Two friends collide at the Boone County Demolition Derby

Justin Schafer smashes into Rob Heuer and becomes attached to the modified car Sunday in the Boone County Fair Demolition Derby. A tractor had to pull the two cars apart to continue the competition.

Eddie Chick and Rob Heuer have been running in derbies together for 20 years.

Mountain biking helps keep family close

The Lowden family competes and bonds in Show-Me State Games

Steelers agree to deal with first-round pick Hood

The defensive lineman from Missouri agrees to five-year contract.

Johnson captures victory after Montoya's late race error

The former Indianapolis 500 winner lost his hold on the race after penalty in pit lane.

Twenty seconds of glory: Tractor pull revs up Boone County Fair

The best trucks and tractors can do a "full pull" of 300 feet. Others die trying. That's when the hard work that the crowd doesn't see comes in.

Suspect in Kansas abortion provider's killing faces hearing

If convicted of first-degree murder, the suspect faces life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years.

Democrat says health overhaul needs GOP to pass

Some Democrats are concerned that the health care proposal will not pass without GOP votes, despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's confidence.

Hallsville teen gains experience and confidence by riding horses

14-year-old Melissa Williamson dedicated her weekend to helping at Boone County Fair Society Horse Show.

Authorities arrest 15 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated during checkpoint

Approximately 610 vehicles were checked and 33 arrests were made during a sobriety checkpoint late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

University Hospital emergency room doctors open urgent care clinic

Providence Urgent Care, which opens Wednesday, will specialize in treating injuries and ailments that aren't serious enough to require an emergency room visit.

Crisis Intervention Team up and running for Columbia police

Columbia Police officers trained on the Crisis Intervention Team model have started to put their new skills to use in interacting with people with mental illnesses.

Society Horse Show is a tradition at the Boone County Fair

The three-day Society Horse Show concluded Saturday night at the Boone County Fair. Horse lovers from around the country came to compete and show off their horses.

Team Spirit conference teaches teens about road safety

High schoolers who attend the conference return to their schools ready to teach peers about unsafe driving habits.

Audience helps judge Adult Talent Show

Two singers, a dancer and a violinist shared prizes at the Adult Talent Show on Saturday at the Boone County Fair.

Cool July temperatures will persist in Columbia through beginning of August

This July is on pace to be one of the 10 coolest in Columbia's history. The cold front is expected to last through the beginning of August.

Exotic animals showcased at the Boone County Fair petting zoo

Hedrick's Exotic Animal Farm brought a selection of its baby exotic animals to the Boone County Fair on Friday. The animals were part of the fair's petting zoo. Featured animals included an alpaca, a llama, a Patagonian cavy, a miniature zebu, potbellied pigs, an emu and a giraffe.

4 children, 4 adults die in wrong-way collision in New York

Eight people, four of them children, were killed in a wrong-way collision between a minivan and two other cars on the Taconic State Parkway in New York. The children who died were 2, 5, 7 and 9 years old and were all related, according to police.

Texas police: Mother says devil made her kill her son

Police in San Antonio were called to the home of Otty Sanchez around 5 a.m. on Sunday. Police said they arrived to find a 3 1/2-week-old infant stabbed and decapitated, his mother screaming that the devil told her to do it.

Friendly rivalry helps track athletes fight old age

Steve Terry, 54, of Lexington, and Jack Uhrig, 55, of Marshall, competed in the Show-Me State Games' track and field competition Saturday night. They have been taking part in the event since 1993, but they have been competing against each other since 1967.

Alberto Contador wins Tour de France, Lance Armstrong comes in 3rd

Spaniard Alberto Contador won his second Tour de France, and Lance Armstrong wound up in third place. Although Contador and Armstrong experienced some tension in Astana team meetings early on, it seemed to fade as the race moved forward.