Missouri's Sheldon Richardson selected by Jets in NFL Draft

The New York Jets selected former Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the 13th pick in the NFL draft on Thursday.

Sheldon Richardson made 75 tackles in the 2012 season, best among all SEC interior defensive linemen. The Jets selected him with the 13th overall pick.

Farmers, competitors anticipate Lucky's Farmers Market's arrival in Columbia

The natural and organic foods grocer plans to open its first location outside its home state, Colorado, in the former Osco building by the fall.

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park nature walks highlight spring wildflowers

Park volunteer Randal Clark  said since the average temperature has been much lower than usual for this time of year, the blooming of wildflowers has been slightly delayed.

Rock Bridge baseball team leans on outfield in win over Kirksville

The main difference throughout the Bruins' 7-3 victory Thursday was the defensive play of the Bruins outfield.

Missouri senior distance runner impresses on and off track

Dan Quigley broke the 5K school record last weekend and moved up to eighth in the NCAA national rankings.



Columbia's Uprise Bakery includes Fayette grower's wheat in bread recipe

Hard wheat, used to make flour for Uprise’s Honey Whole Wheat bread, comes from Paul Lehmann’s 167-acre farm near Fayette.

MU Faculty Council wants Deaton to conduct audits for nuclear engineering programs

The council recommended that the institute be returned to its previous state until an audit is completed.

International Slow Art Day encourages museum visitors to slow down

On Saturday, museum-goers will be encouraged to slow down at the third annual Slow Art Day at the Museum of Art and Archeology. The event is being held from noon until 2 p.m.

PHOTO GALLERY: Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity hopes to break cancer fundraising record

The fundraising effort is a part of Rock-A-Thon, which is held by the fraternity every other year.

MU faculty salaries less than average, new study finds

MU faculty members earn less than most of their colleagues at other public institutions that are part of the Association of American Universities.

Baha'i faith transformed Tyree Byndom from 'thug' to activist, caring father

Twenty years ago, Byndom was a self-described "thug" who dealt marijuana, got in bar fights and prided himself on having 20 girlfriends at the same time. He gave it all up when he converted to Baha'i and set himself toward becoming a community activist and a caring father.

Hickman baseball team wins against Windsor at Busch Stadium

The Kewpies' bats got hot to power the team to its fifth straight victory, a 10-8 win over Windsor.

Rock Bridge golfers win last match before districts

The Bruins defeated Hickman, Helias, and Jefferson City on Thursday at at Old Hawthorne Golf Course.

Tolton Catholic baseball team wins at Paris

The hitting of sophomore Parker Wilkinson led the Trailblazers to a decisive 8-4 road victory Thursday.

Columbia man pleads guilty to dealing heroin resulting in death

Ellison Hutchison will serve 22 years in prison after admitting to selling heroin to Maximillion Shackelford, who died of an overdose last year.

FROM READERS: What it means to be 'rocker' for Rock-A-Thon fundraiser

One person sits in a rocking chair on the corner of Ninth and Broadway for three days without getting up, while fraternity members solicit donations for cancer research.

FROM READERS: A letter to Dysautonomia

Carrie Boone is an Army wife, mother of of four children, and an advocate for those who suffer from chronic illnesses. She writes an open letter to Dysautonomia.



FROM READERS: Vultures, doves and yet another snowfall

John Hall shares his photos from his mid-Missouri surroundings.

Reaves scores twice as Blues topple Flames

Blues goalie Brian Elliott earned his NHL-leading 10th win in April Thursday night, making 18 saves in the game.

WORLD BRIEFLY: U.S. says Syria government has used chemical weapons

Officials said the U.S. was not ready to escalate its involvement in Syria beyond non-lethal aid. In other news, police said they believe the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing also planned an attack in New York.