Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky found guilty on 45 counts of child sex abuse

Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse Friday after being found guilty in his sexual abuse trial in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky was convicted of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, accusations that had sent shock waves through the college campus known as Happy Valley, and which led to the firing of Penn State's beloved Hall of Fame coach, Joe Paterno.

Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, accusations that had sent shock waves through the college campus known as Happy Valley and led to the firing of Penn State's beloved Hall of Fame coach, Joe Paterno.

US Department of Agriculture ends funding for chronic wasting disease

A cut in federal funds foils compensation paid to owners of infected captive deer herds and eliminates assistance for monitoring chronic wasting disease in wild and captive deer.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Council decisions offer optimism but guarantee conflict

This week's City Council meeting offered a preview of Columbia's future as the council approved rezoning on East Walnut and a new bus route called FastCAT.

Community garden returns Columbia refugees to their agricultural roots

Broadway Christian Church's community garden is home to 40 garden plots for Columbia's refugee community. The garden provides food and is also a meeting place for refugees, many of whom are co-workers or neighbors.

FROM READERS: Columbia residents celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day

Friday was Take Your Dog to Work Day. Columbia residents celebrated by doing just that.

DEAR READER: When choosing words, it's always about the reader

When the steer escaped Tuesday, editors were in the "mebby-scales" when deciding the exact word to use for the MU slaughterhouse.


UPDATE: Nixon plan gives University of Missouri System $4 million less

Gov. Jay Nixon announced a $4 million cut to UM System along with other withholdings for the next fiscal year as he prepares to finalize the state's $24 billion budget. 

Students graduate from Summer Expeditions program at Columbia College

The program teaches "high-risk" students in late elementary and early middle school what it means to "own your education."

Beltran powers Cardinals to 11-4 win over Royals

Carlos Beltran hit two two-run doubles in his return to Kauffman Stadium, and the St. Louis Cardinals pounded Vin Mazzaro and the Kansas City Royals 11-4 on Friday night.

Missouri fireworks vendors describe industry changes

Despite recent accidents, Missouri firework vendors say that the industry is safer than it was 10 years ago, and the fireworks are becoming more complex.


Bertoletti searches for new world record at Boonville eating contest

Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti, the second-ranked competitive eater in the world, is competing at Saturday's Major League Eating Isle of Capri Boonville World Boneless Buffalo Wing Eating Championship.

Fireworks season has begun in Boone County

With the Fourth of July approaching, fireworks vendors have set up their tents around Boone County. Shooting off fireworks is considered a misdemeanor offense in Columbia, but outside the city limits all consumer fireworks are allowed.

Royals' Felipe Paulino fourth Kansas City pitcher in need of Tommy John surgery

Felipe Paulino is the fourth Royals pitcher in need of reconstructive elbow surgery.

FROM READERS: Newman Center will host Vacation Bible School in July

The St. Thomas More Newman Center is hosting "Win the World for Jesus" Vacation Bible School July 9-13.


Police investigating Columbia Aldi break-in

The Aldi grocery store on Business Loop 70 West was broken into Friday morning. Police were still investigating as of 9:15 a.m. Friday.

Macon County residents comment on chronic wasting disease in Missouri

Residents of Macon County voice their concerns about the future of the hunting business and the impact of chronic wasting disease.

Sandusky lawyer says he would be shocked by acquittal

Jerry Sandusky's lawyer said Friday that he would be shocked and "die of a heart attack" if the ex-Penn State assistant football coach were acquitted on all counts.

Missouri Water Patrol cracking down on drunken boaters

Missouri Water Patrol will set up special patrols to detect and arrest drunken boat operators on Saturday and Sunday.

Cardinals activate outfielder Jon Jay, first baseman Matt Carpenter from disabled list

Outfielder Jon Jay and first baseman Matt Carpenter are both back in game following injuries that put them on the disabled list.

Campaign promotes Chicago to Kansas City expressway

Signs have been installed along parts of U.S. 36 and Interstate 35 to promote a Chicago-Kansas City Expressway.