UPDATE: Police find missing Columbia teen unharmed

Kaitlyne Parrish, 14, was found walking alone near Oakland Gravel Road Sunday morning.


THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Escaped steer and radio-controlled helicopters

Images of the escaped steer at MU and radio-controlled helicopters were among the best Missourian staff photos last week.

ANALYSIS: Compromise put to the test in Missouri Senate race

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is focusing her reelection campaign on compromise, while her Republican challengers are running on platforms featuring partisan politics. Voters will have the chance to decide which is better in the November general election.

Supreme Court keeps upcoming health care decision secret

Unlike much of the U.S. government, the Supreme Court rarely leaks information to the public. The last apparent leak occurred more than 30 years ago.

ANALYSIS: Priest's conviction is a first, will more follow?

Monsignor William Lynn's conviction sends a message to officials who supervise priests that they must report offenders or face prosecution.

Columbia City Council to explore money-saving options for Short Street garage

The council will discuss ways to save money on construction of the Short Street parking garage during its pre-council meeting on July 2. The lowest bid on the garage was $1 million more than expected.

Cardinals beat Royals in high-scoring game

Carlos Beltran gave the Cardinals an early lead with a three-run homer in the first, lining Jonathan Sanchez's 0-2 pitch 389 feet over the fence for his 20th home run. The Cardinls won 11-8.

Missouri mom charged after 10-year-old found in closet

A Kansas City woman was charged Saturday with abusing her 10-year-old daughter, who was found locked in a closet and weighed only 32 pounds. Neighbors said they had never seen the girl.

Former MU golfer wins Missouri Amateur Championship

Hickman alumnus and former Missouri golfer Nick Wilson won the 2012 Missouri Amateur Golf Championship match-play championship by two holes on Sunday.

Fire damages home on Winter Street, north of Columbia

Firefighters extinguished the fire in 10 minutes and limited damage by containing the flames to the back porch and the attic. No one was injured.

Berry Kelly, Sept. 24, 1923 — June 14, 2012, formerly of Columbia

FROM READERS: Bluebirds on parade

The baby bluebirds in photographer John Hall's backyard have left the nest but are sticking around for a while longer.

Charter school bill would hold schools to higher accountability

Gov. Nixon is reviewing a bill that would help charter schools improve oversight and expand to other parts of Missouri.

Clint Bowyer picks up first win, Edwards 21st at Sonoma

Bowyer had to walk to Victory Lane to celebrate with his new crew after his car ran out of gas.


Toby Jo Asel and Bradley Jay Dible, who both studied at MU, plan to marry Aug. 4, 2012, in Columbia.

Police searching for missing Columbia teen

The Columbia Police Department continued searching Sunday morning for missing teen Kaitlyne Eileen Parrish.