Genovese's talent almost got away from Missouri softball team

Missouri freshman infielder Corrin Genovese, a native of East Amherst, N.Y., has been a breakout player for the Tigers this year, earning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors. "That kid, she makes everything look easy," Missouri coach Ehren Earleywine said of Genovese, who received scholarship offers from several schools.

There were so many twists and turns in the way Missouri coach Ehren Earleywine recruited Corrin Genovese, the Tigers' award-winning freshman infielder almost didn't come to Columbia.

UPDATE: FastCAT proposal intended to revitalize ailing bus system

The FastCAT route proposal is aimed at increasing student ridership, with 11 stops completing a circuit through MU and the downtown area.

Kingsley on comeback for Missouri softball team

Freshman outfielder Kayla Kingsley started her first season with Missouri slowly and struggled with her hitting. But in regional tournament play last weekend, she led the Tigers at the plate, going 6-for-9.


Kenzie Jacoby, a Rock Bridge girls soccer player, returns to the field after a life-threatening car accident

Broken ribs and a separated shoulder couldn't keep Kenzie Jacoby from the soccer field.

Japanese shooting team sees Bianchi Cup as unique opportunity

Japanese gun laws forbid those who are not in the police or military to own pistols. Instead, the members of the Japanese team resort to firing gas-powered pellet pistols or Airsoft guns for shooting competitions in Japan.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Council, mayor are listening to EEZ concerns

Monday's 7-0 decision creating a new enhanced enterprise zone board shows that our elected representatives are listening to critics of the program. The unanimity does not, however, suggest the debate is going away.

Rock Bridge tennis advances to state championship

Rock Bridge won the state championship the last two years.

Mayor proposes FastCAT bus route catering to student population

The proposed FastCAT (Campus Access Transit) route would have 11 stops completing a circuit through MU and the downtown area.

Missouri opts for untested drug for executions

The Corrections Department has declined interviews, but said in a statement that the decision was based on the unavailability of sodium thiopental.

Columbia man stabbed in early morning altercation

A 21-year-old Columbia man was stabbed early this morning in north Columbia. 

Wanda Brown, who led Hickman, Smithton, retires as assistant superintendent

Wanda Brown was the first African-American principal of Hickman High School, opened Smithton Middle School and helped plan the district's reorganization of secondary education.

Education, support key to addressing increased heroin abuse, speakers say

The Columbia Police Department and other resource agencies dedicated two hours Thursday night to inform the community about recent heroin and prescription drug use, particularly among young adults.

Rock Bridge boys relay team chases elusive state title

Senior Caleb Wilfong, already an individual state cross-country champion, is looking to round out his career with a 4x800-meter relay victory. Athletes from both Rock Bridge and Hickman will compete in the Class 3 and 4 state track and field meet this weekend in Jefferson City.

New director, new vision come to Central Missouri Humane Society

Mary Boatfield will assume her position as Central Missouri Humane Society's executive director at the end of May.

Scott Olsen named interim Emergency Management Director

The Boone County Fire Protection District Chief will fill the position left empty after Capt. Zim Schwartze was placed on administrative leave May 9.

Special Olympics State Summer Games coming to Columbia next week

Volunteers are still needed for the annual games next week in Columbia.

Stephens summer theater program impersonates musicians for a concert

Students in the Stephens College Summer Theatre Institute aim to rock the house Friday night in a free performance of "Rockstar!" in which they impersonate their favorite singers.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Support justice for Shakir Hamoodi

Shakir should not go to prison for sending money to his family in Iraq. 


Tuskegee Airman guest at Columbia College's Military Recognition Day

Col. George Boyd presented the Col. Charles McGee Scholarship at Columbia College's Military Recognition Day on Thursday.  

4-year-old Columbia boy hit by car in morning accident

A 4-year-old Columbia boy was hit by a car Thursday morning.