Missouri football coaches pressing James Franklin to attack

The Missouri football team held it's first scrimmage of the preseason Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The defense won 16-12.

Near the end of Saturday's scrimmage, the first of the preseason, the offense was aggressive and looked in rhythm Saturday at Memorial Stadium with James Franklin completing 18 of 22 passes for 228 yards.

Annual Punt, Pass & Kick competition showcases youth football skills

Children participated in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick program Saturday morning at Cosmopolitan Park. Parents and children enjoyed the annual football event.

Haith pulls Missouri basketball team off court in Amsterdam

After being ejected, Missouri coach Frank Haith pulled the Tigers out of game against the Dutch National Team in Amsterdam.

Stream Team volunteers clean up trash in East Campus neighborhood

Columbia Crawdads Stream Team volunteers spent the morning picking up trash in the East Campus Neighborhood. They worked to keep trash from getting into nearby storm drains that flow directly into Hinkson Creek.  

Hundreds honor MU heart surgeon Hugh Stephenson at funeral

Hundreds of friends, colleagues and family members remembered Dr. Hugh E. Stephenson Jr. on Saturday as a "true Tiger" with an unwavering, lifelong commitment to MU.

Young students express themselves at summer art camp

Young artists experience new forms of art and learn to embrace their creativity at summer art camps. "Tree Huggers" week, July 9-13, focused the children on nature-themed subject matter.

Hickman's Colby Fitch swings out of a love for baseball

Despite new attention from scouts, Hickman junior catcher Colby Fitch said his commitment to baseball stems from a pure love of the game.

Sheriff's Department investigating burglary on Santa Barbara Drive

The Boone County Sheriff's Department responded at approximately 9:55 p.m. Friday to a burglary in the 4400 block of Santa Barbara Drive. The suspect was unknown as of 5:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Klifton Altis, Jan. 28, 1924 — Aug. 9, 2012, of Columbia

Klifton Altis of Columbia died Thursday. He was 88.

Klifton Altis, 88, remembered as talented photographer, avid traveler

Klifton R. Altis, 88, of Columbia, died Thursday. He will be remembered as a photographer and traveler.

Holliday leads Cardinals over Phillies

Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer and Jake Westbrook won his fifth straight start to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS: Usain Bolt wins gold again; U.S. prevails in women's basketball

At the London Games on Saturday, Usain Bolt gained his third gold medal as Jamaica won the 4x100 relay, Brazil's team upset the U.S. in women's volleyball, and the U.S. women's basketball game defeated France for a fifth consecutive gold medal.

Democrats seize upon Romney's choice of Ryan

President Barack Obama's campaign team said Mitt Romney's choice made clear that the former Massachusetts governor would be forced to adhere to the principles laid out in the House Republican budget authored by Paul Ryan.

FACT CHECK: Claims in debut of Republican running mate examined

Not all the rhetoric fit neatly with reality or with the record when Mitt Romney introduced Paul Ryan as his Republican vice presidential choice to the nation Saturday.

ANALYSIS: With Paul Ryan pick, a clear choice for voters in November

Paul Ryan is synonymous with his budget plan that slashes spending for safety-net programs for the poor, remakes Medicare and cuts personal and corporate taxes while pushing the deficit down to a manageable level.

It's Paul Ryan: Romney picks Wisconsin congressman as running mate

Paul Ryan joins the ticket in a race defined from the beginning by a weak economy and high unemployment. Even so, recent polls indicate a narrow advantage for President Barack Obama.

In Missouri, numerous legislative races were essentially decided in primary

Half the general election campaigns for the Missouri legislature will be uncontested or feature only third-party candidates against the Republican or Democrat.

London Olympics: U.S. team wins fifth straight gold in women's basketball

 The U.S. women's basketball team routed France 86-50 in the final Saturday, winning their fifth straight Olympic gold medal and putting more distance between themselves and the rest of the world heading to Rio for the 2016 Games.

London Olympics: Brazil stuns U.S. for gold in women's volleyball

Brazil denied the United States its first Olympic gold medal in women's volleyball Saturday in a 3-1 upset that had the Brazilians turning somersaults on the court and some American players sobbing.

London Olympics: Usain Bolt anchors Jamaica to relay record for third gold medal

Usain Bolt will leave London a perfect 3 for 3 — three events, three victories — just the way he departed Beijing four years ago.