Michael Egnew drafted by Miami Dolphins in the third round of NFL Draft

Former Tiger Michael Egnew tries to bypass Jayhawk players on Nov. 26 at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium. Egnew is anticipating the upcoming NFL Draft, which begins at 8 p.m. Thursday. He is one of four former Tigers in the draft.

Former Missouri tight end Michael Egnew was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday night. Egnew is the first Missouri player to be taken in this year's draft.



DEAR READER: A fond farewell for a retiring Missourian advocate

Brian S. Brooks, who is retiring after 39 years with the Missouri School of Journalism, has long been an advocate for the Missourian. On Friday, he shared inspiring stories from his time at the publication.

Missouri softball beats Iowa State 9-0

The Tigers are now 35-10 overall and 12-7 in Big 12 play. They will continue their series against Iowa State at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Hickman girls soccer team loses to Holt in penalty shootout

Hickman lost 1-0 to Holt after dropping the penalty shootout 4-3. The Kewpies have been shut out eight times this year.

Rock Bridge soccer team loosens up in second half to beat Pembroke Hill

The girls soccer team relied on the foot of midfielder Laurie Frew, who scored in the second half of the Bruins' 1-0 win over Pembroke Hill.

Police officers and residents come together for dinner, discussion

Columbia residents and police officers engaged in casual conversation Friday evening in the annex of the Second Baptist Church, and had a chance to build trust and create a better dynamic for discussing important issues. 

MU's secret societies reveal new initiates at 85th annual Tap Day

The newest members of the six societies were unveiled Friday in the 85th annual ceremony.

MU welcomes return of Missouri high school music festival

Whether it's their first year or their last, students bring their best talent to the Missouri State High School Activities Association Annual Music Festival.

Veterans and volunteers work on service project at Rainbow Softball Center

The Mission Continues is a volunteer organization that helps veterans reacclimate to civilian life by giving back through community service. On Saturday, the organization will partner with Fox Sports Midwest to work on various projects at Cosmopolitan Park.

Columbia organizations to join 'Silence the Violence' on Saturday

The Columbia Community Non-Violence Initiative is hosting a march, community forum and an expo of organizations designed to help youth from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Douglass High School.

Shots fired on Brown Station Road late Thursday

Police responded to a call that four shots had been fired, one of which hit a north Columbia home.

New ethanol-gasoline blend to be sold in Midwest worries opponents

Missouri will not be first to distribute E15 but is in position to market the new blend. 

BOONE LIFE: Beyond the buzzer

The Hallsville quiz bowl team went undefeated during regular season conference play and won four out of the last five championships.

Cardinals score 8 in 3rd for 13-1 win over Brewers

St. Louis set a season high both for runs in an inning and in a game, and won for the eighth time in its last 12.

Boyd Lecture Series discusses journalists' coverage of political issues

A panel discussion led by Mark Russell, editor of the Orlando Sentinel, discussed the varying ways journalists cover politics, specifically in swing states such as Missouri.

E.coli investigation to concentrate on 12 similar cases

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services previously reported an additional three cases of the bacteria.

Gordon, Butler lead Royals to 3rd straight win

Alex Gordon and Billy Butler each hit two-run homers in the Kansas City Royals' 7-6 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.  It was the Royals' third straight win.

FROM READERS: Good Shepherd Lutheran School celebrates 10th anniversary

The Good Shepherd Lutheran School's Cornerstone Committee hosted a gala dinner and auction to celebrate the school's 10th anniversary.

Man arrested on multiple theft and burglary charges

Brian D. Murphy was arrested Thursday morning near the 2100 block of Bluff Pointe Drive after three separate burglary incidents.

Man arrested in Northland burglary

Dennis C. Whitehead was arrested in connection with several cases in the James Dale/Brown Station road area.