PHOTO GALLERY: Royal wedding celebration in Fulton

From left, Susan Krumm, Warren Hollrah and Jean Grant celebrate the royal wedding of Prince William of Wales to Miss Catherine Middleton with champagne and cupcakes Friday at the Churchill Museum in Fulton. "I used to work here, and we had a party for (Princess) Diana and (Prince) Charles in 1981," Hollrah said. "This was a fantastic turnout and a great event this time around too."

Storm deaths rise to 318; Obama visits Alabama

Gas and necessities like bread and water are at a premium after the outbreak of tornadoes and storms killed at least 318 people in seven states in the southeastern U.S. this week.

PHOTO GALLERY: Britain celebrates monarchy as Kate, William wed

A flood of well-wishers — as well as some protesters — packed central London, especially around Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and other landmarks beginning at dawn, despite cool temperatures and the threat of rain. Cheers erupted as huge television screens began broadcasting at Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park.

Federal judge gives Corps OK to break Missouri levee

The corps has proposed blowing a 2-mile-wide hole through the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri's Mississippi County, near the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.

Obama touring tornado damage: 'I've never seen devastation like this'

As many as a million homes and businesses in Alabama were without power, and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said 2,000 National Guard troops had been activated to help.

DEAR READER: Some things we've learned about our new city manager

Mike Matthes begins his job as Columbia's new city manager Monday. It took some persistence, but eventually the Missourian staff learned quite a bit about him.

Jaguars and 49ers react to drafting Gabbert and Smith

The head coaches and general managers of the NFL teams that selected former Missouri Tigers Blaine Gabbert and Aldon Smith weighed in on their selections after the first round of this year's draft.

Missouri wins Border Showdown Series with Kansas

For the fifth-straight year, Missouri won its all-sports showdown with rival Jayhawks.

City suspends design work on Short Street garage

Concerns were raised at the April 18 City Council meeting about the city spending money on a garage design “without adequate assurance that the hotel project will be constructed,” a memo sent to the council on Thursday stated.

Missouri Gov. Nixon vetoes workplace discrimination measure

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation that he said would have made it more difficult to prove discrimination in the workplace.

Americans wake before dawn to watch royal wedding

Parties began as early as 4 a.m. on the East Coast, two hours before the wedding started in London.

Twins' bond benefits Rock Bridge soccer

Rock Bridge's Sarah and Mary Bowman have never competed against each other. Their mother made sure of that. They've always played sports together, and they've developed a unique bond on the soccer field.

Missouri baseball rides momentum swings, upsets Texas A&M

After scoring seven runs in the seventh inning and later coughing up a lead to No. 6 Texas A&M in the eighth, Missouri rallied for a win in the ninth.

MU Health Care found to be in compliance with regulations

After receiving a 47-page violations report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, MU Health Care and University Hospital revised several policies.

Former MU thrower enjoys coaching at Rock Bridge

Former MU thrower Elisha Hunt is completing her graduate studies at MU and coaching the Rock Bridge throwers. Although she's set to graduate in May, she'll be sticking around to keep coaching the Bruins.

MU Faculty Council feedback sought about release of controversial videos

A lecturer from the University of Missouri-St. Louis resigned after videos were edited to portray him as a supporter of violent union tactics.

Aldon Smith and Blaine Gabbert speak with new teams' media

Aldon Smith, the No. 7 pick in the NFL draft, won over a media throng in San Francisco with his honesty while Blaine Gabbert, No. 10, addressed his role on a team already with a veteran quarterback place.

Dugout snack propels Columbia College to conference tournament win

Columbia College softball player Tori Gehlert credits "puppy chow" with her success at the plate in the Cougars' double-header sweep of Hannibal-LaGrange.

Local philanthropist donates $100,000 to Columbia College

The funds will be used for the college's Science Initiative, which will provide students and faculty with state-of-the-art facilities, laboratories, and technology and science equipment.

Columbia Police Department creates a Facebook page

The page provides Columbia residents a way to quickly and easily contact the department, Sgt. Jill Wieneke, the department's public relations unit supervisor, said.