Pinkel, Missouri players make trip to SEC Media Days

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is led to reporters at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media day in Hoover, Ala.

Coach Gary Pinkel, receiver T.J. Moe, offensive tackle Elvis Fisher and cornerback E.J. Gaines made the trip to Hoover, Ala., for the start of the SEC Media Days. 

Woman cares for Far West cemetery, preserves 19th century history

Fonda Smith has cared for the Far West cemetery for about 20 years. Recently, someone toppled some of the oldest gravestones, but Smith and her husband remain steadfast in their commitment to caring for the historic place.

Columbia group plans to shield Spc. Sterling Wyatt's family from funeral protesters

A peaceful counter protest has been planned to block members of the Westboro Baptist Church from the family and friends of the fallen soldier at his funeral Saturday.

Missouri faces tough Medicaid choice

Missouri faces a difficult decision on growing the state's Medicaid program. Candidates for local office weigh in on the issue.

Boone County Northern District commissioner candidates talk fairgrounds, growth planning

Boone County primary candidates for Northern District commissioner debated uses for the fairgrounds, funding for Public Safety Joint Communications and planning for growth at a forum Thursday evening at the Columbia Public Library.

Columbia Housing Authority board has mixed reaction to redevelopment plan

Contracted consultants reported their preliminary inspection and analysis results to the Columbia Housing Authority. The housing authority's board members are excited to fulfill the plan, even though some of them express concerns and doubts. 

Falconers build bonds with their birds

Falconer Dennis Samnee, president of the Missouri Falconers Association, cares for and trains five different types of raptors at his home in De Soto.

GUEST COMMENTARY: New model for university press is flawed

Members of the Coalition to Save the University of Missouri Press voice their concerns over the new university press model.


Two Columbia residents receive heroism award for house fire rescue

Tonia Turner and Ballagio Pinkett were recognized by Fire Chief Charles Witt at Monday's City Council meeting for saving an elderly man from a house fire May 14.


TELL US: What memories do you have of coping with the heat?

Talk in the newsroom Tuesday morning turned to what life was like before the days of widespread central air conditioning — and what life is still like for people who don't have it.

LIVE STREAM: Missouri participates in SEC Media Days

Watch a live stream of Missouri at the SEC Media Days in Birmingham, Ala. The live stream starts at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and three Missouri players and coach Gary Pinkel will be on at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Missouri's T.J. Moe named to Biletnikoff Award watch list

Missouri senior wide receiver T.J. Moe was put on watch as one of the top wide receivers in the country for the second consecutive year.

ROSE NOLEN: We can't ignore problems in education

Time is of the essence. We need to quit playing electronic games, turn off the computers and the televisions and go back to school.

Show-Me State Games return to Columbia in Olympic style

The games, which begin this weekend in Columbia, are expected to host about 26,000 athletes from all ends of Missouri.

Charges added to Bridger's second-degree murder case

Stealing of a firearm and three counts of forgery were added to Ryan Bridger's charges in connection with the slaying of Aletha Turner in 2010.

FAIR IN THE MAKING: Teenager trains dogs to compete at fair

Allison Frappier, 15, will compete with her two dogs, Kasey and Chip, at the Boone County Fair.

Mariners home runs too much for Royals

Seattle's Justin Smoak and Michael Saunders each hit a two-run homer in the team's 9-6 victory against the Royals.

K-Rod earns save as Brewers beat Cardinals 3-2

A home run by Rickie Weeks and an effective effort on the mount by Randy Wolf keyed the Brewers 3-2 win against the Cardinals.

SEC Commissioner Slive addresses Penn State scandal

At SEC media days Tuesday, SEC Commissioner Mike Slive addressed last week's report concerning the Penn State sexual abuse allegations.

FROM READERS: VAC's Christmas in July highlights year-round needs

Over 300 people gathered at Missouri United Methodist Church on Thursday, July 12 for Voluntary Action Center’s 21st annual Christmas in July Picnic.