Tigers set to play Cornell in NCAA Tournament

Missouri's sophomore Justin Safford, left, and senior Matt Lawrence watch the NCAA Tournament Selection Show Sunday at the Clinton Club in Mizzou Arena.

The Missouri men's basketball team earned a No. 3 seed in the West region and is set to play No. 14 seed Cornell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho.

Printable NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket

Tigers bullpen blows late lead against Longhorns

The Missouri baseball team allowed three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to lose 4-3 in the series finale Sunday in Austin, Texas.

Listen to the love song of the frog

A group of amphibian-enthusiasts learned about frogs and toads and listened to a myriad of frog sounds during "A Frog's Serenade" at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Participants also helped park officials conduct a survey of frogs in an area of the park.

Delaney throws no-hitter for MU softball team

Senior Stacy Delaney threw a complete game no-hitter and three Tigers hit home runs in an 8-0 victory over North Carolina on Sunday in the Coastal Carolina Tournament.

Global Journalist: World Baseball Classic more than just exhibition play

Tournament brings the sport to the international stage.

Church resumes services week after pastor slain

The speaker at First Baptist Church in Maryville, Ill., was a minister from a church in Fort Worth, Texas, which itself have been attacked by a gunman years ago.  

Explosive device damages parked car

The Columbia Police Department is investigating an explosive device that exploded inside a car early Sunday morning. The explosion caused damage to the inside of the car and its contents.

AUDIO: Identify toad and frog breeding calls

Listen to the breeding calls of 16 different frogs and toads.

Burglary at Weil Tire and Automotive

A suspect has been charged with second-degree burglary after police responded to an alarm at Weil Tire and Automotive.

MU officials plan budget in uncertain economic climate

Even though the budget for MU might shrink in the next few years, the university is still planning for a steady increase in students.

Ridgeway cottage development still stalled

Developer Amir Ziv has been waiting six months to begin building three small houses on Ridgeway Avenue.

Seminar aims to create more emotionally intelligent managers

Before someone can effectively understand others’ emotions, they must understand their own, says Karen Tate, who will speak this week at a seminar on emotional intelligence in the workplace. 


Council to hear proposal on domestic registry

The registry would allow Columbia couples to obtain certain benefits by demonstrating their relationship to local hospitals and employers. It would be open to all nonmarried couples. Similar registries have been set up in Kansas City and St. Louis.

Illinois church violence prompts conversations in Columbia

After the murder of Pastor Fred Winters in Maryville, Ill., citizens are questioning whether churches need to become more proactive about security if they are still to be considered a safe haven.

Renowned environmentalist Jack Lorenz dies at 69

Jack Lorenz was born in St. Louis and grew up fishing the lakes and rivers of Missouri. He served as executive director of the Izaak Walton League for 18 years and developed a code of ethics for outdoor activities.

Plattsburg woman dies in highway crash

Sixty-year-old Shirley Harless died in a head-on collision on U.S. 69. The other vehicle was drive by Lucas Bates, 28, of Lawson.

Women of Faith tour begins in Kansas City

Kansas City is the first stop of 28 for the Women of Faith tour. Since it began in 1996, 4 million women have attended. Women of Faith is scheduled to be in St. Louis June 26-27.

Comic gets super price at auction

Action Comics No. 1, the first comic featuring Superman, which originally sold for 35 in the 1950s, went for more than $300,000 in auction.

Council candidates weigh in on parks, funding

Several Columbia City Council candidates and residents discuss their views concerning the city's usage of tax money on parks during tough economic times.