Mission of Mercy clinic serves patients who have gone without dental care

Hundreds of people waited for hours, some up to two days, at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau for the Mission of Mercy dental clinic.

The Missouri Mission of Mercy dental clinic Friday and Saturday provided free fillings, cleanings and extractions to anyone who needed them. More than 1,700 people attended the event in Cape Girardeau.

Hudson's hot hitting leads Missouri softball past Tennessee

Hudson's hot hitting and late game pitching performance helped lead Missouri past Tennessee 12-8 at University Field. Missouri won the series 2-1.


Burmese refugees find place to worship in their language

The Burmese refugees used their experiences with Christian missionaries in Burma as a model for their new service at Broadway Christian Church. 

High school students assist in rehabbing Columbia Habitat for Humanity home

On Saturday, a group of St. Louis high school students and a handful of local women helped rehab a local Habitat for Humanity home on Norbury Drive as part of Women Build Day.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Softball, baseball games reign at end of seasons

The best photographs by Missourian photographers in the past week include Hickman Prom and softball and baseball games.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Missouri baseball struggles, softball snags last regular season win

This week in Missouri sports, the Missouri baseball team ended its nonconference  season with an upset loss to Southeast Missouri state and was swept in a weekend series with Texas A&M. Missouri softball team won two games against No. 2 Tennessee.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ: Concussions, Arvarh Strickland, Douglass' prom

The most read stories from the past week include a story about the controversy surrounding concussions in youth football, the death of Arvarh Strickland, the first black professor at MU and Douglass High School's first prom in seven years.

ANALYSIS: Concerns remain about Missouri vehicle sales tax

At issue is whether local governments can charge a tax on vehicle purchases. They have for years. But the Supreme Court ruled last year that some of those taxes were being collected illegally.

Columbia students fundraise for national culinary competition

High school seniors Heather Pitt and Hailey King are students at the Columbia Area Career Center in the culinary arts program. Both have been preparing for the national competition since October, including after-school and eight-hour Saturday practices.

Columbia College softball ends season with close calls in game against Park

With controversial calls and just-missed runs, the Cougars fell to Park 4-2 and ended their season.

Missouri swept by Texas A&M in College Station

The Tigers were swept by a conference opponent for the third time this season.

QUIZ: How well do you know prom movies?

As high school students in the mid-Missouri area celebrate high school's final dance, you can test your skills on matching these prom scenes to their respective movie.

Police arrest six drivers, recover stolen vehicle at sobriety checkpoint

With the help of the Columbia Police Department, officers from the Boone County Sheriff's Department checked approximately 200 vehicles at the checkpoint in the 4300 block of Mexico Gravel Road in northeast Columbia.

Rock Bridge second baseman Mike Nemec chooses studies over sport

Senior Mike Nemec has decided to forgo playing baseball in college to focus on another passion: medicine.

ENGAGEMENT: Elizabeth Conner to wed Jesse Stephens

The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kennedy Conner of Signal Mountain, Tenn. The future bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stephens of Columbia.

Gordon's single in 10th lifts Royals over White Sox

The Kansas City Royals, saved when Billy Butler sent the game into extra innings, rallied past the Chicago White Sox 6-5.

Valley Fever hits thousands and physicians are vaguely aware of it

The disease can be contracted by simply breathing in fungus-laced spores from dust disturbed by wind as well as human or animal activity.

Kings goalie Quick blanks Blues in Game 3

 Jonathan Quick made 30 saves in his fifth career playoff shutout, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 1-0 victory over St. Louis on Saturday night and trimming the Blues' series lead to 2-1.

Cape Girardeau Police use camera to scan cars, license plates

Cape Girardeau police have used a patrol car with high-speed cameras attached to its roof to capture photos of nearly every passing vehicle and its license plate. Some think it's a good tool, but other see it as an invasion of privacy.

Missouri soldier sentenced to 50 years for murder

Army Spec. Justin Cannon was sentenced to 50 years in prison with eligibility for parole for killing 24-year-old Michael Griggs of Raymore during a weekend camping trip.