Missouri softball team prepares to host NCAA regional

Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine watches his team play Northern Iowa last Wednesday at University Field. "I don't think there is anyone you could ask that would say 'yeah, those seedings are dead on.'" said Earleywine about the Tigers No. 9 overall seed going into the NCAA Tournament.

Not everyone in Missouri's dugout was happy about the Tigers' No. 9 seed in this season's NCAA softball tournament.

Columbia school counselors help students get clothing

Some students in Columbia Public Schools lack proper clothing, and school counselors rely on community programs and donations to help children have the right clothes to wear. The right clothing can increase the confidence of children in the classroom.

Rock Bridge boys golfers fifth at state tournament

The Bruins earned fifth place in the Class 4 state championship after shooting a 313 in Tuesday's final round at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club in Bolivar.

MU Vietnamese community continues to grow, offer support for new students

As the MU community has grown, strong relationships and organizations have developed to help Vietnamese students adjust to life in the U.S. and make their way at MU.

ROSE NOLEN: Americans need to find a way to work together

The lust for power seems suddenly to have invaded every aspect of our lives. That seems to be the driving force behind this need for an individual to have the world operate by his or her rules or no rules.

Roundup of legislation Missouri lawmakers sent Tuesday to Gov. Nixon

The Missouri House passed legislation on digital billboards, expanding the state's elder abuse law and allowing charter schools throughout the state.

City of Columbia to honor volunteers Friday

The event will recognize the contributions that volunteers have made to the city. Former Mayor Robert C. Smith will be presented with the 2012 Howard B. Lang Jr. Award for outstanding volunteer service to the city of Columbia.

Woman arrested after shot fired at Oakland Gravel Road

Kendra McClain was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

Missouri quarterback Corbin Berkstresser arrested on suspicion of leaving scene of accident

According to the police report, Berkstresser, 20, was driving a vehicle on Lynnwood Drive and hit a vehicle that was parked along the curb.

Royals win second straight over Rangers, 7-4

The Royals took advantage of two throwing errors by Rangers starter Colby Lewis (3-3) to score five unearned runs in the first two innings.

Dixie Botner enjoyed traveling, teaching children

Dixie Botner of Columbia was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. She died Sunday, May 13, 2012. She was 84.

Michael Harms lived life to the fullest, loved his family

Members of Michael Harms' family described him as a quiet, thoughtful and intelligent man.

Chiefs owner Hunt talks about first and next 50 years

Chiefs owner certain the team will continue to play in Kansas City in the future as the team marks its 50-year anniversary in the city.

UPDATE: Missouri Senate votes to add cellphones to No Call List

The measure would prohibit most solicitations by phone call or text message to cellphones placed on the list.

Dixie Botner, of Columbia, Oct. 15, 1927 - May 13, 2012

Cardinals avoid winless homestand, beat Cubs 7-6

A Yadier Molina RBI single with two outs in the ninth gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 7-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

FROM READERS: Benefit rummage sale for Missouri River Relief

Missouri River Relief will hold a benefit rummage sale on June 1 and 2 to support the nonprofit, which connects communities to the Missouri River through cleanups and education.

Michael Harms, of Columbia, Nov. 15, 1983 - May 14, 2012

Cardinals place center fielder Jay on DL with shoulder injury

St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay was put on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of shoulder soreness.

TOP HEADLINES: JPMorgan CEO apologizes; Army opens more jobs for women

Among today's top stories, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon apologized to shareholders for a $2 billion trading loss, and the Army opened more combat jobs to women.