In honor of Independence Day, two Missourian reporters wandered around Columbia and asked people the question: "What is your favorite Fourth of July tradition or memory?" Whether they were visitors just in town for the holiday or Columbia residents, everyone had something to say about why they enjoy the Fourth of July.
Alexandra Anderson, 13, and Brayden Anderson, 8, were electrocuted Wednesday afternoon while swimming near a private dock at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Ezana Gebru, 25, has idled in college for seven years and remains a semester away from finishing his degrees. His parents are Ethiopian immigrants, who, through dogged determination, narrowly escaped poverty and persecution to chase the American Dream. Now Ezana is trying to find his footing in his parents' world as well as his own.
Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest at Coney Island, downing 68 dogs and buns in 10 minutes on Wednesday to tie his personal best in a sweaty, gag-inducing spectacle.
With the discovery of "the missing cornerstone of physics," scientists celebrate the apparent end of a decade-long quest for a new subatomic particle.
For this Springfield couple, the American Dream is about being comfortable. They'll explain what comfort is to them and how they achieved their personal American Dream.
Sarah Johnson, aka Jonesey, explains her life and what events led her to come up with her personalized version of the American Dream.
Even with the governor’s signature, SB 628’s language concerning the definition of "blight" found in section 135.950 and 135.953, nothing will change.
J. Karl Miller offers a rebuttal to the Boone County Democratic Party Central Committee's guest commentary featured in the Missourian.
Caleb Foglesong, 18, is a senior and the student body president at Kirksville High School. He analyzes the class divide within the high school and shares his theory of what makes children become successful in life.
With nine races to go to set the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field, Columbia native Carl Edwards is in danger of missing the 12-driver field.
The Mid-Missouri Peace Coalition held a peace rally in front of the Boone County Courthouse in order to promote its idea of a "peace economy."
Fireworks likely caused a backyard fire in north Columbia on Wednesday afternoon, Columbia Fire Department Capt. Don Zielinski said. The fire damaged grass and a portion of a shed.
Veterans returned to Columbia early on the Fourth of July from the 19th Central Missouri Honor Flight. The group participated in a daylong trip to Washington, D.C.
I see some people who say that the American Dream is just getting by — it's just surviving. It's just doing what you have to do to put food on the table and make things work.
Sami Fagan, who posted the fifth-best average in the Southeastern Conference last season, will have to sit out the 2013 season but will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Our generation has been given more than any other generation, and we have to retrain our thinking. Instead of being expected to be given something, we have to expect to earn what we’re gonna get.
Across the state, experts say wildlife is being adversely affected by the heightened temperatures and dry conditions.
Dry conditions have halted local frog reproduction and might affect next year's population. MU researchers are struggling to gather data and are now gathering frogs from other states.
The MU Women's and Children's Hospital is joining a nationwide program in hopes of increasing breastfeeding rates in Columbia.