Weston high schooler gains confidence through rodeo competition

Matthew Jordan-Garr, 16, is competing in three events at the Missouri High School Rodeo Finals this weekend at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Jordan-Garr hopes to compete once he gets to college and eventually turn pro.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Deaton responds to National Research Council Report

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton expresses his support for the concepts covered in the National Research Council's latest report.

Leitao joins Missouri basketball staff

Haith completes 2012-13 coaching staff by naming Dave Leitao assistant coach.

MU biochemistry assistant professor Peter Cornish named Pew Scholar

Peter Cornish is one of 22 people in the nation to be named a 2012 Pew Scholar in biomedical sciences.

Annual Juneteenth celebration to be at Douglass Park

The 147th anniversary of Juneteenth, the celebration of the freedom of slaves and African-American heritage, will be hosted by Columbia Parks and Recreation and Chosen Generation Ministries.

Construction on MU's Hospital Drive will cause road closures

Sections of Hospital Drive at MU will be closed from Friday until July 12.

Missouri high schoolers find a sense of community at state rodeo

Although it's a competition, Missouri teens feel that the Missouri State High School rodeo is still very family-oriented.

Moustakas' throw saves Royals' 3-2 win over Cardinals

Mike Moustakas cut down Tyler Greene at the plate to end the game, capping a wild ninth inning and preserving the Kansas City Royals' 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

Eric Scott Jansing loved family, music

Eric Scott Jansing, 40, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012.

Cardinals sign second-rounder Carson Kelly

The St. Louis Cardinals have signed second-round draft pick Carson Kelly, a high school third baseman from Beaverton, Ore.

Cardinals' Beltran first switch-hitter with 300 homers, 300 steals

The St. Louis Cardinals' Carlos Beltran became the first switch-hitter in major league history to record 300 home runs and 300 steals when he stole second against the Kansas City Royals.

Jessie 'Dub' Miller was passionate about church, mechanics

Creola Jones was a life-long teacher, volunteer

Creola Jones, of Columbia, died Thursday. She was 97 years old.

Habitat for Humanity to build 30 homes in south Columbia

Mohammad Mazban and his family will move into the first of 30 houses to be built in the subdivision at Route K and Old Plank Road. The land was donated several years ago by Boone County National Bank.

Creola Jones, April 18, 1915 — June 14, 2012

Creola Jones, of Columbia, died Thursday, June 14, 2012. She was 97.

Briefs filed today in Ryan Ferguson murder case

Cole County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Green'ruling will decide if Ferguson will be granted a new trial.

Jessie Washington Miller, April 6, 1921 — June 14, 2012

Jessie Washington Miller of Columbia died Thursday, June 14, 2012. He was 91.

Arrest made after chase down I-70, through Columbia

The Missouri State Highway Patrol took a man into custody after he traveled in the wrong direction on Interstate 70.

Kingdom City Fantasy Fair melds medieval fantasy with science fiction and pirates

The Fantasy Fair is being held at Boster Castle in Kingdom City this weekend. The festival includes activities for the whole family, with a wide variety of entertainment and activities.

Bongo performer arrested after brandishing knife in downtown Columbia

Seth Dunkerson, 24, was arrested Wednesday night after Columbia Police Department officers responded to a call referencing an individual with a knife.