Wheelchair basketball player gives back on her way to London Paralympics

Sarah Castle, a four-time Paralympian, trained with the MU Men's Wheelchair Basketball team to prepare for this year's event in London.

Rock Bridge girls slide by Maroons on strength of singles play

Top seeds Sophi Farid and Phoebe Boeschen put up 6-3, 6-0 and 6-2, 6-0 wins respectively in the Nos. 1 and 2 singles matchups.

Hickman girls win Camdenton-Laker Invitational

Patricia DeCastro led the Kewpies to a six-stroke team victory in the Camdenton-Laker Invitational at Old Kinderhook Golf Course.

Tolton volleyball team sets for full varsity season

Last year, when the school opened, Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School played only three varsity matches.

UPDATE: McCaskill highlighting effort on wartime contracts

Part of Sen. McCaskill's bid for re-election includes following through on 2006 campaign promises.

Weekend forecast appears wetter and wetter

The latest storm track graph from the National Hurricane Center shows the center of Isaac on path to pass right over mid-Missouri this weekend. Chance of rain Friday night into Saturday is between 70 and 80 percent.

PHOTO GALLERY: New Missouri logo sign installed on College Avenue bridge

The two center lanes of College Avenue were closed for part of the day to accommodate the instillation of a new Missouri logo sign on the College Avenue pedestrian bridge. The new sign is part of a campuswide face-lift to usher in Missouri's switch to the SEC.

Brush fire ignites field behind Boone County fire station

The fire was contained within one hour and did not spread to the firehouse, any of the surrounding neighborhoods or Interstate 70.

Columbia police looking for leads in Stadium Boulevard bank robbery

Police were searching for the man who robbed the Landmark Bank on Stadium Boulevard about 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Tigers take to Twitter before Saturday's game against Southeastern Louisiana

Catch a glimpse of what the Missouri Tigers are tweeting in anticipation of Saturday's season opener against Southeastern Louisiana University.

Rams center Wells, wife adopt three orphans during offseason

While going through rehab from knee surgery, St Louis Rams center Scott Wells and his wife finalized the adoption of three orphans from Uganda, a process that took nearly 18 months.

SEC teams strong going into season

The SEC once again features an array of hard-to-block pass rushers including the freakishly fast Barkevious Mingo at LSU, South Carolina's twin towers Jadeveon Clowney and Devin Taylor and Georgia All-American Jarvis Jones.

Missouri attorney general again asks high court to set execution date

White supremacist Joseph Franklin was convicted of killing a man outside of a synagogue in 1977.

UPDATE: Petition supporting Planned Parenthood signed by 40,000, delivered to Akin

A petition signed by Planned Parenthood supporters was delivered to Akin's office and calls for Akin to cancel his campaign for U.S. Senate.

GOP CONVENTION: What to watch for Wednesday

Paul Ryan is set to address the  GOP convention  Wednesday night while Ron Paul supporters are looking forward to a tribute to their favorite candidate. Later, John McCain,  who was defeated in his bid for president in 2008, will address the gathering.

Royals beat Tigers, Chen dominant in eight innings

The Royals beat the Tigers for the second consecutive night. They did it with pitching and defense Wednesday night, getting Chen's best start of the year and turning a pair of inning-ending double plays to help him out.

Cardinals lose as Pirates' Alvarez continues hot hitting

Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez continued his season-long dominance of the Cardinals on Wednesday. His three-run shot in the third inning gave him seven home runs and 23 RBI in 15 games against St. Louis this year as Pittsburgh moved within one game of the NL's second wild card spot.

Columbia Public Library undergoes a structural update

Crews have been performing maintenance to the building's windows since June.

Petitions signed by 40,000 delivered to Akin's Ballwin office

About a dozen Planned Parenthood advocates and supporters presented petitions to Akin's office on Wednesday.

'SEC Kickoff' will offer game analysis and conference news

Former University of Georgia coach will host football show highlighting games, analysis and conference news.