Missouri football opens fall camp with 4 new captains

Monday marked the first day of fall practice for the Tigers. Outside of drilling on the field, Missouri also named four new team captains - Markus Golden, Bud Sasser, Mitch Morse, and Braylon Webb.

The Missouri football team chose four new captains Monday. Each brings a different set of experiences to the table. 

Riders give new COMO Connect bus system a go

"We had a few problems with buses missing stops, but other than that, we had a successful morning," Columbia transit manager Drew Brooks said about COMO Connect's first day of operation.

Markus Golden makes leadership statement as fall camp opens

The Tigers' promising defensive end has gone from backing up Kony Ealy and Michael Sam to being named a team captain and sitting atop the depth chart. Some of his teammates took notice of his leadership during Monday's practice.

Columbia City Council tables student-housing project

The Columbia City Council unanimously tabled a student-housing developer's rezoning request and development agreement.

Public forum planned on Columbia zoning update

The public on Tuesday can review the first phase of new city subdivision and zoning rules and provide feedback.

Deputy arrests 3 on burglary charges during check of unoccupied house

The Boone County sheriff's deputy checking on a Rocheport house that had recently been broken into saw two people fleeing. Another person was in a car in the driveway.

City council votes to put property tax increase proposal on Nov. ballot

Columbia City Council decided to put a property tax increase before voters on Nov 4.

Columbia City Council tables proposed changes to marijuana laws

The Columbia City Council unanimously tabled an amendment to the city's marijuana ordinance, which would decriminalize the cultivation of up to six marijuana plants for personal use.

Missouri basketball's Maui bracket to be announced Wednesday

The Missouri basketball team will play in the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational in November, and the annual tournament's bracket will be announced Wednesday morning, according to a press release sent by the tourney's organizers Monday.

Columbia track team grabs Junior Olympics awards

Three members of Columbia's Blue Thunder Track Club won four national championships at the Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lack of Medicaid expansion stands in the way of health care success

Some states, including Missouri, have refused to expand Medicaid coverage as provided by the ACA, depriving 5 million low-income Americans of medical insurance and creating serious hardships for hospitals.

Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire plan

Still, both sides signaled a rough road ahead, with an Israeli official expressing skepticism given previous failures, and a Palestinian negotiator saying, "It's going to be tough."

Mary Jean Dreier known for generosity, sense of humor

Mary Jean Ditmore Dreier of Columbia died Saturday, Aug. 2. She was 72 years old.

FROM READERS: Stephens student finds comfort in fostering dogs from Second Chance

Stephens College student Molly Wallace describes how fostering dogs from Second Chance helped her anxiety about school.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: UM System employee salaries available

You can view the salaries of UM System employees from 2012-13 in a database put together by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

African group emphasizes importance of preserving culture at 15th anniversary

Descendents of Oduduwa join on the chapters 15th anniversary to share the traditions, culture, clothing and values of Yoruba culture.

Republicans seek veto edge in Missouri House

The winners of the three special elections will take office by September as replacements for lawmakers who left before their terms were done.

DirecTV reaches deal to carry SEC Network

The network will air at least 45 SEC football games this season, starting with Texas A&M-South Carolina on Thursday, Aug. 28.

No Manziel? No Clowney? SEC says no problem

Presumed top contenders like Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia and LSU are breaking in new quarterbacks. Those factors — and the wild, unpredictable 2013 season — are giving other teams around the league hope.

Cardinals' Rosenthal leads majors with 34 saves

The former 21st-round draft pick out of Lee's Summit, Missouri, took charge last September when Edward Mujica faltered. He has been a key piece ever since for the defending National League champions, who were a game back in the Central Division entering Monday after taking two of three from first-place Milwaukee over the weekend.