Missouri football to host Football X's and O's clinic for women

Rockie Alden, wife of Missouri Athletics Director Mike Alden, will host the annual X's and O's Clinic on Aug. 25 at Memorial Stadium in the LeMone Tiger Lounge. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch an otherwise closed Missouri football practice and have brunch in the lounge.

Stephens College begins replacing bridge spans

Stephens College will install two bridge spans Thursday. Roads will be closed near the College Avenue and Broadway intersection from 8 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday.

Man dies after jumping from downtown parking garage

A man jumped off the parking garage at Fifth and Walnut streets and died Thursday morning. This was second fatality at the garage since it opened in March 2011.

Restaurant manager robbed while depositing money

A 25-year-old man was robbed as he was depositing money at Landmark Bank on Paris Road early Thursday morning. No arrests have been made, and the crime is under investigation.

FROM READERS: Enduring the heat worthwhile to photograph hummingbirds

The heat doesn't stop John Hall as he photographs the hummingbirds that have made a stop in his yard before heading south.

Man wanted in connection with assault

The Columbia Police Department is searching for a man in connection with an assault at 6:40 p.m. Monday.

Health care law's tax hikes are coming: Who pays?

Who gets thumped by higher taxes in President Barack Obama's health care law? The wealthiest 2 percent of Americans will take the biggest hit, starting next year. And the pain will be shared by some who aren't so well off — people swept up in a hodgepodge of smaller tax changes that will help finance health coverage for millions in need.

5 Missouri primary races appear eligible for recount

Unofficial election results from Tuesday's election show that there could be recounts in Republican races for secretary of state, state House District 130 in southwestern Missouri and state House District 151 in southeastern Missouri. Recounts in the Democratic primaries would be for the 2nd Congressional District and state House District 87 in the St. Louis area.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Oversight of Lake of the Ozarks power project best left with federal authority

Missouri does not have an energy department. The nearest match might be the state's Public Service Commission. If authority is transferred to local governments, uniformity issues might arise. The shoreline extends through four counties and a number of municipalities.

ANALYSIS: McCaskill, Akin tout extremes in Missouri's U.S. Senate race

Within hours of Todd Akin winning the Republican nomination, Claire McCaskill was casting him as a conservative extremist.  Akin countered by portraying McCaskill as a big-spending liberal.

Missouri volleyball team looks forward to SEC challenges

Missouri volleyball is looking to have a good first season in the Southeastern Conference. Despite a relatively young team, the Tigers come into the SEC with power house veteran players and three talented newcomers. 

Traveling to Tigers' away games in SEC towns could be pricey

Unless airfares go down, Tiger fans will need to plan early to attend away games if they hope to travel for less.

London Olympics: Aries Merritt of U.S. wins 110-meter hurdles gold

The 27-year-old Merritt led a 1-2 finish for the United States in the 110-meter hurdles at the London Olympics, winning in 12.92 seconds. World champion Jason Richardson was second in 13.04. Hansle Parchment of Jamaica took the bronze in 13.12.

London Olympics: Felix takes gold in 200

Allyson Felix won the race in 21.88 seconds, topping Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who won the 100 four nights earlier, by .21 seconds. American Carmelita Jeter added bronze to go with her silver in the 100 meters.

London Olympics: May-Treanor, Walsh win Olympic beach volleyball gold

Playing in the Summer Games together for the last time, the twice-defending champions extended their unbeaten streak to 21 in a row.

London Olympics: U.S. basketball overwhelms Australia, 119-86

Kobe Bryant scored six 3-pointers in the second half Wednesday as the U.S. advanced to the semifinals in the London Games.

Missouri football offensive line improving despite injuries

With injuries to left guard Travis Ruth and right tackle Taylor Chappell, young Missouri offensive linemen are gaining valuable experience at Tiger practices.

Missouri coordinator confident in team's run game

With Missouri tailback Henry Josey likely out for the season, the Tigers are preparing to fill the void.


Patients at MU Children's Hospital pampered at spa day

Children got their hair, nails and makeup done at the Glamour-azzi spa party at the hospital to enjoy being a kid again.

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS: U.S. takes lead in Olympic medals

The United States claimed 11 medals Wednesday, taking the overall lead from China. Athletes from track and field and beach volleyball led the way.