Heat adds to challenge for disc golfers at Mid-America Open tournament

With temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, disc golfers at this weekend's 28th Mid-America Open Disc Golf Tournament at Indian Hills Park and Albert-Oakland Park had to deal with more than the usual obstacles of trees and branches.

Attention to detail helps Rock Bridge graduate pursue culinary career

Will Kinney prepared one of the entrees that helped him win a national culinary competition in late June. Kinney plans to pursue a career centered on his love of cooking.


Roll cart trash collection proposal author responds to residents' concerns

Columbia residents have responded negatively to the proposal that would replace the current trash pickup of trash bags with roll carts. Solid waste utility manager Richard Weiman offers answers to common questions. 

Couple turns childhoods of poverty into wealth for their own children

For all their hard work and planning, Sean and Darline Mabins don't see their good fortune solely as the result of their efforts. They also know that it's a blessing from God.

UPDATE: 5 unaccounted for after dock collapse are safe

A thunderstorm moved through the Sterett Creek Resort and Marina on Truman Lake when the dock gave way Saturday afternoon.

Siblings with big smiles loved sports, friends, family

Alexandra and Brayden Anderson died Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Alexandra was 13, and Brayden was 8.

Key home runs help Tigers hold off Royals

Delmon Young and Prince Fielder each had home runs Saturday for the Detroit Tigers in an 8-7 victory over the Kansas City Royals.         

Cardinals beat the heat and the Marlins

Starting pitcher Kyle Lohse allowed just three hits in seven innings of work in 106-degree heat Saturday for the Cardinals in a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins. 

Kansas City hopes All-Star police performance is stellar

Kansas City police have worked with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, FBI, Department of Homeland Security and several other agencies to create its game plan.

Extreme heat bakes Midwest, parts of East Coast

Across the country, people try to stay cool by whatever means possible. 24 recent deaths nationwide have been blamed on excessive heat.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Corporations score another Supreme Court victory

While the law does include a few positive provisions, it won't stop the deterioration of our health care system. We'll continue to see unnecessary suffering and preventable death.

Brayden Anderson, June 15, 2004 — July 4, 2012, of Ashland

Brayden Mayo Anderson of Ashland died Wednesday, July 4. He was 8 years old.

Alexandra Anderson, Oct. 6, 1998 — July 4, 2012, of Ashland

Alexandra Anderson of Ashland died Wednesday, July 4. She was 13 years old.

FROM READERS: Photo resurrection

Photographer John Hall's camera, which he has playfully named "Miss Nikon," broke earlier this week, and he has had to make due with one of lower quality—until he quickly found a better replacement.

Tony Stewart makes late move to win Sprint Cup race at Daytona

Tony Stewart has 18 victories at Daytona, second only to the late Dale Earnhardt's 34 wins. Columbia native Carl Edwards finished the race in sixth place.

DWI leads to Missouri man's arrest in cold case killing

Guy Shannon Jr. became a suspect after he was convicted of driving while intoxicated in 2010 and, as a felon, had to give a DNA sample. It was entered in a database and ultimately linked him to genetic material found on the body of Marcia Lynn Davis, who died in March 1989.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: It's fitting that wording on health care exchange issue misses mark

Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's wording on a health care ballot initiative has Republicans in an uproar. But are her assertions really so far from the truth?

Missouri man accused of shooting at boys with fireworks

One of the three boys was wounded, police said.

71-year-old Kansas City man accused of robbing bank

A bank teller tripped a silent alarm while employees were filling envelopes with about $8,500.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Punishment masquerades as public humiliation

Though "shame punishment" has served as a legal diagnosis in several cases, evidence of its effectiveness is lacking.