Big inning boosts Missouri baseball team

Missouri's Michael Liberto makes contact as his teammates watch from the dugout. Liberto struck out three times, walked and scored a run.

The Tigers scored five runs in the bottom of the second and held to beat No. 10 Oklahoma. Starting pitcher Nick Tepesch struck out nine Sooners in six innings.

Obama tours Europe, Turkey giving the impression of the anti-Bush

The global economic crisis and the war in Afghanistan are on the agenda for Obama's tour of Europe and Turkey.

Anderson receives national coaching honor

Missouri coach shares award with John Calipari.

Palm Sunday goes greener with fair-trade fronds

About 2,500 congregations of various Christian denominations will be using fair-trade palm fronds for Palm Sunday this year. The fronds are from the University of Minnesota's Eco-Palms program, which ensures the leaves were harvested in an environmentally sensitive manner.

Gordon ends longest winless drought of his career

Edwards is unable to defend title at Texas Motor Speedway as Gordon wins for the first time in 48 races.

Ryan to start in Cardinals' opener

St. Louis' roster is set for Monday's game against Pittsburgh.

Royals opener postponed

Snow, cold, high winds are in the forecast in Chicago. Game moved to Tuesday.

Struggles continue for Missouri tennis team

The Tigers suffer their fourth straight loss in conference play.

Brown Station Road fire caused an estimated $50,000 in property damages

Residents of the home, Timothy and Loretta Ralph, were out of town at the time of the fire. There were no injuries to firefighters or residents.

Council candidates differ on growth-management philosophies

Those running in the upcoming election have different perspectives on how the city should approach its inevitable growth.

Columbia Kiwanians helps improve Elementary school's play area

Today the Kiwanis volunteers work to improve the outside area of Lee Elementary School. The organization extended the student play area to help reconnect children and nature.

Kite flying contest at Douglass Park draws large crowd

Around 70 people gathered in Douglass Park Saturday to attend the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department Kite Flying Contest. Good weather and free kites invited people to spend the day outdoors rather than on the couch.

Mid-Missouri Corvette Club partners with Dream Factory to raise money for sick children

More than 150 people attended the event to celebrate their classic cars.


Candidates push ideas for economic development, job creation

Columbia City Council candidates lay out their views on how to right what they say is Columbia's struggling economy in advance of Tuesday's election.

Boone County polling sites cut to 45

Desire to cut costs for city and schools and historically low turnout factored into the decision, Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren said.