DEAR READER: Steer-on-the-loose photo triggers mixed reactions

The news event of the week – a steer running through East Campus – prompted participation from readers, and some negative reactions to a Missourian photo.


Bertoletti takes home second consecutive wing eating title

For the second straight year, Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti took home Major League Eating's boneless wing eating championship. He devoured 6.75 pounds of wings in 10 minutes in Saturday's contest at the Isle of Capri Casino in Boonville.

Radio-controlled aircraft give aviation enthusiasts chance to fly

The Mid-Missouri Radio Control Association offers a cheap alternative for those who have always wanted to fulfill their dreams of soaring through the sky.

FROM READERS: Columbia author shares a funny take on his humorous autobiography

Joe Dillard, a longtime Columbia resident, shares what you can expect to find in the  humorous autobiography he recently published about his life experiences so far.

Columbia hosts Missouri Rock Crawlers State Championship

A group of 19 men competed for the state championship in Capen Park on Saturday. The competitors raced the clock as they navigated their handmade radio-controlled trucks over rocky terrain.

Betty Hoffman loved cooking and volunteering

Mrs. Hoffman, 81, of Columbia shared a love for cooking and volunteering with both her family and the Columbia community. She died Friday.

Judge denied Sandusky's lawyers' request to resign

Jerry Sandusky's lawyers said they were not prepared to go to trial due to "numerous issues."


US Education Secretary Duncan to visit St. Louis Monday

Duncan will be at Vashon High School to highlight the importance of getting a postsecondary education.


Betty Hoffman, Aug. 3, 1930 — June 22, 2012, of Columbia

Betty Hoffman of Columbia died Friday, June 22, 2012. She was 81.

Helveys celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Julia and Bill Helvey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a concert by their son Howard at the church where the couple was married.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Churches enlist to help Guard with conflict

The Missouri National Guard is partnering with churches throughout the state to provide resources to military men and women.

32-pound, 10-year-old girl found locked in closet

The mother of a Kansas City girl was arrested Friday on charges of child abuse and child endangerment.

Families of 1962 Continental jet crash victims host remembrance

On the 50th anniversary of the Continental Airlines Flight 11 crash, families of the victims gathered in Unionville to reflect on the event.

Cardinals' bats stay hot against Royals

Matt Holliday had four hits and drove in a pair of runs, Allen Craig belted a two-run homer and finished with three RBIs, and Adam Wainwright enjoyed all that run support while shutting down the Kansas City Royals in an 8-2 victory on Saturday.

Education officials urge veto for Missouri school bill

Gov. Jay Nixon is reviewing a bill that would allow students with long bus rides to transfer to schools closer to their homes.


Dorena-Hickman Ferry closed because of low water

The only direct route between Missouri and Kentucky has been shut down because of unsafe conditions on the Mississippi River.