Catcher's intangibles key in doubleheader sweep for Missouri baseball

Missouri junior catcher Ryan Ampleman heads toward the Missouri dugout Sunday after an inning of play against Kansas State.

Missouri won its first Big 12 series of the season, taking two games against Kansas State.

Heavy weekend rain stranded drivers, caused power outage in Columbia

Heavy rain Saturday caused several roads to flood, leaving some drivers stuck when they tried to pass through roads. By Sunday morning, firefighters had responded to five water rescue calls.

Underhanded pitches keep Missouri reliever on the mound

Missouri's Phil McCormick couldn't get anybody out when he threw overhanded, but everything changed when his coaches suggested he try throwing underhanded.

Missouri softball loses in final inning against Texas A&M

The Tigers rallied from a 4-run deficit before the Aggies pulled out a win.

Columbia residents trying to build city ice rink

A meeting between Boone Ice Group and the Columbia Parks and Recreation department could make the possibility of a city ice rink a reality.

Rock Bridge sprinter lets imagination run wild

Lauren Flaker, a state qualifier in the 100-meter dash for the Rock Bridge track and field team, is the co-president of the school's Harry Potter club, formally known as Dumbledore’s Army

Injured MU softball pitcher looks eligible for medical hardship waiver

After being sidelined by a stress fracture, ace pitcher Chelsea Thomas is hoping to receive a medical redshirt for an extra-year of competition.

Missouri women's golfer finishes fourth at Big 12 Championship

Julia Potter moved from 12th place to fourth place with her strong round Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Giving Columbia a spring cleaning

On Saturday, several community members came together to treat Columbia to a makeover by picking up trash.

Harvick nips McMurray for Talladega victory

Harvick snaps a 115-race winless drought with the win.

The week in comments: Conflict of interest policy and election fallout (continued)

Every week, readers of offer their opinions on the news and the Missourian's coverage of it. Here, we offer you a digest of some of the conversations we found most interesting.

Tips for beginners: Urban gardening

Live in the city? Don't have a backyard? You can still use a garden to grow food.

School bus route changes possible after state cuts funds

Due to budget cuts,the Columbia Public School District may use less buses and longer routes for next year.

Missouri gymnast Shire finishes second on floor at nationals

The four-time All-American also finished fifth on vault.

Graduate School outreach program entertains and teaches children

Local children learned about a number of MU departments from graduate students Saturday at "Adventures in Education."

Lee Street Deli might end after-bar hours following vandalism

Saturday, the restaurant said on its Twitter account that late-night hours — from 1 to 3 a.m. — were canceled for an "unknown" period of time. When asked on Sunday, two cooks said the decision was not final.

Community gardens help less fortunate, bring people together

Community gardens in Columbia are quickly becoming a popular attraction, with 850 people participating in the Community Garden Coalition of Columbia and Boone County last year.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Why not vote on payday loan reform?

Payday loans have begun to run wild in Missouri, yet there has been no vote or effort to protect the citizens.

Prince of Wales horse show sees smaller turnout at Stephens College

The 83rd annual Prince of Wales charity horse show transitioned back to its former location, Stephens College Equestrian Center, after 20 years at the Midway Expo Center.

Rain barrels can save money, help environment

Rain barrels conserve water outside the home by collecting runoff from gutters and downspouts.