Missouri athletic department turf specialist readies snowy baseball field for Tigers

Josh McPherson meets with individual coaches to ensure the playing surfaces are to their likings and working with Missouri’s medical staff to ensure player safety.

Mental mistakes hurt Missouri baseball team against San Francisco

Costly errors at key times put the game out of reach for the Tigers against the San Francisco Dons on Saturday. The loss snaps the Tigers three-game win streak.

Columbia dog show turns into royal affair

More than 1,000 dogs competed in the Columbia Missouri Kennel Club's All Breed Dog Show on Saturday.

Rock Bridge girls basketball looks to repeat against Nixa

Rock Bridge, the defending state champion, must find a way to limit Nixa, its Class 5 quarterfinal opponent.

Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary League hosting third benefit concert

The Women's Auxiliary League will host "Music in the Air" at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 16 Hitt St., to raise money for Salvation Army families.

This daylight saving time, change smoke detector battery with the clocks

An average of three children die each year in house fires, and 90 percent of those deaths occur in homes without working smoke detectors, according to a release from the Boone County Fire Protection District.

FROM READERS: Poetic syllogism helps to remember vocabulary in a new language

Margaret Prezioso-Frye shares some verse that has helped her learn vocabulary in Spanish.

Janette Hinshaw Emerson was active at church, taught Sunday school

Janette Hinshaw Emerson taught Sunday school for many years at Columbia First Assembly of God and served as a ladies dorm supervisor for Rocky Mountain Bible College in Denver, Colo.

Janette Toy Hinshaw Emerson, Sept. 9, 1926 - March 9, 2013

A memorial celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday at Columbia First Assembly of God.

Chiefs' overhaul hopes to turn franchise around

By signing quarterback Alex Smith and resigning Dwayne Bowe and Dustin Colquitt, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey is trying to cause an immediate change in results after a losing season.

Sobotka records hat trick as Blues beat Sharks

Blues center Vladimir Sobotka scored three goals on Saturday, helping the Blues topple the Sharks in overtime.

Missouri lawmakers consider child care funding increases

Gov. Jay Nixon has called to expand the state's Medicaid program and for increases in social welfare programs targeted at children.

Catholic newspaper draws criticism from Kansas City bishop

The National Catholic Reporter called for Bishop Robert Finn's removal or resignation in September after he was convicted of failing to report suspected child abuse.

Getting hooked on fly fishing at the Missouri trout opener

Fly fishermen travel from all over the state to practice their technique at the Missouri trout opener at Bennett Spring State Park.

Cole County deputies train for nightmare shooter scenario

The Cole County Sheriff's Department is believed to be the first in Missouri to formally embrace the individual active shooter training, which emphasizes rapid deployment of law enforcement.

Setup begins for Columbia Missouri Kennel Club's All Breed Dog Show

More than 900 dogs, representing more than 100 breeds, will compete in the two-day competition.

Scouts look on as Missouri pitcher Rob Zastryzny throws complete game

There are probably “five or six or seven” scouts at the baseball game one scout says. When asked if they all came to see Zastryzny, he said “that’s probably a fair guess.”

Missouri softball beats Texas A&M with walk-off home run

Sophomore Kelsea Roth's homer in the bottom of the seventh ended a pitchers' duel between the Tigers and the Aggies. 

Despite snow and rain, deeper soil remains too dry for crops

Above-average precipitation since Jan. 1 has improved the drought outlook in mid-Missouri, but more rain is needed to replenish deeper soil that plants need in the heat of summer.

Senior Missouri gymnast Brittany Bendoff coaches after career-ending injury

While her fellow seniors performed at their last home meet at Senior Night, Bendoff continued her role as a student coach after an achilles injury.