Calwood group dedicates memorial at recently discovered Civil War grave

A Civil War group believes to have found a mass grave containing eight or nine Union and Confederate soldiers who died during the bloodiest battle in Callaway County. The site was dedicated with a memorial service including cannon fire and reenactors who traveled from several states.

About one hundred spectators gathered Sunday in a roadside field at what is believed to be a grave containing the bodies of eight or nine Confederate and Union soldiers, killed during the deadliest Civil War battle in Callaway County.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Past ordinances and resolutions available

Search for ordinances and resolutions considered by the Columbia City Council since 1999. 

Man arrested after shotgun wielded in ATV argument

David Baker, 63, of Columbia, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon after a man pulled out a shotgun during an argument with all-terrain vehicle riders.

Express Scripts expansion could mean 1,500 jobs

The company received nearly $7 million in tax incentives from the state.

Southwest Missouri fair offering elephant rides

Elephants from Larry Carden's farm near Springfield are giving rides at the Ozark Empire Fair for the first time.

Boy, 13, dies in Missouri dirt bike accident

Chance Harris, 13, has died following a collision of two dirt bikes at a state park in St. Francois County.

The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline Hall of Fame class

Frank Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000.

Blunt touts passage of religious envoy legislation

The bill authorizes up to $1 million annually for a special envoy's office to promote freedoms for religious minorities in what the bill describes as the Near East and South Central Asia. The envoy would have the rank of ambassador.

After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees are scheduled to unveil a plan expected to authorize billions in emergency spending to lease 27 new clinics, hire more doctors and nurses and make it easier for veterans who can't get prompt appointments with VA doctors to obtain outside care.

Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

It's the second time in two years that the influential group has recommended narrowing use of the drug, sold by MedImmune under the brand name Synagis . MedImmune is fighting back with full-page newspaper ads that say the updated policy threatens "our most vulnerable babies."

Newman Center's new pastor brings college experience to Columbia

The Rev. Richard Litzau, O.P., comes most recently from New Mexico and, before that, Indiana.

Proposed state constitutional amendment tackles electronic privacy rights

This fall, voters will consider amending the state Constitution to protect electronic communications and data from unreasonable search and seizure. But state and local law enforcement officials might already be doing what the amendment requires.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Commentary on Maty Mauk's steady leadership style

But it's not just Maty Mauk in our top 10 most-read stories. Kasey, a rescued beagle mix, and owner, 17-year-old Allison Frappier, share a bond that's grown after training for dog shows for years.


WEEK IN PHOTOS: Highlights of the Boone County Fair

This week dock dogs, demolition derbies and a Wild West Shoot-Out caught the eye of Missourian photographers.

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Nibali beat out his closest rival, Marcel Kittel, of Germany, by more than seven minutes and became the first Italian to win the cycling race since 1998.

National Champion race walker competes with his friend

Dave Couts, a national champion race walker from Whiteside, and his friend Gene Hall compete in the race walking event at 2014 Show-Me State Games.

Mountain biking a "family" event for Pfood Man Racing

Members of the team competed in the mountain biking event Sunday at the Show-Me State Games. The team's unusual name comes from its founder, Ralph Pfremmer.


Lottery ticket to support Missouri veterans will be on August ballot

Amendment 8, if passed, would instigate a lottery ticket specifically benefiting veterans. All net proceeds would go into one of the Missouri Veterans Commission's funds.

Former Columbia councilman, mayoral candidate Jerry Wade dies

Wade, 73, died of lung cancer at his home Saturday, his wife said. The former fourth ward councilman had a long history of service to the city.

Santana hits 2 more HRs, Indians stop Royals

Santana tied a team record for homers in a series, finishing off this four-game set with a pair of two-run shots. He has homered in three straight games, and has hit six home runs in six games.