London Olympic Games opens with a royal entrance

The Opening Ceremony kicked off the start of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London on Friday.

The opening ceremony for the London Olympics kicked off the games with a culture-packed trip through British history.

Missouri football Fan Day announced

Players and coaches will be available for an autograph session on Aug. 5 at Faurot Field.

UPDATE: Brookside fire investigation still ongoing

The cause of the May 27 fire at the Brookside on College apartment complex is still unknown.

Renowned Olympics historian John Lucas can no longer recall his life's mission

John Lucas, an internationally renowned Olympics historian, often called "Mr. Olympics," has attended every summer Olympics since 1960. Now, Lucas does not recall his accomplishments and will not be in attendance at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Family of four astounds audiences with equestrian show at Boone County Fair

The Loyal Vaulting Equestrian Show features Timi and Elizabeth Loyal and their two daughters, Aurora and Suri. While their performances require skill and training, keeping the show on the road means a demanding lifestyle.

London Olympics: 5 things to know for Friday

Here's what to watch for at the London Olympics on Friday.

After defeating cancer, young athlete returns to Show-Me State Games

Jordon Geiser, 11, won a battle with large B cell lymphoma to return to the sports he loves.

Missouri artist uses chainsaw to create wooden sculptures

Stacey Robinson, a chainsaw artist, has been making sculptures all week at the Boone County Fairgrounds. He will auction off the wooden art on Saturday.

Former MU surgeon loved, admired by everyone

Dr. Hugh E. Stephenson Jr., of Columbia, died Thursday. He was 90.

Nicholas Holland loved spending time with family, friends

Nicholas Holland, 21, will be remembered for his passion for books, fishing and family.

Cardinals homer in each of first five innings, beat Cubs 9-6

Matt Holliday, Yadier Molina and Lance Berkman started a power show by the St. Louis Cardinals, who became the first team in eight years to hit a home run in each of the first five innings and went on to beat the Chicago Cubs 9-6 Friday.

Chiefs' Berry, Charles and Moeaki look good coming off knee injuries

Taken together, the knee injuries that took out the Pro Bowl running back, Pro Bowl safety and promising tight end before the 2011 season probably had more to do with last year's dismal campaign than any other factor.

REDI proposes a job training program for programmers

REDI has proposed a job training program for unemployed Columbia residents to take place in 2013. The program will provide courses for help desk and web development jobs.

Janet Lee Saunders, Oct. 25, 1960 — July 26, 2012, of Columbia

Janet Lee Saunders of Columbia died Thursday. She was 51.

Janet Lee Saunders, Oct. 25, 1960 — July 26, 2012, of Columbia

Janet Lee Saunders of Columbia died Thursday. She was 51.

DEAR READER: This press isn't the university's, and this accuracy policy isn't 'quote approval'

In light of recent controversies and confusion, two things should be clarified: The Columbia Missourian print edition has nothing to do with the University of Missouri Press, and Missourian reporters do not give "quote approval" rights to sources.

Nicholas Luther Holland, June 29, 1991 — July 23, 2012, of Columbia

Nicholas Luther Holland, 21, of Columbia, died Monday.

UPDATE: Boone County Fire Protection District officials respond to lower FEMA repayment

The Boone County Fire Protection District saved $752,453 to repay the Federal Emergency Management Agency after an audit in 2009. However, the amount to be repayed  could be much lessthan expected, and the savings might be used to purchase new equipment.

UM curators approve fiscal 2014 budget request

The UM System Board of Curators is seeking $417.9 million in state aid for its operating budget, despite warnings from Gov. Jay Nixon that funding will remain flat.

Traffic at William Street and Bass Avenue to be restricted starting Aug. 6

A contractor for Boone Hospital Center will begin pavement replacement and storm water improvements in the area.