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Missouri softball team wins super regional opener

The Missouri softball team beat No. 2 UCLA on Saturday in the first game of its best-of-three NCAA Super Regional. The Tigers are set to play Game 2 against UCLA at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Double plays help Missouri advance in Big 12 baseball tournament

In the eighth and ninth inning Saturday against Oklahoma, Missouri turned double plays to escape jams and clinch a 5-4 Tigers' victory in the Big 12 baseball tournament in Oklahoma City. Missouri finished 2-1 in pool play and will play in the championship game at 1 p.m. Sunday. The game will be broadcast on FSN. 

Tiebreakers become essential at Big 12 baseball tournament

Texas, Baylor and Kansas State each finished play in their division of the Big 12 baseball tournament with a 2-1 record and Kansas went 0-3. Texas advances to play in the championship game at 1 p.m. Sunday because of a tiebreaker that advances the higher seed.

Guests often become friends for Pepper and Mouser

Many of the people who have appeared on "Pepper and Friends" over the past 27 years have been more then interview subjects. And they have been a variety of characters. "We run the gamut, I think, in local community television," co-host James Mouser said.

Ex-South Korean leader Roh commits suicide

Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun committed suicide Saturday. He was 62. Roh had been accused of accepting bribes while in office from 2003 to 2008.

Rock Bridge tennis team in eighth straight semifinals

The Rock Bridge boys tennis team beat Springfield Central in its sectional and Jefferson City in the quarterfinals Saturday at Bethel Park to advance to the semifinals of the Class 2 state tournament for the eighth straight time.

PHOTO GALLERY: A day at the Salute to Veterans Air Show

Saturday's Salute to Veterans Air Show at the Columbia Regional Airport featured screaming jets and airplanes from days gone by.

Air show recognizes veterans

Saturday's Salute to Veterans Air Show featured military planes, demonstrations and a ceremony to honor veterans. This year's honored guests at the ceremony included members of the Heart of America chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen and the Women Air Force Service Pilots.

Sailors' arrival marks city's 15th anniversary as submarine namesake

Three members of the USS Columbia submarine crew arrived in Columbia on Friday to help the city honor its veterans and celebrate its status as the ship's namesake.

St. Louis Metro to restore some bus cuts

St. Louis Metro officials plan to restore some of the transit cuts made earlier this year with $12 million in federal stimulus funds.

Former exec for Kansas-based fuel distributor claims fraud

After Crescent Oil Co. Inc. and its subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February, Phillip Near, former president and majority shareholder, filed a lawsuit claiming the company's failure was caused by its buyout by Titan Global Holdings Inc., a Texas-based company.

Four firsts for Hickman track team at sectional

The Hickman track and field teams won four events Saturday at the Class 4 Lebanon Sectional and qualified several others to the state championships next weekend at Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

Passerby pushes suicide jumper off bridge

The man who fell was injured but survived. The man who pushed him off had volunteered to talk him down and was refused. He broke through the cordon anyway and after he pushed the jumper off, he said he was fed up with such "selfish acitivity."

PHOTO GALLERY: Douglass High School graduation

Thirty-nine graduates from Douglass High School attended commencement at Launer Auditorium on the Columbia College campus Friday night.

What to do with doggy doo? One guy built a Powerloo

Curt Fournier of Michigan was tired of cleaning up after his two dogs. So he built an outdoor, handsfree flushable toilet for dog waste that taps into a sewer line.

Douglass High School graduates 39 seniors

Commencement speaker and graduating senior Haley Williams’ message to her 38 fellow graduates was that the school had brought together a group of students with various backgrounds and life challenges.

Joan Alexander, voice of Lois Lane on radio, dies at 94

Joan Alexander performed on dozens of radio serials, such as "Lone Journey," "Light of the World" and "This is Nora Drake" and playing Della Street in "Perry Mason." But her most famous role was on "The Adventures of Superman."

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