Missouri defensive line awaits Sheldon Richardson's arrival

Defensive linemen Corey Sudhoff, left, and Marvin Foster wait their turn during drills at the Missouri football team's first preseason practice Thursday at the MU Athletic Training Complex.

The team opened fall camp Thursday without the former No. 4 overall recruit.

Ryan Ferguson case stays in spotlight despite setbacks in court

Ryan Ferguson's case continues to draw national attention with a "Dateline NBC" episode set to air Friday night, but his progress toward a new trial is indiscernible.

Grant Elementary stands out under 2011 MAP results

The Missouri Assessment Program is administered to children to measure their progress under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Missouri football captains a special group

The Tigers have chosen left tackle Elvis Fisher, tight end Michael Egnew, defensive end Jacquies Smith and strong safety Kenji Jackson as this season's senior captains. 

Missouri wrestling team remembers Phillip Perry

MU freshman wrestler Phillip Perry died in a car accident early Tuesday morning in Hannibal.

Debt ceiling legislation has graduate, professional students worried about finances

Although the federal government managed to avert a national financial crisis, many professional and graduate students fear they may face a financial challenge as a result of cuts to subsidized student loans.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ice sculpture commemorates premiere of 'Truck Stop Missouri'

Andy Jira of Tiger Ice Co. created a freight liner ice sculpture for the premiere of "Truck Stop Missouri," which features Midway Truck Stop.

Missouri agency plans to ignore EPA's order for Hinkson Creek

The Department of Natural Resources has said the 39.6 percent reduction in stormwater, which the Environmental Protection Agency mandated, will not be its focus for the Hinkson Creek cleanup.

MU School of Law dean to step down after 10 years

R. Lawrence Dessem plans to become a full-time professor after finishing his last year as dean in 2012.

Virginia Tech lockdown lifted; no gunman found

Police released a sketch of the reported gunman and searched buildings on campus before lifting the lockdown. 

Ground turkey recalled after salmonella outbreak

About five months after the first report of illness, the Agriculture Department asked Minnesota-based Cargill to recall 36 million pounds of ground turkey.

Missouri to continue paying Joplin's share for tornado cleanup

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will only pay for 75 percent of the costs instead of the 90 percent it's currently covering. With the federal government paying less, the state will pay for more.

Gov. Nixon requests federal damage assessments for crops and livestock

The dry weather has damaged crops and livestock across Missouri, and the governor's request  is the first step in declaring the parched areas as disaster areas. 

GEORGE KENNEDY: Race, class and politics in First Ward reapportionment

There’s nothing pure or simple about the process that will result, eventually, in new boundaries for at least some of the city’s six council wards.

City of Columbia to hold bowhunter registration sessions

The city will host three sessions for bowhunters to obtain permits and go through an orientation.


Missouri students' standardized test scores improve

Test scores from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education show that a larger percentage of students scored proficient or advanced in English, math and science this year than last year.

Columbia's Carl Edwards re-signs with Roush Fenway Racing

The NASCAR driver had been researching his options, and though it looked like he might sign with Joe Gibbs Racing, he decided to stay with Roush Fenway. He's been with the organization since 2002, and a change would have hurt the organization deeply. 

Missouri football ranked No. 21 in preseason coaches' poll

The Tigers, which finished 10-3 and No. 18 in 2010, received 266 points in the poll.

Former Missouri quarterback Brad Smith set to go for Buffalo Bills

After accumulating 767 rushing yards and 557 receiving yards in five seasons with the New York Jets, former Tigers standout Brad Smith says he is eager to get going with the Buffalo Bills.

Eat healthy, spend more: Study finds healthy eating more expensive

The cost of healthy eating could make new nutritional guidelines difficult to meet, a study found. But according to other researchers, there are more factors to consider — for some people, expense is a choice. For others, it's not cost that's the issue — it's proximity.