Shred Fest showcases skateboarders of all ages

Columbia skateboard enthusiasts took to Cosmopolitan Park to participate in Shred Fest. The free event, which went from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, was aimed at encouraging safe and healthy choices.

Skateboarders of all ages attended Shred Fest, which was held at Cosmopolitan Park on Saturday.

MU professors traveling to Iraq to help university train engineers

In June, a team of MU engineering professors will travel to Erbil, Iraq, to help Iraq's University of Technology train engineers.

Columbia's Art in the Park attracts artists, art advocates

Artists, musicians, vendors and art enthusiasts met Saturday afternoon at Stephens Lake Park for the 54th annual Art in the Park. The art festival will end Sunday.

Missouri baseball team defeats New Mexico State in elimination game

The Missouri Tigers scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to stave off elimination and beat New Mexico State 6-2.

Competitors announced for Boonville Major League Eating event

Second-ranked eater Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti and third-ranked Tim "Eater X" Janus highlight the 10-person field.

Thomas Baumgardner, 73, was leader in Columbia business community

Thomas E. Baumgardner worked as a financial adviser with Edward Jones. He was on the board of directors of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and an elder of First Presbyterian Church.

Thomas Baumgardner, Nov. 15, 1938 — May 31, 2012, of Columbia

Thomas Baumgardner was a devoted member of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia and was a financial adviser for Edward Jones for 45 years.

Gary Logan, May 22, 1952 — May 30, 2012, of Columbia

Gary Logan, a Columbia native, was a studious learner of the Bible and had a deep trust in God.

Don Robert Webb, former MU professor, loved family, gardening, traveling

Don Robert Webb, former MU professor at the business school, loved to garden and spend time with his family and friends.

Jimmie Algiere worked hard for the University Hospital, loved carpentry

SEC schools mull change of lenient drug policies

All the SEC schools had far more lenient drug policies than the NCAA, though the penalties varied widely.

A's end losing streak against Royals

For the sixth time this season, Luke Hochevar failed to get past the fifth inning, allowing six runs in 4 2/3 innings in Kansas City's 9-3 loss Saturday to the Oakland Athletics.  

Cardinals come up empty again against Mets

Pitcher R.A. Dickey followed up Johan Santana's no-hitter by shutting out St. Louis on Saturday, giving up seven hits in the Mets' 5-0 victory.

Romney wins majority of Missouri's GOP presidential delegates

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won a majority of Missouri's delegates Saturday, finally concluding the state's complicated four-month selection process.

SEC hopes to improve safety through concussion research

The SEC has asked Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones to head a group that will review research on concussions to hopefully improve player safety.

Carlos Beltran back in New York with Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran returned to Citi Field on Friday for the first time since he was traded by the New York Mets last summer. Beltran was known for his up-and-down popularity with Mets fans.

Tornado Alley communities still rely on warning sirens

Communities in Missouri and Kansas look to upgrade their warning sirens in order to continue to be the primary source of alert for severe weather.

US employers waiting and watching before hiring

U.S. companies are holding out on hiring new employees until there is more certainty about future job markets.

Egypt's Mubarak sentenced to life in prison

Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison Saturday for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the uprising that ousted him.

Missouri trounced by Arizona 15-3, one loss away from elimination

Making their eighth NCAA regional baseball appearance in 10 seasons, the Missouri Tigers burned through four pitchers and were outhit 20-4 in a 15-3 loss to the top-seeded Arizona Wildcats Friday night in Tucson, Ariz.