Connecticut men's basketball transfer Alex Oriakhi headed to Missouri

Alex Oriakhi, a 6-9 senior from Connecticut, will transfer to Missouri. He averaged 6.8 points and 4.8 rebounds for the Huskies last year.

DEAR READER: The rewards outweigh the stresses of a reporting career listed reporting as the fifth worst job, but Missourian Executive Editor Tom Warhover says the rewards outweigh the stresses of working in journalism.

UPDATE: Lawyer in former Gov. Wilson indictment pleads guilty for donation to Democrats

The St. Louis lawyer, Edward Griesedieck III pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to misusing money from an insurance company to funnel contributions to the Missouri Democratic Party.

GUEST COMMENTARY: MU can't punish free speech

Missouri School of Journalism professor Sandy Davidson says the Office of Student Conduct would have had no right to punish editors of The Maneater's April Fools' edition. A former Supreme Court case against the university set the precedence that the state cannot interfere in this kind of First Amendment dispute.

STAFF PICKS: A petition to rescind the blight decree, saying goodbye to a ragtime legend

Here are some stories you might have missed but are worth reading as you wrap up the week.

Lawyer in former Gov. Wilson indictment pleads guilty to misusing money

Lawyer Edward Griesedieck III pleaded guilty to misusing funds from Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Co. in federal court on Friday.

Kite Flying Day set for Saturday at Douglass Park

Columbia Parks and Recreation invites parents and their children to fly kites at the Douglass Park ball field.

Missouri softball loss to Texas Tech could cost team

Friday's defeat marked the first game beyond the halfway point in the Tiger's 24-game conference schedule. The loss drops them from No. 2 to No. 3 in the Big 12.


Cubs spoil Cardinals' home opener with 9-5 victory

Despite the rain, the St. Louis Cardinals played their season opener against the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs upset the Cards, winning 9-5.

Royals fall behind early, lose 8-3 to Indians

Pitcher Luke Hochevar was slammed for seven runs in the first inning Friday, then knocked right out of the game when Carlos Santana lined a pitch off his lower leg in the fourth.

FROM READERS: Remembering Rashonda Stanley

Hickman boys tennis team struggles at Columbia Duals

The Kewpies' No. 1 singles player, freshman Junyi Wu, advanced until there were only eight players left in a tournament that began with 52 players, but lost in the semifinals. 

Truman Veterans Hospital open house displays new operating room suites

Phase one, a $25 million construction project, was recently completed. The entire project is expected to be completed by October 2013.

Number of E. coli cases in Missouri rises to 13

No definitive answer has been reported so far regarding the root cause of the virus in Missouri, but the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services think consumption of raw milk might be a cause.

UPDATE: Forecasters say Saturday storms could be 'life threatening'

The National Weather Service made an unusual move by issuing a warning for potentially dangerous weather more than 24 hours in advance. They called the storms a "high-end, life threatening event" as part of the new strongly worded weather warnings.

WEEKEND PREVIEW: Missouri spring football, Kite Flying Day, folk festival

This weekend is packed with events such as TedxMU and the Missouri Black and Gold spring football game

Hartsburg woman wins $100,000 lottery prize

A Hartsburg woman won $100,000 from a $1 million payout scratcher lottery ticket.

Family, friends gathered to remember MU students who died in past year

The 14 students were honored Friday at the MU Remembers ceremony in Memorial Union.

Rock Bridge boys tennis continues win streak

The Bruins extended their home win streak to 69 by winning matches against Cape Central High School 9-0, and Joplin 8-1.