After spring break Franklin makes case for Missouri starting quarterback job

Quarterback James Franklin throws a pass as members of the offensive and defensive teams surround him during the Black and Gold game on Saturday April 16. At the half, the score of the game reset to 0-0 and the offense and defense took opposing sides in a scrimmage that was won 3-0 by the offense.

Missouri's James Franklin completed 13 of 21 passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns. Months remain before coach Gary Pinkel has to make a decision, but Franklin looked like the starting quarterback Saturday.

Receivers key to helping new Missouri quarterback adapt

The Tigers’ starting wide receivers — Wes Kemp, Jerrell Jackson and T.J. Moe — have a combined five years of experience as starters, and tight end Michael Egnew had a breakout All-America season in 2010. That experience can only help the team’s starting quarterback in 2011.

Hay bale catches fire at Nifong Park Petting Zoo

A small fire at Nifong Park Petting Zoo was confined to one hay bale inside the barn and there was no structural damage.

Vock's walk-off home run gives Missouri extra-inning victory

Senior second baseman Abby Vock hit a solo home run in the ninth inning to give No. 9 Missouri a 3-2 win over No. 14 Oklahoma. Redshirt sophomore Chelsea Thomas also had a career-best 17 strikeouts.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri's spring Black and Gold game

On Saturday, the Tigers took to Faurot Field for the annual spring Black and Gold game.

Missouri baseball snaps record-tying losing streak

Blake Brown's ninth-inning single gave Missouri a 3-2 win over Kansas and snapped its nine-game losing streak on Saturday.

Annual Earth Day Festival on tap for Sunday in downtown Columbia

Festival organizers say the weather should be dry and warmer for the weekend event, which will feature activities and more than 230 booths.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman High School seniors celebrate with prom

The annual senior prom for Hickman High School was held Saturday at the Holiday Inn Executive Center. Rock Bridge High School's prom is planned for May 13.

City staff wants issue of dogs, bikes in Bonnie View tabled

City staff is looking to put the issue of whether to allow dogs and bicycles in the Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary on hold.

Michael W. Bradley sworn in as new associate circuit judge

After their usual Saturday morning routine at Lakota Coffee, the new judge and his wife went to the courthouse for the swearing-in ceremony.

Missouri men's golf team leads after day one of Iowa Invitational

After the first round, the Missouri men's golf team leads Iowa by one shot in an 11-team field at the Iowa Invitational. The Tigers come into the weekend having won four straight tournaments.

Rock Bridge girls soccer team wins one of two in Springfield

The Rock Bridge girls soccer team was led by its juniors during the Kickapoo Tournament on Saturday in Springfield, Mo.

Tough time for Columbia College softball team at Oklahoma City Tournament

The Cougars lost their first game Saturday against No. 5 ranked Central Baptist 9-6, but won their second game 8-1 against No. 8 ranked Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City beat Columbia College 5-0 on Friday.


Odd work schedules pose risk to health

People who change shifts every few days are going to have problems related to memory and learning, one expert said. 

Missouri storm causes scattered flooding, damage

A spring storm has caused scattered flooding, power outages and hail and wind damage in Missouri.

Missouri House approves disability laws package

The bill includes such disability law changes as adding hearing aids to the list of items covered by MO HealthNet and increasing awareness of disability and mental health issues. It passed through the House and will move on to the Senate.