Experimenting cost Missouri softball team one game during doubleheader

Missouri 's softball team played a doubleheader against Murray State on Wednesday evening. The Racers edged the Tigers 3-2 to even the series 1-1 after the Tigers won the first game 5-4.

Tigers coach Ehren Earleywine said he has been experimenting with his lineup because he can't find consistency from his players.

Walk-off home run leads Hickman past Francis Howell in extra innings

After Hickman gave up a three-run lead, Jared Hyler's first-pitch home run in the ninth inning gave the Kewpies a 4-3 victory over the defending state champions.

Rock Bridge senior hopes to win championship before playing Missouri baseball

Ryan Phillips signed a letter of intent to play for Missouri next spring. But first, he has one more thing he wants to accomplish while he's a Bruin.

Odd goal gives Rock Bridge overtime win against Hickman

Rock Bridge senior midfielder Alyssa Fancher's weak shot sneaked into the back of the Hickman net, giving the Bruins a 1-0 victory Wednesday at Hickman.

New faces getting up to speed for Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli is hoping a flurry of free-agent acquisitions will bolster an offense that struggled throught last season.

City Manager Mike Matthes reflects on his first year

Mike Matthes reflects on his first year in office and reviews key initiatives involving the Columbia Regional Airport, managing the city budget and improving the Columbia Police Department.

FROM READERS: T. Gale Thompson shares his autobiography

T. Gale Thompson has lived in three countries, served in the Army with Elvis Presley, and taught a semester at sea.

National Geographic Channel series follows mid-Missouri's ex-Amish community

"Amish: Out of Order," starring Mose Gingerich, airs at 9 p.m. Tuesdays. Gingerich previously appeared on the 2004 reality series "Amish in the City."

UPDATE: Missouri lawmaker says he is gay, denounces bill to limit sexual orientation discussion

Rep. Zachary Wyatt, R-Novinger, said the legislation motivated him to disclose his sexual orientation publicly for the first time.

DAVID ROSMAN: When disagreements in police department overflow, it's a problem

The incident that resulted in the firing of police officer Rob Sanders reveals a problem with the local support for the police department.

J. KARL MILLER: War on women was not waged by Republicans

The Democrats continue to "blame" the Republican Party for the "war on women," despite that the Democrats have "held the legislative reins for more than two-thirds of the time" in the past 62 years.

BOONE LIFE: Bookmobile brings library to towns without one

The Bookmobile is a way to make library materials more accessible to citizens. "We're like a thumbnail version of the regular library," said Eric Schmeck, a regular driver for the Bookmobile.

Columbia Police Department to participate in statewide Youth DWI Enforcement Campaign

The law enforcement campaign, which begins Thursday, will crack down on drivers getting behind the wheel after underage drinking.

Arkansas hands Missouri baseball team fourth straight loss

Rock Bridge graduate John Miles, a right-handed freshman, made his first start for the Tigers and threw four scoreless innings, but he had little support from the struggling Missouri batters in a 2-0 loss Wednesday at Arkansas.


Boone Hospital Center lease agreement includes $500,000 for Columbia Regional Airport

The airport is "a critical tool for physician recruitment," according to a hospital statement. BJC HealthCare will give an additional $500,000 to the Boone County Commission.

Missouri House passes funding plan for veterans homes

Gov. Jay Nixon also supports the legislation, which would earmark millions of dollars from casino fees for veterans' nursing homes.

NFL suspends four players for Saints' bounty system

Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith and Scott Fujita were punished Wednesday for participating in the team's cash-for-hits bounty system.

Columbia police investigate armed burglary at Camden Circle home

A male suspect with a shirt over his head brandished a handgun and demanded money from a woman in her home.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missouri correctional centers, officers, inmates hurt by budget cuts

Missouri correctional centers have made cuts to medical treatments received by the inmates. Further cuts might harm both the offenders and the public.

Beltran powers Cardinals to 12-3 rout of Pirates

Carlos Beltran drove in a career-best seven runs with a pair of three-run home runs, leading the way as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-3 on Tuesday.