PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia celebrates Independence Day

Fireworks light up the night sky behind an American flag at Memorial Stadium on Monday.

Columbia celebrated Independence Day with a lively display of fireworks at Memorial Stadium on Monday night. It was the 59th annual Fourth of July celebration.

Columbia feral cat caretakers eager to see how City Council will vote on ordinance

On Tuesday, Columbia City Council members could vote on a new ordinance that would increase the responsibility of those who feed and harbor feral cats.


Congested Missouri River threatens tributaries

Some tributaries have covered streets and threatened homes at their intersections with major rivers because heightened water levels have kept them from draining. 

BRAD CLEMONS: Is comfort sapping our potential?

Exploring the comforts of the present and their relation to the accomplishments of the past.

Americans celebrate the Fourth; presidential hopefuls campaign for 2012

A hot dog eating contest, throwing the first pitch or just taking a breather from work: Americans celebrate in a variety of ways.

New contract has potential to knock Carl Edwards off track

Carl Edwards has said if he could, he would wait until the end of the season to figure out his 2012 plans. But waiting isn't possible, not when Edwards represents the largest piece of NASCAR's free agent puzzle.


MU student brings camp for children of cancer patients to Missouri

MU junior Adam Ryan, whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when he was 15, is making plans for next summer to hold Camp Kesem, a one week event for children whose parents have or have had cancer.

Vendors resistant to potential change for St. Louis' Soulard Market

Longtime Soulard vendors don't want the market to lose its "gritty old soul."

Einstein the eagle released on Independence Day at Eagle Bluffs

Einstein had been receiving care for two months from the Raptor Rehabilitation Project at MU's College of Veterinary Medicine after being found by a Missouri Department of Conservation worker.

Springfield police might revive reserve force

Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams said his department is having difficulty filling all positions, and he sees a role for volunteers in helping serve and protect the city.