In the sixth inning with Missouri trailing 2-0, Nicole Hudson hit a grand slam over the right field fence to give the Tigers a 4-2 victory over Baylor on Saturday at University Field.
The Tigers held off the No. 6 Aggies in the bottom of the seventh and ninth innings for a 4-3 victory Saturday in College Station, Texas.
The Food and Drug Administration has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned the plastic-hardening chemical bisphenol-A from all food and drink packaging, including plastic bottles and canned food. Some scientists believe exposure to BPA can harm the reproductive and nervous systems, particularly in babies and small children.
Kentucky is back in the title game for the first time since 1998, when it won its seventh NCAA championship. Kansas will play for its fourth NCAA championship.
Three winners from Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland will split the record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot. None of the winners have been identified.
The Hickman baseball team won one and lost one in action Saturday at the Midwest Classic Tournament in St. Charles.
Columbia restaurants adjusted their dining atmospheres as hundreds of world landmarks, from Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to the Great Wall of China, dimmed their lights Saturday, in a global effort to highlight climate change.
Chester C. Logan, a longtime local barber and World War II veteran, died Friday. He was 97.
The 2012 Spring Breakdown, organized by the Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers and hosted by Stephens College, offers Columbia residents a chance to try contra dancing.
Companies in the Kansas City area have been playing Missouri and Kansas against each other by moving back and forth across the state line, while picking up incentives for "creating" jobs. The Missouri House has already approved a bill that could serve as a truce, but the Kansas legislature has not been receptive.
A long-time former Hallsville employee, Cheri Reisch, is challenging incumbent Ben Austenefor mayor in Tuesday's election. A host of issues surround the election, including problems with the local wastewater system and an eminent domain lawsuit against farmer Frank Martin.
Debate over establishing an Enhanced Enterprise Zone in Columbia has centered around strategies for effective job growth and the potential consequences of a blight decree, including the potential use of eminent domain. City Council candidates in the Second and Sixth wards address those concerns.
Missouri's poor performance measures, relative to other states, are nearly all education-related.