Two-thirds of voters reject tax for Boone County fairground, parks

Bondi Wood, right, co-chair of the EPIC Visionary Committee of Boone County, talks to Janet Thompson, the Northern District commissioner, at Bleu during a Proposition Epic watch party Tuesday. The proposition, which voters rejected, would have implemented a one-eighth-cent sales tax within the county for six years.

The proposition, which had heavy support from county government, failed 66 percent to 34 percent.

Nora Dietzel wins Democratic primary for recorder of deeds

Dietzel will run against Republican Lisa Ballenger in the November general election. Ballenger ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

Moberly man, home from Liberia, says Peace Corps mission outweighed Ebola risk

Dane Sosniecki was supposed to be overseas for two years, but the Ebola outbreak brought him back after just six weeks of teaching in Kakata, Liberia.

Missouri football's Maty Mauk hungry for improvement

The starting quarterback lost weight over the summer but says he feels as fast as he did in high school. Mauk will be expected to lead Missouri's young group of receiver's this season. 

Republican incumbent Hartzler, Libertarian Young win 4th Congressional District primary

Vicky Hartzler, Herschel Young and Nate Irvin will face off in November's election.

Jay lifts Cardinals to 3-2 win over Red Sox

Jon Jay hit an RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning to break a tie and lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

Chuck Basye wins GOP nomination for 47th District House seat

Basye said he plans to take two or three days off to attend a Republican training session in Kansas City.

Phelps signs with new suit company

Michael Phelps has been linked with Speedo throughout his swimming career, most notably collecting a $1 million bonus after he won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Games. Now, as he comes back from retirement, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history will have a different look.

Columbia man, indicted on drug trafficking charges, arrested

Malcolm D. Redmon, whose trial on a felony assault charge will begin later this month, was arrested Tuesday morning on federal cocaine charges following a July 30 indictment.

MU part of new five-year study on effects of climate change

A $20 million grant brings Missouri institutions together in an interdisciplinary study on the potential effects of climate change.

Anthony Gordick served in Army, Navy, Air Force, Merchant Marine

Anthony Gordick of Columbia died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. He was 85.

Kim Shaw, Michael Whitworth win Division 5 judicial primaries

In the primary, three Democrats and two Republicans ran for Division 5 associate circuit judge to replace Larry Bryson, who is retiring at age 66.

Lottery ticket for veterans struck down at the polls

Because the amendment failed, there will be no change to the funding of the Veterans Commission, and lottery ticket proceeds in Missouri will continue to fund only education.

Special teams take the forefront at Rams practice

More than half of the roster was involved in the first St. Louis Rams special teams-only practice of training camp.

Man accused of using Craigslist to try to perform lewd acts with dog

Jerald Lee Hill, 56, of Roach, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted unlawful sex with an animal and attempted animal abuse.

Flowers' return provides boost for Arkansas

Trey Flowers chose Arkansas when he was in high school because he wanted the chance to win a national championship. The Razorbacks' defensive end chose to return for his senior season because he wasn't ready to leave a program that had fallen so far from those championship expectations.

U.S. men's basketball chooses 16 roster finalists

The U.S. national team has 16 players left in their roster pool after cutting three Tuesday.

ROSE NOLEN: Housing, jobs remain hallmarks of injustice for blacks

Although the Civil Rights Bill was passed in 1964, black people are still fighting for equal footing.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Five reasons to shop at a Missouri farmers market

In honor of National Farmers Market Week, Mark Cadle, state executive director of the Missouri Farm Service Agency, offers tips on how to celebrate the abundance of summer.

2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in U.S.

Nancy Writebol, 59, traveled from Monrovia, Liberia, to Emory University Hospital, just downhill from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She arrived two days after Kent Brantly, a doctor with whom she had worked in Liberia and who also contracted Ebola, showed up for treatment.