Three Missouri baseball players picked up on final day of draft

Missouri junior Eric Garcia hits the ball while playing against Kansas State on Sunday at Taylor Stadium. Missouri won by a score of 7-0 and will play Missouri State on April 25.

The Atlanta Braves took Eric Garcia in the 20th round, Ben Turner went to the Giants in Round 21 and Blake Holovach got a call from the Mariners in the 27th round.

SEC stages welcoming party for Missouri, Texas A&M

Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive and the SEC held an official welcoming party for Missouri and Texas A&M, only three months before the Tigers and Aggies open their first football schedules as members of the conference.

Chi Omega house demolished to make way for new one

Deconstruction began Wednesday on the Chi Omega sorority house at 406 Burnam Ave. It was deemed to be better to build a new house rather than renovate the house that was built in 1922.

Former Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel sparks scuffle in Saints minicamp

A brief scuffle erupted in the New Orleans Saints minicamp Wednesday, and former Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel was at the center of it. The Saints say the intensity is a good sign.

Odle family buys more property on Locust Street

With the most recent purchase of property at 1108 Locust St., the Odle family owns almost all of the block on the south side of Locust between Hitt and Waugh streets.

New home construction permits, sales increase since last year

The number of new home construction permits in Columbia and Boone County has increased through April this year, compared with last year.

U.S. Postal Service plans to reduce hours at 3 area post offices

The Franklin, Wooldridge and Arrow Rock post offices will have their hours reduced by more than half as the U.S. Postal Service cuts costs.

J. KARL MILLER: Government officials will at least listen to active citizens

If you want your elected officials to make the changes you believe need to be made, then you have to make sure your voice is heard.

Delicate design: Chinese artist brings leaf cutting to Columbia

Yun Fan, a leaf cutting artist from Weifang, China, is spending June in Columbia to host workshops and presentations on her technique.

DAVID ROSMAN: Print is more satisfying than pixels

The gratifying experience of reading in print can't be duplicated by computers, e-readers or other new forms of technology.

Former cancer patients share stories of survival

About 50 cancer survivors and guests gathered Tuesday night to celebrate their successful battles with the disease and tell their stories.

World War II veterans remember D-Day at memorial

Several veterans traveled to Washington aboard six flights organized by the private Honor Flight Network.

Plans set for 'Fire in the Sky' Fourth of July celebration

Flat Branch Park and Peace Park will host live music and children's activities before the fireworks start downtown shortly after 9 p.m.

UPDATE: Audit finds Missouri agencies rushed to spend their budgets

State auditor Tom Schweich said that while some Missouri agencies rushed to spend money before they lost it, they did not appear to be blatantly wasting taxpayer dollars.

Suspect remains at large in Boone County National Bank robbery

A robbery Wednesday morning at Boone County National Bank was under investigation.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Closing of press product of the wrong model for university

The decision to close the press will have a long-term effect on the cultural climate at MU.

Craig, Descalso lead Cardinals over Astros 4-3

Allen Craig and Daniel Descalso homered to back Adam Wainwright, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 4-3 Wednesday night.

Blackburn helps Twins top Royals 4-2

Nick Blackburn shook off a slow start and pitched five effective innings, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday night.

Royals starter Felipe Paulino leaves game with injury

Kansas City Royals right-hander Felipe Paulino left in the first inning with a right groin strain Wednesday night against the Minnesota Twins.

Third suspect arrested in Oakland Park shooting