Gary Pinkel announces separation from wife

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel answers questions at the Big 12 Conference Media Days on July 25 in Dallas.

Gary and Vicki Pinkel separated at the beginning of the year after 39 years of marriage. 

Ferguson hearing ends, decision expected in mid-June

Ryan Ferguson's evidentiary hearing came to a close Friday morning. If the Cole County judge rules in his favor, Ferguson could be provided an opportunity for a new trial.

Missouri baseball routs Kansas State, ends conference losing streak

Missouri scored four runs with two outs in the first inning and went on to defeat Kansas State by a score of 13-4.

Leading forensic pathologist celebrates 10 years of Columbia College forensics

As part of the forensic science program's 10th anniversary celebration, Cyril Wecht, a nationally known forensic pathologist, lawyer and author spoke about high-profile cases from history. He will speak about current cases Saturday.

Blues' goaltending strength carries them within one win of series victory

The efforts of former backup goalie Brian Elliott has helped lift the St. Louis Blues to a 3-1 series lead over the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the NHL Playoffs. The two teams will play Game 5 on Saturday.

UPDATE: Woman arrested after domestic dispute, gunfire at convenience store

A 24-year-old woman turned herself in to the Columbia Police Department in connection with gunfire this afternoon at a convenience store east of Columbia. 

Donate Life Month ceremony honors organ donors, their families

Friday's ceremony was a chance for transplant recipients, the families of organ donors and hospital staff to celebrate life and giving.

Columbia to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday in Peace Park

The Columbia Earth Day Coalition will hold its annual Columbia Area Earth Day Festival on Sunday. 

DEAR READER: Photos on tablets come closer to print version experience

Most tablet apps still display photos in a "slideshow fashion," but the clarity and sharpness of the photos "exceed the capacity of a press."

Columbia swimmers raise money with 'Wacky Races'

Swimmers competed in 14 different "Wacky Races" on Friday evening as part of a fundraiser for the Columbia Swim Club. The event, which also featured a silent auction, was held at the Hickman High School pool.

Hickman baseball team defeats Grain Valley in Boonville tournament

Andrew Roseman and Garrett Dishinger threw three shutout innings each to lead the Kewpies to a 7-0 win over Grain Valley.

Rock Bridge boys tennis advances to Mid-Missouri Tennis tournament finals

The Bruins were victorious in the first two rounds the tournament, grabbing wins against Blue Springs South and Westminster Academy.

Columbia College art department trio to retire

Three Columbia College professors will retire in May, cutting the art department staff by about one-third.

STAFF PICKS: Chasing storms, a Holocaust survivor's story

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

Columbia releases survey asking for residents' input concerning city priorities

The city of Columbia recently released a survey asking residents to weigh in on which issues they think are important and how the city can improve services for the city's strategic plan.

Missouri gymnast Rachel Updike competes at NCAA National Championship

The Big 12 Newcomer of the Year was the lone Tiger representative at the championship. She received an all-around score of 39.275. 

After Presley's homer, Pirates fall flat vs. Cardinals

Alex Presley's inside-the-park home run was as good as it got for Pittsburgh. Lance Lynn allowed one run in seven innings, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-1 victory.

James Morris loved his family and outdoors

James L. "Jimmy" Morris of Centralia died Wednesday, April 18, 2012. He was 54.

James L. 'Jimmy' Morris, Oct. 1, 1957 - April 18, 2012, of Centralia

James L. "Jimmy" Morris of Centralia died Wednesday, April 18, 2012. He was 54.

Fourth case of E. coli in Boone County confirmed

A fourth case of E. coli has been discovered in Boone County after consumption of unpasteurized milk or raw dairy products, bringing the total number of confirmed E. coli cases in Missouri to 15.