Heather Hughes hula hoops every day as a way to relax and express herself. She makes her own hoops and sells home-made hoops at festivals and the Sedalia Area Farmers' Market.
The homes of even the most beloved stars rarely see any appreciable boost in value from their celebrity cachet, and in the case of Neverland Ranch and the Los Angeles mansion Jackson was leasing when he died, the association might even work against them.
Friends and colleagues said on Friday that Michael Jackson appeared in recent months to be rejuvenated by the prospect of performing again.
As part of the Columbia Colts sixth grade football team, K.C. Hinton draws athletic inspiration from his family.
Ryan Schmidt, a 15-year-old umpire for the Daniel Boone Little League, is learning how to endure the heat he faces in the course of his job.
Truck driver Steve Schrader escaped through his window when his truck caught fire.
Crossing guard Cedar Albert spends her days slowing down the cars that drive by Eugene Field Elementary and has become a familiar face on Range Line Street.
The skydive, which included the owner of Flat Branch Pub and Brewing and an operating partner of Sirius Hospitality/HuHot Mongolian Grill, involved jumping from an altitude of 23,000 feet.
“The whole dancing world will never forget him. At every (dance) competition, there is always a Michael Jackson song, always a Michael Jackson dance.”
A Columbia man was arrested Friday on suspicion of meth manufacturing.
Eight of the arrests were for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
MU's "Jazz, Pop and Rock" instructor says Michael Jackson's cultural revelations will stand the test of time.
Former Missouri men's basketball player Leo Lyons, who was not drafted in Thursday night's NBA Draft, has agreed to play for the Indiana Pacers' summer league team.
Authorities have charged 45-year-old Robert Blurton on three counts of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of three people in Cole Camp.
Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with a triple homicide in Cole County. The bodies of three family members were found shot to death in their home earlier this month.
Take a look at the many successes and controversies of the King of Pop, from his days in the Jackson 5 to his death on Thursday.
Colette Nolin is competing in the first ballroom dance competition in the Show-Me State Games on Saturday.
Although Michael Jackson's death is an international news story, the Missourian jumped to cover it because he was part of our collective, local conciousness.
Summer heat stories are as predictable as Christmas shopping stories in November or NCAA bracketology in March.
Getting around Columbia by bus can sometimes take an hour or more. Other ideas are being proposed to revitalize the transit system, but until the city can improve the situation, many are likely to remain in their cars.