Shelter dog transformed to show winner at Boone County Fair

Eleven area youths and their dogs competed Tuesday in the Boone County 4-H/FFA Dog Show. The competition featured events in showmanship, an obstacle course, costumes and tricks. There were also demonstrations of jumpers, tunnels and nose work.

Allison Frappier, 17, transformed an unwanted shelter dog into an award-winning show dog. Frappier and her beagle, Kasey, competed Tuesday at the Boone County 4-H/FFA Dog Show.

DAVID ROSMAN: For the most part, don't mess with state constitution

With the primary election coming soon, David Rosman shares his opinion on the ballot measures and how he intends to vote.

FROM READERS: Sons of Confederate Veterans to dedicate Civil War mass grave

A dedication ceremony will be held on Sunday in Callaway County. The event is set to feature honor and color guards of uniformed reenactors, a bagpiper, a fired salute and more.


Missouri sheriff resigns after inmate allegations

Court documents show Schuyler County Sheriff Josh Dole took inmates to bars in Knox and Sullivan counties and released two inmates to work at his home.

White House: Obama to visit Kansas City next week

Additional details of the visit, including the location of his speech, were not immediately available. It also isn't known if the public will be able to attend.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri's higher education department scores A+ on immigration studies

The legislature has barred students who have applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status from receiving in-state tuition, so the department is offering them free tuition at community colleges to work around that decision.

Rays win 6th straight, 7-2 over Cardinals

Odorizzi, pitching 33 miles from his hometown of Highland, Illinois, allowed two runs over 5 2-3 innings and Yunel Escobar highlighted a five-run fifth inning with a two-run double to lead the Rays to a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.

Source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

The company detected the unauthorized transactions last year, contacted authorities and gave the affected customers refunds and help changing their passwords.

Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

In the first ruling, a divided three-judge panel in Washington called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their premiums.

League of Women Voters forum features candidates, park sales tax discussion

The League of Women's voters public forum featured nine candidates who will appear on the primary ballot on Aug. 5. One issue, a one-eighth-cent sales tax increase for Boone County to fund parks and the Central Missouri Events Center, was also discussed.

COMMENTARY: Maty Mauk's confidence rubs off on teammates

Maty Mauk inspires belief in his teammates. Even in a pickup basketball gym.

Car crashes into El Maguey storefront at Conley Road location

The 15-year-old driver was taken into custody and was charged with a traffic violation, but no one was injured in the accident.

Phillips, Basye seek GOP nod in 47th House District race

Both of the first-time candidates, Elizabeth "Betsy" Phillips and Chuck Basye, hope to take on the incumbent, Rep. John Wright.

Youngsters show and tell at Boone County Fair

Children participated in the Pee Wee Showmanship competition on Monday evening. Millie Sexten showed her calf, Marie, named after Marie Watkins Oliver, the creator and designer of Missouri's state flag. 

Michael Sam excited about next phase of career

As the preseason fast approaches, Michael Sam and other St. Louis Rams draft picks are back on the practice field.

Ralph C. Dobbs, Sept. 29, 1922 — July 22, 2014, of Columbia

Ralph C. Dobbs of Columbia died Tuesday, July 22, 2014. He was 91.

Betty Mae Bundy was 'kind, giving person,' dedicated mother, grandmother

Betty Mae Bundy of Columbia died Thursday at the age of 82. She loved spending time with her family, being outside and watching sports.

Betty Mae Bundy, Nov. 1, 1931 — July 17, 2014, of Columbia

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Amendment 1 would protect all of Missouri's farmers, ranchers

State Sen. Michael L Parson says the "Right to Farm" amendment was drafted to ensure all Missouri farmers are able to operate without "unreasonable intrusion from outside interests."

ROSE NOLEN: Uncertain about right to farm, when corporations are involved

The proposed amendment raises questions about who the right to farm will apply to and what it will mean.