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.

North Dakota governor suggests Missouri River compact to manage flooding

Gov. Jack Dalrymple said an agreement among states would not only help with flood management, but also with balancing the competing interests of upstream and downstream states.

Former NBA player arrested for gun in St. Louis airport

Darius Miles was arrested Wednesday after a loaded gun was found in an X-ray during his security screening. He was later released, and no charges have been filed.

UPDATE: Virginia Tech reports sighting of gunman on campus

Police interviewed the youths who reported the gunman and have confirmed their credibility. The person described as the gunman was not found. Virginia Tech sent out the alert about the gunman just after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Virginia Tech reports sighting of gunman on campus

Three children attending a summer camp reported seeing a man holding what looked like a gun outside a dining hall. The university issued an alert just after 9:30 a.m. Police searched for the gunman but did not find anyone matching the description.

Missouri football team starts preseason camp Thursday

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.