Pinkel talks quarterbacks, Longhorn Network at Big 12 Media Days

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel answers questions at the Big 12 Conference Media Days on July 25 in Dallas.

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel fielded questions, many regarding sophomore quarterback James Franklin, as a part of Big 12 Media Days on Monday in Dallas.

Discussion centers on Longhorns' cable TV network at Big 12 Media Days

Big 12 football programs worry how much extra exposure and potential advantage Texas will have when the Longhorn Network debuts next month.

Water and Light's air conditioning shutdown program hasn't been used yet this summer

A Columbia Water and Light program gives residents and businesses with central air conditioning a chance to save money on their monthly electricity bill while helping the city avoid purchasing costly power.

Columbia United Methodist churches come together for 9/11 day of service

Columbia's United Methodist churches put on a 9/11 day of service as part of the statewide service movement Serve 2011.

Columbia 'World 8' podcasters offer Midwestern voice to video gaming community

Four young men produce a biweekly podcast to provide entertainment, news and discussion for gamers not living on a coast.

Missouri football team adjusts its goals

Division titles are no longer part of the landscape for the Tigers in the Big 12 Conference that now has 10 teams and will play a round-robin schedule.

Team USA beats rival Japan for World Cup of Softball title

The United States beat rival Japan 6-4 Monday night to win its fifth straight World Cup of Softball championship.

PHOTO GALLERY: Monday at the Boone County Fair

Fairgoers road swinging rides, saw a man on stilts and attended 4-H demonstrations on Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: 'Kid' Davie performs magic show at Boone County Fair

Magician, comedian, fire-eater, stilt walker and family entertainer Bruce 'Kid' Davie performs his last two shows Monday evening at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Missouri Gov. Nixon requests another disaster declaration

Missouri's governor has asked President Barack Obama to issue a major disaster declaration for 23 northern counties hit by severe storms and flooding along the Missouri River.

Columbia Masonic fraternal members, families volunteer at Boone County Fair

Members of Aleppo Grotto have been volunteering at the fair since 1993.

Dump truck collides with car, overturns on U.S. 63

The dump truck overturned on the northbound side after crossing the median.

Counterfeit, imitation, altered coins on display at University of Missouri museum

Did you know worn-out coins were once recycled by putting a new design on them? Such coins, called overstrikes, are part of a collection at the MU Museum of Art and Archeology on fake, imitated and altered currency.

Juror questioning opens in trial of former Water and Light chief Kraig Kahler

Nearly 300 prospective jurors were interviewed using a questionnaire about 20 pages long at Lyndon High School in Lyndon, Kan.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri should focus on education

Savings from the jobs bill that is the subject of a September special session in the legislature will be necessary if the state is ever to focus on better schools and colleges.

UPDATE: FBI uses Missouri case to highlight danger of laser pointers to aircraft

A new bill before the Senate would make pointing lasers at aircraft a crime. Last year, 2,836 such incidents were reported.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sunday at the fair

Fairgoers enjoy fireworks and rides at the 65th Annual Boone County Fair on Sunday.

Results announced for Meat Goat Show at Boone County Fair

The 4-H FFA Meat Goat Show was held on Saturday.

Weather Service extends excessive heat warning

The warning will remain in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday. Heat index values are expected to be as high at 101 on Monday and Tuesday.

Missouri attorney general to convene summit on phone hacking laws

Chris Koster said his initial analysis of Missouri law revealed a need to update the state's laws to keep pace with technology.