Gaines starts Missouri football fall camp with something to prove

Missouri's football team held its first practice session Thursday at the football practice field.

When his teammates voted for captains before Thursday's first practice, Tigers cornerback E.J. Gaines was among the four chosen along with quarterback James Franklin, wide receiver L'Damian Washington and linebacker Andrew Wilson.

Columbia Access Television responds to proposal to end city funding

The city manager's proposed budget would wipe out Columbia Access Television's $200,000 of city funding.

19th Black and White Ball to reunite old friends in Columbia

The Black and White Ball will kick-off with an reception at the Hilton Garden Inn on Friday night and will continue through the weekend.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Some of Manning's exposed secrets aided the public

Pfc. Bradley Manning's potentially dangerous decision revealed serious military failures that deserved public disclosure and debate.

UPDATE: Three Columbia men arrested in connection with home invasion

The robbery occurred Wednesday in The Greens apartment complex in the 5100 block of Clark Lane.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri should put its AAA credit rating to good use

The AAA credit rating (trademark pending) is what you make of it. Republicans, point to their decade in charge of the legislature in ensuring the state can borrow money at the lowest rates.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Slaughterhouses don't belong in Missouri

A horse slaughterhouse could be an environmental nightmare for the neighboring community.

Stephens College pedestrian bridges will be closed Aug. 9

The bridge spans will be closed as crews apply a protective overlay.

Friends to ride in Bike MS for marathoner battling multiple sclerosis

Kim Boyer's friends are teaming up to ride in the Bike MS event in September. They are raising money for multiple sclerosis research in Boyer's honor.

Q&A: Doctor gives tips for families adjusting to new school start times

Children who go to New Haven, Midway Heights, Rock Bridge, Two Mile Prairie, Ridgeway, Benton and Lee elementary schools will have start times of 7:40 a.m. for the first five schools and 7:55 a.m. for the other two.

Cardinals avert sweep with big win over Pirates

The Cardinals ended their season-worst seven-game skid Thursday night and did so in emphatic fashion, averting a five-game sweep by routing the Pirates 13-0 in a matchup between the NL's top two teams.

Royals win ninth straight

The Royals won their ninth straight game, stretching their longest winning streak in more than a decade by beating Minnesota 7-2 Thursday in Minneapolis.

Ohio man who kidnapped 3 women gets life in prison

Ariel Castro was sentenced Thursday to life in prison plus 1,000 years

Little restraint in military giveaways

Requests for equipment are reviewed, but the process hasn't stopped many overly aggressive departments from grabbing property that could be better used by other communities with a greater need.

White House 'extremely disappointed' with Russia

"We are extremely disappointed that the Russian government would take this step despite our very clear and lawful requests in public and in private to have Mr. Snowden expelled to the United States to face the charges against him," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

Man repays insurance money with 4 tons of coins

Roger Herrin, 76, paid $150,000 in quarters to protest a court order mandating he pay back insurance money related to a 2001 wreck that killed his teenage son.

Professor: Honey tarnished by lack of oversight

The FDA does not require pollen to be in the honey sold in the U.S., making it easier for companies to purchase inexpensive honey with no pollen, without knowing where it came from.

Air Force demo team flying again, but no shows set

The team recently received 140 flight hours, enough for two flights each week, for each pilot to maintain proficiency. It's not enough to return to flying shows.

Two Missouri teens earn punishment for stealing statue

The Salina County prosecutor said Gregory Bledsoe, 19, of Nelson, and Garrett Tyler Green, 18, of Marshall, will repay $20,000 for the cost of repairing the Sister of Liberty statue they stole from Indian Foothills Park in August 2012.


UPDATE: Missouri Lottery starts self-exclusion program

To enact a self-ban, people will sign, notarize and submit an agreement to the Missouri Lottery.