Mid-Missouri chapter of ACLU dissolves

The Mid-Missouri Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union loses its independence and will integrate into the ACLU of Eastern Missouri as part of the goal for more cohesiveness.

Despite bad weather, Boonville's Civil War re-enactment draws crowd

More than 1,000 people watched the re-enactment of First Battle of Boonville. A repeat of the re-enactments, musical performances and a church service will follow on Sunday.

A soggy summer awaits along the Missouri River

The length of the floods adds a lot of pressure on the towns with levees along the river. The levees might be tall enough, but some question if they are strong enough to withstand a lengthy period of pressure from the water.

High school rodeo season finishes with a state title for Rock Bridge student

Not many of Rock Bridge junior Tory Chasteen's classmates were there to watch him compete Saturday in the Missouri High School State Rodeo Finals, but he has always had the support of his family. 

Civil War re-enactment commanders share bond of friendship

Col. Mike Williams and Col. Stan Prater try to stay in character during re-enactments. But it's hard to hide their friendship as they develop strategy for battle. 

Death toll from Joplin tornado rises by 1 to 154

James Cookerly died from injuries sustained in the May 22 tornado.

Hickman bull rider aiming for national rodeo competition

After the completion of the bull riding competition Saturday at the Missouri High School State Rodeo Finals, Hickman sophomore Justin Smith has a good chance to make the national high school finals. He will find out Sunday if he made it.


Lone female skater 'shreds' with the boys

Eleven-year-old Olivia Mayer was one of many skaters who filled Columbia Skate Park for Saturday's seventh annual Shred Fest, but she was the only female on a board.

PHOTO GALLERY: Portraits from the Battle of Boonville

Take a trip back in time and examine the dress and look of the Battle of Boonville through this portrait gallery.

Carl Edwards edges teammate at Nationwide race

Columbia native Carl Edwards edged Roush Fenway teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway.

Boonville spectators share thoughts on re-enactment

The First Battle of Boonville re-enactment began Saturday. Audience members gave their thoughts and opinions of the events taking place.

Missouri to implement new child care rules

Child-care centers now told to have babies sleep on their backs  and are required to have a staff member trained in CPR.

A behind-the-lines look at the Union camp

During the Civil War re-enactment, the Union troops routed the Confederate Army.

Civil War re-enactment: Confederate army loses First Battle of Boonville

Hundreds of men dressed up to re-enact the Civil War. The Confederate troops lost the First Battle of Boonville but won in the generic Civil War battle afterward.

Families gather to celebrate World Refugee Day in Columbia

Columbia celebrated World Refugee Day by hosting a cultural potluck near the refugee community gardens at Broadway Christian Church on Saturday.

City Council to vote on additional member to Reapportionment Committee

A Monday vote will decide if another member will be added following questions of lack of minority representation. Mayor Bob McDavid said the resolution would only apply to the current committee.

Boonville re-enactment reveals Civil War medicine to be grisly profession

The Battle of Boonville re-enactment gives a chance to look into the bloody world of Civil War-era medicine.

Mississippi residents struggle to recover from Mississippi River flood

Residents of Vicksburg, Miss., are slowly putting their homes and lives back together after last month's devastating Mississippi River floods.

Kansas City School District tries out pay-for-performance

The first batch of 10 elementary schools will participate in the program the upcoming academic year. Some factors that play a role in payment bonuses are: test scores, teacher evaluations and the growth students make.

The '60s made me do it


What is it about confession that the Catholic hierarchy can't seem to grasp?