Governor competes in Show-Me State Games

Gov. Jay Nixon focuses on the hoop before shooting a free throw Saturday in the Show-Me State Games' men's basketball skills competition at Hearnes Center.

Gov. Jay Nixon competed in the Show-Me State Games' men's basketball skills competition Saturday at Hearnes Center.

Olympic archery coach competes in Show-Me State Games

In his 35 years of coaching, Larry Skinner has trained several award-winning archers, including an Olympic medalist.

Derby driver was fan first

Columbia's Jessy Gonzalez saw his first demolition derby in 2000. He liked what he saw, and since 2004 he has competed in five to six derbies per year around Missouri.

Age no deterrent for Show-Me State Games veterans

Experienced competitors and friends, Lyle Pfaff, 77, and Howard Dewell, 86, sqare off in a free-throw shooting contest at the Show-Me State Games Saturday.

Carl Edwards gets come-from-behind victory

Edwards started in second-to-last place in Saturday's Nationwide Series race. He took the lead in the 179th lap and held it until the finish.

Man arrested on suspicion of robbing two Columbia cab drivers

According to a news release, a Jefferson City resident was arrested by Columbia police  on suspicion of two counts of second-degree robbery in connection with the Saturday morning robberies.

Participants taste victory at Boone County Fair barbecue contest

Blowin' Smoke Barbecue became the first-ever People's Choice barbecue contest winner at the Boone County Fair.

National Guardsmen get extra help adjusting to civilian life

About 350 Missouri National Guardsmen attended a three days worth of orientations for people coming back to the U.S. after being overseas. The program featured discussions on military benefits and reintigrating into civilia life.

Boone County Fair attendance increases; demolition derby Sunday

The Boone County Fair Board saw its expectations for attendance exceeded, and there's still more to come on Sunday.

Columbia man stabbed by girlfriend

The man initially refused treatment for his injuries, which were not considered life-threatening, but later sought medical attention on his own.

Swine flu delays MU student's wedding

An MU grad student who was diagnosed as mainland China's first case of swine flu has returned to Columbia with his new bride.

Parents seek to block daughter's deployment

The parents of a soldier who trained at Ft. Leonard Wood claim in a lawsuit that they were mislead by an Army recruiter, and are trying to block her deployment to Afghanistan.

Missouri State Fair adds science, rural life exhibits

The goal of the new Rural Lifestyles Showcase at the Missouri State Fair is to teach classes on cooking and floriculture.

Man arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking

A Columbia SWAT team found cocaine and marijuana after serving a search warrant at the suspect's residence.

Boone County Fair barbecue contest open to public this year

People with wristbands and voting ballots went from booth to booth taste-testing 17 competitors' barbecue chicken wings at the first Boone's Lick Trail People’s Choice BBQ Contest.

PHOTO GALLERY: Boone County Fair events on Friday

Photos from the side-by-side mud racing event and the cute Baby Boys Contest that were both held on Friday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Baby boys charm judges at Boone County Fair Baby Contest

About 75 participants competed in this year's Boone County Fair Baby Contest for boys.

Boone County Fair ham breakfast draws crowd

Nearly 650 people attended Saturday morning's Boone County Fair ham breakfast, which has been a tradition at the fair for more than 60 years.

Columbia man injured in car accident identified

Authorities have identified a Columbia man injured in a two-vehicle collision Friday morning in southeast Columbia.

Seven kittens find new homes with fairgoers

While most of the attention at the fair was given to livestock animals, seven kittens competed for attention, and all went home with new families.