FROM READERS: Hickman Lacrosse Club falls to Springfield, plays again this weekend

The Hickman varsity and junior varsity lacrosse squads both fell to Springfield last weekend.  

FROM READERS: Remembering Cole Steelman

Tyler Freeman remembers his friend Cole Steelman, one of 14 students being commemorated today at MU Remembers.

Scout-O-Rama event promotes scouting to local children, families

The event will share the message of scouting with the community and give current Cub Scouts more information about the Boy Scouts program.

UPDATE: Alice LaPlante's bestselling novel is finalist for One Read program

Alice LaPlante's award-winning novel, "Turn of  Mind" has made three bestselling lists since its release a month ago..

MU researchers' new biological data analysis tool may help improve medicine

A new computer algorithm helps MU researchers analyze massive genetic data and could potentially promote development in the drug industry.

New-look Cardinals set for home opener

The World Series champions are off to a nice start heading into Friday's home opener against the Cubs. The Cardinals are 5-2 on the road under new manager Mike Matheny.

Reynolds Journalism Institute selects new executive director

Randy Picht, of the Associated Press, has been chosen as the new executive director of the Reynolds Journalism Institute. Picht has an extensive background in both journalism and business.

High tornado risk in Kan., Okla. on Saturday

Neighboring Kansas and Oklahoma are under a high risk of severe weather through Saturday night with tornadoes possible.

Royals head into home opener after 3-3 road trip

The Kansas City Royals take the field at Kauffman Stadium on Friday afternoon against the Cleveland Indians.

Chabad house hopes to provide a new outlet for the Jewish community in Columbia

The Lapines, who are the co-directors of Columbia's first and only Chabad house, hope to expand their outreach, as well as their services by next year.

Tuna linked to salmonella outbreak in 20 states

A yellowfin tuna product used to make dishes like sushi and sashimi sold at restaurants and grocery stores has been linked with an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened more than 100 people in 20 states, including Missouri.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Lack of Missouri legislation allows for campaign money laundering

Missouri lawmakers should use their power to impose checks on campaign donations and the sources of that money.

UPDATE: Corps says more flood storage offers limited benefit

A new report said that last year's record flooding of the Missouri River could not have been completely avoided, even with more free space in the reservoirs.

Romney to address key conservative group at NRA event

Mitt Romney has had to walk a careful line between appealing to conservatives, who form his party's base, and trying not to alarm independents, who will be crucial in the fall campaign against President Barack Obama.

Corps to release another report on 2011 flooding

The report will examine at how much free space would have been needed in reservoirs along the river to handle last year's deluge of water.

UPDATE: Nine E. coli cases now confirmed in Missouri

 The cases have been found in Boone, Howard, Cooper and Camden counties.



Group pushes for sustainable rebuilding in Joplin

A group from Greensburg, Kan., that formed after their community was destroyed by a tornado offers to teach Joplin residents about their rebuilding process, which included stronger housing structures and a wind turbine farm.

100 years later, memories from the Titanic

Bertha Lehmann was one of the passengers to survive the sinking of the Titanic. Lehmann's account of her travels and recollections of the ship's sinking have been preserved in journals and other writings.

Museum gives innovative history internships to students

The Missouri History Museum is providing internship opportunities to students with the chance of the internships becoming part-time jobs.

Communities commemorate the sinking of the Titantic from San Diego to Singapore

Even states and cities with no connection to history's most well-known maritime disaster are making preparations to observe the 100th anniversary the RMS Titanic's sinking.