Edwards in late race crash that sends debris into stands

Carl Edwards, right, flips into the catch fence as Ryan Newman (39) slides along the wall on the final lap of Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Leading in the final lap, Carl Edwards' car was tapped by eventual winner Brad Keselowski and went flying into the air and into a protective fence that protects spectators. Several fans were injured in the accident.

Pictures of Carl Edwards' accident

Carl Edwards' last-lap crash injures seven fans

Debris from Carl Edwards' car caused several injuries, none life-threatening at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.

MU softball needs help in chase for Big 12 title

The Tigers could have clinched the Big-12 regular season championship with a sweep of Oklahoma this weekend but were swept instead. They need Oklahoma State to beat Oklahoma and sweep Nebraska next weekend to share the title with Oklahoma.

Choir and Drum Ensemble performs for Earth Day

Askren dominates second MMA fight

Ben Askren, a two-time NCAA champion at Missouri in wrestling, defeated Mitchell Harris Saturday night at the Holiday Inn Expo Center, in the second Mixed Martial Arts fight of Askren's career.

Conference focuses on faith's connection to environment

The event focused on how  churches can take measures to preserve the environment.

Columbia shelter wins makeover announced Central Missouri Humane Society as the winner of its annual shelter makeover, according to an article by USA Today. The shelter will be holding a press conference Monday at 9 a.m.

NFL teams select six Missouri Tigers in draft

The Missouri Tigers had six former players selected in the NFL Draft that ended on Sunday. It is the most Tigers selected since the 1981 NFL Draft when seven players were drafted. However, former Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel was not selected.

Columbia man arrested after knife assault

Ronald Gaston, 69, of Columbia was arrested Saturday on two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action in connection with a knife assault, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

Car flips on highway near Discovery Parkway

Missouri baseball sweeps Texas Tech

Tigers earn first sweep of season thanks to five RBIs from senior Ryan Lollis.

19th-century New Orleans brothels revisited in new book

A Tulane professor investiagated further when she saw most cases had been dropped.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleanup Columbia

The event on Saturday morning had volunteers across Columbia picking up trash from parks and other public places.

Obama will hit famous 100 day mark in Missouri

President Barack Obama will celebrate his 100th day in office in Arnold. He will be taking questions about the administration's agenda and discussing his first 100 days.

Chiefs solidify defense with draft picks

Kansas City's new brain trust hopes players aid in making team a contender.

Sheriff: Florida man killed 2 deputies after being stunned

The deputies were trying to arrest the man and shot him with a Taser for five seconds. He then opened fire on them. The man was later killed after a car chase with deputies in another county.

Gay couples in Iowa preparing for same-sex marriages

Iowa will begin processing same-sex marriage applications Monday, and the first gay weddings could happen within hours after that. Iowa requires a three-day waiting period before a wedding can occur, but one pro-gay marriage group is counting on waivers to override that rule.

Sen. McCaskill makes surprise visit to Columbia homebuyers

Sen. Claire McCaskill visited a Columbia couple who recently purchased a house to promote the advance loan program for first-time homebuyers and the stimulus tax credit. Missouri is the only state in the nation to have the advance loan program.

Rams' draft goes 'according to plan'

St. Louis convinced third-round pick is a strong character guy.