Missouri football team starts preseason camp Thursday

Missouri quarterback James Franklin rushes during the fourth quarter of the Tigers' game last October against Colorado. Franklin played for the entire fourth quarter and completed a touchdown pass.

High-profile positions vacated by Blaine Gabbert and Aldon Smith are open for new players to fill.

July's dry heat proves frustrating for mid-Missouri farmers

This has been the hottest summer since 1980, and the lack of rainfall combined with a seemingly relentless streak of hot days in July has created a challenge for farmers.

Sheldon Richardson will not practice this week for Missouri football

The school will wait until Richardson's eligibility is finalized before he is allowed to practice.

Daniel Boone Little League baseball All-Stars help out in Joplin

The 12- and 13- year old little league All-Stars didn't win a state title, but they didn't leave Joplin without making their mark.

'MyLife, My Town' project documents teens in small towns

"My Life, My Town" documents a slice of time in the lives of teenagers from small Missouri towns. Our hope is that getting to know the children these villages raise will provide a unique look at the day-to-day joys and struggles of rural life.

Small-town residents saddened by prospect of post offices closing

It's not just a place to lick a stamp, one resident said. The small-town post office is a place where neighbors run into each other, gossip and gain a sense of community.

Missouri's Aldon Smith hopes to be early contributor for 49ers

Smith, drafted No. 7 overall after two standout seasons at Missouri, is one of several youngsters getting an extended look while San Francisco examines its options on defense.

Budweiser can gets face-lift — its 12th since 1936

U.S. Budweiser sales have suffered during times of high unemployment, and the redesigned can is part of a larger marketing effort.

Gay rights activist Marc Adams gives presentation in Columbia

Marc Adams travels the country to spread awareness of increasing suicide rates among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youths.

Daniel Boone Little League junior softball All-Stars win state

The softball team claimed the state title and moved a step closer to the Junior League World Series by advancing to a regional tournament.

DAVID ROSMAN: Formal titles could have been unconstitutional

A lost amendment to the U.S. Constitution would have made using titles like "Dr." and "Esq.: a violation of federal law.

Columbia Transit wins award for increased ridership

The Federal Transit Administration teamed up with the Missouri Public Transit Association to present The Federal Transit Administration Region 7 Award of Excellence.

Assistant city manager's duties to be reassigned after promotions

Paula Hertwig Hopkins will vacate her position because of budget cuts, and existing city employees will fulfill her duties after assuming new titles.

UPDATE: Governor releases $1.2 million for three programs in Missouri

More than 19,000 people in Missouri were turned away for services at domestic violence shelters last year. Part of the $1.2 million released by Gov. Nixon will go toward such organizations.

Astronomers now think Earth once had two moons

In what scientists are describing as the "big splat," the two moons collided about 4.4 billion years ago to create the lopsided appearance of the moon seen today.

Banks ask for peanut butter, help provide 'Buddy Packs'

Commerce Bank is accepting donations through Aug. 12 to help the Food Bank make "Buddy Packs" for students who need extra nourishment.

Search resumes for Missouri trooper; dog's body found

Trooper Fred Guthrie Jr., 46, of Platte City has been missing since Monday when he disappeared while patrolling flooded lands in Holt County.

State lacks money to finish rest stop renovations

The state is roughly halfway done with the project, but may not have the money to complete the entire project.

Missouri soldier charged with first-degree murder

Justin S. Cannon, 21, was charged with first-degree murder just hours after he had attended his 16-year-old wife's funeral Monday. He is charged with killing Michael Griggs, 24.

J. KARL MILLER: Obama, Democrats failed to anticipate mood of electorate

Much of the lengthy impasse during the debt ceiling negotiations is due to President Obama's Robin Hood class-envy tactic wherein the wealthy become the villains.