Stephens College, Columbia College commencements to be held Saturday

Undergraduate and graduate students from both colleges will graduate Saturday.

Occupy COMO members march in recognition of May Day

Occupy COMO held a rally Tuesday in front of the Daniel Boone City Building to commemorate May Day, also called International Workers Day.

Missouri names new deputy athletics director

Doug Gillin, who worked for the MU Athletics Department from 1995 to 1999, has been named deputy athletics director, MU Director of Athletics Mike Alden announced Tuesday.

Missouri S&T approves same-sex benefit resolution; curators could be next

With all four UM campuses endorsing same-sex domestic partner benefits, the pressure is on the UM System Board of Curators to come to a decision.

ROSE NOLEN: Congress needs to prepare for Social Security's budget drain

As Social Security money dwindles and the nation's debt rises, Congress needs to "protect our money and demand that rich people pay their fair share of taxes."

Missouri baseball team loses at Arkansas

Missouri's bats stayed quiet again in a 6-3 loss Tuesday night at Arkansas, the Tigers' third straight defeat.

Columbia College softball team splits doubleheader in AMC tournament semifinals

The Cougars will face Williams Baptist again in a deciding Game 3 at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Walnut Ridge, Ark.

Development Strategies updates findings on the economic impact of historic preservation

Development Strategies, a consulting firm, reported its recent findings from an economic study it started in February. The study evaluates the economic impact of historic preservation.

UPDATE: Obama sees 'new day' 1 year after bin Laden raid

President Barack Obama addresses the U.S. from Bagram, Afghanistan, on the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death.

After 42 years, Boone County's fire district mechanic retires

Roy Francis began working for the Boone County Fire Protection District in 1970.  In his service, he has developed practices that are now used nationwide and has seen technology developments drastically change firefighting.

UPDATE: Judge urges new trial in 1990 Missouri farm death

Boone County Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler ruled that Mark Woodworth should have his conviction set aside because prosecutors failed to turn over key evidence to Woodworth's lawyers.

Obama flies to Afghanistan, signs pact with Karzai

President Barack Obama signed an agreement vowing long-term ties with Afghanistan after U.S. combat forces leave. Obama will address the nation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Fifth case of E. coli confirmed in Boone County

Five cases of E. coli have been confirmed in Boone County as of Tuesday. All five people drank unpasteurized milk from the same Howard County farm, according to a news release from the Health Department.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Matthes needs to check facts on Missouri TIF projects

Tax-increment financing districts throughout the state run contrary to Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes' statements to the Missourian about the history of the financing method.

Wainwright wins first game in Cardinals' victory over Pirates

Adam Wainwright earned his first win since 2010, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-7 on Tuesday.

MU freshman Carolyn Dolan remembered for charming, inspiring personality

Carolyn Dolan was a shoe connoisseur, a whiz in the classroom, an infectious comedian and a motivated athlete.

Royals can't recover from Tigers' early scoring burst

Austin Jackson had four hits and Rick Porcello pitched eight strong innings to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Kansas City Royals 9-3 on Tuesday night.

Peppers Nightclub owner requests annexation and rezoning of the property

One potential of the property suggested is in conflict with a court injunction that bans the sale or distribution of alcohol on the property. The injunction was enacted after a gunfight resulted in a death at the nightclub.

Hickman baseball against Liberty canceled

The Kewpies' game Tuesday against Liberty was canceled because of the potential for bad weather.

Gladys Roth devoted 50 years to the real estate business

Gladys P. Roth of Columbia died Tuesday, April 24. She was 98 years old.