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Community celebrates life of lynching victim James T. Scott

Hundreds of Columbia residents gathered to remember James T. Scott and reflect on race relations past and present. Scott was lynched by a mob in 1923.

Family members of those who witnessed or tried to stop the 1923 lynching of James T. Scott helped celebrate his life 88 years later at the James T. Scott Monument Dedication on Saturday.

UPDATE: Missouri governor asks legislature for new congressional redistricting map

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed the map, saying that it "does not adequately protect the interests of all Missourians." Lawmakers now have until May 13 to come up with a new map.

Gov. Nixon vetoes Missouri's congressional redistricting map

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed the map because he felt that it did not represent all regions of the state. The map essentially eliminated the district of Democratic U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan.

PHOTO GALLERY: Day-by-day coverage of 2011 flood — Day 5

The mayor of Cairo, Ill., said the well-being of his 2,800 residents outweighs farmland that would be swallowed up by the rush of water.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Are you surprised with MU football's recent success in the NFL draft?

Aldon Smith and Blaine Gabbert, former MU football standouts, made school history when they were both selected in the top 10 picks of the NFL draft Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Former Missouri linebacker Gachkar taken in NFL Draft

Former Missouri linebacker Andrew Gachkar was chosen by the San Diego Chargers with the 31st pick of the seventh round (234th overall) in Saturday's portion of the NFL Draft.

Freshman baseball player C.J. Jarvis bolsters Missouri lineup

Missouri defeated No. 6 Texas A&M 9-1 Saturday and is within one game of a sweep. The two teams finish the series at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Libya says Gadhafi survives NATO missile strike

Moammar Gadhafi was in his son's house when a missile from a NATO warplane hit it. The Libyan leader was not injured, but his son and three grandchildren died.

Volunteers tend to victims in storm-ravaged South

With help from all around, Alabama residents salvage belongings and mourn the dead.

Rock Bridge show choir competes at Nationals

City Lights, the Rock Bridge High School show choir, competed at the national level Saturday. It did not advance to the final round.

Missouri softball reaches 40-win mark for fifth straight season

The No. 8 Missouri softball team beat No. 16 Oklahoma St. 5-0 Saturday. The win marked the Tigers' 40th win this season, making it five straight seasons they've won at least 40 games.

PHOTO GALLERY: Day-by-day coverage of 2011 flood — Day 6

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a judge's decision to allow the use of explosives to breech the Birds Point levee in Illinois. The subsequent flooding would spill over into Missouri farmlands.

Carl Edwards maintains NASCAR Sprint Cup lead

Columbia native Carl Edwards finished fifth behind Roush Fenway teammate David Ragan on Saturday at Richmond International Raceway to stay at the top of the Sprint Cup points standings, just nine points ahead of Jimmie Johnson.

More Missouri National Guard troops head to southeast Missouri

The Missouri National Guard has sent more members to help evacuate residents of southeast Missouri to prepare for the destruction of a levee along the Mississippi River.

Neighbors gather at new community garden on Worley Street

A community sprouts as people gather to garden. A $5,000 grant will pay for compost, design consulting, materials, fruit trees, berries and labor.

Global Sounds Music Festival brings international music to Columbia

Hip-hop and Indian bhangra met and sparked at Peace Park.

Rock Bridge girls soccer team falls to Hazelwood Central

Rock Bridge senior Carrie Levy refused to give up on her team, even as time ran out in the Bruins 2-1 loss to Hazelwood Central.

Missouri track and field posts six top-10 finishes at Drake Relays

The Missouri track and field team competed in the Drake Relays and senior Aaron Dixon led the way with a third place in the 800m run.

Hickman track and field finishes eighth at Kirksville Invitational

Senior Victoria Jackson won two events for the Hickman track and field team as the Kewpies finished eighth out of 20 teams at the Kirksville Invitational on Saturday.

Joplin boy impresses crowds with singing

Caleb Freeman, 12, made his debut singing at a church celebration for his grandpa two years ago. Now he sings in front of crowds at city-wide events, and he aspires to be a professional performer.

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