Cowgirl wrangles leadership responsibilities outside rodeo

Madeline Cuppy competed at the Missouri High School rodeo Friday, where she competed in the barrel race with her horse Hank.

Madeline Cuppy, president of the Missouri High School Rodeo, juggles school and rodeo life.

As Williams twins can attest, rodeo's a family affair

Hannah and Morgan Williams, 16-year-old twins from Odessa, are among high school students from across Missouri gathered in the Central Missouri Events Center to show off their skills.

Stiepleman: Columbia Public Schools will need more city funds

Incoming Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Peter Stiepleman spoke Friday about how the district will adapt to Columbia's growth. He said that more funds will be needed, and he's not opposed to re-evaluating the district's calendar.

Columbia food bank director Peggy Kirkpatrick to retire

"The next chapter of my life is going to be focused on trying to get people out of poverty, not just help them cope with it," said  Peggy Kirkpatrick, executive director of the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

Cause of fatal SUV collision with school bus under investigation

The bus in the crash "did exactly what it is designed to do," Columbia Public Schools' spokeswoman said Friday. It absorbed the collision's impact and kept the 22 children on the bus safe from serious injury.

I-70, airport among MoDOT's priorities

The department will host an open-house meeting on the priorities list from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Activity and Recreation Center.


Wait times at Truman hospital shorter than VA's initial predictions

The actual waiting times for new patients at Truman Veterans Hospital are less than widely reported prospective numbers drawn from a Veterans Administration audit released Monday.

Candidates use Strawberry Festival to get word out on elections

State and local candidates running in the August Primary Election provided one-minute presentations over dinner and dessert at the annual Strawberry Festival on Friday evening.

Guthrie snaps winless streak in Royals' 7-2 win

Lorenzo Cain had a two-run double to highlight a five-run first inning, Jeremy Guthrie pitched into the sixth inning and the Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to five games with a 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

Lynn, Adams key Cardinals' 1-0 win over Nationals

Lance Lynn threw eight innings of two-hit ball and Matt Adams homered on his first swing since coming off the disabled list, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory over Jordan Zimmermann and the Washington Nationals on Friday night.

Missouri releases Kim Anderson contract details

Anderson, who took over the Missouri basketball team, will earn a total guarantee of $1.1 million.

Missouri basketball, KC commission to make announcement Monday

The Missouri athletics department and the Kansas City Sports Commission will be making an announcement regarding Tiger basketball Monday morning in Kansas City.


Where to go and who to follow for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Who to follow for updates, commentary and news about the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Woman hits bystander with car

Columbia resident Kor'janae Carter was charged with second degree assault and peace disturbance after driving her vehicle toward a group of individuals and striking someone, sheriff's officials said.

Man arrested for burglary and sexual misconduct

A Columbia man has been charged in connection with entering a residence on Moore Walkway and exposing himself to two female residents.

FROM READERS: Columbia resident fostered 48 cats through Second Chance

Fostering a pet is an easy way to help shelter pets find a home. Volunteering to foster helps open space in shelters and prepares the animal for their forever home.

Kings win Stanley Cup on Martinez's double-OT goal

Marian Gaborik scored a tying power-play goal with 12:04 left in regulation for the resilient Kings, who rallied from yet another deficit before finishing off the Rangers in the longest game in franchise history.

Chiefs release Flowers after voluntary workouts

Flowers was due to make $5.25 million this season, and he carried a salary cap number of $10.5 million that made him difficult to keep.

Another appeal filed for Missouri death row inmate goes to Supreme Court

Attorneys for John Winfield appeal ruling on use of pentobarbital to the U.S. Supreme Court.


Lambert Airport to be home for Zhu Wei sculpture

The St. Louis-based Gateway Foundation will loan the sculpture "China China" by Chinese artist Zhu Wei to the airport for 10 years.