Rock Bridge baseball team wins sectional game

Rock Bridge pitcher Ryan Schmidt throws a pitch against Fort Zumwalt North during a high school sectional game on Tuesday at Rock Bridge High School. The Bruins won 3-2 to advance to the Class 4 semifinal round of the 2010 MHSAA baseball tournament.

Rock Bridge senior Robert DeGraaff hit a game-winning double in the top of the seventh inning to give the Bruins a 3-2 victory over Fort Zumwalt North on Tuesday in Class 4 sectional play at Rock Bridge.

UPDATE: Columbia soldier, Pfc. Jason Fingar, killed in Afghanistan

Fingar fell victim to a bomb while riding in a caravan of armored vehicles. He was set to return home June 30.

REDI president explains IBM deal particulars

Project Tiger, Columbia's agreement to bring IBM to the city, is estimated to cause a growth spurt for local tax revenues.

COLUMN: Kagan confirmation: Incendiary or dud?

When the confirmation hearings begin for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, questions about experience are likely to arise. However, the U.S. Constitution doesn't state necessary qualifications for a Supreme Court justice.


TODAY'S QUESTION: Should the IBM negotiations have been more transparent?

The City Council approved a deal to bring IBM to Columbia at a special meeting Monday night. Residents and council members at the meeting expressed frustration with the secrecy surrounding the negotiations.

Rock Bridge soccer team advances to state quarterfinals

The Rock Bridge girls soccer team defeated Rolla 4-0 on Tuesday in a Class 3 sectional in Jefferson City to advance to the state quarterfinals.

UPDATE: Construction worker dies from fall at IBM site

Larry Embley, Jr. died at 12:30 p.m. after falling from the construction site of the new IBM building at 2810 LeMone Industrial Blvd. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident. 

Missouri's Senne is Big 12 co-player of the year

Missouri baseball will meet Texas in championship tournament

After being swept in a three-game series to end the regular season, Missouri baseball draws Texas to open the Big 12 championship tournament.

One-year athletic scholarships drawing attention

The antitrust division of the U.S. Justice Department is investigating the one-year renewable scholarship, what the NCAA describes as one-year, "merit-based" award that requires both demonstrated academic performance as well as "participation expectations" on the playing field.

SLIDESHOW: World War I veteran interred 82 years after death

Sgt. Donald Wylie died on June 7, 1928, in St. Louis. His domestic military papers were lost when he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the war, so he at first could not receive a military burial.

End of drought might not improve Missouri River barge traffic

Although it's cheaper than other forms of shipping, moving goods along the Missouri River has fallen steadily since the 1970s, partly because of a drought that has plagued the river valley for nearly a decade. Some believe that with the end of the drought, business will pick up, but others aren't so sure.

Man convicted in 'Precious Doe' murder loses appeal of sentence

A Missouri Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that there was sufficient evidence to convict Harrell Johnson of first-degree murder in the death of 3-year-old Erica Green, known as Precious Doe until her body was identified.

COLUMN: Some people are just insensitive

One would think that with all the problems affecting the world today, people would find better things to do than stir up trouble and hurt others' feelings. But maintaining peace and solving problems in a unified way just isn't a priority for some people.

Columbia woman accused of trying to run over boyfriend twice

A Columbia woman aiming for her boyfriend crashed into a tree and another vehicle Sunday afternoon, police said.

Woman stabbed outside mother's home in Columbia

A woman who was attacked while walking home from her mother's house Sunday afternoon was treated for multiple lacerations at University Hospital.

Missouri cutting staff at alcohol, tobacco agency

The state budget cuts more than $1 million from the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, reducing the agency's full-time employees from 41 to 17.

Missouri declares black walnut quarantine

The quarantine aims to prevent the spread of a disease that is spreading to Missouri from the west.

Prosecutors ask for second extension in Ferguson case

The attorney general's office requested another extension to review Ryan Ferguson's appeal. Ferguson was convicted for the 2001 murder of Kent Heitholt.

West Broadway district placed on national register

The West Broadway Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places, becoming the fifth historic place in Columbia to gain national recognition.