Back in stride

Until recently, there have been holes in the Missouri track and field team’s roster. Seniors Amanda Bales and Tim Ross were injured early in the cross country season and have not competed. However, today’s Missouri Relays will give them a chance to test their legs and prepare for the rest of the outdoor track season.

Shorthanded Kewps set for season

The Hickman track and field team’s first meet without former coach Steve Luetjen will also be without a lot of key runners. This weekend’s Missouri Relays coincides with spring break and vacation time for many of the competing high schools.

Crowd loves to see Globetrotters deny Nationals first win

The New York Nationals received a beastly “boo” from fans at Mizzou Arena on Thursday night as they ran onto the court against the Harlem Globetrotters.

Cougars’ win streak reaches 11

The Columbia College softball team continued its hot streak in Arizona on Thursday at the Tuscon Invitational, winning two games to push its winning streak to 11.

Courthouse workers cry crunch

Lack of space at the Boone County Courthouse has court officials making a different kind of case, submitting evidence and statements in an attempt to prove to a jury of the public that work conditions are so tight they’re compromising efficiency, privacy and security in the historic building.

Officials differ on benefits of proposed courthouse tax

There’s a popular phrase being bandied about at the Boone County Courthouse this election season: “Justice delayed is justice denied.”

Reconstructing Renick

RENICK — Tom Carr stopped his work briefly on Tuesday to watch as the group of Amish men on his barn roof laid another sheet of aluminum. Less than an hour earlier, the roof had only been timber framing. Now, the south side was almost covered.

Tornado force scale adjusted

Forty-four tornadoes touched down across Missouri on March 11-12, resulting in 10 fatalities and 107 injuries, according to updated information from ground and aerial surveys done by the National Weather Service’s Missouri offices.

Sirens sound, but Columbia spared storm damage

After spawning a reported tornado in Sedalia, severe thunderstorms rolled east into the Columbia area Thursday evening without causing significant damage.

Victim’s friends protest coverage

Several individuals were being interviewed Thursday evening in connection with the Carlos Kelly homicide, police said.

Senate adds to plans for MOHELA

JEFFERSON CITY — Senators have unveiled another plan to spend an expected $450 million in proceeds from the proposed sale of some Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority loans.

Judge orders deposition on photos

A circuit court judge ruled Thursday that he will wait to see the results of a Monday deposition before deciding whether to order Columbia Daily Tribune photographer Jenna Isaacson to turn over 622 photographs requested by attorneys in the Aaron O’Neal wrongful death lawsuit.

Experts warn of potential problems with piercings

Columbia resident Shannon West, wearing a silver stud in her ear and a tiny rhinestone in her nose, is familiar with body piercings.

Lawmakers bolster funeral protest law

JEFFERSON CITY — The House approved a bill Thursday designed to reinforce a ban on protesting at funerals.

'Persons of interest' in police custody in Carlos Kelly homicide investigation

Two men described by Columbia police as 'persons of interest' in the Carlos Kelly homicide investigation were taken into custody Thursday night after a brief standoff at an apartment on Demaret Drive.

Meet the candidates

The Missourian is publishing in-depth profiles of each candidate for Columbia City Council, Columbia School Board and the Boone County Fire Protection District. The Sunday, April 2, newspaper will include a complete Voters Guide that will include voter information, polling places and times and location changes. To read previous coverage, click on the candidates' name:

Wheelchair basketball gives outlet to MU student

Tom Knaus never thought his life would change so quickly.

MU loses to SEMO on ninth inning HR

The Missouri baseball team fell to Southeast Missouri State 3-2 Wednesday night in Cape Girardeau.

Track meet held for high school, college teams

Most of the Missouri track and field team will be staying in Columbia during the university’s spring break, gearing up for the Missouri Relays at Audrey J. Walton stadium. The two-day open competition begins Friday and will attract athletes from high school and collegiate teams.

Blues’ late comeback can’t prevent eighth straight loss

CHICAGO — Kyle Calder scored in overtime to lift the Chicago Blackhawks over the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Wednesday night and snap a five-game losing streak.