BOONE LIFE: Beyond the buzzer

The Hallsville quiz bowl team went undefeated during regular season conference play and won four out of the last five championships.

Cardinals score 8 in 3rd for 13-1 win over Brewers

St. Louis set a season high both for runs in an inning and in a game, and won for the eighth time in its last 12.

Boyd Lecture Series discusses journalists' coverage of political issues

A panel discussion led by Mark Russell, editor of the Orlando Sentinel, discussed the varying ways journalists cover politics, specifically in swing states such as Missouri.

E.coli investigation to concentrate on 12 similar cases

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services previously reported an additional three cases of the bacteria.

Gordon, Butler lead Royals to 3rd straight win

Alex Gordon and Billy Butler each hit two-run homers in the Kansas City Royals' 7-6 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.  It was the Royals' third straight win.

FROM READERS: Good Shepherd Lutheran School celebrates 10th anniversary

The Good Shepherd Lutheran School's Cornerstone Committee hosted a gala dinner and auction to celebrate the school's 10th anniversary.

Man arrested on multiple theft and burglary charges

Brian D. Murphy was arrested Thursday morning near the 2100 block of Bluff Pointe Drive after three separate burglary incidents.

Man arrested in Northland burglary

Dennis C. Whitehead was arrested in connection with several cases in the James Dale/Brown Station road area.

Missouri men's and women's golf finish day one at Big 12 Championship

Sophomore Taylor Gohn and senior Marissa Cook lead the women's team, tied for 15th place in the women's tournament. Senior Nick Wilson is the highest-ranked member of the men's team, in sole possession of 13th place in the men's tournament.

Missouri baseball beats Texas Tech 9-0, extends winning streak to five

Sophomore Rob Zastryzny pitched a complete game shut-out, the first of his career.

Felon's past inspires comedy, charity

After robbing four banks and spending over eight years in prison, Dean Schardan has begun a new life as a reality show hopeful and active philanthropist.

Missouri ballot measure to legalize marijuana faces uphill battle

Show-Me Cannabis, a group advocating for the legalization of marijuana in Missouri, is facing an uphill battle to qualify for the November statewide ballot.

The many benefits of ... leeches

Leeches are useful for preventing pain and blood clots that may cause tissue to die in reattached small body parts.

White House threatens to veto student loan bill

If the bill is vetoed, interest rates on Stafford loans could rise to 6.8 percent, double what they are now.

Program brings music to nursing homes, hospice care

High school senior Maheetha Bharadwaj began the project "Smiles with Music," in which volunteers sing or play instruments to bring joy to members of her community.

Missouri measure would allow loans at casinos

Critics of the bill believe it may cause people to spend more money than they can actually afford, increasing debt among gamblers.

Columbia College softball splits first day of series in conference quarterfinal

The Cougars will face Missouri Baptist at 2 p.m. Saturday in the third and final game of its quarterfinal round.

High school band might lose $300,000 for Hawaii trip

The company organizing the band's trip, Performing Hawaii Tours, has stopped all communication with the school after collecting over half of the money needed for the trip.

Missouri S&T faculty calls for same-sex benefits

The resolution, which would provide benefits for university employees' domestic partners, may catch on at other UM campuses as well.

Missouri bill would require background checks for drunken drivers

If the measure passes in the House, background checks will be required in order to reinstate the licenses of those with histories of drunken driving.