Proposition 1 could produce more youth sports fields, economic growth

Youth baseball and softball tournaments drew 16,675 people to Columbia in 2010, according to the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Sports fields would be top priority at southeast Columbia parks

The Parks and Recreation Department aims to put in multi-use athletic fields at Gans Creek Recreation Area and A. Perry Philips Park if the parks sales tax pass on Nov. 2

Columbia man wanted for statutory rape turns himself in

The Boone County Sheriff's Department sought Strickland for a month before he turned himself in Tuesday night.

Health Department gives flu vaccine in Columbia schools

The Boone County Health Department offers the vaccine at no cost to students through a federal government grant.

Jerry Litton foundation gives to MU

The donation will finance several endeavors at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

UPDATE: Tickets sold out for Missouri-Oklahoma football game

The "scattered singles" tickets available this morning are now sold out.

Former St. Louis archbishop Raymond Burke named cardinal

Burke was among 24 new cardinals announced Wednesday by Pope Benedict XVI.

UPDATE: Missouri high court reviews life sentences for juveniles

Missouri law requires people convicted of first-degree murder to be executed or sentenced to life in prison.

College kickers end up coaching themselves

Many college football programs don't have a kicker-specific coach. At Oklahoma, the de facto kicking coach is Bob Stoops, the head coach.

Missouri's bid to execute Nunley delayed until at least 2011

Missouri's efforts to execute a man condemned in the 1989 stabbing death of a Kansas City girl is on hold.

Missouri Supreme Court to consider life sentence appeal

The appeal stems from a 2007 killing of a St. Louis police officer. Suspect Antonio Andrews was 15 at the time and charged as an adult. He was convicted and sentenced to life without parole.

Environmental trust to help fund General Motors cleanup in Missouri

The $773 million trust fund, the largest of its kind in U.S. history, will pay to raze or rehabilitate former GM facilities in 14 states.

Cape Girardeau officials, Isle of Capri execs make pitch for casino

Isle of Capri Casino executives and city officials from Cape Girardeau claim adding a casino to the city's downtown will offers the best opportunity for the Missouri Gaming Commission.

Apple unveils Mac OS X Lion operating system

New Mac operating system with software store and other features to debut summer 2011.