Missouri's James Franklin getting comfortable in his role as offensive leader

James Franklin runs with the ball Thursday during the opening of the Tigers' preseason camp. It was the first practice for Franklin since being named starting quarterback.

Two days into fall camp, Missouri's new quarterback is developing an understanding of his receivers.

DEAR READER: No contest again as Jim Terry wins Show Me the Errors

The work of copy editors encompasses much more than fixing obvious misspellings and grammar errors, which leaves room for the few dozen errors that Show Me the Errors contest participants help us catch.

MU Vice Chancellor David Housh to retire after more than 20 years

Housh has been a powerful force in fundraising for MU and has served the university since 1987. He plans to retire in October, and he and his wife have plans to move to Montana soon.

Nixon: No land tax credit included in Missouri special session

Nixon and lawmakers have been working on an agreement for an economic development package. The governor is planning a special session in September.

Missouri teachers protest social media crackdown

A new law, which takes effect Aug. 28, does not outright prohibit teachers from interacting with students on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other sites. Instead, it requires local school districts to create written policies by January to outline appropriate use of electronic media. 

Missouri River 340 to take place in October

Flooding postponed the race from its original time in July, but the race director still expects hundreds of boats.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fur trappers converge in Columbia

Hundreds of trappers from all over the U.S. have gathered for the National Trappers Association's annual convention.

Voluntary Action Center to host Back To School Fair for students

The fair will provide students in kindergarten through 12th grade with free school supplies, haircuts and health screening services.

Search warrant yields large amount of cocaine

Police recovered 98 grams of powder cocaine, 110 grams of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Family Health Center to celebrate National Health Center Week

Family Health Center will hold a block party next week to celebrate National Health Center Week.

Missouri State Fair to feature skin cancer screenings

MU dermatologists plan to offer free skin cancer screenings at the fairgrounds in Sedalia on Aug. 15.

MoDOT waives permit fee for wide hay loads

State officials say the severe weather in the central part of the country has created challenges for farmers. Waiving the fee should save farmers some money.

MU Bradford Research Center to host seventh annual tomato festival

Bradford Research and Extension Center will host a free tomato festival on Aug. 25. Tomatoes and peppers from the center will be displayed during the festival.