FastCAT transit proposal set to go before Columbia City Council

The FastCAT Express proposal, intended to revive the bus transportation system in Columbia, is geared toward bringing in more students.

Missouri baseball season ends with loss to Louisville

The Tigers lost to Louisville 11-3, and their season came to an end at the NCAA Tucson Regional.


PHOTO GALLERY: Portraits of artists and their work at Art in the Park

More than 100 artists showed their work at the 54th annual Art in the Park festival Saturday and Sunday at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia. This gallery includes portraits of five of the artists and their work.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Memorial Day, Shred Fest and Art in the Park

Images from the Memorial Day parade, the fire at the Brookside on College apartments, Shred Fest and the Art in Park festival were some of the best photos by Missourian staff in the past week.

Columbia photographer Kent Durk finds beauty in abandoned houses

Kent Durk, who travels around mid-Missouri to take pictures of deserted homes with rich histories, was among the vendors at this year's Art in the Park. 

Probably once in your lifetime: Venus transits across the sun Tuesday

Venus crossed between the sun and Earth in 2004, but if you missed it, Tuesday is the last chance to see a transit until the year 2117.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Baseball continues; Tigers get a new rival

The Missouri baseball team looks to advance in the NCAA Tournament, Southeastern Conference football and basketball coaches came to scheduling agreements and Missouri back-up quarterback Corbin Berkstresser was charged with a misdemeanor.

FROM READERS: Broadway Christian Church offers summer program for children with disabilities

The church is expanding a Sunday school program called All God's Children to include a Vacation Bible School experience.

Niese strikes out career-high 10 in Mets win against Cards

The Cardinals have lost five straight and eight of 10 to fall back to .500 at 27-27.

Is texting ruining the art of conversation?

Statistics from the Pew Internet & American Life Project show that, these days, many people with cellphones prefer texting over a phone call.

Mazzaro, Royals blank punchless Athletics 2-0

The Kansas City Royals beat punchless Oakland 2-0 Sunday.

NEWS ANALYSIS: Missouri veterans homes get money; others lose it

Missouri veterans will be receiving additional support in accordance with a new law that provides funds for state-run veterans homes. This money is only available, however, because it is being taken from other programs.


Missouri bill targets parents facing 'poverty trap'

The Missouri legislature passed a bill that creates a pilot program aimed at parents who often have to turn down raises because the increase in pay could cost them thousands of dollars a month in day care subsidies.


After 45 years, mystery surrounding missing boys remains

On May 10, 1967, three boys disappeared in Hannibal. Their whereabouts are still unknown.

Jimmie Johnson wins for seventh time at Dover

Jimmie Johnson romped again at Dover International Speedway, racing his way into the track's history books on Sunday with his seventh win on the concrete

Cars of the future are fast, economical and produce no emissions

Electric cars can help control our dependence on foreign oil. However, there are downsides, such as the price — starting between $30,000 and $40,000.

Sandusky strategy may pivot on accuser credibility

The case against Jerry Sandusky could boil down to a simple question: Will the young men who claim the former Penn State assistant football coach sexually abused them be viewed as credible witnesses?