Rock Bridge boys tennis team sweeps state crowns

The state singles, doubles and team titles all belong to the Bruins.

Rock Bridge soccer shut out in state quarterfinals

The Rock Bridge girls soccer team lost to Glendale 2-0 in the Class 3 state quarterfinals.

SEC's Slive favors four-team football playoff

Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott told The Wall Street Journal this week that the new bowl matchup between the Big 12 and SEC champions revives the possibility of a plus-one championship game following the bowls. Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive doesn't think so.

Planes, exhibits wow crowds at Salute to Veterans Airshow

The first day of the 24th annual Salute to Veterans Airshow attracted a large audience to watch airplane demonstration teams and honor veterans Saturday.

Cook's victory leads Rock Bridge boys track team at state meet

Jordan Cook won the boys 800-meter run and Mallory Short finished second in the girls 100-meter hurdles for the Bruins.

At Memorial Park Cemetery, visitors honor the fallen

Every Memorial Day, Memorial Park Cemetery welcomes visitors to view the Avenue of Flags and pay respects to the dead.

Islamic School of Columbia graduation celebrates students' high test scores

Students of the Islamic School were honored Saturday for their academic achievements during the graduation of preschoolers and fifth-graders.

Go Girl Run taking strides to celebrate a positive body image for women

Go Girl Run celebrates healthy accomplishments of women. More than 1,200 runners participated in the event Saturday morning.

UPDATE: FROM READERS: Go Girl Run passes by a reader's house

John Hall witnessed and photographed the runners of Saturday's Go Girl Run while they passed by his house.

Hosmer carries Royals to 4-3 win over Orioles

Wilson Betemit hoped the ball would roll foul as it spun in the chalk. It stayed fair. And thanks to a good bit of hustle, Eric Hosmer ended up on second base with a 55-foot double that played a key role in Kansas City's 4-3 comeback victory over the Orioles on Saturday.

Phillies blank Cardinals 4-0 behind Kendrick

Kyle Kendrick threw a seven-hitter for his first career shutout, winning his first game of the season and putting the Philadelphia Phillies on the verge of their first four-game sweep in St. Louis in 26 years with a 4-0 victory on Saturday night.

Overland Park soldier killed in Afghanistan

Pfc. Cale C. Miller, of Overland Park, Kan., died Thursday in Afghanistan when insurgent forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

Kansas City police looking for missing mother, son

Kansas City police are looking for a mother and son who have been missing since Monday.


Churchill Museum offers military free admission

The National Churchill Museum at Westminster College is opening its doors to enlisted men and women and their families starting on Memorial Day.


Missouri psychologist charged with health care fraud

Kansas City U.S. Attorney's office says 67-year-old Rhett McCarty was arrested Friday and charged with defrauding government health care programs.

Nixa man charged with defrauding Joplin tornado victims

Federal prosecutors accuse Terry Alton Parker of stealing more than $73,000 from the bank account of the elderly Joplin couple who hired him to repair their home that was damaged in the May 2011 tornado.

Mild winter means earlier peaches for Illinois fruit farm

Blessed by a mild winter and dodging spring freezes that commonly take their toll on peach blossoms, harvesting of some peach varieties is under way at Eckert Orchards two weeks earlier than anything on record at the 175-year-old family business.


Thomas, Missouri fall to LSU in super regional opener

Missouri ace Chelsea Thomas was uncharacteristically off-target in the Saturday super regional game against LSU, giving up 6 walks and hitting two batters.

Missouri softball team loses super regional opener

The Missouri softball team lost 6-1 to LSU on Saturday in the first game of the Columbia super regional at University Field.

Missouri baseball team beats Kansas to reach Big 12 tournament final

The Tigers never trailed in Saturday's final Big 12 meeting between the rivals, riding Dane Opel's hitting to earn a 12-2 eight-inning victory over the Jayhawks.