Top pick Maclin not in Eagles' fold

Former Missouri wide receiver was a no-show on the first day of training camp.

Today's Question: How might Fire District become more accountable?

Although the Boone County Fire Protection District has been at the heart of several recent controversies, there are signs that its future will be one of greater transparency.

Sanders captures another Columbia Seniors Invitational Championship

Dee Sanders won his third senior championship in four years in record-breaking fashion.

Future team talk can wait for Holliday

Cardinals GM said pushing Holliday at this point doesn't make sense.

LETTER: Unregulated use of antibiotics in food is dangerous

My question would be why are the chemical corporations protected and subsidized, while the small farmers are harassed and sent to court or trying to save that seeds that are not genetically mutated? And more.

Engaging People: Sarah Brown

Rumors hair salon in Columbia opened five years ago and aims to treat customers like family.

'Food, Inc.' showing at Ragtag tonight

"Food, Inc." looks at various issues, including the nation's food supply, the livelihood of U.S. farmers, worker safety and the environment.

Influential choreographer Merce Cunningham dies

In a career that spanned more than 60 years and some 150 works, Merce Cunningham wiped out storytelling in dance and such unwritten rules as having dancers usually face the audience. Karen Grundy, artistic and executive director for the Missouri Contemporary Ballet in Columbia, said Cunningham created his own style of dance.

Missouri S&T professor dies after bike accident in Iowa

Donald Myers, a professor of engineering management, was participating in the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa when the accident occured.

Nixon announces grant for cyber crimes unit

The Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force will receive about $200,000 from federal stimulus funds.

Problem gamblers get loophole in Missouri

State voters did away with a $500 loss limit last year, meaning casinos no longer require identification from patrons to track how much money they're spending. Gambling counselors say if ID isn't being checked, it's easier for those who have banned themselves from casinos to get through if they change their minds and decide to gamble.

Man convicted in Kansas of killing three women appeals

A Kansas man is appealing his conviction of three murders, saying he did not receive a fair trail. John E. Robinson Sr. was sentenced to death for the deaths of Suzette Trouten, 27, of Newport, Mich., and Izabela Lewicka, 21, of West Lafayette, Ind. He also received a life sentence for the death of Lisa Stasi, whose body was never found. Robinson also pleaded guilty in Missouri to killing five women and received life sentences.

PHOTO GALLERY: Demolition derby at Boone County Fair

Drivers battled in mud Sunday night during the Boone County Fair Demolition Derby.

Egbe Omo Oduduwa celebrates 10 years in Columbia

Saturday marked the 10-year celebration of Missouri's Nigerian cultural organization. Nigerians from across the state met in Columbia for food, live music, dance and speakers. 

Nixon appointments could be questioned by state Senate

Gov. Jay Nixon recently appointed Joseph Bindbeutel and John Temporiti to state jobs, but the appointments might be disputed by the state Senate when it reconvenes next year.

Band talent show enlivens final day of Boone County Fair

The Innocent Crowd won first place in the band talent show during the last day of the Boone County Fair on Sunday, receiving $700 for their efforts. The Bubbas won second place and received $300.

Public housing competes for stimulus money

The Columbia Housing Authority applied to receive government grants to renovate 21 apartments at Oak Towers and make improvements to lower energy usage at Paquin Tower.

Nixon announces grants for Missouri cyber crime units

Gov. Jay Nixon's tours of two Missouri task force units included the announcement of cyber crime grants to police agencies across the state.

Missouri agency reviewing earthquake insurance policies

Missouri's director of the Insurance Department is surveying the 20 largest homeowner insurers in Missouri to find out what earthquake coverage they offer, along with rates and deductibles.

Jury selection set for new trial in $20 million judgment

Jury selection  began Monday for a new trial on the $20 million awarded from a tobacco company. In 2005, a Jackson County jury awarded $20 million in punitive damages from Brown & Williamson to Lincoln Smith of Independence for the 2000 death of his wife, Barbara.