Stephens College professors produce anti-bullying film

Actors, script supervisors and producers work on the short film "I Am One" on Monday at Rock Bridge High School. The film is being produced to raise awareness about bullying.

Steph Borklund and Kate Berneking Kogut hope people will connect to the characters in "I Am One" and identify with them.

Home renovations revealed for Columbia activist Almeta Crayton

Fairview Road Church of Christ and volunteers have been renovating Almeta Crayton's home throughout July, and Crayton finally got to see the fruits of their labor Wednesday night.

Aspen Heights move-in delayed for hundreds of tenants

As many as 600 tenants cannot move into their Aspen Heights houses until at least Aug. 17, according to a spokesman. About 80 tenants won't be able to move into their houses until about mid-September.

At MU, Gov. Nixon criticizes tax-cut bill's effect on higher education

Gov. Jay Nixon's freeze of $400 million in state spending includes $15.8 million reduction in core funding for UM System campuses.

Columbia's cool July temperatures far short of record

July temperatures were cooler than last year's blistering summer but still short of setting records for the month as a whole. Rainfall was 1.77 inches below average.

Two men arrested in connection with home invasion robbery

A third man ran from the scene and had not been located by police.

DAVID ROSMAN: Perception of Columbia is that of an unsafe city

A feud that sparked shootings a year ago, a rift between local police agencies and a misunderstanding of community policing seem to have created a mess in Columbia's law enforcement community.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nullification helps keep federal government in check

By declaring the Sedition Act unconstitutional, Kentucky and Virginia each protected its own residents' rights to free speech and free press.

Old Harrisburg schoolhouse nominated for National Register of Historic Places

An abandoned schoolhouse in the heart of Harrisburg, once used simultaneously as an elementary school and a Masonic lodge, has been nominated for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. 

FROM READERS: Columbia veteran shares story of Korean War combat injuries

Bill Stroud, 80, hopes his story can show government that combat should end quickly, once that course is chosen.

Cardinals' skid reaches seven with 5-4 loss to Pirates

St. Louis left 13 runners on base, and Pittsburgh extended its lead in the NL Central to 2½ games.


Eighth-straight win has Royals eyeing playoffs

Alex Gordon hit a two-out triple in the seventh inning and scored the go-ahead run on an error as the Royals won their eighth straight game with a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.

Kansas City welcomes Major League Soccer All-Stars, not result of game

Italian powerhouse AS Roma scored 4 minutes into Wednesday night's game, then added two second-half goals to rout a team of MLS All-Stars 3-1 and dampen what had been a festive celebration of soccer in Kansas City.

Ram's defensive end Chris Long enjoying training camp

The leader of the St. Louis Rams' pass rush, who is heading into his sixth season, does not miss the summer grind that was eliminated with the new collective bargaining agreement.

Analysis: Not all Catholics are pleased with Pope Francis' revolution

Pope Francis' comments on gays, Latin Mass and women's role within the church are inciting a controversy among Catholics.

House sends bill finalizing student loan rates to Obama

The legislation links student loan interest rates to the financial markets, offering lower rates for most students now but higher ones down the line if the economy improves as expected.

Q&A: Tracking the source of stomach bug outbreak

Federal officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration say it is too early to say if an outbreak of cyclospora is over.

WORLD BRIEFLY: In Egypt, pro-Morsi protesters dig in

Egypt's military government signaled a crackdown against supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. In other news, the National Security Administration acknowledged details about its access to Americans' phone records.

Airlines in endless quest for better boarding

Researchers speculate that every minute waiting at the gate could cost airlines as much as $30.

UPDATE: Third injured child released after Kansas City day care crash

Children's Mercy spokeswoman Jessica Salazar said the child was going home Wednesday after staying overnight for observation. Two other children were treated and released.