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. 

Missouri football gives international students a glimpse of American athletics

Members of the Missouri football program hosted 150 students at Saturday's International Day event, which gave MU students from other countries a chance to learn about the rules of football and practice their skills on Faurot Field.

Undrafted Missouri football players sign free agent contracts

After watching the 2012 NFL Draft come and go without hearing their names called, several Missouri football players have said they've agreed to free agent contracts with NFL teams.

Missouri softball powers past Iowa State for second straight day

Kelsea Roth hit her second home run in two days with a first-inning grand slam to send the Tigers on their way to a decisive victory in the second game of their weekend series against the Cyclones.

FROM READERS: Silence the Violence attendees reflect on youth and gang violence in Columbia

The Missourian asked attendees: What issues do you think contribute to youth and gang violence in Columbia and how do you plan to silence the violence?


Veteran's mission continues even after his return from combat

The Mission Continues event Saturday at Cosmopolitan Park highlighted the nonprofit organization's efforts to help military veterans with their return from war.

Colleges seek outside help as state support lags

Emerging partnerships have spawned a so-called "Innovation Campus" just outside Kansas City, where businesses will employ students as apprentices and help pick up the cost for their education.


Carl Edwards questions NASCAR decisions at Richmond

Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart both believed a victory was taken from them at Saturday's Sprint Cup race.

Missouri baseball loses to Texas Tech

The Missouri baseball team's five-game winning streak ended with a 4-3 loss to Texas Tech.


Columbia honors veterans in welcome home troops event

Columbia honored veterans at an event commemorating the 68th anniversary of World War II's Exercise Tiger and welcomed home troops from the Iraq War.

Theater tradition continues as Maplewood Barn moves into new home

Maplewood Barn Community Theatre moved into its new barn Saturday. The original theater burned in April 2010.


Bark of Boone County raises money for American Cancer Society

Barking echoed through Stephens Lake Park on Saturday as dog owners and their pets attended Bark of Boone County. The event raised money for Relay for Life and gave pet owners an opportunity to honor their canine companions.


Columbia community members come together to Silence the Violence

The event included a march, public forum, break out sessions, expo and a motivational speech by television host Jeff Johnson. Organizers said they sought to stop all forms of violence but that the event was largely in response to the recent shootings of local teens DeAudre Johnson and Bryan Rankin.

St. Louis Blues lose 3-1 to L.A. Kings in Game 1

Matt Greene scored his first career playoff goal short-handed late in the second period and rookie Slava Voynov also got his first of the playoffs as the Kings beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 in the opener of a Western Conference semifinal series on Saturday night.

UPDATE: One dead after storm blows over beer tent in St. Louis

At least 17 were hospitalized and up to 100 people were treated at the scene after officials said straight-line winds whipped through a large tent outside Kilroy's Sports Bar, near Busch Stadium.

Chiefs draft WR Wylie with fourth-round pick

The Chiefs chose Devon Wylie, a shifty, undersized wide receiver out of Fresno State with their fourth-round pick Saturday, adding a potential target over the middle for quarterback Matt Cassel.

Cardinals beat Brewers 7-3

 Yadier Molina went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer to lead the Cardinals to a 7-3 win over Milwaukee. Molina has 10 four-hit games in his career, the last coming on May 22, 2011, against Kansas City.