U.S. takes surprise lead in men's gymnastics qualifying

The U.S. men's gymnastics team finished first in qualifying by a large margin over Britain. Presumptive favorite Japan came in third and defending Olympic champion China placed fourth.

U.S., Brazil win in women's Olympic soccer group stage

Abby Wambach scored her sixth career Olympic goal to become the all-time leading scorer in U.S. women's soccer history.

Missouri county denied compensation for flood damage

Mississippi County had argued that the corps' activation of the floodway was negligent and filed a $75 million claim for flood damage.

5 Missouri Walmart stores evacuated after bomb threats

A Walmart in Jefferson City was one of the stores evacuated on Friday evening. No explosives were found at any of the stores.

Jurors convict man of fatally shooting landlord

Jurors on Friday recommended a 13-year sentence, plus a three-year term for armed criminal action.

London Olympic Games opens with a royal entrance

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.