Hound Dog Homecoming raises money for Humane Society

A new King, Queen and Feline Ambassador were all crowned at the Hound Dog Homecoming on Saturday.

NEWS ANALYSIS: Fate of Missouri science, technology initiative unclear

Missouri could begin offering incentives to science and technology businesses, but the initiative's future is linked to another bill's passage, raising questions about the legality of the law-writing system.

Rhode Island joins states allowing in-state tuition to illegal immigrants

Twelve U.S. states now allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. But without legal documentation, college graduates might still not get hired.

Destroyed Joplin hospital, workers find a way back

After the Joplin tornado destroyed St. John's Regional Medical Center, doctors worked out of a tent all summer. A permanent hospital will open in 2014.

Wall Street protesters are in for the long haul

Protesters in Manhattan intend to continue the Occupy Wall Street demonstration this week.

Listeria outbreak raises question about road from farm to fork

Cantaloupes face many stops before making it to the dinner table. But figuring out where those stops are can be a challenge.

Wild stock market ride is driving people out of stocks

Volatility has been a major problem for the stock market in September.

BENTON STEPHENS: For new Benton residents, Viking culture is a lifestyle

The Shatlains have brought their Viking lifestyle from Texas to Columbia. Robert Shatlain hopes to form a local re-enactment group in time for next year's Heritage Festival.

Missouri baseball players make their debut as coaches in exhibition win

The Tigers' Conner Mach and Scott Sommerfeld had the opportunity to coach first base Saturday in the team's exhibition game against the Ontario Blue Jays.

Columbia firefighter's service goes beyond the station

Along with being a Columbia firefighter, Jeffrey Heidenreich volunteers for the Boone County Fire Protection District, works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and sells real estate.

Rock Bridge defeats Helias Catholic for first time since 2005

Punt return confusion and a score before halftime gave the Bruins late-game momentum in a 35-13 win over Helias Catholic.

Bully breed dogs could find homes thanks to Humane Society's 5K race

The money goes to the Bulls Runs program, which finds homes for bully breed dogs such as pit bulls, bull terriers and boxers. Proceeds go toward adoption and cover training, veterinary care and home visit costs.

Worldwide Photo Walk lets residents explore, photograph their community

Saturday's Worldwide Photo Walk encouraged people to snap photos of Columbia on their 2-mile loop through the city.

MU, Biotech University host GMO debate

A biotechnology professor and a scientist critical of the science discussed the pros and cons of genetically modified organisms Friday at MU.

Kickstarter helps fund creative projects

Kickstarter, a New York City-based website, is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Thousands of people have used this site to help fund their dreams, including several Columbia residents.

Benton-Stephens: Harvest Hootenanny supports Urban Farm

The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's Harvest Hootenanny celebrated the the benefits of locally-grown food.

Missouri driver Carl Edwards wins Nationwide race at Dover

Edwards dominated again at Dover International Speedway, winning his seventh race of the season in the Nationwide Series. Edwards races in the Chase for the Spring Cup on Sunday.

Hickman runners set records at Camdenton Lake 5K

The Kewpies competed in the Camdenton Laker 5K meet on Saturday. Senior Devin Sander won the boys race, and junior Nicole Mello won the girls race, both with record times.

Columbia College soccer wins against former coach

The Cougars won 4-2 against Lindenwood, coached by Dan Hogan. Hogan, who won 122 games for Columbia College between 1991 and 1999, was inducted into the Columbia College Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday night.

ANALYSIS: Missouri still counts in presidential race

Missouri Republicans will use a caucus system, not a primary election, to award delegates to presidential candidates. The caucus process starts March 17.