MU High graduates students from 15 states and 12 countries

MU High School graduates line up outside of Stotler Lounge in preparation for their high school graduation on Saturday at Memorial Union. Graduates came from all over to receive their diplomas through MU's online high school. Caitlin Yoder, one of the graduates, flew more than 9,000 miles from Sri Lanka to attend Saturday's ceremony.

Nearly 100 students graduated from MU High on Saturday at Memorial Union.

Runners compete in 5K at Missouri State Senior Games

Senior runners competed Saturday in the Missouri State Senior Games 5,000-meter road race and race walk.

City Council discusses foundation for three-year strategy

The City Council's annual retreat focused on forming a three-year plan of strategic objectives for city officials. City Manager Mike Matthes said work would continue on the plan and a final version should be before the council at the same time as the budget.

Climate experts coordinate efforts at MU conference

Panelists addressed imminent issues generated by a changing climate, including warmer temperatures, weather events of unprecedented strength and the need for academic cooperation.

Family and friends work to remember Leanna Myers with a proper headstone

Leanna Myers died 12 years ago, but her family says the headstone on her grave was never meant to be permanent. Saturday afternoon they gathered in Stephens Lake Park to raise funds to suitably mark the girl's grave.

Wanda Mae Freie worked for Columbia Public Schools for more than a decade

Wanda Mae Freie, April 13, 1934 — June 8, 2012, of Columbia

FROM READERS: Military service inspires Stephen Webber to seek meaningful legislation for veterans

Possessing combat experience that tends to be rare among his lawmaking counterparts, Stephen Webber asserts that his focus is on legislation that has a tangible benefit to the veteran.

Royals put Paulino on 15-day disabled list

The Kansas City Royals placed right-hander Felipe Paulino on the 15-day disabled list Saturday and recalled right-hander Nate Adcock from Triple-A Omaha.

Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia shut down for one month

Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will be shut down for a month because of an injury the team is calling a left shoulder strain and could be sidelined as long as two months.

UPDATE: Missouri Democrats unite behind Obama at convention

Democrats were unified in their support for a trio of top-of-the-ticket incumbents for president, U.S. senator and governor.

Missouri lawmakers aim to strengthen senior protections

Elderly and disabled Missouri residents could gain new protection against financial exploitation by people who have authority over them under legislation awaiting action by Gov. Jay Nixon.

Missouri Press Association seeks veto of records bill

MPA Director Doug Crews said the organization has asked Gov. Jay Nixon to veto the measure because it would close records the group considers important when employers and the public need to learn about someone's background.

Mother of victim upset over sale of convicted Kansas killer's items

Dozens of personal items from John E. Robinson, who was sentenced to death in 2003 in Kansas for the deaths of Suzette Trouten, 27, of Michigan, and Izabela Lewicka, 21, a former Purdue University student, recently went on sale on a website that deals in what has been dubbed "murderabilia."

Missouri Democrats unite behind Obama at convention

Attendees at Saturday's state Democratic convention at the Lake of the Ozarks were choosing the final 19 people for what will be a 102-person delegation to the Democratic National Convention in September.