Crowd greets Green-Beckham for top football recruit's Missouri visit

Dorial Green-Beckham, a wide receiver from Hillcrest High School in Springfield, is greeted by students as he walks into the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex on Friday afternoon. Green-Beckham is currently the No. 1 recruit in the country, and he is considering Missouri as his home. Green-Beckham is expected to announce his decision on Wednesday, National Signing Day.

MU students cheering and bearing signs showed Hillcrest High School's Dorial Green-Beckham just how much they want him to pick Missouri when he signs a letter of intent on Feb. 1.

United Way mission change cuts funding for older-adults programs

The Heart of Missouri United Way adopted a new mission strategy Wednesday which focuses heavily on youth and education and will provide funds for those types of programs.

Hickman falls to Harrisonville 67-59 in the Nixa Invitational Tournament

The Hickman boy's basketball team fell to Harrisonville 67-59 in the second round of the Nixa Invitational Tournament on Friday night in overtime.

MU to co-host electric vehicle safety training for first responders

More than 60 Missouri first responders will learn how to act in emergencies involving electric and hybrid vehicles during a training session Saturday.

Columbia College builds new women's soccer team

Columbia College men's soccer coach faces the challenge of recruiting players for a team that doesn't exist, which is the women's soccer team that is set to debut in the fall.

Access from Windsor Street to College Avenue closed Monday

Access will be closed Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the completion of electrical work.

Suit over new Missouri House districts filed in trial court

Opponents of new state House districts filed in Cole County on Friday after the Missouri Supreme Court ordered Thursday that the case must start in a lower court.

PHOTO GALLERY: Flight Club learns about space from former astronauts

Former astronauts Col. Steve Nagel and Linda Godwin shared their experiences in space with Columbia Independent School's Flight Club on Friday.

Former astronauts share wisdom with Columbia Independent School Flight Club

Columbia residents Col. Steve Nagel and Linda Godwin reflected on the space program and the importance of math and science in education at Columbia Independent School on Friday night.

Kyle Micah McKinney remembered for humility

Kyle Micah McKinney is remembered by friends and family as a man whose humility set him apart. He enjoyed sports and spending time outside. McKinney, 49, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, while undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma.

Obit: Kyle McKinney

Kyle Micah McKinney, 49, died Thursday, Jan. 19, while undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma.

Legal Services Corporation announces budget cuts despite increase in caseload

Nonprofit legal advice programs nationwide experienced a $72 million cut in funding from Congress since 2010, which resulted in cutting 833 staff members across 135 programs nationwide. 

Columbia Interfaith Resource Center receives tax-exempt, nonprofit status

The Columbia Interfaith Resource Center has received a tax-exempt, nonprofit status, which will allow it to expand its service to the homeless.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Economic indicators for Columbia, Boone County and Missouri

Economic indicators for Columbia, Boone County and Missouri, including unemployment rates, weekly and yearly wage rates, cost of living and population comparisons.


Major League Baseball still unsure of expanding playoffs

MLB is still discussing whether it will change the playoff format from eight playoff teams to 10 this year.

St. Louis hosts first big parade on Iraq War's end

Two St. Louis friends are heading a grassroots effort to publicly recognize and thank those who served in the Iraq War.

Gun target stickers prompt safety discussion at state Capitol

Leaders are discussing the possibility of reinstalling metal detectors at the state Capitol, but Gov. Nixon is opposed to the idea.

Parents of stillborns struggle with grief process

Recent reactions to the Santorum and Duggar families have brought to light the lack of a standard for mourning a child who never alive in the world.

Volunteer meeting house in Joplin takes first steps toward preservation

After taking a direct hit in the tornado that hit Joplin, the "Volunteer House," with messages scribbled on its walls by people from around the country, takes first steps toward preservation.

A survivor himself, musician shares gift of hope with cancer patients

With personal knowledge about the fight against cancer and a keen knack for music, Charlie Lustman works to inspire others to continue their personal battles.