Bill could increase penalty for causing abusive head trauma to babies

Baby Karra died when she was 11 months old after being shaken by her mother's boyfriend. Her grandmother has spent the past six years working to make the punishment for abusive head trauma more severe. Now, a Missouri House bill could make that happen.

PHOTO GALLERY: Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen moves to Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church

The Loaves and Fishes received an upgrade when it moved to its new location at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, which has a larger kitchen and dining room than the soup kitchen's previous location.

Loaves and Fishes moves for larger kitchen, dining area

Loaves and Fishes recently moved to a new location at 702 Wilkes Blvd. to improve the size of its kitchen and dining room.

Missouri softball team goes 3-2 at Cathedral City Classic

No. 11-ranked Missouri lost 7-1 to Northwestern in its first game Sunday before beating No. 7 UCLA 7-5 in its late game.

Missouri baseball team swept at San Francisco

The Missouri baseball team was held to just four hits in a 6-0 loss Sunday at the University of San Francisco, giving the Dons a three-game sweep of the Tigers.

Oscar night: Fans share favorite 2011 movies at Ragtag party

The Missourian asked movie fans attending a watch party at Ragtag Cinema what films they would have liked to see on the Academy Awards' best picture ballot.

Robbery occurs close to MU

MU police received information about a robbery near the building that houses Newsy, The Upper Crust Bakery & Cafe, Magictan Studios and Cold Stone Creamery.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: A heartbreaking loss to Kansas and a prom-themed fashion show

Images of the Rock Bridge boy's basketball team, the Oaktown Steppers and shoppers at Cool Stuff were among the best Missourian staff photos last week.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Men's basketball loses two games in a row; women's team wins second conference game

The men's basketball team lost two games in a row for the first time this season, losing to Kansas State by 10 points at Mizzou Arena before falling to Kansas in an 87-86 overtime thriller in Lawrence.

Suspect confesses to involvement in string of Columbia robberies, police say

Donald Clark, who was arrested Friday, confessed to four robberies that took place in Columbia last week, police said. 

'The Artist' earns best-picture, lead-actor Oscars

"The Artist" is the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. Meryl Streep won the Academy Award for best actress for "The Iron Lady."

PHOTO GALLERY: Celebrities arrive on the Oscars night red carpet

The 84th Academy Awards aired Sunday night on ABC. Arrivals on the red carpet included celebrities Meryl Streep, Bret McKenzie, George Clooney, Tina Fey and Sacha Baron Cohen.

ANALYSIS: Numbers of Missouri Senate districts matter

Redistricting in Missouri will not only affect the number of Republicans and Democrats in the state Senate, but who will actually be serving.

Missouri changing rules for Medicaid 'spend down' plan

After realizing it was breaking federal rules, Missouri will be making changes to its Medicare plan. The "spending down" plan may no longer work.

In Lee's Summit, blending the workplace and classroom makes college cheaper, faster

The program, housed at Innovation Campus, is a collaboration between the private sector and both the University of Central Missouri and the Metropolitan Community College system in Kansas City. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: It's time for Missouri's governor to go bold

Nixon is up for re-election in November, but so far has not drawn a top-tier challenger. Regrettably, that good fortune has not inspired the governor to act more boldly.

COMO YOU KNOW: West Junior High School

West Junior High School opened in 1961.

COMO YOU KNOW: Rock Bridge High School

Rock Bridge High School has more than doubled its enrollment since opening in 1973.

COMO YOU KNOW: Hickman High School

Hickman High School is the largest high school in Missouri.

COMO YOU KNOW: Frederick Douglass High School

Douglass High School is an alternative high school for Columbia students.