Missouri softball defeats Creighton in NCAA Regional game

Missouri defeated Creighton 3-2 in the first round of the NCAA Regional tournament Friday at University Field.

Missouri softball goes into NCAA tournament without ace

Missouri ace sophomore Chelsea Thomas was diagnosed with a stress fracture in her right (throwing) wrist after pitching a complete game against Northwestern on March 21.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Missouri judicial plan isn't broke, let's not fix it

The Missouri Plan has kept politics out of the judicial branch since its adoption in 1940. Let's not change that now.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Will you miss the traditional conference opponents if Missouri goes to the Big Ten?

If Missouri does make the jump from the Big 12 to the Big 10, will you miss the traditional conference opponents? What are your favorite memories involving Missouri's longtime rivals?

COLT's small crew keeps big operation on the move

The Columbia Terminal Railroad is a large operation run by a small crew. They run freight, maintain heavy equipment and keep 21 miles of track free and clear. It's a steady job that some of Columbia’s industrial heavy hitters say they couldn’t survive without.

GUEST COMMENTARY: A redesigned hot dog might be more safe, but is it still a hot dog?

American Academy of Pediatrics is suggesting that hot dogs no longer be tubular in shape and think a redesign would help prevent choking accidents. The only way to actually prevent choking is to sit down and pace yourself while eating.

IBM commits to bring at least 600 jobs to Columbia

In order to receive the tax breaks and other incentives the city has offered, IBM has promised to bring at least 600 jobs to Columbia.

Missouri baseball team loses first game without starting shortstop

Senior shortstop Michael Liberto did not play in Missouri's 5-2 loss to Texas on Friday because of a broken jaw. His season is in jeopardy.

MU curators approves funding for new Ellis Fischel building

UM curators voted to issue revenue bonds to help pay for a new Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

COLUMN: Remember 529 is College Savings Day

Missouri offers a flexible savings plan for people to set aside money for their children's future called MOST 529. An account can be opened for as little as $25, and investments are also tax-free.

GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Situation in Thailand still of concern

Panelists discuss the violence and political upheaval that happened this week in Thailand and consider the role and responsibility of the government.

Rock Bridge baseball repeats as District champion

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Housing Authority's second annual Planting Day brings flowers, vegetables

Theresa Churchhill prepares her home garden for the second annual Columbia Housing Authority Planting Day.

Columbia residents hold mixed reactions to completed 'Key to the City'

A 16-feet-wide and 19-feet-tall sculpture has been installed outside City Hall. The artwork is a keyhole structure that has a steel frame with laminated glass showcasing photographs of Columbia as well as text to reflect the community. The new sculpture has engaged the public on a variety of opinions about the artwork.

Conservation Department to consider $6.17 million bid for new Columbia office

The Conservation Department will present the lowest bid for construction of a new regional office to the Conservation Commission Friday.  The new building would consolidate some workers from both the Central Regional Office and the Resource Science Center and would provide training and research on Columbia's south side.

Communication outage affects city offices

The outage affects phone and Internet services, but emergency services remain unaffected.

Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park embraces change after disaster

A grand reopening ceremony of Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park will take place Saturday, with Gov. Jay Nixon and other dignitaries attending to mark the occasion. The park was flooded when AmerenUE's Taum Sauk reservoir breached on the morning of Dec. 14, 2005. 

After a year of recovery, a woman meets the firefighters who saved her from drowning

Almost a year after nearly drowning in the Tara Apartments pool, MU graduate student Yirui Wei met the firefighters who saved her life at a reunion and reception held by her family and friends on Friday. 

Second annual Columbia Housing Authority Planting Day brings more than flowers

This year's Columbia Housing Authrity Planting Day provided Columbia residents with an array of vegetables, as well as flowers and gardening advice.

UPDATE: Nixon seeks 5-year economic growth plan for Missouri

Nixon selected four business leaders for the "executive advisory board" of his new economic planning initiative. He wants them to recruit other business, labor, research and economic development officials, who in turn will work with several regional planning teams.