Missouri baseball team upset in regional opener

Western Kentucky's Terrence Deyleg scores on a wild pitch as Missouri pitcher Nick Tepesch moves to cover home Friday in the Tigers' 11-4 loss to the Hilltoppers in NCAA regional play in Oxford, Miss.

Western Kentucky scored six runs in the top of the first inning on the way to an 11-4 victory over Missouri on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Oxford Regional.

Missouri softball hopes for better bounces

The Tigers meet the University of Georgia at 11 a.m. Saturday in the College Softball World Series.

Rowing for Veterans

On April 6, Dan Cook of Rivers of Recovery started rowing his dory, a 17-foot long wooden boat, from Three Forks, Mont., to the Gulf of Mexico in an effort to raise awareness for disabled veterans.

Boys and Girls Northeast teams eliminated in the first round of the Missouri Challenge

First-year event concludes Saturday morning at Columbia College.

Libby reflects on tenure as Stephens president

On the eve of her departure as Stephens College president, Wendy Libby and her colleagues look back on the successes of her six years at Stephens.

For jailing journalists, Cuba is the little island that can

U.S. media take no notice as the director of an independent Cuban news agency is sent to prison for three years and the Comittee to Protect Journalists reports that 22 journalists are in prison on the island.

International reaction to North Korea's nuclear tests

On Memorial Day, North Korea detonated a nuclear device. Here, four journalists discuss the United Nation's reaction to the nuclear test.

GetAbout Columbia outspends counterparts on education, promotion

Funding for GetAbout Columbia has focused 14 percent, or about $3 million, on promotion and education over the past 18 months. With the exception of elementary school programs, bike safety programs have seen little participation.

GetAbout Columbia supporters consider funding for Phase 2

City officials are debating the proper use of federal funds for the GetAbout Columbia pilot project. While some think education and promotion are the most logical priorities, other councilmembers say infrastructure projects are most essential.

Health officials: No confirmed swine flu cases in Boone County

So far Boone County has not had a confirmed case of H1N1, or swine flu, though not everyone with symptoms is being tested, Columbia health officials said Thursday.

Missouri's Gibson a top prospect

Missouri's Kyle Gibson has changed from a tall skinny kid into the Tigers' ace, an all-American and a pitcher scouts point their radar guns at every weekend.

Columbia job advocates seek zoning for industrial site

A Columbia group formed to promote the creation of "shovel-ready" commercial and industrial sites hopes to develop an industrial park east of the city.

Ole Miss beats Monmonth to advance to winners bracket

Missouri will play No. 4 Monmouth at 1 p.m. Saturday in the losers bracket. The loser of the game will be eliminated from the tournament.

PHOTOS: First Presbyterian unveils $4.5 million church renovations

First Presbyterian Church of Columbia unveiled its newly renovated house of worship to the public at 4:30 p.m. Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

LETTER: Looking at the whole issue of abortion

Anti-abortion activists aren't looking at the whole issue and often neglect to focus on alternatives to abortion.

Two men charged in February shooting death appear in court

Two of the six defendants in the February shooting death of Ronald Cornell Brown appeared in Boone County Circuit Court on Friday for preliminary hearings. The case of Ashtin Levi Weger, 19, was continued, while Nicholas James Weavers, 21, waived his right to an initial hearing.

LETTER: Keep 'Pepper & Friends' on the air

The show has spent years educating and entertaining the community. Please help keep it on the air.

Tiger Treasures collects 18 tons for Saturday's rummage sale

The annual sale starts at 6 a.m. and goes until noon.

Columbia providing free Wi-Fi in two parks

Free Wi-Fi Internet is now available in Flat Branch Park and three locations in Stephens Lake Park. This addition is funded by the park sales tax and sponsored by local wireless Internet provider iZones.

Missouri lawmakers to work on autism, stimulus money

House Speaker Ron Richard said he plans on creating an interim panel to decide how to expand insurance coverage for autistic children. The panel would draft a bill to be filed Dec. 1 for the 2010 legislative session.