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THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Missouri State Music Festival, Tap Day, Silence the Violence rally

Images from MU's Tap Day, the Missouri State Music Festival and a Silence the Violence rally were among the week's best photos by Missourian staff photographers.

Images from MU's Tap Day, the Missouri State Music Festival and a Silence the Violence rally were among the week's best photos by Missourian staff photographers.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Egnew picked in NFL Draft; softball team sweeps

Missouri tight end Michael Egnew was selected in the third round of the NFL Draft, and the softball team swept Iowa State.

 

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Quadriplegic struck by car; MU football draft hopefuls

Last week's most-read stories included a Columbia woman who was struck by a car while crossing the street in a wheelchair and a group of police officers who want Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton removed from his duties.

Phone responder uses own mental illness to help her callers

Karren Jones lives with four serious mental illnesses and has experienced her share of the instability and stigma associated with mental health issues. Now Jones is a volunteer phone operator for the National Alliance on Mental Illness hotline and uses her understanding of her own illnesses to help others deal with theirs.

Missouri softball team completes sweep of Iowa State

Missouri held off host Iowa State 6-5 on Sunday to give Tigers freshman pitcher Bailey Erwin a victory in her first Big 12 Conference start.

PHOTO GALLERY: In Columbia, fine weather for fishing after morning storms

After a morning with heavy thunderstorms, it cleared up enough Sunday afternoon to go fishing. For Monday, morning showers and thunderstorms are likely, according to the National Weather Service.

Wilson leads Missouri men's golfers at Big 12 tournament

Hickman graduate Nick Wilson finished 11th for the Tigers in the individual standings this weekend at the Big 12 tournament in Trinity, Texas.

Missouri baseball team shut out at Texas Tech

For the second straight game, the Tigers had just four hits, falling 7-0 on Sunday at Texas Tech.

St. Louis tent collapse raises safety questions

Building Commissioner Frank Oswald says Kilroy's Sports Bar was issued a permit for the tent and that it passed a subsequent inspection.

FROM READERS: Irises for an artist

John Hall shares photos he provided to a teacher who wanted to use some of the images as inspiration in a painting workshop.

Blues could be without Pietrangelo for Game 2

Unlike the first round, the St. Louis Blues have serious injury issues heading into Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Kings.

Analysis: Budget grows after holdup in Missouri Senate

Traditionally, the Senate defers to decisions made by the Appropriations Committee chairman, but Sen. Kurt Schaefer was "smacked down" by nine conservative senators who stalled debate and got about a dozen concessions. 

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