Marie McClard, 87, helped found House of Brokers

Mrs. McClard was a longtime member of King's Daughters and one of the founding real estate brokers of House of Brokers.

Swimming together, competitor cheers on others

Nine-year-old Brooke Nutter enjoys cheering for other Show-Me State Games  swimming competitors, no matter what age or whether she knows them or not. 

Show-Me State Games archers give it their best shot

The contest began on Saturday in an effort to determine Missouri's best with a bow and arrow. Officials estimated they had 112 people competing in this year's event.


Fencer slowly fell in love with saber

Anurup Krishna from Kansas City competed in the Show-Me Games on Saturday in Dorsey Gym at Columbia College.

Gymnast has new coach at Show-Me State Games

Gymnast Sophie Kennedy, 12, experiences first year without her mother as a coach at the Show-Me State Games.

Columbia soap box drivers compete in Akron

Columbia winners Blake Holmes, Dylan Soper and Jordan Weltha qualified to compete in the Stock, SuperStock, and Masters divisions respectively in the 76th running of the Soap Box Derby Saturday in Akron.

Prize-winner sells for $900 at Boone County Fair ham auction

Thirty-six dry-cured hams were auctioned off Saturday morning as part of the 69th annual Boone County Fair Country Ham Breakfast and Auction. The events are part of a long-standing curing tradition in Boone County.


Almeta Crayton's house reveal postponed by rain

Almeta Crayton was expected to receive keys to her newly renovated house Saturday, but rain delayed construction and the house reveal has been postponed to next week.

UPDATE: Shots fired downtown early Saturday morning

Police officers responded to a disturbance near the 100 block of South Ninth Street and heard five to six rapid gunshots as they approached the scene on foot, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.


Marie McClard, of Columbia, September, 29, 1925 — July 25, 2013

She was a long time member of King's Daughters and one of the founding real estate brokers of House of Brokers.

Columbia man dies after fatal car crash on Nifong Boulevard

Matthew Todd Ruggles was traveling east on Nifong Boulevard when his vehicle traveled off the roadway to the north and struck a tree.


Callaway Energy Center out of service after turbine fire Friday night

A small fire broke out in the turbine building at the Callaway Energy Center around 11:49 p.m. Friday and was extinguished. No one was injured in the incident and no radioactivity was released above the normal level.


Police investigate armed robbery at Columbia Break Time convenience store

Two men with handguns entered the store at 4105 Vawter School Road and demanded money from the clerk, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.




Strong defense lifts Royals to victory

David Lough made a terrific diving catch to rob Jeff Keppinger of a tying RBI single in the ninth inning, helping the Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

Dorsey puts Chiefs on path to quick turnaround

After inheriting a downtrodden franchise that finished 2-14 last season, new Chiefs GM John Dorsey set about orchestrating a near-unprecedented turnover in personnel. Now Dorsey is getting to see his rebuilt team for real this weekend during the start of training camp.

Kelly shines in Cardinals' loss to Braves

Joe Kelly threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings before Andrelton Simmons hit a two-run double in the eighth inning that lifted Atlanta past the Cardinals 2-0 Saturday in a matchup of NL division leaders.

Jeremy Maclin hurts knee at Eagles camp, could miss season

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, a former standout on the Missouri football team, tore the ACL in his right knee during practice Saturday and could miss the season.

Panel hears testimony from uninsured about need to expand Medicaid

For six hours on Saturday, the House Interim Committee on Citizens and Legislators Working Group on Medicaid Eligibility and Reform heard from personal stories about the need to expand Medicaid.

Missouri to advise against swimming, not close beaches

Supporters say the advisory better informs the public about water quality without unduly alarming patrons. Beaches often were closed when water samples found high amounts of E. coli bacteria.

Families still separated 60 years after Korean War

Millions of families have been separated since the war, which saw huge movements of refugees in both directions. Most don't even know whether their relatives are still alive because the two countries bar citizens from exchanging mail, phone calls and email.