Fulcher gives Rock Bridge win over Hickman

Jerome Fulcher had never played an organized sport until Friday night as he scored the winning touchdown to lead the Rock Bridge Bruins over the Hickman Kewpies 24-20.

First-time player gives Bruins "storybook" win over cross-town rival Kewpies.

UPDATE: Prosecutors deciding whether to charge Missouri football player Derrick Washington

Boone County Assistant Prosecutor Andrea Hayes, who is handling the legal action for the woman who said that Missouri running back Washington sexually assaulted her, would not reveal specifics about Washington's legal issues. She did acknowledge her connection to the matter.

DEAR READER: A tip and a paper trail led to the Derrick Washington story

The decision about how — and when — to publish the Derrick Washington story sparked debate in the Missourian newsroom about identifying victims, using social media and raising unanswered questions.

LOCALLY GROWN: Thanks for the opportunity to show you how to reduce and reuse

This season of Locally Grown ends with a look back.

Missouri judge refuses to block law on sexual businesses

A Cole County Circuit Judge upheld a law restricting sexually oriented businesses after a request was issued to overturn the law.

Beetle Bailey issued stamp of approval at MU unveiling

A U.S. Postal Service postage stamp commemorating the Beetle Bailey cartoon strip was unveiled near the bronze Bailey statue at Reynolds Alumni Center on Friday.

Public defenders group appeals ruling to high court

The Missouri Public Defender Commission is appealing a judge's ruling to the Missouri Supreme Court. The judge said refusing to represent a person is a violation of his or her constitutional rights.

The Shack was the 'major spot' in the '50s

One Columbian shares memories of sitting in The Shack's booths with friends, carving her initials in the seats and her sadness when it burned.

Columbia gets stimulus funding to weatherize homes

The $550,000 in federal funds will help Central Missouri Community Action weatherize homes.

North Columbia house fire extinguished without injuries

The fire that affected the top floor of a house in north Columbia was initially thought to be serious.

Missouri Theatre faces more debt after arbitration ruling

The Missouri Theatre accrued another $386,090.70 of debt after arbitration with Huebert Builders.

UPDATE: Missouri bans artificial marijuana, changes DWI laws

Among other new laws going into effect this weekend, Missouri's ban on artificial marijuana criminalizes synthetic compounds that are sprayed on dried herbs and flowers and often sold as incense. Known as K2, it produces a marijuana-like high when smoked or inhaled. Several states, including Kansas, have banned it, and several Missouri towns and counties have enacted their own measures.

Missouri has new tale of Billy Goat Gruff

Mexico, Mo. animal control officers are on the lookout for a wandering goat, seen in multiple locations around the eastern Missouri town. Mexico residents have even started a Facebook fan page.

Hickman soccer ready even with loss of seniors

The Kewpies lost half of its team last season to graduation and start this season with a new slate of players. 

Columbia College forward plays soccer and learns new language

Yudai Yamaguchi had two dreams and he's realizing both at Columbia College.  

MU soccer falls to No. 19 Duke

The Blue Devils finished Missouri off with three unanswered goals

Health Department posts nutrition and exercise survey

The Health Department is targeting Boone County workplaces in an effort to survey residents' nutrition and exercise practices.

Missouri public defenders group takes appeal to high court

The Missouri Public Defender Commission hopes to appeal a ruling that denies public defender offices the right to temporarily close when caseloads get too high.

The Peace Nook celebrates 20 years

The Peace Nook celebrates its first 20 years Sunday with music and food at Stephens Lake Park.

National Baptist convention to begin in Kansas City

Roughly 30,000 delegates are expected at the convention of the country's largest black denomination.