Phil Bradley a calming force as Missouri volunteer assistant softball coach

Former Missouri football and baseball standout Phil Bradley chats with Missouri softball player Abby Vock at practice April 20. Bradley has been serving as a volunteer assistant coach with the team this season.

Phil Bradley, a two-sport athlete at Missouri from 1977 to 1981 who went on to play in Major League Baseball, is a volunteer assistant for the school where he is a legend. To the softball team, Bradley's expertise is invaluable, and the players say he helps keep them grounded.

GUEST COMMENTARY: World Press Freedom Day necessary for nations without a free press

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day, which presents an opportunity to face the “powers that be” and declare a collective, unwavering commitment to protecting freedom of the press.

DEAR READER: Photographing the president requires a lot of waiting around

A Missourian photographer recounts his opportunity to photograph President Obama on Wednesday.

Hindman to miss Bike Walk & Wheel Week ride

Due to doctors' orders, Hindman will miss the "Young at Heart" ride, which kicks off Bike, Walk & Wheel Week.

Columbia church hosts 5K to reunite refugee family

Helena Glay hasn't seen her son, Marvin, since he was a year old, and she left him in an aunt's care in Liberia. Members of Rock Bridge Christian Church are raising money to bring Marvin to Columbia and reunite mother and son.

Columbia College softball team advances to AMC semis

The Cougars were led by pitcher Valerie Teter, who pitched two complete-game wins on Friday.

Tuition hike at MU highest for veterinary medicine, specialized law degrees

Current students in master's of law and veterinary medicine degrees think their education is worth the price.

Missouri baseball blows lead over Texas Tech, wins in extras

The Tigers (23-17, 7-8 Big 12) beat Texas Tech 12-8 in 11 innings on Friday night in Lubbock. It was Missouri's third-straight Big 12 victory.

Rock Bridge boys track team wins Lee's Summit meet

Rock Bridge won the 15-team Lee's Summit boys track meet Friday afternoon. Hickman was fifth.

U.TOWN BLOG: Journalism school restrictions briefly prompt plans for sit-in

The sit-in has been canceled after the associate dean who e-mailed students about security concerns clarified his comments.

UPDATE: KU police end search for possible gunman

A residence hall at the University of Kansas was put on lockdown today after a possible gunman was reported to police. The lockdown has been called off.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of domestic assault

Police arrested Adrian Jackson, 29, on Tuesday after being contacted by a 20-year-old female whom he has a child with and lived with, Detective Jeff Westbrook said.

Earth Day festival on barring torrential rain

Earth Day celebrations Sunday should go on without problems, according to Peace Nook employee Samuel Morse.

Man arrested on suspicion of DUI after accident

Police arrested Randy Jones, 35, of Columbia, at the scene of an accident near Highway 63 and Clark Lane around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Armed person reported at KU residence hall, no shots fired

University of Kansas officials say there have been no shots fired or injuries amid a report of a possible armed person at a residence hall.

VIDEO: Capital City Cookoff puts BBQ judges to the test

Barbecue judges from around the state spent a weekend getting certified through classes offered by the Kansas City BBQ Society. Putting their taste buds to work, several dozen judges gathered in Jefferson City April 16 and 17 to help judge the Capital City Cook Off. This was the 4th year for the Capital City Cookoff, bringing in over 35 teams from around the country.

GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Immigration in Arizona and Europe

Stuart Loory and guests discuss the recent immigration bill in Arizona as well as  immigration issues in Europe.

More black bears migrating from Arkansas to Missouri

Missouri Department of Conservation officials say there are now an estimated 300 to 500 bears in Missouri.

Missouri S&T wins $1 million grant for energy research

The Department of Energy grant is for lithium battery research at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. 

Bike, Walk & Wheel Week events

The Bike, Walk and Wheel Week kicks off Saturday in Columbia.