Nine MU softball players honored by Big 12

While waiting for the Big 12 Conference Awards ceremony to begin, members of the Missouri softball team lounge in the grass Friday at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.

Rhea Taylor was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year on Friday, and eight other Tigers were named to all-conference teams.

MU baseball holds off Kansas

The Missouri baseball team beat Kansas 5-3 in the first game of the weekend series against their rival.

Hickman lacrosse team loses to Lafayette

Kewpies lose a close game to a 4A opponent in a possible playoff match-up.

Rock Bridge, Hickman soccer game rescheduled

Hauck sparks offense on Bruins girls soccer team

Sophomore Kayla Hauck has provided the Rock Bridge girls soccer team with a spark on offense after missing six games with a concussion.

MU golfers compete in national tournament

Missouri's women golfers are in 19th place after the second round of the NCAA Regional Tournament.

Crinoids are common in Columbia

Columbia is home to a number of fossil species that can easily be found in many of the parks and recreation areas around town.

Groundbreaking for visitor education complex

U.S. Sen. Kit Bond and other leaders drove shovels into the ground May 9, marking the site for the new $3.5 million Visitor Education Complex of Jefferson Farm & Gardens on New Haven Road.

Walking, riding and wheeling Columbians rewarded with free breakfast

Inside Shiloh Bar and Grill on Broadway — along with 11 other locations — a free hot breakfast awaited the travelers for the 7th Annual Bike, Walk and Wheel Challenge, a program designed to spur Columbians to get out of their cars and use alternate modes of transportation.

Third-drug related incident at apartment complex leads to arrests

Cocaine, marijuana, firearms and prescription drugs were found at Gateway Apartments this week.

$1,000 reward offered for information on armed robbery

CrimeStoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for what police have called a “brutal” robbery that occurred early Wednesday morning on Brown Station Road.

Memphis flights to begin in August

Mesaba Airlines flights from Columbia to Memphis will begin Aug. 19 and tickets will be available for purchase May 24.

Making sense of foreclosures

The terms that swirl around foreclosures and mortgages can often be more complicated than the process itself. Here’s a glossary to help make sense of the convoluted situations.

How to avoid foreclosure

Homeowners who are confused, troubled or even just wondering about their status have options in securing their residential future.

Adjustable-rate mortgages can lead to confusion

Adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, are complex because rates can differ from year to year, leaving homeowners confused and often troubled about how to move forward.

Foreclosures closing in on mid-Missouri housing market

Although many agree Columbia and Boone County have suffered far less than many others in the nation, foreclosures have still had widespread effects on many group stakeholders in the Boone County mortgage market.

BEHOLD - The weird tales of Missouri!

Most travel guides tell you where to get a good meal, how to plan a relaxing weekend away from the city or which five-star hotel has the best towels.

This is not that kind of travel guide.

Belief in brief: Pentecost

It’s largely regarded as a Christian holiday, but it has Jewish roots.

Driver injured when car hits telephone pole

Miguel Antonio Scarias man was injured early Friday morning after he crashed head-on into a telephone pole at the 500 block of North Garth Avenue

Poetry and art guide teacher through life

Mike Barrett, who creates art for the sake of art alone, has written poetry for more than two decades. He has been active in the slam poetry movement and the Chicago Poetry Ensemble. Now this creative writing teacher at Moberly Area Community College is passing his love of poetry on to his students.