COMMENT: Nationals bittersweet for Missouri gymnasts

Missouri's last-place finish Thursday at the NCAA National Gymnastics Championships was heartbreaking and disappointing and sad and hard to take, but the Tigers got there. 

MU's Weatherspoon 19th pick of NFL Draft

The Atlanta Falcons selected former Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon with the 19th overall pick of Thursday night's NFL draft.

Missouri gymnasts fall short of qualifying for NCAA finals

The Tigers were in contention for a finals berth, but shaky performances on the balance beam ended their chances.

International community celebrates Earth Day

Individuals around the globe celebrate international Earth Day in a variety of ways.

Missouri gymnasts excited as team heads to national championship meet

Missouri's Weatherspoon likely a first-round NFL Draft pick

In one season, former Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon has gone from NFL Draft afterthought to a coveted first-round prospect.

Missouri softball team defeats Central Methodist

Pitcher Kristin Nottelmann got a career-high 13 strikeouts in the Tigers' 7-1 win.

Macon braces for possible Obama visit

Is the president coming to Macon? Signs point to yes.

Columbia orchestra, choirs present Bach masterpiece

More than 250 singers and musicians will collaborate to perform Bach's Mass in B minor on Friday evening at Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. It is the first time the work is being performed in its entirety in Columbia.

Proposed legislation cuts could cost some parent educators' jobs

Proposed state cuts to the Parents as Teachers program will reduce its funding by 59 percent if implemented by a House-Senate conference committee. In Columbia, 17 of 37 employees would lose their jobs.

Rock Bridge soccer team struggles with weather

The Rock Bridge girls soccer team was never able to adapt to the wet weather conditions on Thursday night and lost 6-0 to visiting Blue Valley Northwest.

Nixon cuts additional $45 million from current budget

State budget director Linda Luebbering announced an additional $45 million in cuts from Missouri's current fiscal year budget.


Hickman relief pitcher finds success as a hitter

Kewpies closer Curtis Hicks found himself hitting cleanup as a designated hitter in Thursday's game against Fort Zumwalt West.

MU students studying abroad feel effects of volcanic eruption

The aftermath of the Icelandic volcano is taking a toll on many MU students studying in Europe.

COLUMN: New council members demonstrate different styles

Columbia's new City Council met for the first time Monday bringing new life into how the council meetings are run.

Senate finalizes resolutions combining education departments

Senate gives approval to combining state's two education departments. The new board will consist of six members, three of each party, to serve six-year terms.


Columbia School Board announces a commitment to summer school programs

The Columbia School Board stated its commitment to summer school programs on Thursday. Despite uncertainty in state funding, Superintendent Chris Belcher recommended that the district start communications with parents. "Summer school is on," he said.

NCAA women's gymnatics championships wide open

With Georgia out the field for the first time in 26 years, there is no clear favorite entering the start of competition Thursday.

Columbia Police Department's report shows more arrests, Taser use

The Columbia Police Department released a quarterly report on Thursday. The report said that the use of force by way of Tasers is up in 2010.

Missouri store clerk wins largest Powerball jackpot in state's history

The general manager of Break Time says the winner of the largest lottery jackpot in Missouri history purchased the ticket at the same Marshall store that he works in as a clerk. The Powerball jackpot was worth $258.5 million.