ANALYSIS: Enrollment lags in new health care plan

When Missouri began taking applications in July 2010 for its federally mandated Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan, officials expected to cover about 3,000 people. One year later, it has just one-sixth of that amount — about 500 enrollees.


Car soccer hits Boone County Fair

The new "sport" was periodically exciting, but left something to be desired at the Boone County Fair on Sunday.

Mennonite group works to rebuild homes — and spirits

Volunteers often show up ready with hammers or chain saws, only to find that the first thing people need is someone to talk to.

Two northern Missouri families bond over archery

The Terrells and Hoeppners of Higginsville became fast friends after their sons joined an archery and shooting club.

10-run outburst lifts Team USA to title game at World Cup of Softball

The U.S. will face 2008 Olympic gold medalist Japan on Monday night in a familiar matchup of the sport's two powerhouses.

Siblings grow closer through ATV racing

David East, 30, of Jefferson City, has been competing in ATV races for 10 years, but his sister Terrie East, 27, who lives in Columbia, picked up the sport just three years ago.

Cole County judge dismisses claim in Ryan Ferguson's latest appeal

Part of Ferguson's latest appeal for release from prison or a new trial was dismissed Friday by Judge Daniel Green.

PETA-financed pork scientist raises hackles at MU

Nicholas Genovese joined MU as a visiting scholar earlier this month. His research involves artificial meat created in laboratories from animal tissues.

PHOTO GALLERY: Automotive events entertain at the Boone County Fair

Engines roared during the demolition derby and car soccer Sunday at the Boone County Fair.

1968 killing of Richard DeLeon Hill solved by Kansas City police with new tips

The investigation into the 1970 homicide of Leon Jordan led police to solve the mystery of who killed Richard DeLeon Hill in 1968.

Norway bombing suspect says attacks were 'marketing' for manifesto

Police and Anders Behring Breivik's lawyer have said that he confessed to the twin attacks but denied criminal responsibility for Norway's deadliest day ever in peacetime. Breivik has been charged with terrorism and will be arraigned Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children compete for crown at Boy's Baby Contest and Little Miss Contests at Boone County Fair

Young children competed to win the Boy's Baby Contest on Sunday at the Boone County Fair.

COMMENTARY: U.S. farm land — victim of volatile global economy

Recent blows to the nation's farm economy must be tended to immediately if the U.S. is to have a strong and reliable supply of local food.

Kansas fossil hunters think find could be a first

If the dinosaur does prove to be something new, Robert Detrich says he and his brother would like to call it "enormasaurus."

Gay marriage opponents protest in New York as same-sex weddings commence

Organized by the National Organization for Marriage, rallies occurred across the state on Sunday.

Columbia boys basketball team wins its division at Show-Me State Games

The Columbia Celtics won the championship of the fifth-grade division with a 32-31 victory over the St. Louis Storm from Chesterfield.