Missouri lawmakers consider public-defender changes

Legislation approved last week by the Missouri House would require the public defender system to contract out for private attorneys to handle misdemeanors, traffic cases, probation or parole violations and the two lowest categories of felonies.

Kratz goes deep to lead Phillies past Cardinals

The Phillies beat the Cardinals 7-3 on Sunday night.

McGinn scores twice as Avalanche beat Blues

The Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 5-3 on Sunday.

Missouri men's basketball gets a commitment from guard Shane Rector

Point guard Shane Rector, a three-star recruit from Kent, Conn., is 6-feet tall and 170 pounds.


Boston Marathon bomb suspect hospitalized under heavy guard

There was no immediate word on when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might be charged and what those charges would be.

Missouri softball team's errors, lack of offense prove fatal in loss to LSU

Missouri fielders committed five errors while its batters were held to two hits in an 8-0 loss to LSU.

Missouri defense stays step ahead of offense in Black & Gold game

Missouri's defense dominated the final scrimmage of the spring, but that wasn't enough to excite the 18,384 fans in attendance. 

GUEST COMMENTARY: Senate goes rogue, lobby given too much power on gun bill vote

The Senate voted against the Manchin-Toomey amendment, which proposed that "all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System."

DEAR READER: Another crack at an old problem of plagiarism

In a time where plagiarism is easier than ever, Missourian Executive Editor Tom Warhover says the principles are easy: Don't cheat. Don't lie. 

Hickman baseball team wins twice at Wood Bat Tournament

The Kewpies outscored their opponents 20-3 over two games, the first ones they had played in a week.

Missouri third baseman Shane Segovia continues to struggle in loss

It was Missouri third baseman Shane Segovia’s shot at redemption. A base hit in the bottom of the 15th inning Saturday would make it all OK.


Cardboard, duct tape made seaworthy for Food Bank fundraiser

More than 50 boats were entered in the event, which raised more than $15,500 for the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.

Missouri quarterbacks wilt in spring tilt

James Franklin appears to be the favorite for the starting quarterback job after Maty Mauk's poor performance at Missouri football's annual Black & Gold game.

Columbia College softball splits doubleheader with Park

The Cougars lost the first game, but rebounded to win the second game on Saturday in Parkville, Mo.

Hickman boys and girls track teams place 3rd and 5th at Kirkwood Invitational

Donald Blackmon won the shot-put event with a throw of 50 feet, 9 inches.

Missouri golf team in ninth place after two days at SEC Tournament

Emillio Cuartero had the best round for the Tigers on Saturday. Cuartero shot an even par 70 and moved into 19th place in the individual competition.

Faye Lewis enjoyed cooking, traveling

Faye Lewis had Parkinson's disease and lived in Parkside Manor for six years before her death. 

Rock Bridge boys tennis team wins Mid-Missouri Invitational

Rock Bridge defeated Westminster 7-2 on Saturday to win the tournament. 

Columbia police arrest suspect in February shooting

Jeremy Ruff is a suspect in a Feb. 3 shooting that injured a 22-year-old woman who was not the intended victim, police reported.

FROM READERS: Finding balance on a bike

Mike Best, the creator of BOCOMO Bikes, shares a descriptive account of a beautiful bike ride during which he felt balance.