Cardinals spoil Marlins' debut in new ballpark

Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse, right, is congratulated by catcher Yadier Molina before being relieved in the eighth inning against the Marlins during opening day Wednesday in Miami. The Cardinals defeated the Marlins 4-1.

Kyle Lohse held Miami hitless until the seventh inning and pitched into the eighth to help the Cardinals win the first game in Marlins Park, 4-1 on Wednesday night.

Columbia Public Schools Planetarium reopens with new, IMAX-style video system

The planetarium had been closed since September. It reopened this week thanks to a anonymous donation of $50,000.

Missouri assistant softball coach builds success through relationships

Since Pete D’Amour became an official coach on the Tigers softball team in 2009, the team has reached the Women's College World Series three seasons in a row.

Contraception mandate creates discussion focused on freedom, respect

Six panelists discussed the various perspectives regarding the Obama administration's contraception mandate at Wednesday night's Courageous Conversations on Contraception: Women's Health and Religious Freedom public forum.

Children flock to Tons of Trucks event

Columbia’s Parks and Recreation Department held its Tons of Trucks event on Wednesday at Cosmopolitan Park. Children had the opportunity to learn about large vehicles up close.

Boone County reports biggest employment jump among Missouri's large counties

Employment increased in Boone County from September 2010 to September 2011 by 2.4 percent. Average weekly wages in the county also increased during that period, by 5.2 percent.

Greenbriar Trailridge residents fight rezoning request in neighborhood

Residents of the Greenbriar Trailridge area are concerned businesses will encroach on their neighborhood and argue there's enough commercial space nearby.

'Truck Stop USA' kicks off second season Thursday

The Travel Channel show about Midway Travel Plaza on Interstate 70 will air 13 episodes this season beginning with the premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday.

McCaskill brings 'Fighting for Fairness' tour to Columbia

The senator visited a gas station Wednesday afternoon, where she discussed the impact of high gas costs and possible measures to combat them. Opponents of McCaskill have criticized her voting record on rising energy costs.

UPDATE: MU nutrition and exercise physiology professor receives Kemper Fellowship

Stephen Ball received the first of five Kemper Fellowships awarded to outstanding professors.

ELECTION NIGHT REVIEW: Hoppe, Trapp, King and Cushing winners

Barbara Hoppe and Michael Trapp were elected to the Columbia City Council, while Christine King and Paul Cushing were elected to the Columbia School Board. Also, two school district proposals were passed.

MU nutrition and exercise physiology professor receives Kemper Fellowship

Stephen Ball received the first of five Kemper Fellowships awarded to outstanding professors.

J. KARL MILLER: It is lonely at the top

Ken Burton has faced a tumultuous time as chief of police, but his time at the top has produced many major positive changes within the department.

DAVID ROSMAN: Fire, police departments deserve recognition

The past couple of weeks have put firefighters and police officers to the test cleaning up after wrecks and containing fires, and they deserve our praise for keeping us safe.

Voter-approval of two funding measures eases financial strain on Columbia schools

Voters approved a 40-cent tax levy increase and a $50 million bond issue, which includes a 12-cent debt service levy. Approval of the tax levy increase will help with operating costs, and the bond issue will fund construction projects after it goes up for sale in November 2014.

Reisch defeats Austene in Hallsville race for mayor

The former city clerk was fired in December by the Board of Aldermen she will now lead.

Opening Day: A bit of history and a collection of baseball movies

As Opening Day approaches, the Missourian celebrates with a bit of baseball history and ballpark films.

Rock Bridge's Ford Zitsch looks to add individual state title to impressive resume

Rock Bridge's No. 1 tennis player Ford Zitsch is being called the best tennis player ever to come out of Columbia. He's led Rock Bridge to consecutive state titles. But an individual state championship has eluded him.

FROM READERS: Columbia College offers full scholarship to local student

Hickman High School senior Lauren Guillory earned a four-year scholarship to Columbia College worth $96,816.



American Society of News Editors to move headquarters to MU

The American Society of News Editors will move its headquarters to MU as part of a new partnership announced Tuesday.