Rock Bridge graduates 551 students in Mizzou Arena

Students of Rock Bridge Senior High School's graduating class listen to fellow senior Sheela Lal's commencement address during Saturday evening's program at Mizzou Arena. This year's class was the largest in Rock Bridge history with 551 graduates.

“We definitely have a bunch of talented kids in our class, athletically and academically,” said Alex Litofsky, one of four valedictorians. “I think we were a pretty special class.”

MU baseball nearly wins over No. 1-ranked Miami

MU came back with a strong momentum but came up a little short against the Hurricanes.

Buddhist Center holds Vesak celebration

Members of the Vipassanna Buddhist Church in Jefferson City celebrated Vesak, a major Buddhist festival, on Saturday.

Farmers grapple with rising energy costs

Increased fuel prices mean higher costs for shipping, equipment and petroleum-based fertilizer for local farmers.

Missouri Theatre hosts carnival and circus

The Missouri Theatre hosted the “Art of it All” Carnival and Circus celebrating the renovations and reopening.

Tiger Treasure sale brings out wide array of rummagers

The Tiger Treasure rummage sale brought out a crowd of about 2,500 people by 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium to buy bargain items donated from MU residence halls, student apartments and Greek houses.

Council improves communication with advisory boards and commissions

The City Council intends to improve future communication with the its advisory boards through meetings and quarterly reports.


More than $2,000 raised to pay for dog's pacemaker

Search-and-rescue dog is doing well since having surgery in Columbia.

Dead hogs prompt officials to consider charges

At least 50 dead hogs were found at an abandoned farm in southeast Missouri on Tuesday.

City mulls allowing residents to drive golf carts instead of cars

Cardwell city clerk Mary Vaughn said the city council has discussed the idea with the police department, which said it’s OK provided drivers follow the city’s rules for other drivers.

Blunt attorney wants e-mail lawsuit dismissed

The lawsuit claims the governor or his top deputies tried to destroy the state’s backup e-mail files to avoid complying with Sunshine Law requests.

More than 600 students graduate from Hickman High

More than 600 students graduated on Saturday afternoon. The class received more than eight million dollars in scholarships and awards.

Tenants escape Saturday fire unharmed

Investigators have not determined what sparked the fire Saturday morning at 2100 Cherry Hill Drive.

1 injured in shooting at Petro-Mart

The 29-year-old man was in stable condition early Saturday and being treated for gunshot wounds to the mouth.

Man leads deputy on early morning car chase

A 28-year-old man is suspected of leading a Boone County Sheriff’s Department deputy on a car chase after the deputy attempted to stop the man’s swerving vehicle.

Hulshof endorsed by Bond in Missouri governor’s race

Congressman Kenny Hulshof won the endorsement Saturday of Sen. Kit Bond in Missouri’s Republican gubernatorial primary — a prize he hopes could churn up more money and votes.

Woman says man with a gun tried to rob her in her car

She told police she was stopped at a light at the intersection of Grindstone and Rock Quarry late Friday night when a man in a ski mask came up on the driver's side window, showed her his gun and demanded money.

Issues aren't so different across the pond

We’ve been in London a couple of weeks now, and I’ve noticed some striking parallels between Britain and the colonies, including but not limited to politics. I’ll explain.

Nations are getting on board with biodiversity efforts, but more can be done

The Convention on Biological Diversity held in Bonn, Germany, and attended by more than 100 nations, aims to get the international community involved in discussions about the implications of decreasing biodiversity.

Five Ideas: What are your thoughts on these items in the news this week?

This week's topics are: school safety, Athena losing its business license, the cost of going green, where to relocate the shotgun house and cyberbullying.