Sense of community bonds Waynesville residents in flood aftermath

Waynesville began the task of cleaning up and sorting out possessions after a flash flood tore through the town on Tuesday.

Volunteers from the Red Cross handed out cleaning kits to people throughout Waynesville all day Saturday, and the Red Cross emergency shelter housed an average of 10 to 15 people each night.

Franklin, Missouri football pick up the pace in first scrimmage

Nine practices. So many questions, so few answers. Until Saturday. The family, friends and donors watched. Construction workers put the finishing touches on the north end zone concourse and continued work on the east side of the stadium, while the handpicked crowd got a glimpse at what the 2013 Tigers will look like.

Back to School Health Fair prepares children, families for new year

Hosted by Voluntary Action Center and HealthCare USA, the fair allowed families with children in school to take advantage of free health screenings and school supplies.

Man walks thousands of miles to memorialize thousands of veterans

Joe "Tiger" Patrick plans to walk from Coronado Beach, Calif., to Walter Reed National Military medical Center in Bethesda, Md., displaying his memorial panel along the way.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Politicians should consider facts before making claims

Politicians continue to spread false claims about women's health issues.

Missouri farmers still feeling effects of 2012 drought; crop production up

The 2012 drought that struck the Midwest in the early summer was one of the most severe in 25 years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, affecting farmers, livestock owners and consumers.

Missouri football notebook: First fall scrimmage held Saturday

 The Missouri football team held its first scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday. Here are some noteworthy items from the three-hour practice.


Perseid meteor shower most visible Saturday night

Although clouds might dim the annual cosmic show, the ideal time to watch is Saturday night, the president of the Central Missouri Astronomical Association said.


Missouri gets respite from recent rain

The Missouri Department of Transportation says about 30 roadways in central and southern sections of the state remain closed Saturday because of flood damage, but Interstate 44 and U.S. 63 have reopened.

New food truck to bring Southern flair to Columbia

Bryan Maness, who has worked at Broadway Brewery and Cafe Berlin, decided to take his new venture on wheels. 

Hospital volunteer loved helping people, spending time with family

Arby Gearhart worked and volunteered at University Hospital for 13 years.

Arby Gearhart, July 4, 1963 — Aug. 9, 2013

Mr. Gearhart worked and volunteered at University Hospital for 13 years. Services will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at University Hospital.

UPDATE: Search on for teen in Kansas water after rainy week

The heavy storm front that stalled over the Plains last weekend hit south-central Missouri and south-central Kansas hard, damaging homes and businesses, forcing evacuations and leading to at least three reported fatalities in Missouri during the week that followed.

Critics fault selection process for Kansas City streetcars

Among their concerns are subjective bid scoring and the Herzog Contracting Corp.'s joint venture's nonlocal and nonunion status. Another worry is whether the winning bidder's approach to potential change orders will drive up the project's cost.

Link between firefighters, arson is common, report shows

Researchers have for years tried to determine what drives firefighters to become arsonists, or if arsonists are drawn to be firefighters. The FBI and universities are among those seeking answers.