UPDATE: Shots fired at Boone County Fair

Boone County Sheriff's deputies and fire rescue tend to a victim's injuries Friday night at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Sheriff's deputies said they were responding to a shots fired report on the grounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital.

There were shots fired at the Boone County Fair. One person was injured and transported to the hospital.

Curators finalize state funding requests for 2012

The UM System Board of Curators is putting in its annual request for state funds, and some members wondered aloud whether the state could swing that much.

UPDATE: Man suing police over Taser had two knives during incident

The lawsuit comes as the result of a Feb. 2009 traffic stop in which a Columbia man was shocked by a Taser while sitting in his car.

LOCALLY GROWN: As precious as gold

According to the World Water Council, we're draining our water supply more quickly than we're replenishing it. And conserving water is as rewarding for your budget as it is for the environment.

COLUMN: Although sadistically satisfying, Rape-aXe isn't enough to stop rape

Attitudes toward violence against women need to change in order to decrease rape. Rape-aXe can take care of men who need to learn the hard way.

LETTER: Christianson would bring problem-solving skills as presiding commissioner

Columbia resident who worked with Scott Christianson on several projects says Christianson would bring professionalism, problem-solving skills and youthful energy to the position of presiding commissioner.

DEAR READER: High schoolers learn the ropes at Urban Journalism Workshop

Whether it was learning about online journalism or just getting over the apprehension of interviewing, there was plenty for students to learn at this year's MUJW conference.

USA Shooting Team member competes at Show-Me State Games

Alexandra Griffeth, a Missouri State graduate from Springfield, Mo., is just 5 feet, 3 inches tall, but as a member of the USA Shooting Team her stature as a pistol shooter is large.

SLIDESHOW: Friday night at the fair

The Boone County Fair moved into its first weekend Friday with the beginning of a BBQ contest, a pedal pull and lots of food. 


Columbia baseball team edged out against older kids at Show-Me State Games

The Columbia Blaze have dominated summer baseball tournaments in the 13-and-under division, so they moved up an age division for the Show-Me State Games.

Heat dampens Friday's daytime fair attendence

This year's summer hotter weather gives the Boone County Fair a lazy start to the 10-day festivities.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should the niqab be banned from public schools and universities in Syria?

The niqab, a full-face veil, has been banned from Syrian universities in an effort to support Syria's position as a secular nation.

Gov. Nixon meets with military in Afghanistan

The governor traveled to Iraq earlier this week.

GLOBAL JOURNALIST: New British prime minister visits U.S.

Governments worldwide paid attention to this week's first visit between Prime Minister David Cameron and President Barack Obama.

Federal experience a mixed blessing for candidates

It's a tough sell for a political candidate facing a skeptical electorate: "I'm here from Washington, and I'd like your vote." Yet candidates for state offices across the country — including one in Missouri — are trying to make it work.

Advertising industry seeks its own image makeover

The Reynolds Journalism Institute at MU is teaming up with industry leaders to launch the Institute for Advertising Ethics.

Long-time triathlete set for for Show-Me State Games

Fifty-five year-old David Mountjoy is training for another Show-Me State Games triathlon. He has been racing in triathlons since 1983.

County fair queen steps down; runner up crowned

First-runner up Amy Wilsdorf was crowned the new Boone County Fair Queen on Thursday. The former queen resigned for "personal reasons."

Flooding concerns ease in northeast Missouri

The Mississippi River is expected to crest a few feet above flood stage in St. Louis and Cape Girardeau over the next few days.

Pictures of the week: July 18-23