Debris surveyed at scene of Brookside on College fire

Only part of the Brookside on College apartments remains standing Monday after a fire the day before at College Avenue and Walnut Street in downtown Columbia.

A day after the unfinished student apartments were ravaged by fire, firefighters declared the blaze finally out, while locals surveyed the destruction from nearby.


Elimination stings Missouri softball team even more with loss of Fleming

Recovering after being knocked out of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday will be a difficult process for the Tigers, especially when they remember they're losing their most potent offensive weapon in senior Ashley Fleming.

RECAP: After Brookside fire, uncertainty for tenants, owners

No one was injured in a devastating fire Sunday involving an unfinished student apartment structure, but the future remains unclear for both tenants and owners.

Memorial Day parade entertains Columbia audience; ceremony honors veterans

The Salute to Veterans Parade and Memorial Day Ceremony drew large audiences downtown Monday to recognize members of the armed forces for their service and sacrifice.

Veterans for Peace promotes 'alternate view and voice' on Memorial Day

The Charlie Atkins Chapter of the organization held a picnic and program on Memorial Day at Stephens Lake Park to promote its goal of world peace.

Missouri baseball team headed to Tucson for NCAA Tournament

As the Big 12 tournament champions, the Missouri baseball team will open NCAA Tournament play this Friday against regional host Arizona.  

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia residents celebrate Memorial Day with Veterans Barbecue

Columbia residents celebrated Memorial Day on Monday afternoon at the Veterans Barbecue. The event was originally slated to take place at Saint Luke Church but was moved to a volunteer's house.

Ruth Williamson was a loving wife and mother, talented seamstress

Ruth Williamson enjoyed sewing and attended service at Grace Bible Church. She died Saturday at the age of 86.

Ruth Williamson, July 19, 1925 — May 26, 2012, of Macon

Ruth A. Williamson, 86, of Macon died Saturday, May 26, 2012.

FROM READERS: Paleo strawberry rhubarb pie

Neil and Jessica Kohler, creators and co-authors of Kohler Created, share their recipe for paleo strawberry-rhubarb pie.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Adolescent Health Needs Assessment

The Adolescent Health Needs Assessment through the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services show mental and physical health trends among Columbia's youth.


Florida selected as top seed in NCAA baseball tournament

Florida (42-18) was selected Monday as the top seed for the 64-team tournament and will host one of 16 four-team, double-elimination regionals that begin Friday.

Jose Lopez's 3 RBIs lead Indians past Royals

Jose Lopez had three RBIs and Jason Kipnis drove in two runs to help the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 8-5 Monday.

Lance Lynn wins eighth game as Cardinals top Braves

Lance Lynn joined Philadelphia's Cole Hamels as the major leagues' first eight-game winners, and the St. Louis Cardinals' extended the Braves' longest losing streak in two years to eight games with an 8-2 victory Monday.

Craft beers are proving hit in baseball parks

Demand for craft beers is rising while overall beer consumption in the United States continues to slide, and ballparks around the country are taking notice.

Effort to relax marijuana laws could spread in Missouri

Show-Me Cannabis Regulation, a group that advocates relaxing marijuana laws, is considering broadening its campaign to Kansas City and Springfield, but opponents are ready to fight the effort.

St. Louis agency gets $400,000 from EPA

Half the money will be used to conduct assessments on properties potentially polluted with hazardous substances.

Missouri man works to get missing brother a marker at Arlington Cemetery

Over the last 20 years or so, Barker has been assembling information as it became available about his brother's service record.

Mo. Transportation Department trims mowing budget

The Missouri Department of Transportation decided to eliminate one of its four seasonal mows of roadway and median grass.


New approach tested for hard-to-treat hypertension

Despite an arsenal of drugs, millions of people in the U.S. can't get their blood pressure down to safe levels. Now, in a high-stakes experiment at dozens of hospitals, scientists are testing a dramatically different approach to treat patients.