Missouri Association for Social Welfare to host panel on racially biased policing

The panel will feature a professor from the University of Pittsburgh Law School, who is a nationally recognized expert on racially biased policing.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Can Chuck Purgason beat Roy Blunt for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate?

Chuck Purgason hopes to win the Republican primary this fall with the backing of the tea party, though funding has already proven an issue for him.

Nine-year-old makes hole-in-one

Joseph Dye, who will start fourth grade at Midway Heights Elementary in the fall, sank a hole-in-one Saturday at Perche Creek Golf Club. He followed it with his first ever birdie.

Heroic Ohio mailman delivers mail, saves lives

Keith McVey has performed CPR on an unconscious man, pulled a drowning girl from a lake and helped keep a teenager who jumped off a bridge alive.

Scott Christianson gets face to face with voters

Scott Christianson, a Democrat, is running for Boone County presiding commissioner.

Missouri man snags likely record catfish in river

Greg Bernal of Florissant caught a 130-pound blue catfish, measuring 57 inches long and 45 inches in girth.

National Weather Service issues severe thunderstorm, flash flood watches

Three severe weather warnings and watches are in effect for Boone County.

Following continuance, cats' destination still uncertain in Kohler case

Susan Kohler, who was found to be keeping 32 cats in a Motel 6 room, is scheduled to appear in municipal court Aug. 24.

Boone County Fair judge looks for perfect ham

The Boone County Fair began Tuesday with the annual ham competition. Participants from all over the county submitted their country-cured hams to be judged, with the winners to be auctioned at the end of the fair.

Boone County Fair opens Wednesday

Ten days of fun include enough shows and events to keep a schedule full.

Grizzly celebrities coming to Boone County Fair

A grizzly bear act will come to the annual Boone County Fair from July 27 through July 31. The Welde's Big Bear Show features not only bear tricks, but education about the animal's habitats.

Senate filibuster broken; jobless benefits could soon follow

The Senate is set for a final vote on the jobless benefits bill Wednesday.

Carnahan, Blunt contrast on Kagan's confirmation

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, the leading Democrat in the state Senate race, supports Elena Kagan's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Congressman Roy Blunt, the leading Republican in the Senate race, opposes her appointment.

Golf clinic for vision impaired set for Wednesday

A golf clinic for anyone with low vision or blindness will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Perche Creek Golf Club.

COLUMN: Voters entrenched in partisan politics lose sight of community issues

Citizens who focus on gun control, abortion rights and homosexual unions are no longer concerned about public school education, health care for children and providing shelter for the homeless.

Carnahan unveils ethics, campaign finance proposals

U.S. Senate candidate Robin Carnahan, a Democrat, called for stricter fundraising laws and a lifetime lobbying ban for Congress members. The primary election is Aug. 3.

Missouri dismisses reserve linebacker

A spokesman for the Missouri football team said reserve linebacker Tyler Crane was not in legal trouble but declined to elaborate on the reasons for his departure.

Skelton: Navy planning to move unit to Whiteman

The move is contingent on congressional approval and funding.

Midwest storms bring heavy rain, flash flooding

Strong thunderstorms brought heavy rain and flash flooding to parts of Missouri, Illinois and Iowa on Tuesday. The worst damage appears to be in Hannibal.

Dr. C. Zoe Smith and James W. Sigler

Dr. C. Zoe Smith and James W. Sigler were married July 2, 2010, at Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia.