Missouri softball team wins NCAA regional

MU softball sophomore Kristin Nottelmann pitches another full game against Illinois on Sunday. Nottelmann has pitched 13 games this season and in all three games of this weekend's NCAA Regional event. Missouri beat Illinois 4-2.

The Missouri softball team's 4-2 victory over Illinois on Sunday at University Field earned the Tigers their third-straight NCAA regional championship and sends them into next weekend's super regionals.

New group meets to promote police accountability, community improvement

CoMo Citizens, a newly formed group in Columbia, aims to open dialog and cooperation with the police department to help prevent further incidents like the Feb. 11 SWAT raid.

ANALYSIS: Once a critic, Missouri Gov. Nixon now cutter-in-chief

Gov. Jay Nixon was elected with a platform of expanding and restoring programs cut by the previous administration. Now, thanks to the economic slowdown, he's finding ways to make state government lean and trim, sometimes by cutting budgets for the same programs he pledeged to support.

Five-year Missouri River study begins comment phase

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will gather comments at 41 meetings this summer about the study, which follows a report saying the corps needs to change how it manages the Missouri River system.

MU graduate copes with effects of sexual assault

J. woke up with no memory of the night before and a condom wrapper next to her bed. It was the beginning of a months-long ordeal that has no end in sight.

COLUMN: Lost without 'Lost'

Comparing Columbia to TV's hit show "Lost," the separation between "insiders" and "outsiders" of mid-Missouri is widened by Columbia becoming a meaner place.

Cable TV providers start trying to play nice

Under pressure due to increased competition and lower numbers of subscribers, some companies are starting to provide money-back guarantees and e-mail order confirmations.

Van carrying President Clinton to Yale involved in accident

Connecticut state police say a van carrying former President Bill Clinton was hit from behind on the Merritt Parkway while he was on his way to deliver the Class Day speech at Yale University. Clinton was uninjured and delivered his speech without mentioning the incident.

Swim lessons for toddlers get doctors' approval

A few small studies suggest toddlers may be less likely to drown if they've had swim lessons. The doctors aren't recommending lessons for every young child.

About 100 attend groundbreaking for new regional Catholic high school

Ninth-grade and 10th-grade students are scheduled to begin classes at Father Augustine Tolton Regional Catholic High School in the fall of 2011.

Hickman track and field teams building momentum

Hickman won both the boys and girls competitions Saturday at the Class 4 sectional in Lebanon, Mo.

Missouri baseball team out-slugged by Texas

Aaron Senne hit two home runs, but the Missouri basebal team lost its final home game of the season 20-11 to Texas on Sunday at Taylor Stadium .

Columbia pools open for the season on June 5

Albert-Oakland facility to open early for Memorial Day weekend.

Sensory Sensitive Saturday screens Shrek 4

The special screening included adjustments to make the experience more comfortable and enjoyable for children with autism.

City Council to consider funding for Columbia Access Television

Columbia Access Television is awaiting a decision from the City Council that might provide funds to renovate one of its studios. If the council approves the proposal, CAT plans to update "Studio A" with current technologies, including HD capabilities.

Columbia Garden Club celebrates plants, history

The Columbia Garden Club's Annual Flower Show was held on Saturday at the historical Maplewood House.

Missouri girl dies after SUV overturns in creek

Mourners are gathering to remember a 3-year-old girl who drowned Friday after her mother's sports utility vehicle rolled into an eastern Missouri creek.

Second person dies after car goes into River Des Peres

A father whose car went into a river has died from the crash that already had claimed the life of his 7-month-old son.

McDonald County jury convicts Arkansas man of cattle rustling

Jurors found Holder P. Crow, 44, of Garfield, Ark., guilty of stealing, livestock theft and animal abuse.

Columbia hit-and-run victim in 'good condition'

A pedestrian, struck by an unidentified vehicle Saturday night near Henderson Road on U.S. 40, described as being in "good condition."