Setup begins for Columbia Missouri Kennel Club's All Breed Dog Show

Handlers prep dogs for Columbia Missouri Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show on Friday at the Central Missouri Events Center.

More than 900 dogs, representing more than 100 breeds, will compete in the two-day competition.

Scouts look on as Missouri pitcher Rob Zastryzny throws complete game

There are probably “five or six or seven” scouts at the baseball game one scout says. When asked if they all came to see Zastryzny, he said “that’s probably a fair guess.”

Missouri softball beats Texas A&M with walk-off home run

Sophomore Kelsea Roth's homer in the bottom of the seventh ended a pitchers' duel between the Tigers and the Aggies. 

Despite snow and rain, deeper soil remains too dry for crops

Above-average precipitation since Jan. 1 has improved the drought outlook in mid-Missouri, but more rain is needed to replenish deeper soil that plants need in the heat of summer.

Senior Missouri gymnast Brittany Bendoff coaches after career-ending injury

While her fellow seniors performed at their last home meet at Senior Night, Bendoff continued her role as a student coach after an achilles injury.

MU Human Library aims to overcome stereotypes with stories

The event aimed to overcome stereotypes and prejudices with stories about women from multiple cultures. Most of the presenters focused on feminism, globalization and cultural and language differences.

Retired Navy physicist to lead MU's Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance

Graham K. Hubler, who comes from the Naval Research Laboratory, will head a team of scientists in the institute's search for new energy sources.


One Health, One Medicine uses dogs for cancer research

The second installment of the One Health, One Medicine forum series focused on comparative oncology clinical trials held at MU, in which researchers treat dogs with cancer to gain insight for human treatment.

UM System President Tim Wolfe opens statewide tour in Moberly

Wolfe, who took office in February 2012, said he wants to combat what he sees as a growing national sentiment that devalues the benefits of a four-year college degree.

Boone Hospital medical park zoning approved

The Columbia City Council will have the final vote on a proposal that would accommodate plans for a medical park at Nifong and Forum boulevards.

It's a balancing act: Trayless dining halls at MU cut consumption, increase cleaning

The decision to go trayless has reduced the amount of food students eat per meal because they're more aware of how much they're eating when they have to carry it, said Michael Wuest, marketing manager at MU's Campus Dining Services.

Former Hickman standout Blake Tekotte chasing Major League Baseball dream

Now with the Chicago White Sox organization, Hickman graduate Blake Tekotte is trying to make his dream of a career in the MLB a reality. 

Jordan Dressler anchors Columbia College men's basketball team

Jordan Dressler, a Columbia native and two-time reigning American Midwest Conference Player of the Year, is at the center of the Cougars' undefeated national championship run.

Missouri wrestlers prefer function over flash

In wrestling, "single leg sweeps" look as inferior to "blast double leg takedowns" as they sound. But the single leg sweep works consistently, which is why you'll see the Missouri wrestlers favor it.

GEORGE KENNEDY: General Assembly running itself into the ground

The Missouri legislature's support of lessening the tax burden on wealthy Missourians is a travesty that affects the rest of the population and cuts services such as education funding. 

Missouri wrestling team set to compete in first MAC tournament

The Missouri wrestling team will compete Sunday in its first conference championship as members of the Mid-American Conference.

Missouri men's basketball team looking to keep momentum

The Tigers are getting hot, and it couldn’t have come at a better time with just one game left before the postseason.

Columbia couple display individual art styles with 'Perfect Pair' exhibit

The exhibit showcases the couple's talents, as well as their differences. It opened Thursday in the Montminy Art Gallery at the Boone County Museum and Galleries.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Celebrating African-Americans' contributions to Missouri's justice system

Black Missouri residents have positively influenced the state for years.

Speakers debate life sentences for juveniles at Missouri Law Review symposium

Speakers at the MU law school symposium discussed the Supreme Court's ruling last year that states couldn't mandate sentences of life without parole if the criminal is a juvenile.