Police seek two suspects in connection with attempted armed robbery

Two men fired shots through a resident's front door in north Columbia Sunday night, according to the Columbia Police Department.

Missouri Press boosters hold back-to-school rally

The group will gather at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Union for a series of readings by press authors and other activities.

Barbara Ann Kay served in Army Signal Corps, directed pre-schools

She later also worked as a security guard with the Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center, as a dispatcher for the MU Police Department and with the U.S. Department of Revenue.

Robert Kinsey Wood graduated from MU with honors

He graduated from MU with honors and a bachelor’s degree in biological studies and interdisciplinary studies. He also had a minor in psychology.

Kelly Needham left positive mark everywhere he went

Kelly Needham spent this summer as an intern with Aflac Insurance in Peoria, Ill., capping off a successful junior year at MU, where he studied business administration. Everywhere he worked, studied or played, those around him remembered his smile and positive attitude.

Robert Wood, Feb. 11, 1985 — Aug. 1, 2012, of Columbia

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 30 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Harrisonville.

FROM READERS: Photos of a cool summer morning

Missouri resident John Hall captures scenic shots from around mid-Missouri, as well as animals welcoming a long-awaited cool morning.

Rays continue win streak against Royals

Pitcher Jeremy Hellickson aids the Tampa Bay Rays in a 5-1 win against the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

Yoga helped keep Rams' Kendricks cool during training camp

During the offseason, St. Louis tight end Lance Kendricks attended hot yoga classes twice a week, doing his poses with the thermometer ratcheted up to 90 degrees for 90 minutes.

U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin says he will stay in race

Two Republican senators called for Missouri Rep. Todd Akin to withdraw from the race.

NFL suspends Chiefs linebacker for one game

Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali will miss Kansas City's  Sept. 9 game against the Atlanta Falcons without pay after violating the NFLs substance-abuse policy, the league said Monday.

Bowe takes part in first practice with Chiefs

Pro Bowl wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was on the field with the rest of his teammates Monday for the first time since signing his franchise tender last week.

Agency submits revised improvement proposal for Rams stadium

The plan submitted to the St. Louis Rams on Friday calls for, among other things, replacing the existing roof, expanding concourse levels and adding about 3,000 club seats. It also calls for a new glass exterior.

Humorist Phyllis Diller dies at 95 in Los Angeles

Phyllis Diller, the cackling template for Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman and so many others, died Monday morning in her Los Angeles home at age 95.

Bridger case amended to first-degree murder charge

A Columbia man, who is charged with the murder of a 67-year-old woman, has had his original charge of second-degree murder changed.  

MU police seek man who struck woman's face

The MU Police Department is searching for information about a group of men, one of which who assaulted a woman late Sunday morning at MU.

Funding drying up for Missouri GOP candidate, AP source says

Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin could lose $5 million in advertising funding from the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee

UPDATE: Romney campaign rebukes Todd Akin after rape comments

A Romney spokeswoman said the presidential candidate would not oppose abortion in instances of rape.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: 'Sequestration' will permit future Congressional inaction

The recent decision by the U.S. Congress to allow budget sequestration will continue the cycle of deficit spending.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Stop kowtowing to corn growers: Kill the ethanol mandate

Congress should remove the federal ethanol mandate, regardless of pressures from farmers and farm conglomerates.