This spring, Missourian reporters took an in-depth look at kids and the people in the community who are making a difference in their lives.
Despite being named one of the best communities for young people in the U.S., stress, access to activities, relationships with responsible adults and transportation are among the daily obstacles that stand in the way of young Columbia residents.
St. Louis, the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, won a playoff series for the first time in a decade against a franchise that reached the conference finals the previous two years.
Missouri scored two in the ninth inning and Brannon Champagne drew a bases-loaded walk to give the Tigers their second straight win over Kansas State.
The Environmental Protection Agency that worked hard to document and react to pollution in the 1970s faces a much different audience today, who is critical of some regulations that are economically unpopular.
Missouri put runners on base in the first five innings but couldn’t score any runs until Ashley Fleming hit a two-run home run in the sixth to tie the game. The Tigers beat the Sooners 4-2 with a pair of runs in the eighth.
New units for a Rainbow House and Central Missouri Community Action transitional living center have been postponed because of high construction bids. The plans are being revised, and construction is expected to begin within the next few months.
The GOP is putting forward two bills that narrow who is eligible for whistleblower protection, when whistleblowers could win a lawsuit against their employer and how much money they could recover.
The records will help determine if plaintiffs suppressed memories of sexual abuse by priests, which will determine if the lawsuit falls under the Missouri Supreme Court statute of limitations.
After making and selling Wacky Bandz bracelets to raise money for a mission trip, Kiona Hughes kept up her work. With the help of Granny's House, she pitched the idea to sell the bracelets to MU sororities with part of the proceeds going to their philanthropies like True North.
Through mentorship, local organizations look to make the community a better place by giving children positive role models and relationships.
Greg Biffle says Carl Edwards is still the top driver at Roush-Fenway. But it's Biffle who has dominated this year with top-3 finishes in the first three races and a sixth-place run at California a few weeks ago.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney prevailed Saturday in Missouri's regional GOP conventions, as some former supporters of Rick Santorum switched allegiances in what they characterized as a show of party unity.
The president is scheduled to visit large universities in states that will be key determinants in the outcome of the November election.
College Bound, a nonprofit program that helps high school student get the resources needed to attend and succeed in college, was selected by a Washington think tank as a model for pre-college outreach program across the nation. Founder Lisa Zarin will be honored in May for her work on College Bound as well as other programs.
The women in the 50 Plus Program share a love of art as well as strong friendships developed over time.
John Reid and Gina Overshiner teach Douglass High School students how to ride and repair bikes, and they help them build responsibility by participating in service projects throughout the community.
The Cardinals mustered three hits in seven innings against the Pirates' A. J. Burnett then couldn't capitalize on a couple of late chances in a 2-0 loss.
He was killed in a car accident in December, a time of year the river isn't so welcoming, so family and friends decided to hold a celebration of life and memorial service in the spring, when Tracy would have typically been getting the boat out of storage for another year of fun.
The fashion show that attracts many celebrities in the industry is the main event at Stephens Alumnae Weekend.