Vickers outlasts Johnson in fuel duel at Michigan

Brian Vickers ends up on the infield while doing a burnout after winning the NASCAR Carfax 400 on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.

Carl Edwards finishes the race in fourth place.

New Wyoming coach seeks to turn around program

Former Missouri offensive coordinator aims to raise the Cowboys' competitive level.

Croyle-to-Bowe clicks for KC

The receiver's performance in Saturday's preseason game could help him work his way out of the doghouse.

Columbia police searching for robbery suspect

A man robbed Rangeline Liquor Store early Sunday morning. Police continue to investigate the incident.

UPDATE: 15-year-old boy who drowned is identified

Corey Ryan Morris died after trying to rescue an 8-year-old companion from the Missouri River near Huntsdale on Saturday.

15-year-old boy drowns in Missouri River

The boy was trying to rescue an 8-year-old companion in the river near Huntsdale.

Hot-air balloon rides become occasions for celebration

Many people take hot-air ballon rides to celebrate for birthdays, anniversaries and more.

Widow of Vietnam soldier gained family

After Janice Thomas lost her husband, Gary Byrd, in 1967, she continued to spend time with his parents, creating a family with them and her new husband and children.

Program helps Kansas students head to college

The Kauffman Scholars program provides financial support and college prep training for low-income students living in and around Kansas City.

A piece of Joplin's history goes up for sale

An antebellum Joplin home that once belonged to a 19th-century pillar of the southwest Missouri community is up for sale, its historical significance unaltered by the modernizing tweaks its many owners since have made.

20-year veteran Bill Mabrey gears up for senior athletics

Bill Mabrey is 75 years old, but that doesn't stop him from competing with and beating men twenty years his junior in various state and national seniors competitions, including softball and shuffleboard.

As farmers age, plans match aspirants with pros

Isaac Phillips quit his job as a supervisor to inmate crews at a jail in Utah to move to the Midwest to begin life as a farmer. He did this through farm matchmaking, which pairs up two generations, so that aspiring young farmers don't have to dig themselves into a hole of debt to start their dream.

New microbrewery set to open downtown

Broadway Brewery is a new business expected to open at 816 E. Broadway in the next few weeks. It will serve an assortment of beers and locally grown foods. The co-owner also co-owns The Root Cellar, which is next door.

Columbia police stop dozens of vehicles downtown

Over the course of four hours Friday downtown, officers with the Columbia Police Department's Traffic Unit stopped 36 vehicles for various traffic violations.

Boone County youth shows winning pig at Missouri State Fair

Tyler Martin, a Centralia High School student, won the 2009 Grand Champion Barrow title at the State Fair on Friday. The pig will be auctioned off at the Sale of the Champions. Last year's championship pig sold for $22,000.

ANALYSIS: Searching for clear pitches in health fight

President Barack Obama searches for the right words during town hall meetings to drum up support for his health care reform bill. His opponents have another set of words for the overhaul.