Nash's late RBI propels MU softball team to win

Senior pitcher Jen Bruck helped lead the MU softball team to victories over Kansas in both games of a doubleheader on Wednesday. She pitched a complete game in the first game and came in relief during the second game.

The Missouri softball team, led by the batting of Meredith Nash and Lindsey Ubrun, won both games of Wednesday's doubleheader against Kansas.

Rock Bridge boys tennis trounces Hickman

The Bruins swept the dual match and Aron Franck showed off a daunting forehand.

Fire district board hears salary recommendations

The five recommendations would cost the district a total of $29,100 in salary increases but will save the district in the long-run by setting standards for salaries.

Two shot in Douglass Park on Wednesday evening

Two men, an 18-year-old and a 25-year-old, arrived at University Hospital with gunshot wounds. Police said they have little information about the perpetrator.

Tennis-pro father drives MU freshman Ritchie

Missouri tennis player Kaitlyn Ritchie's loudest cheerleader is her father, Pat Ritchie, who drives five hours to see each of her home matches.

Hulshof leads local campaign contributions

U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof, R-Columbia, raised the most money from Columbia residents this election period in his bid for governor, despite opponent Jay Nixon’s lead in contributions statewide.

MU students remember Virginia Tech, pray for peace on campuses

The vigil, sponsored by the Catholic Students Association, Wesley United Methodist Campus Ministry and Christian Campus House, brought together 150 students Wednesday evening to remember those lost in campus shootings.

New elementary school bid approved, construction begins

Read updates on the development of the new elementary school.

Missouri lawmakers push for execution dates

Missouri Democrats and Republicans lobbied the state Supreme Court to set execution dates for death row inmates after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that lethal injections are constitutional.

Senate passes 2009 higher education budget

The Missouri Senate passed next year’s higher education budget Wednesday, which would give the UM System a 4.8 percent increase.

Getting conversations started about sexual assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and residents have already marked the month with a number of events. More are planned in the coming weeks.

Range Line expansion begins

A groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday marked the beginning of a $13.9 million expansion project that went through several plans and took years to develop.

Police arrest two on suspicion of manufacturing meth

Evidence of a complete meth lab leads to the arrests of a man and woman in Harrisburg.

Panel discussion on ‘Apocalypto’ to be held at MU Museum of Art and Archaeology

The MU Museum of Art and Archaeology is screening Mel Gibson’s “Apocalypto” and will hold a panel discussion about the film. The event is being held in conjunction with the museum’s special exhibition “Before Columbus: Iconography of the Ancient Americas.”

Columbia Parks and Recreation Department to hold public meeting on fees

The meeting on program fee assessments will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Activity and Recreation Center.

Sheriff’s deputies looking for two men on suspicion of attempted robbery

After attempting to rob a man at gunpoint, the two men drove off in a light blue vehicle, deputies said.

Two armed men rob residence Tuesday night, according to police

Two men, armed with handguns, robbed a northeast Columbia home Tuesday night, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

'Elixir of Love' opera on tap for weekend

The Show-Me Opera will perform the highlights from the opera “Elixir of Love” this weekend at First Baptist Church.

Wendy’s on Clark Lane closes, expected to be rebuilt

The Wendy’s restaurant on Clark Lane, which was demolished Tuesday, is being rebuilt and is scheduled to re-open in mid-July.

Shots fired early Wednesday morning

Several shots were fired in northeast Columbia early Wednesday morning, but no one was injured, according to Columbia police.