Missouri baseball defeats Illinois at Busch Stadium

Blake Brown swings the bat in the first inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Wednesday, April 11. The Missouri Tigers beat the Illinois Illini 5-4 in an annual rivalry game at the Cardinals' stadium.

St. Louis product Brett Graves, a freshman right-hander, had his best start of the season in Missouri's 5-4 victory against Illinois on Wednesday in St. Louis.

Columbia's first wholesale brewery launches with three new beers

The Rock Bridge Brewing Co. introduced three new beers during a launch party Wednesday at Shakespeare's Pizza.

Definition of gangs clear on paper, not in the community

Officials disagree about whether gangs exist in Columbia.

Nottelmann back in groove in Missouri softball team's win

Missouri's 3-1 victory over Northern Iowa was personal for senior pitcher Kristin Nottelmann, who delivered her first pitch in a game since March 31.

UPDATE: Ryan Ferguson won't testify in evidentiary hearing next week

The Columbia man hopes new evidence and the help of a lawyer who has helped gain the freedom of several men convicted of murder in Illinois will help prove his innocence, but he will not take the stand in his own defense.

UPDATE: Second-degree murder charge in Trayvon Martin case

George Zimmerman, 28, could get up to life in prison if convicted in the slaying of the unarmed black teenager.

FROM READERS: Bill Hobbs celebrates his 80th birthday

Bill Hobbs celebrated his 80th birthday with family, friends and cupcakes. 

Bryan Rankin remembered for generosity, compassion

Bryan Rankin, 17, died early Saturday morning. His family remembers his love of Hollister clothes and how caring he was toward his siblings.

J. KARL MILLER: Trayvon Martin case has been hijacked for interest group agendas

Though no one has been indicted in the much-publicized death of a teenager in Florida, the case is being twisted in the public eye to support political agendas.

DAVID ROSMAN: Try something new and support local restaurants

Politics have reached nearly unbearable heights, which is why a restaurant review is just what we need to find solace. Because if you can't find solace in food, where can you find it?

UPDATE: Murder charge brought in Trayvon Martin case

Many legal experts had expected the prosecutor to opt for the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Hickman baseball looks to upset Rock Bridge in first meeting of the season

Hickman coach Dan Devine Jr. said the Kewpies (5-4) will treat Thursday's game just like any other, despite two hard losses earlier this season. Thursday will be the Kewpies first game of the season against their rivals, the Rock Bridge Bruins (9-2).

Second-degree murder charge in Trayvon Martin case

A law enforcement official says that the killer in the Trayvon Martin case will be charged with second-degree murder and is in custody.

Missouri men's basketball assistant coach Isaac Chew leaving for Illinois

Missouri men's assistant basketball coach Isaac Chew is leaving the Tigers to take an assistant coaching job at the University of Illinois.

Citizens Police Review Board endorses policy on outside employment for officers

The policy requires all officers to wear their police uniform while working security jobs but prohibits the use of additional department resources or interruption of the officer's time for on-duty responsibilities. 

'Conservative provocateur' Ann Coulter speaks in Columbia

In Coulter's talk, she criticized Obama and the Democratic Party for both economic and social policies. About half the theater was filled for Coulter's presentation.

Who's the pizza delivery guy? It's the Royals' Jeff Francoeur

The Kansas City Royals' right fielder had 20 personal pizzas delivered Wednesday to a small but animated group of Oakland Athletics fans in section 149 of the Coliseum.

Chong Mi "Anna" Sin a hard worker, devoted mother, golfer

Ruby Howell remembered as a gifted pianist and loving mother

Music was a big part of Mrs. Howell's life. She played for her church and in her living room.

Former editors of The Maneater face possible university repercussions

Two student editors resigned from their posts at The Maneater, but they might face disciplinary action for violating MU's standards of conduct.