FROM READERS: MU student shares her thoughts on Earth Day

MU senior Sara Bryan discusses what Earth Day means to her and her thoughts on the environment.

Faye Lewis, 78, of Columbia

Visitation will be at noon Tuesday, April 23, at Memorial Funeral Home with a service to follow at 2 p.m.

Lynn, Beltran power Cardinals past Phillies

Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran has hit homers in the first three games of the four-game series.

In search for Boston bombing suspects, online detectives flourish

The bombings have been the highest-profile case in which the public has joined an active investigation, showing the pitfalls and benefits of new technology.

Ortiz returns as Red Sox hang on to beat Royals

Daniel Nava hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Red Sox in an emotional game at Fenway Park.


Midwest cities brace for Mississippi, Missouri river floodwaters

The Mississippi, Missouri and other Midwestern rivers in Missouri and at least five other states have surged since torrential rains drenched the region over the past few days.

Boston bomb suspect captured, brother killed

Just before 9 p.m., Boston police announced via Twitter that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in custody. They later wrote: "CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody."

Chelsea Thomas breaks Missouri softball's wins record with victory over LSU

Sophomore Kelsea Roth drove in two runs and scored once in Missouri's 6-1 win.

DEAR MEMBERS: Get a sneak peek at this year's progress edition

Click on the “Members” tab at the top of the home page and you’ll find these stories and more.

Third suspect arrested in connection with Brian Daniels murder

Glenn Anderson and Christopher Hurt are accused of lying about James Thompson's whereabouts at the time of the crime.

Boone County youth running clubs promote self-esteem, health

Several youth running clubs have popped up in Boone County in recent years. Altogether, they serve at least 400 children.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Human kindness triumphs in tragedy

Even in the chaos of tragedies such as the Boston Marathon bombings, our collective human spirit provides reason for hope.

10 questions as Missouri football team heads into spring game

Like last spring, there are many changes for the Tigers, but there are more questions than answers. Key positions for the Missouri football team are in flux.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Debate over development in Columbia has already begun

Mayor Bob McDavid and Councilman Karl Skala are likely to debate issues of "smart" development and infrastructure in Columbia. The Break Time vote is just the beginning.

Missouri pitcher Zastryzny blames himself in loss to Florida

The Gators hit pitcher Rob Zastryzny hard Friday night, as he allowed six earned runs and a season-worst 12 hits in Missouri's loss.

Katie Storm helps lead Hickman soccer to third consecutive win

After missing her first soccer season with a knee injury, sophomore Katie Storm helped lead Hickman to a 5-0 win over Smith-Cotton.

Columbia College softball adjusts to weather, location changes in doubleheader

Wind and location changes in the Cougars' doubleheader against Missouri Baptist added to adjustments they've had to make all season.

MU students surpass goal for Boston marathon bake sale

Led by MU student and Boston-area native Ally Troiano, the group raised more than $700. 


American elm at Garth and Stewart marked for removal

Some neighbors are unhappy, but a city official says that power lines are threatened and that the homeowner is OK with the plan.

Woman reports sexual assault on College Avenue early Friday

The Columbia Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that occurred at about 1:30 a.m. on Friday near College Avenue and Anthony Street.