Mid-Missouri delegates enjoying their first Republican National Convention

High security, busy itinerary, odd wardrobes among the highlights for those attending the event in Tampa, Fla.

Sneed lawsuit against Ameren moving forward; trial date set

The wrongful death lawsuit against Ameren Missouri will go to trial Sept. 11 after four years.

DAVID ROSMAN: Not all taxes are equal this election

If you support health care and education, then you might want to join in the effort to pass Proposition B, the measure that would increase cigarette taxes in Missouri. 

TELL US: What do you wish people understood about doing your job?

Labor Day gives workers a chance to celebrate and critique their work. Share what you wish people understood about doing your job.

J. KARL MILLER: What does Paul Ryan add to the GOP ticket?

Paul Ryan could inject youth, vigor and budgetary expertise into the Romney campaign.

CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS: Ryan accepts the GOP call

Rep. Paul Ryan said he accepts "the calling of my generation to give our children the America that was given to us, with opportunity for the young and security for the old – and I know that we are ready"


CONVENTION WATCH: For the Gipper, rock star Ryan

The Republican convention hosted a slew of political leaders on Wednesday through video messages and in person, including former Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush, Rand Paul, son of Ron Paul, and former presidential candidate John McCain.


Missouri cross country teams look to experienced runners for success

The Missouri cross country teams see the move from the Big 12 to the SEC as a chance to make it back to the national championships.

MU's 6-year graduation rate hits record high in 2012

Campus administrators say advising services, student success programs and faculty have contributed to graduation record rates.


CDC: West Nile cases rise 40 percent in 1 week

So far this year, 1,590 cases of the mosquito-borne disease have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been 66 deaths from the disease.

Commissioner of Securities Matt Kitzi leads Missouri's investment regulation efforts

Matt Kitzi, Missouri's commissioner of securities for more than five years, has been tasked with protecting investors in the state. His recent election to a national organization of state regulators may increase his profile.

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.