Change at Women's College World Series could help Missouri softball team

Missouri softball players join in the MIZ-ZOU cheer with their fans after super regional victory Sunday over Oregon. The victory sent the Tigers to their second straight Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. They open play there at noon today against Hawaii.

The outfield walls were moved back and raised for this year's Women's College World Series, meaning Hawaii, the nation's leading home-run hitting team this season, could have a harder time Thursday against Missouri in the event's opener.

Missouri chancellor won't commit to Big 12

Both Missouri and Nebraska have indicated interest in moving to the Big 10.

COLUMN: Anti-Taser group's petition drive helps make Columbia great

Whether or not you agree with the group's push to eliminate Tasers, you have to appreciate the efforts put forth by the People for a Taser-Free Columbia.

COLUMN: Otis the steer-cow has some identity issues

The male steer on "Back at the Barnyard" has udders. And that's just wrong.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Do disparities in Missouri traffic stops indicate racial profiling?

There were 22,648 traffic stops in Columbia last year. Black drivers were more than twice as likely as white drivers to be stopped, according to a report released by the Missouri attorney general.

Missouri softball drops to loser's bracket after loss to Hawaii

MoDOT: Flashing yellow arrows safer for drivers

Drivers pause at the yellow arrows, rather than speeding through a green light.

About 300,000 Missourians waiting for state tax refunds

The state budget director said the remaining refunds are expected to be paid by the end of June.

David Johnson named new Hickman High School boys basketball coach

David Johnson was announced Thursday as Hickman High School's new boys basketball coach. This will be Johnson's second time holding the position. He coached the team in the early 1990s.

Medical marijuana cardholders multiplied five times thanks to Cannabis Caravan

Cannabis caravans are making stops all over Montana prescribing medicinal marijuana to multitudes of patients. The state medical board is trying to curtail the mass screenings and recently fined a physician who participated in a similar clinic.

Vilsack: USDA investment should help rural America

The Obama administration plans to push for biofuel production and high-speed Internet access in rural parts of the U.S., according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Vilsack spoke about the plan at a summit in Hillsboro, Mo.

Defense attorney goes missing

Defense attorney Richard French was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning after taking a personal day Tuesday.

Carnahan backs moratorium on new offshore drilling

The secretary of state wants to hold off on offshore drilling until more is learned about the cause of the spill.

Attorney from State Public Defender's Office missing

Richard W. French is an attorney with the State Public Defender's Office in Jefferson City. He is a white male, approximately 6 feet tall and weighs about 220 pounds. He drives a 2007 black Kia Sorento with Missouri license plates.

Missouri's Senne named to third team

Rock Bridge senior prank could have legal repercussions

Eighteen Rock Bridge High School students were caught attempting a senior prank around 12:15 a.m. Thursday, according to the school's principal.

Man from Laquey goes missing after hospital stay in Columbia

Edward Acosta was released from the University Hospital at 10 p.m. Friday and has gone missing.

Tests show high E. coli at Lake of Ozarks site

The Department of Natural Resources found E. coli at one of the 54 sites it tested, and all sites will be tested again in July.

Former Missouri Veterans Commission worker faces federal indictment

The indictment is on one count of mail fraud, misapplication of government funds and aggravated identity theft.

Kansas City police close street after man ignites explosive

The explosive was ignited blocks from the Sprint Center.