Young fans impress at national anthem auditions

More than two dozen turned out for the auditions at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday, but the stars of the show were actually two young girls who came to support their mother.

Tolton coach, quarterback stay positive before facing Tipton

Even though the team has started 0-3, Tolton has chosen to remain optimistic about the season.


Justise Keith slated for return with Kewpies

Senior running back "probable" to make return to starting position after Week 1 injury.

Football lessons never end for coach's kid at Rock Bridge

Life is football for junior receiver Alex Ofodile, son of Rock Bridge football coach A.J. Ofodile. But along with the often unwanted tips after practice comes a special family bond over their love of the game.

Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, plans bid for Missouri attorney general

Sen. Kurt Schaefer pointed to his past experience as an assistant state attorney general and special prosecutor. He said he secured roughly 100 felony convictions for crimes such as murder, rape and drug offenses.

Missouri football makes up for Wilson suspension with formation, freshman

Andrew Wilson won't be available for the first half on Saturday, which means one freshman will be given the opportunity to step up.

Event seeks to further understanding between farmers, consumers

"Food Dialogue: Finding Common Ground" on Thursday will promote dialogue between farmers, ranchers, consumers, professors and industry experts.

Some Columbia roads closed Wednesday

Several roads are closed for chip sealing, a process intended to prevent water from penetrating a road's surface.

Suspect in Columbia robbery arrested Tuesday

The Cole County Sheriff's Department arrested the man Tuesday afternoon. He is accused of robbing an acquaintance at gunpoint in Columbia.

Wainwright lifts Cards to 4-3 win over Rockies

Adam Wainwright (17-9) gave up two runs in the first and then found his groove to earn his 17th win, second-most in the NL this season.

Stephens soccer player to get cross-country visit from father

Kirsten Izzett, a Stephens College sophomore from Oregon City, Ore., joined the school's soccer team on a whim and only after her father encouraged her to do so. Izzett's father will visit her in Columbia for the first time this week.

Battle football's soft-spoken quarterback-sackers

Chandler Anderson and Chris Zachary, who play opposite each other as defensive ends on Battle's front four, don't have a whole lot in common, but they do have some similarities: they're soft-spoken, they're technique-oriented and they like to sack opposing quarterbacks.

DAVID ROSMAN: On writer's block, or maybe it's more a case of writer's overload

Sometimes the human mind just decides to close out the outside and deal with problems within, and that is what has been going on with me in the past two months.

Grand opening of new Missouri golf center announced

The grand opening of the Walsworth Family Golf Center is set for 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28. The facility will include two indoor hitting bays, team locker rooms, team lounges, coaching offices and a swing pattern analysis video station.


Missouri soccer begins SEC play Friday

Missouri's first conference game will be against Mississippi State, which has a new coach and a forward who already has eight goals this season.

City, county announce transition dates for Public Safety Joint Communications

Starting Jan. 1, 2014, the county will start fully funding Public Safety Joint Communications operations through reimbursements to the city. In addition, Public Safety Joint Communications employees now working for the city will become county employees on Jan. 1, 2015.

Vatican expert says new pope offers same message but in different manner

Father John Wauck spoke Wednesday at the Missouri School of Journalism about Pope Francis' immediate popularity and rapport with people and its effect on communications.

Police investigating Conley Road Break Time convenience store robbery

No one was injured during the robbery.

Coal's future darkens around the world

Renewable energy sources are becoming more popular while the dependence on coal is decreasing. 

13th annual Fire Factor event demonstrates fire safety for students

 The Columbia Fire Department set a replica of a student's room on fire on Wednesday to demonstrate fire safety. The replica room was destroyed in 90 seconds.