Environmental group cleans up Missouri River banks

Missouri River Relief welcomes volunteers to help celebrate its 10th year of beautifying the Missouri River by picking up trash on the banks near Cooper's Landing on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

DEAR READER: The joy of knowing stuff, and then using it to have fun

Buffalo Wild Wings used to be named Buffalo Wild Wings and Weck. A weck is short for a kimmelweck, which is a Kaiser roll that is popular on the East Coast, according to its website.

School district purchases land next to Battle High for new elementary school

The property is being purchased from St. Charles Road Development, the same group that sold the district the land for Battle High School in 2007. The school is scheduled to open in August 2015.

Columbia Public Schools plans to purchase property for new elementary school

The school is scheduled to open in northeast Columbia in August 2015.

Rock Bridge football team loses for first time this season

Jefferson City running back Devon Moore scored four first half rushing touchdowns to help the Jays roll past host Rock Bridge 31-14. 

Columbia ceremony honors former POWs and MIA soldiers

Sgt. Ralph Kalberloh was one of six former prisoners of war and their families recognized Friday at an annual POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony. Leaders read out the names of 38 men still missing in action.

Former NASA astronaut brings extensive knowledge and experience to MU

Linda Godwin grew up and studied in Missouri. Then she went to space. Now, the retired astronaut is teaching astronomy at her alma mater.

Bike trails, education top priorities for spending GetAbout Columbia grant

Two committees have ranked bike trails and educational programming as top priorities for an extra $5.1 federal grant. The money is supposed to be used to create bicycle and pedestrian improvements in Columbia.

Hickman football team bogs down in loss to Hannibal

It was a night of dropped passes, penalties and missed opportunities for the Kewpies on Friday night in a 10-0 loss to visiting Hannibal

MU offers free audio tour of campus

The Mizzou Audio Tour allows visitors to use cellphones as guides to 16 notable sites around campus.

Missouri public defender system hopes changes will alleviate pressure

The Missouri State Public Defender Office has changed the way it assigns and monitors the private attorneys who take cases for indigent clients. The director of the office said the changes should bring more efficiency and better oversight.

Callaway County sheriff: Close proximity of two homicides rare

Sheriff Dennis Crane said two unrelated incidents on Sept. 2 and Sept. 9 in which three people were killed were rare for Callaway County.

SMITHTON: Church brings raffle to ride in air balloon

The Evangelical Free Church will host the "Lift off for Love INC" event on Sept. 25 to boost the donation for people in need.

ROCK BRIDGE: Third grader competes in national triathlon championship Saturday

Brynna Williams, a third grader at Rock Bridge Elementary School, is competing in a national championship triathlon this weekend.

STEPHENS: Stephens College to limit Melbourne Street parking

Stephens College has requested to change seven Melbourne Street parking spots to 20-minute loading zones to relieve congestion during pick-up and drop-off times at its nearby elementary school.

Family Weekend welcomes parents to experience MU

The annual MU Family Weekend starts on Friday, parents are welcome to join open houses, activities, or attend classes with the students.

Annual Heritage Festival to be at Nifong Park this weekend

The 34th Annual Heritage Festival welcomes people to join a tour of Missouri tradition and heritage this weekend.

Homegrown gardens subject of perennial Sustainable Living Fair

The ninth annual Sustainable Living Fair will host keynote speaker Galen Chadwick, who will also conduct a press conference on follow-up to 2009's 1,000 Gardens Project.

UPDATE: Missouri brothers sentenced to probation in spamming case

Amir Ahmad Shah and Osmaan Ahmad Shah were ordered to forfeit nearly $500,000 in gains from their scheme.

ROCK BRIDGE: Zumba classes offered at Career Center

Enrollment is open to anyone age 18 and over and costs $69.