Missouri's Egnew lone tight end named to Walter Camp watch list

Tigers senior Michael Egnew, who led all tight ends in receptions in 2010, is one of 40 players on the list.

It's so hot that ...

How would you finish that sentence? Here's one from the newsroom.

It's so hot that Missouri winters no longer scare me.

What's your answer?

Columbia woman makes cookbook featuring Missouri ingredients

Bernadette Dryden, who loves her kitchen and garden with equal passion, wants her cookbook to wake up readers to the essence of Missouri foods.

Boone County Animal Control confiscates reptiles from 'alligator man'

The "alligator man," Ken Henderson, is charged with suspicion of animal neglect, abuse and abandonment. Boone County Animal Control requested that he pay a nearly $2,600 fine at a court hearing Monday.

Show-Me State Games officials preparing for excessive heat

More than 28,000 athletes competed in last year's Show-Me State Games, and a similar turnout is expected this year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Summer heat

The heat index is expected to hover between 105 and 115 degrees this week, according to the National Weather Service. Children at summer camp are spending more time indoors, and air conditioning repairs have been more frequent.

Dangerous heat conditions likely to prevail all week

With heat indices expected to reach between 105 and 115 degrees this week, children in summer camps are trying to keep cool, while air-conditioning units are flying off the shelves at Lowe's and Home Depot.

Columbia Police Department accepting applications for Citizens' Police Academy

The Citizens' Police Academy is open to adults who want to learn more about the decision-making and intricacies of the Columbia Police Department.

Local car dealerships experience Toyota, Honda shortages from Japan disaster

Columbia dealerships that sell Japanese cars are finding other ways to offset the low number of vehicles, such as stocking up on used cars to sell to customers.

Thirteen apply for vacancy on Missouri Supreme Court

The court system released the names of the applicants Monday to replace Judge Michael Wolff, who is retiring effective Aug. 11.

DNR loan helps Boone County Sewer District eliminate wastewater subdivisions

The projects are in response to Department of Natural Resources improvements to water quality standards that would require wastewater facilities in the district to begin disinfecting their wastewater by 2013.

LETTER: House bill is an all-out attack on the environment

A House spending bill that was just passed unfairly favors saving money over protecting the environment.

Homeowners report intruders entering unlocked cars in Sunrise Estates

Five residents of the Sunrise Estates subdivision reported their cars had been looked through by intruders. One person reported theft.

MU Research Reactor Center holds emergency simulation

MU spokesman Christian Basi said the most important part of these drills is to make sure communication is optimal in emergency situations.

LETTER: Jaycee Dugard story has profound lessons for all of us

The Jaycee Dugard story is horrifying, but there are so many lessons to be learned from what occurred in California.

Kansas counties wary of rural tax incentives

Kansas counties are hopeful that the promise of five years of no income tax is enough to attract a few new residents from out of state.

Four people arrested in connection with Eastgate Apartments armed robbery

Four people were arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action at Eastgate Apartments.

Columbia student has Dred Scott exhibit at Missouri State Museum

John Swift, a student at Columbia Catholic School, created an exhibit about Dred Scott, a slave who sought freedom through Missouri courts.

BRAD CLEMONS: Casey Anthony should thank the Founding Fathers

Jealousy — it fuels our society. And it seems like we'd be happier with a justice system more like 'American Idol.'

Approximately 70 percent of Missouri job loss in June resulted from Joplin disaster

Despite the large loss of jobs, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state was not significantly altered.