Mizzou International Composers Festival strives to inspire conversation

Alarm Will Sound rehearses at the Sinquefield Reserve on Wednesday in Folk. They are the main performing ensemble of the Mizzou International Composers Festival and specialize in performing new contemporary music.

The festival in Columbia this week will bring together two renowned composers, eight unestablished composers, two guest performing artists, a famous ensemble that specializes in performing new music and contemporary music lovers from around the world.

Stakeholders want integrity, lobbying power in new MU chancellor

UM System President Tim Wolfe said that as the system begins its first external chancellor search in two decades, the job profile will likely point to an external candidate.

Sapp site out for new southwest Columbia elementary school

The Sapp family will not be selling the property at Scott Boulevard and Route KK as a location for a new elementary school, Columbia School Board President Christine King said.

Palace: Kate gives birth to a baby boy

Officials said Monday the baby was born at 4:24 p.m. and weighs 8 pounds 6 ounces.

MU to incorporate new emergency alert system in fall semester

The new alert system will include the addition of 225 beacons that will be placed throughout buildings at MU to warn of severe weather or other emergencies.

PHOTO GALLERY: Workers prepare rides for Boone County Fair

Carnival employees prepared rides Monday for the Boone County Fair, which will open at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Naoma Powell filled the community with love, charity and devotion to the arts

Naoma Powell lived in service to others. She opened the Access Arts teaching program in her home and welcomed anyone with a desire to learn and grow through art. 

Defendant pleads guilty in triple homicide case

Joshua Maylee was sentenced to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole.

11 injured after car slides across I-70 before being hit

Two were ejected from a rear window, including a toddler not in a car seat.

Margaret Ward, 88, former Columbia resident, worked for family business

Sue Strain said she lost not only her mother-in-law, but also her best friend.

Margaret A. Ward, 88, Feb. 3, 1925 — July 21, 2013

Margaret A. Ward died Sunday, July 21, 2013. She was 88.

Naoma Powell, 87, Aug. 12, 1925 — July 20, 2013

Naoma Powell of Columbia died Saturday, July 20, 2013. She was 87.

Orioles' offense too much for Royals

In Monday's 9-2 victory over the Royals, the Orioles had an 18-hit attack that matched their season high and included seven players with multi-hit games.

Cardinals say Lynn letting frustration show too much

In a 5-3 loss to the Padres on Saturday, Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn gave up four runs in five ponderous innings while getting his share of bad breaks. The frustration showed all too well.

Chiefs trickle into Reid's first training camp

Rookies and quarterbacks were due in ahead of the full Kansas City Chiefs squad, which will begin practice in earnest on Friday.

Big 12's Bowlsby joins SEC's Slive in push for NCAA changes

Bob Bowlsby and the commissioners of the SEC, Big Ten, Pac 12 and ACC met about six weeks ago to discuss issues, including an NCAA legislative system that makes it difficult to enact substantial changes or enforce the rules in place.

Cold caps tested to prevent hair loss during chemotherapy

Near-freezing temperatures are supposed to reduce blood flow in the scalp, making it harder for cancer-fighting drugs to reach and harm hair follicles.

Skipping breakfast may increase heart attack risk

A study of older men found those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of a heart attack than those who ate a morning meal. There's no reason why the results wouldn't apply to other people, too, the researchers said.

Rams rookies begin two-day refresher course

St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher had no complaints after putting about three dozen players through conditioning drills and testing them on play retention Monday.

WORLD BRIEFLY: Pope Francis arrives in Brazil, met by crowd

The top stories from around the world include the birth of Prince William's son and the discovery of the bodies of three missing women in East Cleveland.