Missouri baseball player prepares to move on to medical school

Andreas Plackis, a redshirt junior on the Missouri baseball team, will give up his last year of eligibility to attend the medical school at the MU School of Medicine.

Andreas Plackis, a redshirt junior on the Missouri baseball team, has seen success in athletics and academics. This fall, he will forgo his final year of baseball eligibility to pursue his lifelong goal of attending medical school. 

Missouri men's basketball adds another transfer: Jordan Clarkson

Tulsa transfer Jordan Clarkson will be joining the Tigers, the team announced in a release Tuesday morning. Clarkson was Tulsa's leading scorer as a sophomore last season, averaging 16.5 points per game. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

Resort-like student apartment complexes expand with rising MU enrollment numbers

Large, amenity-rich apartment complexes have been springing up all over Columbia. From downtown to the south end of the city, students are being housed in new complexes, and many more are on the way.

Hickman baseball team takes advantage of St. Charles' pitching woes

In the first four innings of Tuesday's game, St. Charles pitcher Tim Evans threw eight walks and hit three batters, helping Hickman cruise to an 11-3 victory.

New Tolton basketball coach prepares to build varsity team

Tyler Clark will take over as varsity coach at Tolton Catholic as the team begins its first year of play at the varsity level.

Armon Yanders, former MU College of Arts and Science dean, was dedicated to helping others

Armon Yanders of Columbia died Monday, May 7, 2012. He was 84 years old.

Columbia moving forward with tax-increment financing plans

City staff are developing a tax-increment financing district map that would target areas of the city for infrastructure improvements. Members of the City Council and public have urged public involvement in this process.

ROSE NOLEN: Electoral process, political parties have left voters confused

The volatility of the electoral process has left voters uninspired, confused and willing to skip out on Election Day. If we continue on this path, it is difficult to say what kind of government we will ultimately inspire.

Rock Bridge baseball wins final regular season game

Even though Rock Bridge has clinched the No. 1 seed for the Class 4, District 9 tournament, the Bruins didn't let up Tuesday with a 4-3 comeback victory over visiting Fatima.

UPDATE: Landmark Bank robbery suspect also connected to Boone County Bank robbery

Edward Prince Roberts is being charged with first degree robbery for the Landmark Bank incident and with second-degree robbery for the earlier Boone County Bank incident.

Third person arrested in connection with Holly Park meth lab

The Columbia Police Department said officers found methamphetamine and signs of a shake-and-bake methamphetamine lab in the trailer, according to a news release.

Columbia bank robbery suspect shot during pursuit in Cooper County

After robbing a bank in Columbia, a man fled to Cooper County, where he was pursued by law enforcement. 

Milan fifth-graders share lessons from mom

We asked a class of fifth-graders what their mothers have taught them while they learned about newspapers at the Missourian on Tuesday morning.

Spring season turkey harvest in Missouri totals 44,766

The 2012 spring turkey harvest in Missouri totaled 44,766 turkeys, up about one percent from 2011. Youth weekend harvest was also up about one percent from last year.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Health care law violates ethical, moral, religious obligations

Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is an attack on the religious freedom of millions of Americans as all private health care insurance plans must offer contraceptives.

IN HEADLINES TODAY: Obesity, student loans, and Missouri's budget

Tuesday's top stories include news on Missouri's budget, a report about obesity and how schools can combat it, and information about a controversial statement made by a Greek politician.

MU professor dedicated to education, knowledge

John Miles Foley served as director and founder of the Center for Studies of Oral Tradition and the Center for eResearch, as well as a curators' professor and professor of both classical studies and English at MU. Dr. Foley died Thursday, May 3, 2012. He was 65.

Norman E. Devine loved his family, his church and collecting model toy tractors

Norman E. Devine, of Columbia, died Friday, May 4, 2012. He was 94.

Armon Frederick Yanders, April 12, 1928 — May 7, 2012, of Columbia

Mr. Yanders of Columbia died Monday, May 7, 2012. He was 84 years old.

Norman E. Devine, Feb. 14, 1918 — May 4, 2012, of Columbia

Mr. Devine died Friday, May 4, 2012. He was 94 years old.