Missouri baseball program to offer $1 tickets for weekend homestand

The Tigers are looking to draw big crowds with ticket specials for their first Big 12 series against Oklahoma State.

WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF: Attacks kill 46 in Iraq; Strait of Hormuz stays open

A dutch author wins this year's Astrid Lindgren Memorial award, and a Dutch museum confirms that "Still life with meadow flowers and roses" is a painting by Vincent van Gogh. Queen Elizabeth II publicly renews her pledge to the British Nation. Kuwait's emir said that he has assurances from Iran that it will not close the Strait of Hormuz, and a series of bombings and shootings across Iraq come just days before Baghdad hosts the Arab world's top leaders.

Police urge Columbia residents to prevent spring break burglaries

The Police Department plans to deploy additional resources during MU's spring break, a time when burglaries are high.

Illinois Republican voters pick Romney; voter turnout low

Mitt Romney won a major victory over Rick Santorum in the Illinois primary. The perception is that Romney is more likely to beat President Barack Obama in the fall election.

7.4 quake shakes south Mexico, rattles capital

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Tuesday, damaging homes and swaying tall buildings.

David Freese gets a new car but not the World Series-saving ball

David Freese already owns the ball he hit for the home run in the 11th inning that won Game 6. He'd love to add the ball from his two-out, two-strike, two-run triple in the bottom of the ninth that saved the Series for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Flooding feared after storms soak southeast Texas through western Missouri

Heavy rain, hail and at least one tornado have brought concerns about flash flooding, forcing residents and emergency management officials to exercise caution.

Missouri dog breeding vote is a 'wake-up call' for farmers

United under the name Missouri Farmers Care, 25 farm groups are working to prevent animal rights groups from further regulating animal agriculture.

Attacks in 8 Iraq cities kill 46 ahead of summit

Bombings and shootings across eight Iraqi cities on Tuesday killed 46 people and wounded more than 200. The attacks come days before the Arab world's top leaders meet in Baghdad for the Arab League summit.

Group drops toilet paper in Capitol to protest Limbaugh bust

The state chapter of the National Organization for Women was protesting the inclusion of Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians. 

UK's Queen Elizabeth II pledges to continue ruling

Queen Elizabeth II renewed her pledge to continue ruling in a speech addressing Parliament and assorted dignitaries. The speech is part of a year of celebrations to mark her Diamond Jubilee, which celebrates the six decades since she ascended the throne in 1952.

Dutch museum: Still life confirmed as Vincent van Gogh work

A new X-ray technique helped experts prove that "Still life with meadow flowers and roses" is by Vincent van Gogh.

Kuwait says Iran vows not to shut Strait of Hormuz

Kuwait's emir said he has assurances from Iran that it will not close the vital waterway.

Dutch author wins 2012 Astrid Lindgren award

Dutch writer Guus Kuijer will receive this year's Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in Stockholm on May 28. The award, named after the creator of the Pippi Longstocking book series, is one of the largest prizes for children's and young people's literature in the world.

Three Father Tolton track athletes medal at Hallsville meet

The Trailblazers were led by freshman Chase Friedel, who won two events and placed in four overall. 

Police focus on drunken driving as part of statewide campaign

The crackdown, lasting from March 12 to  Sunday, was part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

Missouri Supreme Court does not rule on redistricting

The high court did not release decisions Tuesday, which was a scheduled day for rulings to be handed down. The court's next scheduled hand-down is April 3, although the candidate filing period for this year's elections ends March 27.

Auditor Tom Schweich won't enter Missouri GOP Senate race

The Missouri auditor said his candidacy would not have helped the Republicans' chances of defeating Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill.

Missouri senator wants harsher penalties in accidental hunting deaths

Senate Majority Leader Tom Dempsey wants to double the suspension of hunting privileges to 10 years for any hunter who causes an accidental death.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Health care mandate repeal would hurt accessibility

The Affordable Care Act is a fairer, more accessible health care system and should be upheld when the Supreme Court hears arguments starting March 26.