Jackson and Washington want 2010 to pay big for Missouri football team

Missouri senior tailback Derrick Washington at a preseason practice this summer.

"Get money" is the slogan tailback Derrick Washington and receiver Jerrell Jackson have made popular in preseason camp. They know it could be misconstrued, but they're not worried. "We don't mean it like that," Washington said. "It's the players' call."

Daniel Boone Little League wins first game of regional in dramatic fashion

The Daniel Boone Little League American All-Stars started the Midwest Regional Tournament off right Saturday with a dramatic come-from-behind win.

Roundup bikers share passion for open road, friendship

On the final full day of the National Bikers Roundup, attendees explained why they love their motorcycles and riding.

PHOTO GALLERY: Final full day of roundup includes test drives, custom details

As of Saturday, the final full day of the 33rd National Bikers Roundup, the event had about 12,000 participants.

Columbia cyclist wins national title

David Henderson won the men’s age 40 to 44 category of the 2010 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships on Saturday in Louisville, Ky.

GUEST COLUMN: Free high-performing public schools for every zip code could be possible

Allowing students in unaccredited school districts to move to accredited ones could create an education free-for-all in Missouri — unless significant reforms are made.

VIDEO: Figure-eight racer does what it takes to win

Cory Basinger is a figure-eight racer from Hartsburg who has been racing for 12 years.

SLIDESHOW: Taste of the Market 2010 adds new competition

The event's Iron Chef Competition, a new addition to this year's revamped Taste of the Market fundraiser, ended in a three-way tie. Attendees of this year's event were met with shorter lines and live music.

Female Supreme Court justices no longer "curiosities"

With Elena Kagan installed as a justice Saturday, the Supreme Court is now one-third female. Scholars say ideological, not gender, dynamics are much more likely to play into court decisions.

Patrons' money stolen at Golden Corral on Clark Lane

Police are uncertain whether the two thefts are related.

Kagan sworn in as fourth woman on Supreme Court

Elena Kagan was sworn in Saturday in a brief private ceremony at the court. She pledged to faithfully and impartially uphold the law.

Three motorcycles reported stolen

The Columbia Police Department encouraged motorcyclists to secure their bikes overnight after a trio of thefts in local hotel parking lots.

Missouri crews finishing first U.S. stimulus project

Work on the nearly 80-year-old bridge over the Osage River began just minutes after the stimulus bill was signed in February 2009. Transportation officials plan to open it on Aug. 16. 

Vigils held for 2 teens killed in school bus crash

Mourners held vigils for a 15-year-old school bus passenger and the teen driver of a pickup truck who were killed in a horrific interstate crash.

Median for Bike Boulevard to be constructed on College Avenue

Median construction will close lanes on College Avenue this week. The project is scheduled to end by Friday.

UPDATE: Three arrested after chase

With one suspect already in custody, authorities arrested two more men following a high-speed chase involving a stolen car from Pettis County.

Police say Columbia man stole, crashed friend's car

Dennis M. Forgy, 28, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of first-degree tampering and leaving the scene of an accident.

Branson to be site of Nelly concert

Concert promoter Paul Dunn said Nelly will perform indoors at the Mansion Theater on Aug. 21. In July, Branson officials refused to grant Dunn a special permit to host an open-air Nelly concert.

Polar bear makes debut at KC zoo

Nikita, a 750-pound polar bear, took a dip in a 140,000-gallon pool in front of a crowd on Saturday. The official opening of the polar bear exhibit is Sunday.