St. Louis wingsuit flyer promises to avoid the Arch

Base athlete Alexander Polli will perform a jump from 4,000 feet near Busch Stadium before the Cardinals game Friday.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry backs Missouri income tax cut

The former presidential candidate is set to visit Missouri on Aug. 29.

Judge backs St. Charles Co. funeral protest law

The law is aimed at keeping away protesters such as those from Westboro Baptist Church, the Topeka, Kan.-based church that often protests at funerals for members of the military.

St. Louis officer wins reverse discrimination lawsuit

Sgt. David Bonenberger sued in January 2012 after he was not interviewed for the assistant director's position at the city Police Academy.

Public to vote on Hall of Famous Missourians

House Speaker Tim Jones said the public will pick two people to be inducted and he will select a third.

Via surrogacy, some men opt to become single dads

A growing number of bachelors have chosen surrogacy as a means to become fathers.

Wal-Mart pushes American-made goods at manufacturing summit

Wal-Mart Stores pledge to bring more manufacturing jobs to the United States by selling domestically produced goods in the "made in America" campaign.

Skulls, headstone found near Jefferson City

Sheriff Dennis Crane said Wednesday that a skull, part of another skull and the headstone were found Sunday on a private farm.

AAA: Public less worried about dangerous driving

Driving when so drowsy that it's difficult for a driver to keep his or her eyes opened was viewed as a serious threat by 46 percent of those surveyed last year, down from 71 percent in 2009.

Private jet firm locating at Lambert

Jet Linx is investing more than $1 million to lease the seven-acre site, and plans to spend another $1 million on improvements.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children experience games, music from other cultures

Columbia Parks and Recreation hosted Fun Fest on Wednesday at Flat Branch Park.

Bus driver Toni Grayson connects with students

Toni Grayson, 56, has been driving buses for 22 years. For the past year, she has shuttled commuters to MU.

Alpaca owners develop product line

In addition to rugs, their line of products includes winter insoles, scarves, hats, sweaters, iPad covers, e-reader covers, wall hangings and holiday ornaments.

Fire destroys structure in rural area south of Columbia

A Boone County Fire Protection District official said the building was a loss. All people and pets are accounted for and no injuries were reported.

Maneater shifts to once-a-week print publication

The MU student-run independentnewspaper will now publish once a week on Wednesdays, in addition to keeping a continual online presence

Residents ponder future park in southeast Columbia

Residents dropped by the Activity and Recreation Center on Wednesday night to share their opinions about the city's plans for the Gans Creek Recreation Area.

Missouri football's 2014 SEC schedule released

The Southeastern Conference released the 2014 league schedule on Tuesday, completing Missouri's list of opponents for that season.

J. KARL MILLER: Reaction to rodeo clown performance blew incident out of proportion

The resurgence of assigning racial overtones to any incident involving people of color — whether by misunderstanding or with malice aforethought — is tragic.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Embrace our linguistic diversity to strengthen America

Greater and lesser pockets of diversity emerge when one zooms in on the U.S. Census Bureau's map. In California, 44 percent of people don’t speak English at home. In Laredo, Texas, it’s an astounding 92 percent. Here in the heartland, English has a firmer hold. In Kansas, 11 percent of people speak something else at home. In Missouri, it’s only 6 percent.

Police respond to reports of shots fired at Douglass Park

Officers arrived at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday and didn't find anyone involved in a disturbance, Columbia Police Sgt. Joe Bernhard said. No injuries have been reported.