UPDATE: Half of northeast Columbia home damaged in fire

Fire crews have had to return to the site of a Saturday night fire to continue containing it. A fire engulfed about half of the home at 3409 Nottingham Court on Saturday night, causing $200,000 in fire, smoke and water damages, according to a Columbia Fire Department news release.

Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe shows perseverance pays

Dan Beebe sat down last week for his first in-depth interview since the breakup of the Big 12 Conference was averted.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cars, horses, babies appear Sunday at Boone County Fair

On Sunday, the Boone County Fair held a demolition derby, a horse show and a baby boy contest.

Really, Really Free Market draws small crowd Sunday

Only free goods, services and performances were allowed at the event, which previously had been held twice in Columbia and started in San Francisco.

Children get their chance in Show-Me State Games disc golf

Six children under age 12 competed in disc golf as part of the Show-Me State Games, the largest group since the sport was included over a decade ago.

Pitching key to success in Show-Me State Games slow-pitch softball

The Machens Hitmen won the Show-Me State Games men's slow-pitch softball tournament with good pitching and defense.

Police suspect recent months' shootings to be related

Seven shootings occurred in June, and five have occurred so far in July. Police believe they are the result of two feuding groups in Columbia.

Teams compete in barbecue contest at the Boone County Fair

Teams competed in chicken, pork, pulled pork and beef brisket at the 19th Annual Boone's Lick Trail BBQ Contest.

Fair's Baby Boys Contest bring out the cute and the competitive

The Baby Boys Contest is 50 percent cute and 50 percent personality and behavior.

Brooklyn Cats speed to Show-Me State Games boys basketball title

The Brooklyn Cats use their fast-paced style of play to honor their coach's hometown near St. Louis. 

Boone County Fair horse show provides opportunity for young equestrians

A love of horses united participants, their families and the spectators.

Fellowship of Christian Cowboys conducts service at Boone County Fair

The group's Show Me the Way chapter, based in Centralia, aims to provide spiritual guidance to people in rural areas.

Jefferson City team second in Show-Me State Games adult football

Domination is a football team from Jefferson City made up of former high school and college athletes. They were able to adjust to the 7-on-7 game and finish second at the Show-Me State Games adult football tournament.

VIDEO: Food and fans of the 2010 Show-Me State Games

The Kids First Optimist Club of Columbia ran a concession stand in Cosmopolitan Park for competitors and spectators.

PHOTO GALLERY: Show-Me State Games holds track and field events

Sunday's events at the Show-Me State Games included track and field at Walton Stadium.

VIDEO: Show-Me State Games give sprinter second chance

Because of a senior prank, Derek Freeman, a 100-meter sprinter from Salem, was not allowed to run in his high school districts meet at the end of his senior year.

Variety of players part of Show-Me State Games coed volleyball

Team Quinn of Columbia brought a variety of players to Sunday's Show-Me State Games coed volleyball tournament. One was 17 years old and just starting to learn the game, and another was 51 and has played for more than two decades.

PHOTO GALLERY: Friends, families compete in Show-Me State Games miniature golf

The Perche Creek Golf Club hosted the Show-Me State Games' miniature golf event on Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Brooklyn Cats win in Show-Me State Games basketball

The Show-Me State Games held its 12th-grade competitive level championship game Sunday at the MU Student Recreation Complex. The Brooklyn Cats won the game 70-62 against the Mineral Area Panthers.

PHOTO GALLERY: Soccer at the Show-Me State Games

The Show-Me State Games adult coed recreational soccer final took place Sunday at Cosmopolitan Park. Florissant OBG defeated Ellisville PNH United 6-4 in penalty kicks to win its first Show-Me State Games title since it's started participating in the games.