Rock Bridge's Kenny James adjusts to new role on defense

James has been scoring touchdowns as a running back and wide receiver all season. Injuries to teammates mean he's now playing safety, too.

Interim Big 12 commissioner confident Missouri will stay

Interim Big 12 Commissioner Chuck Neinas suggested that Missouri would miss its  football rivalry with Kansas and the opportunity to play its conference basketball tournament in Kansas City.

UPDATE: Missouri Republicans set March presidential caucuses

County caucuses will be held March 17 to select delegates for the April 21 congressional district conventions and for the June 2 state convention.

Tennessee athletics director says Southeastern Conference will expand

Tennessee athletics director Dave Hart said a number of conversations would take place in the coming weeks among the Southeastern Conference's leaders on topics such as scheduling, division membership, academics and the "business aspect" of realignment.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Food Bank wages war on hunger, but the enemy is growing

The number of hungry residents in Central and Northeast Missouri is growing every year. The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri is working to decrease that number, but its operation needs to expand.

Missouri House to vote on jobs bill

Leaders in the state House of Representatives are calling their colleagues back to Jefferson City to vote on an economic development bill next week.

THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL: Epic collapses, wild finishes and the Cardinals make the playoffs

The Cardinals made the playoffs after the Braves completed one of the most epic collapses in baseball history, capped with a game 162 that ranks as one of the wildest in history.

Kansas City unveils Missouri Korean War Memorial

The memorial, the first dedicated in Missouri to "the forgotten war," was funded by both the city and private donations. The dedication Wednesday occurred on the anniversary of the recapturing of Seoul from North Korean forces.

Columbia College falls to Hannibal-LaGrange Trojans 2-0

Columbia lost a conference matchup to Hannibal LaGrange on Thursday.

Rock Bridge first, Hickman second at district girls golf tournament

Rock Bridge shot a 353 and Hickman shot 376 on Thursday at the Class 2, District 6 Tournament at the Fred Arbanas Golf Course in Kansas City.

ROCK BRIDGE: CBS photojournalist Les Rose leads high school workshop

Les Rose, a Los Angeles-area CBS News Bureau photojournalist, visited the Columbia Area Career Center on Wednesday to share his experiences and stress the power of journalism.

Youth group hosts Man Hunt to collect supplies for charity

The Alive in Christ Lutheran Church youth group held a Man Hunt at the Columbia Mall on Wednesday to collect supplies and food for the Rainbow House and the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.


SMITHTON: Church to celebrate freedom from mortgage with bonfire

Community United Methodist Church on Broadway will hold a Home Harvest Celebration on Saturday night to celebrate paying off their monthly mortgage.

Gas leak prompts evacuation of 36 residents

A private contractor's trencher struck a gas line early Friday afternoon, and gas levels showed there was danger of an explosion. Residents were expected to return to their homes shortly after they were evacuated.

BENTON STEPHENS: Windsor Street Montessori will hold annual Scholastic Book Sale

The Windsor Street Montessori School is holding its Scholastic Book Sale Monday, Oct. 3, through Friday, Oct. 7, to raise funds for the school. The funds will be used to purchase more books for the school.

BENTON STEPHENS: Harvest Hootenanny fundraiser to support local farmers

The fundraiser will feature free food and drink, live music and games.

Rock Bridge volleyball freshman smiles her way to success

Freshman Sophie Cunningham's upbeat personality and athletic skill have helped the Rock Bridge Bruins to an 18-5 start to their season.

Voluntary Action Center honors Cindy Mustard with open house

Columbia residents honored Cindy Mustard, retiring executive director of the Voluntary Action Center, with an open house on Thursday.

Rock Bridge cross country brothers: talented, but totally different

Brothers Jordan and Zach Cook run for the Bruins boys varsity cross-country team, which currently ranked first in the state. Although they're both talented runners, they bring very different personalities to the team.

Jury finds Darris Peal guilty of second-degree murder

The grandfather of Aaron Hobson said he wished Darris Peal had showed some remorse for killing his grandson, who was 22 when he was murdered last October after a party. Hobson had come to town to see his cousin play in a football game.