Rock Bridge girls soccer takes third in Hickman Tournament

The Bruins had a quick turnaround after a 2-1 loss to Troy in the Hickman Tournament, playing immediately after it in a game against Holt. The Bruins went on to win, 2-1.

Missouri voters could decide on higher cigarette tax

Missouri has a tax of 17 cents per pack, which is far below the national average of $1.46. Supporters of the new tax say they're focused on public health.

Comment: So far, Pujols is a $240 million mistake

Albert Pujols has been struggling just to get hits, much less home runs with the Angels and is hitting just .226, well below his career average of .328 with the Cardinals.


UPDATE: Two marching bands scramble to recover money for trips

Two marching bands who were planning trips to Hawaii could lose thousands of dollars because of a faulty travel agent.


Missouri senators move to change current state wage law

Missouri Republicans are aiming to change the prevailing wage, or how much workers are paid, to rebuild Missouri after a disaster.

Rams draft wide receiver, lineman Saturday and surprise in late rounds

St. Louis' late draft picks include a kicker out of Missouri Western and a running back out of Abilene Christian.



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

High winds blew over a beer tent near Busch Stadium. One person was killed, and more than a dozen people were taken to the hospital with injuries.


One dead after tent collapses in storm

St. Louis media outlets are reporting one person has been killed and up to 100 were hurt when high winds knocked down a large tent south of Busch Stadium.

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