Parents talk about their support for Columbia's first Catholic high school

To parents, the opening of Father Tolton Regional Catholic High School is a bricks-and-mortar expression of their hopes and beliefs for their children's education.

DEAR READER: Irene's impact is blowing our way

Mandatory evacuations have been issued. Reports say 80 million people could be affected. East Coast refineries were shutting down, and gas prices were going up across the country.

PHOTO GALLERY: Celebration of Krishna's birth, Indian culture

A celebration ceremony recognizing the birth of Krishna was held at Shanthi Mandir Hindu temple.

Missouri volleyball doesn't drop a game on way to tournament title

The Missouri volleyball team swept North Dakota State on Saturday night to capture its fourth consecutive Tiger Invitational title. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia for Joplin volunteers help in city's recovery

Volunteers from Columbia worked in Joplin on Saturday by removing debris left by the May 22 tornado.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hurricane Irene batters the East Coast

People across the Eastern Seaboard cope, prepare and watch for Hurricane Irene.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cattlemen Days Rodeo opens in Ashland

The annual Cattlemen Days Rodeo in Ashland marks its 35th year this weekend. It usually attracts about 5,000 people, organizers said.

Columbia volunteers travel to Joplin to help rebuild

Columbia residents flocked to Joplin on Saturday to help with continued relief efforts after an F-5 tornado devastated the town.

Former pastor Monk Bryan dies at age 97

Bishop Alonzo Monk Bryan, a former pastor of Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia, is remembered by his family as a man who loved the church.

Mid-Mo Recycling collects tons of used electronics

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, an estimated 37,000 pounds of old electronics were donated during a Columbia recycling center's drive.

Steamy Saturday weather suits Mizzou H2O water day

MU students played a variety of water games and got to spray fire hoses brought by the Columbia Fire Department.

New, modified laws to be enacted Sunday

The laws, which go into effect at midnight on Sunday, come from both the Missouri Senate and House.

UPDATE: Company identifies 3 killed in medical helicopter crash

The air ambulance company released the names of the three employees who were killed in a helicopter crash near Mosby on Friday. The identity of the fourth person remains unknown. 

Ashland Cattlemen Days Rodeo attracts thousands Friday

The rodeo has been held for 35 years. Though it didn't break its 2004 record for the number of spectators, the rodeo's chairman said he hopes the event continues to grow.

UPDATE: Your guide for the latest on Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene arrives in North Carolina and is expected to reach as far as New York City by Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge defeats Hickman in Providence Bowl

A late charge from the Kewpies wasn't enough as Rock Bridge hung on to win 33-27 for its third straight over Hickman. Quarterback Bo Bell impressed for the Bruins, as did sophomore backup quarter back Mason Murray for the Kewpies, who saw limited but pivotal action.

Bruins edge Kewpies for third straight Providence Bowl win

A late charge from the Kewpies wasn't enough as Rock Bridge hung on to win 33-27 for its third straight over Hickman.

Sophomore quarterback provides spark for Hickman football

Sophomore quarterback Mason Murray led the Hickman Kewpies to a touchdown late in the Rock Bridge game Friday at Faurot Field. Murray, who is primarily a running quarterback, surprised his opponents with his ability to pass the ball turn his short playing time.

Body identified as missing former MU student

Coppola's body was found July 26 on the border of Lincoln and Warren counties.

Keselowski wins Sprint Cup race at Bristol

Since breaking his ankle in a crash earlier this month, Brad Keselowski has won at Pocono, finished second at Watkins Glen, placed third at Michigan and now has won at Bristol.