Jay Nixon, Hickenlooper speak as many gather for Clements' memorial at Woodcrest

Visitors gathered Friday at Woodcrest Chapel at a memorial service for Tom Clements, the executive director of Colorado's Department of Corrections. Clements spent 31 years working for the Missouri Department of Corrections, ending as the director of the division of adult institutions.

Hundreds of people gathered for a memorial service at the chapel where Clements and his family attended for 15 years.

Kayaker Janet Moreland to embark on historic trip down Missouri River

Longtime kayaker Janet Moreland will begin a trip on April 14 that will take her from the Centennial Mountains in Montana to St. Louis, and in the process, make her the first woman to to compete a solo kayak trip down the entire length of the Missouri River.

Missouri softball team loses series opener to Alabama

Missouri scored a run in the top of the seventh inning, but it was too little, too late as the Tigers lost 4-1 in the first game of the conference series between two Top 10 teams. 

Lawmakers fight to keep Columbia's airport tower open as FAA extends closing date

The FAA announced an extension that keeps the city's tower open until at least June 15.

Rock Bridge's Maus leaving for Kansas City, assistant principal Mast to take over

Jennifer Mast,an alum of Rock Bridge and MU, will become the principal at Rock Bridge High School at the end of the school year. Current principal, Mark Maus, will become the principal at Oak Park High School in Kansas City.

STORIFY: What did you expect? Online reaction to Columbia's new marketing slogan

Columbia residents took to online outlets to express their feelings toward the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau's new logo and slogan, which was unveiled April 4.

DEAR READER: There are no illegal immigrants, just people who enter illegally

The Associated Press Stylebook now bans the term as a label. It's actions that count. Not everyone is pleased with the change.

MU police make arrest in connection with Wednesday's sexual misconduct reports

The police arrested Scott Thoreson, 19, on three counts of second-degree sexual misconduct Friday in connection with the two reports, according to a release.

Four car pileup stalls traffic on I-70 Friday morning

Five people were in the car accident, which involved a tractor-trailer, everyone walked away without major injuries. Two drivers and one of the passengers suffered minor injuries.

Hickman girls soccer team prepares for home opener

Kewpies girls soccer coach Tony Gragnani says he expects his team to be more competitive this season than it has been in the past.

Hickman girls soccer team loses home opener to Lindbergh

The Kewpies fell 2-0 to Lindbergh and dealt with a stadium power outage in the second half. 

Hickman baseball team beats Eureka with Colby Fitch hitting leadoff

In another game with powerful catcher Colby Fitch in the leadoff spot, Hickman scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to top the Wildcats.

Missouri tennis loses to No. 7 Alabama

This was the fourth time the Tigers (9-9, 2-8 SEC) have faced a team ranked No. 7 or better this season. Fourth time was not a charm.

Glendy Ray Hockman dedicated himself to his family, and the service of his country

Glendy Ray Hockman of Columbia died at his home on Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was 72.

Dodgeball, kite flying, beer tasting make for eclectic Columbia weekend

The first weekend of April has events for children and adults.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ryan's budget won't help seniors

Rep. Paul Ryan toying with Social Security and Medicare in budget negotiations is concerning for seniors.

Gang member arrested in Colorado corrections killing

James Lohr was wanted for questioning in the murder of Colorado Corrections Director Tom Clements.

Local Red Cross chapter helps fire victims

The Heart of Missouri Chapter is helping the victims of a house fire that caused $35,000 in damage, leaving the home uninhabitable until repairs are made.


Glendy Ray Hockman, of Columbia, died April 4, 2013

Visitation will from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Memorial Funeral Home. Services will follow at 2 p.m.

FROM READERS: Mourning in the P.M.

John Hall sights a relative of the Mourning Dove, the Eurasion Collared-Dove, in his backyard along with some squirrels and Purple Finches.