Missouri baseball team loses to rival Kansas

Missouri freshman Dane Opel walks back to the dugout after popping out to end the game in a 1-0 loss to Kansas on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

The Missouri baseball team lost 1-0 to Kansas on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

Former assistant Missouri softball coach returns with own team

Visiting Evansville was overpowered 8-0 by Missouri, but it was still a pleasant homecoming for Evansville coach Mark Redburn, who returned to Columbia for the first time since leaving the Tigers at the end of last season.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should the students involved in the cotton ball incident be readmitted to MU?

The students were charged with littering, a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a maximum one-year sentence or a fine of up to $1,000, or both.

Hinkson proposal would require city, county to reduce storm runoff by half

City and county officials say such a refit of the stormwater system would be cost prohibitive and that the situation might not be as dire as the Department of Natural Resources says.

Hickman thrower shows star power

Junior thrower Sarah Hall possesses strength her teammates on the Hickman track and field team like to compare to that of the fictional character Lara Croft, especially since like Croft, Hall wears a distinctive braid in her hair.

Proposed consolidation of education departments stirs heated debate in Senate

After giving first-round approval to a bill that would combine Missouri's higher and elementary and secondary education departments, debate has stalled progress on a proposal outlining the details of the consolidation.

Veteran SNL writer Tom Davis speaks at MU, Columbia College

Tom Davis, who wrote for Saturday Night Live during the show's first 12 seasons, discussed his political work with the show at MU on Tuesday. He will give a different presentation discussing his work with both the show and long-time comedy partner Al Franken on Wednesday.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What should be done about pollution in Hinkson Creek?

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources said the low numbers of certain fish, invertebrates and insects means the waterway is polluted but determining which pollutants are responsible is difficult. The department has called for Columbia and Boone County to clean up the creek.

MU junior wins YouTube global journalism competition

MU junior Alex Rozier won the Project:Report competition sponsored by YouTube. His $10,000 grant will allow him to cover an international story within the next year.

Big 12 title-game loss fuels Nebraska football resurgence

As Big 12 Conference team's use the spring to prepare for the 2010 football season, all eyes are on the Cornhuskers.

Missouri tax credit reform faces opposition

Gov. Jay Nixon and Missouri's education leaders called for tax credit at a press conference Wednesday in Jefferson City. However, Republican lawmakers oppose the governor's proposed tax credit reform.

Fire badly damages Centralia mobile home

A fire in a mobile home south of Centralia on Wednesday morning caused significant damage to the home, but there were no injuries reported.

Missouri House moves closer to Access Missouri scholarship changes

With first-round approval, the Missouri House moved one step closer to a Missouri Access bill that would equalize the amount of money public and private university students can receive in a state need-based scholarship. The House also agreed to postpone the implementation date until the 2014-15 school year, which would allow almost all current students to keep their scholarship rates.

Kroenke tells newspaper he wants Rams to stay in St. Louis

The Rams minority owner is making a case for buying the remaining 60 percent of the team he doesn't yet own.

Ash cloud's silver lining: bluer skies

The perpetuating ash clouds from last week's Icelandic volcano eruption brought about a significant decrease in European flights, leading to bluer skies in the area.

Line striping continues on roads until May 7

The Public Works Department is urging drivers to take alternate routes because of the striping.

Part of Chapel Hill Road closing Monday morning

Beginning Monday morning, a construction project will close a portion of Chapel Hill Road.

Missouri Senate approves bill to speed tax refunds

The bill approved Tuesday by the Senate would require interest to be paid after 90 days. The measure now goes to the House, which already has passed a similar bill.

Senate bill would increase retirement age for new state employees

A Senate bill passed Tuesday that will change how state employees pay into the retirement system.

Boone County hosts Bark for Life fundraiser for American Cancer Society

Bark For Life, a fundraiser that allows owners to walk their dogs to join the fight against cancer, will take place May 8 in Cosmo-Bethel Park. The event benefits the American Cancer Society.