Quarterback Maty Mauk confirms verbal commitment to Missouri

The prospect from Kenton, Ohio, made an unofficial visit to Missouri on Thursday.

Edwards fifth at NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Kentucky

Kyle Busch won the inaugural Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night, and Columbia native Carl Edwards finished fifth. 

Powerlifting helps two Columbia women stay active

Shelly Frazier, 40, and Kate Walker, 62, compete in women's powerlifting competitions. They say the sport helps them stay active.

Branson drowning poses questions about international students' water safety

The drowning of an MU international couple raises questions about whether the university should provide water safety information and encourage swim lessons, especially among those from countries with few opportunities to learn the skill. 

Columbia Farmers' Market hosts international welcoming day

Participants from places such as Burma, Iraq and East Africa were welcomed to the Columbia Farmers' Market and introduced to the local food community

Shooting on Sylvan Lane leaves one injured

An 18-year old man was shot in the hip at his home.

Man robs Merchants and Farmers Bank

 A man left the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

Levees offer different degrees of flood protection along Missouri River

Engineers and professors from Missouri, Nebraska and Illinois discuss the effectiveness of different types of levees. Flooding forecasts can be followed at the National Weather Service's website.

Fort Leonard Wood population increase follows Base Realignment and Closure

The population of Fort Leonard Wood has grown significantly since the 2000 census, after the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process.

Aging baby boomers strained in cities built for the young

As the U.S. population ages, its cities must change the way they design their infrastructure to make them more senior-friendly.

Space shuttle's legacy: Soaring in orbit and costs

Despite its incredible pricetag and the fact that it made less than half the promised flights, there were some 

Q&A: Why NASA space shuttles are being retired

NASA's space shuttle program is ending for reasons that include cost and the age of the shuttles but also because NASA is ready for deeper exploration.

Former first lady Betty Ford dies at 93

The former first lady was known for her candor, support for causes more liberal than her husband's and her dedication to helping those with addictions.

Space reporter discusses liftoff of Atlantis, 98 previous shuttle missions

A veteran space reporter reminisces about the 99 shuttle launches she's witnessed during her career.