Tradition of pony pulling present at Missouri State Fair

Competitors travel across the state to take part in the pony pull during the Missouri State Fair on Saturday in Sedalia. Pound for pound, ponies can pull more than draft horses.

Generations of pony pullers bring their friends, family and ponies to the Missouri State Fair to compete and socialize.


Missouri football's Green-Beckham is more comfortable this year

More than anything, Dorial Green-Beckham just wants to put his freshman season behind him. He answered questions about the season with a smile but was relieved when it came to an end.

Mother and daughter work for the day, plan for the future

Tori and Tyus Monroe work hard so Tyus, 14, can fulfill her dreams of going to a good college and one day becoming a prosecutor. Tyus' mom, Tori, is studying to become a nurse.

Columbia city staff backs tax increase for police despite mayor's about-face

The agenda for Monday night's City Council meeting includes an ordinance that would put a property tax for additional police up to a public vote in November.

Missouri soccer wins exhibition game against SMU

The Missouri soccer team got goals from Brooke Williams, Kaysie Clark and Reagan Russell to down SMU 3-2 Saturday at Walton Stadium.

Boone Dawdle raises money for True/False, builds community for cyclists

Cyclists and True/False Film Fest enthusiasts took part in the fourth annual Boone Dawdle on Saturday. An estimated 425 participants and 75 volunteers supported the event, which raised money for the film festival.

PHOTO GALLERY: State Fair draws visitors from across Missouri

Families from across the state have traveled to Sedalia to participate in activities at the Missouri State Fair.

MU students offer time and service at Step Forward Day

New MU students headed across the city Saturday morning, devoting themselves to community service projects at 18 different sites.

Royals' Miguel Tejada suspended 105 games for drug use

The former MVP tested positive under Major League Baseball's amphetamine policy. His suspension is one of the longest given by the league.


Poll: Parents back high-stakes standardized testing

Most parents say their children are given about the right number of standardized tests, according to the AP-NORC poll. They'd like to see student performance on statewide exams used in evaluating teachers.

Missouri lead company Doe Run seeks reversal of veto

A Missouri lead company has launched an aggressive effort to persuade lawmakers to override a gubernatorial veto of a bill that would shield it from large punitive damages in liability lawsuits.

Missouri family to get World War I medal 88 years later

A Kansas woman and couple worked to find the family of Benjamin E. Foust, a soldier awarded the Distinguished Service Cross certificate, the Army's second-highest honor, in 1925.

Saint Louis University opens downtown law school

School leaders say the new location will allow students to work closely with the city's expansive legal community and will serve as a recruiting tool in a competitive market.


San Francisco Bay-area building demolition fuels earthquake study

Scientists monitored the demolition's impact on the nearby Hayward Fault, hoping the experiment would help map out where the ground might shake the most when a big earthquake hits.