Home sales, prices and construction on the rise in Columbia

Growing numbers of home buyers, such as Margaret Miller, as well as increases in new construction permits and home prices, reveal the recovery of the recently downtrodden real estate market.

Home sales are on the rise in Columbia, while new construction continues to steadily increase.

Missouri football pushes to take full advantage of tall receivers

On the third day of training camp, the Tigers' offense worked on using their receivers' height to their advantage in the end zone.

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS: Michael Phelps finishes golden career; Serena Williams wins at Wimbledon

Michael Phelps went out on top with his record 18th gold medal coming in the 4x100-meter medley relay, Serena Williams completed a career Golden Slam and the U.S. men's basketball team narrowly defeated Lithuania on Saturday.


Columbia woman wins trip to red-carpet 'The Closer' screening

Becky Bohlmeyer won a trip to L.A. to watch the red carpet screening of the last episode of "The Closer." 


Columbia man arrested on suspicion of trafficking crack cocaine

Anthony Hayes, of Columbia, was arrested Friday night and charged with first-degree drug trafficking.

Columbia's Tuesday Club receives award for work with Missouri Girls Town

The General Federation of Women's Clubs' Tuesday Club won first place in the Advocates for Children category of the Juniors Special Project award for its work with residents of Missouri Girls Town, a residential facility for abused or neglected young women.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you from Sterling Wyatt's family

The Wyatts thank family, friends and community members for the support they gave following the death of their son, Spc. Sterling Wyatt.

Tougher voting laws could restrict youth vote

Since the last election, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Wisconsin, Texas and other states have tried to limit or ban the use of student IDs as voter identification. In Florida, lawmakers tried to limit "third party" organizations, including student groups, from registering new voters.

Wainwright propels Cardinals to 6-1 win

Adam Wainwright pitched a complete game five-hitter and also had an RBI double Saturday in St. Louis' 6-1 victory over Milwaukee. 

Royals lose at hot hand of Rangers' Feldman

Texas pitcher Scott Feldman held Kansas City to six hits Saturday in a 4-2 Rangers victory.

London Olympics: Defining moments still ahead

Halfway through, this has been The Almost Olympics — still awaiting a truly dominant story that tops all others, full of fascinating developments that have made big splashes but never truly transcended, at least not yet.

London Olympics: U.S. and China neck-and-neck in medals race

Midway through the London Games, the United States is locked in a tight battle with China in the ultimate Olympic competition — the race for No. 1 in the medals.

London Olympics: U.S. basketball men sneak past Lithuania 99-94

 Two days after running and gunning to a record-shattering 83-point win, the U.S. team was forced to play a possession-for-possession game in the fourth quarter in a 99-94 win over Lithuania.

London Olympics: Serena Williams beats Sharapova for Olympic gold

Serena Williams completed a career Golden Slam on Saturday by dominating Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1.

London Olympics: Pistorius makes it to 400-meter semifinals

South African runner Oscar Pistorius, the first amputee to compete in track at the Olympics, cruised into the semifinals with a strong run in his 400-meter heat.

London Olympics: Phelps collects 18th gold medal in final race

Michael Phelps won the 18th gold of a mind-boggling career in the 4x100-meter medley relay Saturday.

Chiefs counting on experienced defense

Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel one of the most experienced defensive units in the NFL, especially in terms of repetitions in his 3-4 defense.

Rams practice at Edward Jones Dome

The 2½-hour practice Saturday in St. Louis gave an announced crowd of 12,753 an opportunity to watch the Rams under coach Jeff Fisher, in his first year with St. Louis. The team did individual drills, 1-on-1s and 7-on-7s before ending practice with situational scrimmages.