Joplin attracts thousands for remembrance walk on anniversary of deadly tornado

Thousands of people gather Tuesday at Cunningham Park in Joplin for the end of the commemoration events on the one-year anniversary of the tornado that killed 161 people and severely damaged portions of Joplin. The memorial celebration was the last stop on the Walk of Unity through the path of destruction caused by the tornado.

The crowd symbolically covered the 3.7-mile path of the EF5 tornado that struck Joplin one year ago, killing 161 people. Onlookers celebrated the rebirth of the city while remembering those who were lost.

Rock Bridge girls soccer shuts out Waynesville in sectionals

Carmen Boessen scored two goals to lift the Bruins to a 3-0 victory over host Waynesville on Tuesday, sending Rock Bridge to the Class 3 state quarterfinals. The team faces Glendale on Saturday.

Joplin students gather to mark start of their futures with school groundbreakings

Joplin residents gathered together to break ground on four new schools a year after an EF5 tornado tore through Joplin. 

Joplin tornado anniversary highlights need for 'safe rooms'

One year after the Joplin tornado, some Columbia residents are looking at how to remodel their homes to prepare for a storm.

Rock Bridge baseball ends season in sectional loss

Helias Catholic defeated Rock Bridge 9-3 Tuesday in Class 4 sectional play to end the Bruins season at 22-7.

Missouri's departure part of changing Big 12 baseball tournament

At the Big 12 baseball awards luncheon Tuesday, opposing coaches took turns saying goodbye to Texas A&M's Rob Childress and Missouri's Tim Jamieson, who will take their teams to the SEC next season.

FROM READERS: Joplin native returns home for brother's graduation

Jordan Herr didn't go to Joplin High School's graduation to see President Barack Obama or Gov. Jay Nixon speak. She was there to support her brother, the class of 2012 and Joplin.

ROSE NOLEN: Gay marriage is a matter of civil rights

People need to properly understand the separation of church and state. We should be more concerned about people who hate than whom someone loves.

Columbia teenager charged as adult in connection with March armed robberies

Jawan Avant, 17, was certified as an adult in court and charged in connection with three armed robberies earlier this year.

24th Annual Salute to Veterans Airshow coming this weekend

The Memorial Day Weekend Salute to Veterans Celebration, which begins Wednesday and ends Monday, will include six new performances. 

Rettke sentenced to federal prison for embezzling money from soccer league

Michael Rettke was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison without parole for embezzling more than $30,000 from the Central Missouri Soccer League and a local Columbia team.

Jack Langen, representing Missouri in National Geographic Bee, does not advance

Jack Langen scored a seven out of nine Tuesday in the preliminary rounds of the bee in Washington, D.C., which was not quite high enough to send him to the finals.

Adult ICU to close at Women's and Children's Hospital

The 11 nurses employed there have been assigned recruiters to help them make the transition to a new department in MU Health Care.

Joplin commemorates anniversary of deadly tornado

Groundbreaking ceremonies are scheduled at three sites for replacement buildings that were destroyed by the twister.

Joplin reverend to speak in Columbia about the tornado's aftermath and future precautions

The Rev. Aaron Brown of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Joplin will speak about his experience before, during and after last May's deadly tornado.

Wainwright shuts out Padres in Cardinals win

Shutout was third in Adam Wainwright's career and his first since Aug. 6, 2010.

Gary Elder was a helpful teacher, adventurous explorer

Gary Elder died Monday, May 7. He was 60 years old.

Yankees edge Royals 3-2, even series

The Kansas City Royals gave up a 2-0 lead and lost to the New York Yankees Tuesday night.

Five Missouri baseball players recognized by Big 12

Missouri pitcher Dusty Ross was named All-Big 12 second team, and four other Tigers were honorable mentions.

Public, businesses chime in on proposed changes to commercial tent regulations

City staff and members of the community met Tuesday evening to discuss proposed changes to the city's commercial tent regulations.