Offense continues hot streak in Missouri softball victory against Baylor

Missouri freshman Nicole Hudson hits a three-run home run in the fourth inning Saturday against Baylor at University Field. The Tigers trailed by two going into the fourth inning.

The Tigers have improved offensively but coach Ehren Earleywine still believes the team has room to grow.

Columbia's Earth Day festival provides education and entertainment

Columbia's 2010 Earth Day Festival included booths meant to educate vistors on environmental issues, as well as entertain with vendors and local musicians. Games and activities for children were also part of the festivities.

More than 60 bikes given away at Cycle Recycle

GetAbout Columbia's Cycle Recycle event provided more than 60 donated, refurbished bikes for Columbia residents who cannot afford them or were looking to live a healthier lifestyle. The event is part of Bike, Walk & Wheel Week.

Citizens Police Review Board requests funding to attend training conference

The Columbia City Council is scheduled to vote on the funding Monday.

The week in comments: Immigration law, ice rinks and a visit by Obama

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.

Missouri infielder breaks record for hits in baseball team's loss

First baseman Aaron Senne's hit in the second inning made him Missouri's all-time hits leader.

Times Square car bomb scare investigated as potential terrorist attack

The bomb, reported to authorities around 6:30 p.m., began to detonate but did not explode.

Bike, Walk & Wheel Week kicks off

Christy Welliver, a former vice president of PedNet, was among those celebrating the event's kick off. Welliver was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1985 and represents the "wheel" aspect of the event.

Mid-Missouri man arrested on suspicion of robbery might be linked to earlier robberies

A man arrested on suspicion of robbing a bank in Cuba, Mo. may have been involved in previous bank robberies in Moberly, Sealia, Rolla, Chillicothe, and El Dorado Springs.

ANALYSIS: Missouri counties assigned same work for less pay

Faced with the need to balance a $23.3 billion budget for 2011, state officials cut costs by assigning counties to do same work with less funding.

Petition filed to increase dog breeding restrictions in Missouri

Activists are proposing a "Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act" that calls for stricter regulations for Missouri dog breeders.  Those seeking new restrictions delivered tens of thousands of signatures before the 5 p.m. deadline on Sunday in hopes of getting the proposal before voters.

Ballot proposal submitted to change how Missouri picks some judges

A ballot measure submitted Sunday seeks to change Missouri's current method of selecting appeals court and some urban trial judges. The proposal would replace the current method with partisan elections for all judges.

At deadline, Missouri measure filed to bar tax on home sales

Real estate agents in Missouri proposed a ballot measure barring transfer taxes on home sales. They submitted the proposed amendment less than an hour before the Sunday deadline.