Missouri football team leans on Moe

Freshman receiver L'Damian Washington, left, looks on as sophomore T.J. Moe, right, prepares to haul in a pass during practice last Friday. Moe is taking over for first-stringer Jerrell Jackson, who broke a bone in his left wrist Wednesday.

After junior wide receiver Jerrell Jackson broke a bone in his wrist Wednesday, T.J. Moe became the go-to guy for Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert — the first receiver Gabbert looks to when the ball is snapped.

Daniel Boone Little League ends season in regional semifinals

The Daniel Boone Little League American All-Stars ended their season with a 15-2 loss to Minnesota in the Midwest Regional Tournament semifinals.

Columbia food bank distributes food to battle rising rates of child hunger

A recent report ranked Missouri fifth worst in youth hunger in the country. Boone County is average statewide in terms of child hunger but outstanding in terms of food distribution because of the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.

Missouri soccer team takes in Tiger of a different stripe

The Missouri soccer team has a new addition at goalkeeper this season. Senior transfer Paula Pritzen is new to MU, but she has always been a Tiger. 

Just back from Haiti, MU's Kaussen found local activism outstripping outside help

MU's Valerie Kaussen, who returned from Haiti on Saturday, reports little progress in the recovery efforts in post-quake Haiti, but said good things are coming from local activism there.

Boone County budget stuck in four-year drought

The Boone County budget is facing another year of reduced revenue. More cuts will be made as the county struggles to balance the budget.

'Telling Amy's Story' shown at Ragtag Cinema to promote domestic violence prevention

The documentary tells the story of a Pennsylvania woman who was subject to domestic violence and killed by her husband.

Jefferson Farm teaches conservation techniques to property owners

A tour at Jefferson Farm and Gardens was an opportunity to hear about ways to improve the well-being of land.

Columbia Public Schools prepare for heat without air conditioning

Those elementary and junior high schools in Columbia Public Schools lacking air conditioning are preparing for late-summer heat with a plan including potential half-days and lots of fans. 

MU to host Food, Fuel and Society symposium

MU is set to host a symposium in October to discuss ethanol demands, food safety and the local foods movement with NPR science reporter Ira Flatow.

UPDATE: Judge keeps gay marriages in California on hold

A federal judge ruled that gay marriages in California are on hold until Aug. 18.

MU student injured in motorcycle crash released from University Hospital

Aaron Hansberry, 21, was treated for a broken right leg. His passenger, Caitlin Valora, 20, was killed in the crash.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should the Citizens Police Review Board rewrite its ordinance to limit who may appeal complaints against Columbia police?

After an unexpected appeal from California resident Ed Rosenthal regarding the Feb. 11 SWAT incident, the review board is re-evaluating whether there should be stipulations regarding who is allowed to file an appeal.

Power outage in north Columbia affects Columbia Mall, up to 4,000 homes

The mall has regained power. Affected homes should have power restored within the hour.

Missouri State Fair opening annual run in Sedalia

The Missouri State Fair opens Thursday, and the day's scheduled highlights include the preliminary round of the Missouri State Fair Idol, a parade and a concert.


LETTER: ARC aerobics class meets need, merits more resources

The Silver Sneakers class often lacks adequate space, fans and equipment.

LETTER: An alternative to Social Security

One approach would be to allow people to save independently and possibly pass wealth onto their heirs. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Workshops to provide new perspectives on urban hens

The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture plans to hold workshops in August and September to teach residents how to process chickens they've raised in their backyards.

Carnahan's first TV ad focuses on Blunt bailout vote

The ad called Blunt, Carnahan's opponent for U.S. Senate, "the very worst of Washington," criticizing his role in the financial industry.

High water again closes Missouri highway, near Iowa border

Heavy recent rain in Iowa sent the Mississippi back above flood stage as far south as Lincoln County, Mo. Farmland is flooded in many areas, and a few roads are closed.