Missouri football team relies on Bonner — in any linebacker position

Junior Donovan Bonner (No. 8) does not start, but he has the ability to fill in for all three linebacker positions. "If a guy goes down or something happens, we trust each other to get the job done," Bonner said.

The Tigers have established starters at each of the three linebacker positions, but because of injuries, Donovan Bonner has worked with the first-team defense multiple times during training camp.

Advocates, employees of UM Press celebrate its past

A rally to honor the University of Missouri Press was held Tuesday. Dozens gathered to celebrate the press' history after the institution lost its funding in late May.

UPDATE: Fourth Avenue shooting victim identified

Marlon Dion Jordan, 32, was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper body after a shooting on Fourth Avenue between Providence Road and Garth Avenue.

Columbia public housing residents express concerns about proposed renovations

Residents voiced their reservations at a public meeting held by the Columbia Housing Authority about a potential downtown renovation project that could temporarily displace them.

Schaefer tells Columbia Republicans that Akin should leave Senate race

State Sen. Kurt Schaefer told the crowd that Todd Akin's comments were offensive and demonstrated an inability by the congressman to represent Missouri in the U.S. Senate.

West and Jefferson junior high schools will dismiss early because of heat

Jefferson and West junior high schools will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday because of heat, Columbia Public Schools has announced.

ROSE NOLEN: Some Americans will not accept rule by the wealthy

The Supreme Court's ruling on Citizens United opened the door for unlimited political contributions by corporations and now wealthy citizens are influencing elections. Additionally, new voter ID laws are restricting minorities' access to the polls. If nothing is done, American democracy will crumble.

20 years of research lead to soy chicken strips that taste like, have texture of meat

Persistence paid off for MU professor Fu-Hung Hsieh and senior research specialist Harold Huff, who set out in the late 1980s to find a vegetable-based alternative to real chicken.

New Columbia visitors center is looking for volunteers

The first training session for volunteers will be held Wednesday morning at the Daniel Boone City Building. 

Roof fire at Quality Inn causes smoke damage

The Columbia Fire Department and the Boone County Fire Protection District responded to the incident at 1:01 p.m. at 1612 Providence Road.

Firefighters respond to structure fire on South Pecos Avenue

Firefighters responded to a house fire on South Pecos Avenue on Tuesday morning.

UPDATE: Todd Akin stays in Missouri Senate race after issuing apology for rape comment

Rep. Todd Akin faces mounting pressure from his own party and financial issues following his comment about pregnancy in rape situations.

Microsoft, Missouri School of Journalism team up to create apps

In addition to Windows-based laptop computers and tablets, the new Microsoft Application Development Lab at the Reynolds Journalism Institute includes Xbox 360 gaming systems with Kinect.

Robert Kinsey Wood, 27, was a fast learner, bright student

Robert Kinsey Wood, 27, of Columbia died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in his home.

Disclaimer warns about Missouri health measure lawsuit

The measure would require voter approval before a health insurance exchange is established in Missouri.

Akin releases new ad in effort to save Senate campaign

Rep. Todd Akin is under pressure from the Republican party to drop out of the race before a 5 p.m. Tuesday deadline.

Royals beat Rays in 10 innings

Eric Hosmer's two-out single in the 10th inning drove in the only run of a classic pitchers' duel between David Price and the Royals' Luke Hochevar.

Wainwright dominates in Cardinals' victory over Astros

Adam Wainwright threw his second shutout and third complete game of the season in the St. Louis Cardinals' 7-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday.

Mars rover Curiosity prepares for test drive

The Curiosity rover is expected to make its first test drive Wednesday over the billion-year-old rocks on Mars. 

Corps: Low Mississippi River levels to persist into fall

The water levels in the Mississippi River are expected to remain low into October, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The water levels have affected shipping traffic and forced harbor closings in many locations, including Missouri.