The Wild West returns with cowboy mounted shooting

Katie Smith and her family enjoy cowboy mounted shooting. Smith and her friends practice runs at her house in Harrisburg. The Smiths freeze brand their horses with a 45 and wings — symbols of the gun they shoot with and the speed they must have during runs.

The Show Me Mounted Shooters, a Central Missouri-based club, practices regularly at The Flying 45 Ranch in Harrisburg.

Cecil Estes Charity Basketball Game honors Hickman graduate's memory

The first Cecil Estes scholarship was awarded at a charity basketball game Saturday evening. The award, which honors a Hickman graduate, is meant to encourage high school graduates to succeed academically as well as in athletics.

UPDATE: One man arrested in connection with high-speed motorcycle chase

The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested David Noble Jr., 24, of Columbia in connection with a Saturday afternoon motorcycle chase that ended in a collision. The sheriff's department is still seeking a second suspect.

Corn crop continues to suffer, food prices to rise as a result

Food prices are expected to increase in the coming months and years due to  the bad corn crop this year. The hot, dry weather has caused problems with the growth of corn for many around Missouri.

Columbia youth softball team heads to championship in Branson

The Missouri Stealth 10U softball team goes to Branson on Sunday as the No. 1 seed for the United States Specialty Sports Association 9-and-under/10-and-under Central World Series.

MU student participates in cross-country bike trip to benefit people with disabilities

MU student Matt Searcy is taking part in the 25th Journey of Hope, a bike trip across the U.S. The group rolled through Columbia on Friday on their journey to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities.

Church's Chicken robbed Friday evening

Police are seeking a suspect in connection with a robbery Friday evening at the Church's Chicken on Business Loop 70.

Bernadine Ford remembered for her generosity, love of music

Bernadine Ford of Columbia died Friday, July 13, 2012. She was 87.

Bernadine Cole Ford, March 10, 1925 — July 13, 2012, of Columbia

Bernadine Cole Ford of Columbia died Friday, July 13, 2012. She was 87.

Ludwick's clutch home run puts Reds past Cardinals

Ryan Ludwick hit a home run in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals for their fifth straight win.

Escobar powers Royals past White Sox

Alcides Escobar hit a pair of home runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Saturday night.

Kansas City senior center offers unusual dementia program

Villa Ventura, a senior living community in south Kansas City, provides a Virtual Dementia Tour in its new program. Through the tour, employees working with dementia patients are getting personal insight into what those people endure every day.

Weather stops tandem lawn chair balloon flight

An Oregon gas station owner and Iraqi adventurer were hoping to reach Montana in lawn chairs attached to 350 5-foot diameter helium balloons.

Missouri residents can get some criminal records expunged under new law

Broad public safety legislation signed into law this past week by Gov. Jay Nixon includes a provision allowing for applications to expunge certain criminal records.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Candidates' silliness insults voters right and left

Campaign ads from candidates for the August primary insult the intelligence of Republicans, Democrats and voters alike.

Youkilis sacrifice fly gives White Sox 9-8 win over Royals in 14 innings

Kevin Youkilis hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning, and the Chicago White Sox outlasted the Kansas City Royals 9-8 to win a game that stretched into the wee hours of Saturday morning.

High-speed chase ends in collision, two suspects flee

Two motorcyclists led police in a high-speed chase Saturday afternoon. One motorcyclist collided with the back of a parked truck and escaped on foot.