Gebhart's hit sparks Tigers in win over Ball State

MU junior Kyle Gibson pitches during the first game of a four-game series against Ball State on March 6 at Taylor Stadium. Gibson struck out 13 batters, a career high, in the Tigers' 4-1 win over the Cardinals.

Freshman Ryan Gebhart hit a two-RBI single in the fourth inning to spark the Tigers to a 4-1 win over Ball State on Friday night. Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson struck out a career-high 13 batters in eight innings and earned the win.

Today's Question: Should the plans to widen I-70 be presented when no money is available?

The Missouri Department of Transportation is conducting studies and seeking input on adding lanes to I-70 even though there is no money for the project.

FBI raid, lawsuit threaten Angel Food Ministries reputation

Questions have been raised about Angel Food Ministries, a non-denominational Christian charity that sells low-cost food boxes, after an FBI raid on the group's headquarters. The charity is also facing a lawsuit filed by two of its board members.

Columbia's churches give financial advice

These are bad times for the economy, so Columbians are turning to churches to get help managing their money.

Cougars fall in women's basketball AMC semifinals

Columbia College junior Rachel Oswald scored her 1,000th-career point in the 74-61 loss to McKendree on Friday at The Arena of Southwell Complex.

Europe's economy doing better than US

The economic crisis in the U.S. has spread to Europe, hitting the poorer  countries of Central and Eastern Europe especially hard. The balance of the EU is strained as it faces the first real economic strain since the introduction of the euro in 1999. Still, Europe's economy seems to be doing better than the U.S.

No. 12 Missouri softball shuts out UMKC

Stacy Delaney pitched a six-inning one-hitter for the Tigers. Missouri will play three more games this weekend in the All-Missouri Breast Cancer Awareness tournament in Springfield.

UPDATE: Nixa workers face new charges; loss increased to $750,000

Larry Covington, a former superintendent of streets, now faces a charge of felony stealing, in addition to an earlier charge of stealing by deceit.

North Boone County cover fire causes damage to acreage

Units from the Boone County Fire Protection District responded to a natural cover fire at 11:45 a.m. today. The fire came within about four feet of a residence on Chesley Drive.

Missouri Guard retires last flying UH-1 chopper

The Missouri Army National Guard is retiring its last flying UH-1 helicopter. The chopper was built in 1974 and has spent its entire service with the Missouri Guard.

Windsor school superintendent placed on leave

The Windor Board of Education unanimously voted this week to place Superintendent Rudy Duran on immediate paid leave.

Boonville Anheuser-Busch farm welcomes two new foals

Two foals, Cooper and Rachel, were born at the  branch of the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale farm located near Boonville. Cooper was named after Cooper County.

Emerson renews push to import prescription drugs

U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson is renewing a bill to allow U.S.-licensed pharmacies and wholesalers to import FDA-approved medications from Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Vandalia residents accuse police of shooting pet dogs

Some residents of Vandalia say they plan to file a formal complaint with the city, alleging that police are shooting their pet dogs without provocation. Vandalia's police chief said he stands behind his officers and that citizens need to be more responsible.

After similar drill, St. Louis firefighters rescue man from sewer

St. Louis firefighters rescued a 46-year-old man after he fell through a manhole sewer  after the firefighters had practiced a similar drill Thursday morning.