Tiger Town canceled due to insufficient funds

Although the two block party-style events were canceled this year, Tiger Town organizers hope to hold similar events next year.

Maine man returns to race Missouri River 340

Maine native Brad Krog returned to this year's Missouri River 340 after racing with his wife last year. At this year's race, Krog's wife served as his ground crew, following him from checkpoint to checkpoint.


Annual survey shows some improvement in Missouri children's well-being

The 2012 Kids Count Data Book shows that Missouri ranked 26th in overall children's well-being in 2010, but there was a significant decline in their economic status.


OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS: U.S. wins 3 golds, still trails China

The U.S. came away with several medals Wednesday, including three golds but is still trailing China for the medal lead. The Americans collected a gold medal in cycling and one in swimming.

Interfaith Resource Center looking for a new, larger location

The Columbia Interfaith Resource Center, a place dedicated to helping the homeless, is looking for a new location so that it can serve more people.

Missouri football begins practice

The Missouri Tigers open their first season in the Southeastern Conference this fall.

Sweltering July sets several Columbia records

Thirty-one days of record-breaking temperatures made July 2012 one of the hottest Julys in Columbia history.

Suspect arrested in connection with fatal March shooting

Durantrae Logan, 20, was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Lamont Sargent, which took place March 4.

J. KARL MILLER: Tolerance is a two-way street

Recent comments by Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy have prompted public protest and threats to deny permits to open new restaurants, and J. Karl Miller contends that freedom of speech is being lost in the outrage.

DAVID ROSMAN: Can one leave the news behind?

While vacationing in New York, Rosman found that staying away from the news is nearly impossible.

Host of Columbia radio show remembered for his love of the blues

Radio show host "Bluesman B" died at his home in Huntsville. He was 50. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Brunner's business record raises concerns

John Brunner, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, cites his business background as the reason why voters should trust he will clean up America's debt and create jobs, but Brunner's history doesn't give him much credibility.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: John Davis believes in helping others

Columbia resident Rebecca Miller endorses John Davis for Republican Committeeman for the Third Ward.

Mendoza pitches Royals past Indians, 5-2

Luis Mendoza pitched into the eighth inning, Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson stroked two hits each and drove in a run and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Wednesday night.

London Olympics: 5 things to know for Wednesday

The roles have been reversed: The U.S. women's gymnastics champions are Justin Bieber fans, but now he is a fan of them.


Funding needed to research possible adverse effects of gas drilling

While some small efforts have been made to test the connection between hydraulic fraction, or fracking, oil extraction and adverse health effects, critics say much more is needed.

New research questions stem cells in cancerous tumors

The research supports the long-debated idea that tumors have their own stem cells, which allows the cancer to continue to come back.


Class of 2012: Europe's young pursue dreams abroad

Nations throughout the euro zone are suffering severe brain drain as their best and brightest young professionals seeks employment outside Europe.


Rams going young at kicker, punter

New St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead said measured expectations of a franchise that totaled just 15 victories in the last five seasons factored into the decision to cut ties with veteran kicker Josh Brown and punter Donnie Jones in favor of promising young legs.

Survey: Drought dragging down Midwest economy

A monthly report out of Omaha, Neb. says the ongoing drought is hurting the economy of Midwest and Plains states and will continue to do so in the coming months.