Chapel, how someone with a criminal background could affect the hiring of a new police chief, Columbia's reluctance to join in on the tax-free weekend, layoffs at Boone Hospital Center and the city manager's budget priorities.

Take candidates’ promises with a grain of salt

The 9th District race is shaping up to be the most interesting of Tuesday’s primary.

Columbia makes cooling centers available to residents

It's getting hotter and hotter, but the city has places to cool off.

Students find experience, summer jobs on political campaigns

Some volunteer and others get paid, often working long hours as the November election nears.

Virginia man drowns near Osage Beach

Calvin Bloxom did not resurface after jumping off a pontoon boat on Friday.

Police say ATM customer shoots gunman after robbery

After a gunman robs a couple at an ATM in Kansas City, police said that the man shot the robber in the head.

Gymnast devoted to sport

For Columbia’s Breanna Dumbacher, competing in the Show-Me State Games’ gymnastics competition is only part a year-round involvement with the sport.

Young archers make friends through sport

Connor Wilson, Spencer Berry and Drew McCutchan all participated in the archery competition in the Show-Me State Games. The boys say the competition is a great place to make new friends.

Teams vie for spots at national dodgeball tournament

The Show-Me State Games’ dodgeball tournament served as a qualifier for the National Amateur Dodgeball Association’s national tournament next July.

Taekwondo medalist ready for military

 Jonny Stevenson, who has been training in taekwondo for the past two and a half years, will join the army in the spring.

Clubs help cross-country runners train for events

Runners from across the state came with their clubs to compete in the Show-Me State Games’ 5K event