Big 12 Conference coaches comment on realignment issues

Oklahoma's Bob Stoops, Texas's Mack Brown and Missouri's Gary Pinkel all spoke about realignment Monday.

Columbia United Church of Christ to introduce a new service

The Welcome Place will debut at 5 p.m. Sept. 17 and is intended to be a more relaxed, discussion type service.

First-time competitor wins Heart of America Marathon

Justin Gillette, 28, of Goshen, Ind., was the overall winner of the 52nd annual Heart of America Marathon, held Monday in Columbia.

Impression Boutique on Ninth Street temporarily closing, relocating soon

The boutique's young owner hopes to expand and requires a larger area for her merchandise.

World War II infantry division meets for final time in St. Louis

George Hage, a Columbia resident, was part of the 84th Infantry that freed concentration camps during World War II.

Depth on Missouri defensive line helps compensate for sidelined player

Teammates on the defensive line are confident the unit's depth will help make up for the loss of captain Jacquies Smith, who will sit out Friday's game against Arizona State because of a dislocated elbow.

Plane crash south of Bakersfield sparks wildfire in California

A small plane crashed near Bakersfield, and the fire it sparked grew to 3,500 acres. As of early Monday morning, it was at zero containment, and 100 homes were under an evacuation order.

Terror conviction rate high in U.S., raises questions

Nine out of 10 terrorism cases tried at the federal level in the U.S. have ended in convictions. While that looks like success to some people, others are critical of how the government handles terrorism cases. 

Columbia marathon a small part of runner's fundraising goals

Monday's race was the 51st marathon Curtis Workman has completed in the past 51 weeks. The feat is part of a fundraising effort aimed at giving underprivileged children the chance to participate in a free training program and to compete in a marathon.

GUIDE: A decade later, a look at 9/11's legacy

A guide to some of the most significant 9/11 stories from The Associated Press, such as medical concerns in ground zero workers and global definitions of terrorism.

Public hearings on Columbia's transit budget to be held Tuesday

Residents will get to speak about transit issues including fare increases and service cuts at this week's City Council meeting. Although PedNet director Ian Thomas says his organization is supportive of many elements of the city's long-term public transportation plan, his group wants the city to hold off on these changes until a new system can be put in place.

Residents voice mixed feelings about Worley Street sidewalk construction

Some residents say they've been inconvenienced without any notice during the construction, which began Aug. 15.

Missouri lawmakers to mull incentives for sports events

The proposed sports incentives are part of the agenda for a special legislative session that starts Tuesday.

Missouri men's golfers third at New York tournament

The Tigers tied for third with Purdue at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate on Monday in Verona, N.Y.

Joplin's Catholic students to start school in converted warehouse

The new St. Mary's Elementary School was funded by various donations, including $950 from a 12-year-old who gave up birthday presents to raise money.

Edwards recovers to win Nationwide race in Atlanta

After a pit-stop penalty, Columbia NASCAR driver Carl Edwards recovered to win the race. 

Texas wildfire spread rapidly, scorched several parts of state

The wind-driven fires were partially propelled by winds from Tropical Storm Lee, authorities said. Two people died in the blaze. 

11 runners overheated, treated at Jefferson City cross country meet

Some of the girls at the Jim Marshall Cross Country Invitational fell as they crossed the finish line. Three race participants were taken to local hospitals. 

Mississippi man drowns in floodwaters of Tropical Storm Lee

The storm was forecast to move up the Tennessee River Valley on Tuesday, and warnings took effect in the area. But expert said any tornadoes aren't expected to be nearly as catastrophic as those that killed hundreds across the Southeast in April.

Cities, states back off bonds amid budget concerns

Decreased municipal bond issuances have lead to putting off important repairs and projects for cities nationwide, such as Kansas City.