VIDEO: High school musicians gather at MU for state festival

Michelle Huey from Park Hill High School in Kansas City practices the bass Friday outside McDavid Residence Hall before performing at the 62nd Annual Missouri State High School Activities Association State Music Festival.

This week, MU hosted the Missouri State High School Activities Association State Music Festival, which included more than 4,800 individual and group performances representing 395 schools.

Jefferson Junior High commemorates its history

Columbia's first junior high will become Jefferson Middle School this fall. To celebrate Jefferson Junior High School's history and identity, a large bronze plaque will be built at the corner of Eighth and Rogers streets.

Former Missouri players receive NFL free agent deals

Several former Missouri football players have found spots with NFL teams as undrafted free agents after the conclusion of this year's NFL Draft.

PHOTO GALLERY: 'Brain Food' constructions benefit food bank

Architects, engineers, students and designers planned and built "canstructions" Saturday to benefit the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri. 

Rock Bridge baseball team splits doubleheader

The Bruins defeated Eureka 9-8 and lost to Francis Howell 6-3 on Saturday. 

Hickman girls soccer team's winning streak ends at six

The Kewpies lost in the second round of the Hickman Soccer Tournament on Saturday. 

Hickman baseball game rained out

sHickman was supposed to play a doubleheader Saturday against Troy Buchanan.

Rock Bridge girls soccer takes third in Hickman Tournament

Senior captain Morgan Bumby scored a pair of game-winning goals for the Bruins over the weekend.

Stephens tennis falls in conference tournament to end season

The Stars tennis team lost 5-0 in the first round of the HAAC/AMC Tournament on Friday in Springfield, and finished the season winless.

Nicole Hudson can't stop Kentucky in Missouri softball loss

Missouri starting pitcher Nicole Hudson gave up seven runs on nine hits while Kentucky pitcher Kelsey Nunley held Missouri batters to six hits and only one earned run.

Rain delays Missouri baseball game against Auburn on Saturday

The start time for the Missouri baseball team's Saturday game against Southeastern Conference opponent Auburn has been moved back from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. because of rain.

FROM READERS: Crockpot chicken tortilla soup to make for a rainy day

Christa DeMarke, the creator and author of the lifestyle blog c. jane create, shares the perfect dish for a rainy day — crockpot chicken tortilla soup.

Blues defeat Blackhawks, earn home ice in playoffs

Jaden Schwartz scored two goals for the first time in his career as the Blues topped the Blackhawks 3-1.

Santana baffles Indians in Royals win

Ervin Santana pitched seven scoreless innings, allowed six hits and struck out five in the Royals' win.

Hickman girls track team finishes ninth at Vickie Reaves Invitational

The Kewpies won the long jump and finished second in the 4x100 meter relay and fourth in the 4x400 meter relay.

Chiefs focus on defense in final day of NFL Draft

The Chiefs selected Alabama linebacker Nico Johnson in the fourth round and Georgia defensive back Sanders Commings in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.

Rams trade up to grab Zac Stacy in NFL Draft

Vanderbilt running back Zac Stacy was selected by the Rams in the fifth round Saturday.

Four-run seventh inning propels Pirates past Cardinals

The Pirates scored four runs in the seventh inning to rally and beat the Cardinals 5-3 on Saturday.

FAA: Air traffic system soon at full operation

The FAA said Saturday that it has suspended all employee furloughs and that traffic facilities will begin returning to regular staffing levels over the next 24 hours.

Some Republicans say immigration bill is bad deal for GOP

Some Republicans believe that supporting more liberal immigration laws will hurt rather than help their chances in future presidential elections if millions of new Democratic-leaning voters are granted citizenship.