Missouri baseball stops top-seeded Texas

Nick Tepesch scattered 10 hits and struck out five batters while throwing 134 pitches on Wednesday against Texas.

Missouri knocks off Texas in the first round of the Big 12 baseball tournament.

COLUMN: First-time father of the bride gets the jitters

A father fears that his performance on his daughter's wedding day is less than perfect and indelibly tarnishes his daughter's memory of her special day, the one she spent more than a year conjuring.

SummerFest rocks Ninth Street

Of Montreal kicked off SummerFest '10 on Ninth Street Wednesday night.

TV's 'People Are Funny' host Art Linkletter dies at 97

Art Linkletter dies in Los Angeles at 97.

DEAR READER: Newspapers are still relevant

When relevance is calculated purely by numbers, there’s little doubt the newspaper industry – while smaller and less profitable than it once was – remains utterly relevant in the lives of many Americans.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Justice for the people should not be for sale

Skip Walther and others should not use their power in the Missouri Bar to influence judge selection.

UPDATE: Group says Missouri court critics missed signature target

Opponents of a proposed measure that would require elections for Missouri judges said supporters of the measure didn't obtain enough signatures to put it on the November ballot.

Group: Missouri court critics missed signature target

Opponents of the initiative which would require partisan elections for all Missouri judges say the measure's supporters did not collect enough signatures in at least five congressional districts.

Hennessy and Sons Music will close after 35 years of business

The local piano repair shop owner said he will be forced to end its business due to the recent recession.

Rock Bridge tennis team thinking positively about state finals

The Bruins boys tennis team faces Parkway Central on Thursday in the state semifinals at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield.

MU looks to use dining waste for compost

Tim Reinbott, superintendent of MU's Bradford Research Farm, is looking to compost food scraps from university dining halls in order to grow fresh fruits and vegetables and to fuel transport vehicles that haul food waste.

MU School of Journalism to change curriculum this fall

The MU School of Journalism is restructuring its curriculum to allow students to pick more narrowly tailored focus areas that fit with their interests.


to give students more options and narrowly tailor their courses to students' interest areas.

22nd Annual Salute to Veterans Air Show to take place this weekend

Near-perfect weather is forcast for this weekend's 22nd Annual Salute to Veterans Air Show at the Columbia Regional Airport. 

Construction worker unhooked safety equipment before fatal fall

Larry Embley Jr., 46, removed tangled safety equipment that anchored him to the roof the IBM Building before he fell to his death.

Former Councilwoman Crayton organizes barbecue for needy veterans

The barbeque, hosted by former First Ward Councilwoman Almeta Crayton, will take place on May 31.

Warrant issued for suspect in stabbing

Columbia police issued a warrant for 21-year-old Chaquana Townsend yesterday in connection with a Monday night stabbing.

Wet weather a challenge for Columbia farmers

Columbia received above-average precipiation in April and May, which has made it difficult for farmers to plant their crops.

Animal rights group files complaint against KU Medical Center

An Ohio-based animal rights group, Stop Animal Exploitation Now, claims animals at the University of Kansas Medical Center are dying and being neglected by their researchers and has asked the USDA for "the most serious action allowable."

Stranger helps lost special-needs teen find way home

Tim McCord, a 19-year-old senior at Hickman High School, became lost Tuesday afternoon at Twin Lakes Recreation Area when he was separated from his classmates. Thanks to the kindness of a Columbia stranger, he found his way home.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What can Columbia do to reduce violent crime?

Violent crime in Columbia has increased by nearly 30 percent between 2008 and 2009.