Sousaphones expand their reach in Marching Mizzou

This year, there are 27 sousaphones in Marching Mizzou. They add a darker sound and a bigger visual to the band.

NCAA president says money's role too big

NCAA President Mark Emmert is urging school presidents to consider factors besides revenue when choosing conference affiliation.

Crowd voices opinions about Columbia power-line proposals

Columbia Water and Light hosted an open house to educate stakeholders about potential changes to city power lines.

Missouri agency inundated with student loan payments

The Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority will begin to process a sizable amount of federal loans — about 100,000 accounts — around Oct. 20.

Woman hospitalized after stabbing

A woman was stabbed twice Wednesday as she walked home along Blue Ridge Road near Brown Station Road at around 4 a.m.

Missouri volleyball team wasn't focused during Kansas State match

The Missouri volleyball team was hurt by mistakes throughout its loss to Kansas State on Wednesday night, something its coach blamed on rough practices.

Rock Bridge soccer team holds off Hickman

Rock Bridge survived some frantic final minutes to escape with a 1-0 win over visiting rival Hickman on Wednesday night.

Chinese association honors Mayor McDavid, prepares for foreign delegation

Delegates from the Laoshan District of Qingdao, China, plan to visit between Oct. 23 and Nov. 4.

Firefighters must pay to get their children out of unaccredited schools

On Wednesday, Missouri lawmakers heard from parents concerned that their children were trapped in failing school districts because of the nature of their jobs.

FAIRVIEW: Russell Boulevard Elementary School to host kindergarten picnic

Students, teachers and family members will get a chance to interact at Thursday's event, which will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

BLUE RIDGE-OAKLAND: Central Missouri Humane Society to host fundraising events at Subway, Ruby Tuesday

The humane society will host two Community Give Back nights in October. Proceeds will go toward food and veterinary care for the animals.

Missouri's first Natural Grocers opens in former Ethan Allen showroom

A family-owned natural and organic grocery store chain opened farthest East store

Boone County finds temporary management for fairgrounds

The recently formed TAG Events, LLC, will have a three-month contract with the county, and will focus on revamping the fairgrounds accounting system to be more open, transparent and orderly.

Rock Bridge swimmer sees strength in his stature

Thomas Jamieson-Lucy has always been a determined, motivated swimmer who never lets his size get in the way of his dreams. 

WOODRIDGE: Ground is broken on site for future Ronald McDonald House

The site was chosen because it is closer to the neonatal facilities at MU Women's and Children's hospital, and because it has a neighborhood feel welcoming to the families the organization serves.

Child passenger safety enforcement efforted results in 26 citations

Drivers with child passengers were subject to citations during a special weeklong law enforcement campaign. 

Friends of slain Jon Spurling want law establishing homicide reward fund

After raising $4,000 for a reward, the friends of Jon Spurling are circulating a petition and seeking a sponsor for a new law that would allow the governor to offer rewards for leads in major crimes.

Witnesses testify to seeing Hobson held at gunpoint, shot

The crowd that gathered in the parking lot of the Break Time convenience store the night Aaron Hobson was killed in October 2010 shouted for him to be shot and robbed, witnesses testified Wednesday.

Nixon to lawmakers: Pass jobs bill or end special session

The special legislative session, ongoing since early September, has cost taxpayers about $170,000

John Brunner likely to announce Missouri Senate bid

John Brunner, a St. Louis area businessman who has been a donor and supporter of other campaigns in the past, is expected to be the third candidate in the Republican primary.