MU LGBTQ Resource Center recognizes students, organizations with Catalyst Awards

Former MU student Hassan Williams reacts via Skype as his friends Jeff Perkins, left, and Greer Relphorde look on after he received the 15th Annual Catalyst Award Tuesday evening at Memorial Union. The awards were hosted by the LGBTQ Resource Center.

A crowd of more than 60 people showed up to Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union to recognize the students and organizations that have worked to promote positive conversation about LGTBQ issues on campus.

Columbia College softball's Marli Hayes lives up to her introduction

Despite occasional slumps, Hayes' introduction of, "What a hitter," reflect her lifelong natural athleticism.

Missouri baseball player Gavin Stark charged with burglary, resisting arrest

Missouri has suspended Gavin Stark indefinitely and spokesman Shawn Davis said the Athletics Department is still gathering details about the event. Stark, who started 17 games at first base for Missouri in 2012, has started four games this season.

Columbia Rep. Chris Kelly sent to hospital for chest pains

The EKG indicated that Rep. Chris Kelly did not have a heart attack, according to Kelly's legislative assistant.

Tolton Catholic soccer outlasts Fatima in penalty kicks

Tolton and Fatima tied 1-1 after regulation and failed to score in two 10-minute overtime periods, before the Trailblazers won the overtime shootout.

Jefferson City defeats Hickman boys tennis in semifinals of District 9 tournament

The Jays won two crucial doubles matches to beat the Kewpies. 

Missouri softball players earn SEC Pitcher, Scholar-Athlete honors

The Tigers' Chelsea Thomas earned the conference pitching honor for the third time in her career, this time in the Southeastern Conference after winning Big 12 Pitcher of the Year twice.

Missouri softball back in Top 10 in national rankings

Heading into the SEC tournament, Missouri is now ranked in the Top 10 in both national rankings.

Rain in Tennesee keeps Missouri baseball afloat

Two rainouts in a series between Georgia and Tennessee helped Missouri maintain its position in the hunt for the final spot in this season's SEC tournament.

Residents are happy to be near MKT trail, MU survey shows

The survey asked questions about trail usage, trail satisfaction, improved resale value of home and potential issues connected to the trail.

Columbia College hires national firm for presidential search

Academic Search will assist Columbia College's presidential search committee. Gerald Brouder, the current president, will retire effective Aug. 1.

Boone County Courthouse to go paperless in 2014

Boone is one of many counties in Missouri switching to electronic filing, a nationwide trend. Attorneys and judges say the benefits of electronic filing outweigh the negatives.

MULTIMEDIA: Horse riders show passion for barrel racing at Missouri competition

Barrel racer Storme Camarillo said the sport requires keeping two athletes — the racer and the horse — in shape. Barrel racing has taken her to Canada, Brazil and Australia, but she said district events are opportunities for local riders to compete.

DAVID WEBBER: Our U.S. Constitution is outdated, needs revision

If the Founding Fathers were to reappear in 2013, they would be dumbfounded that we still use their document to govern Internet commerce, regulate global derivative trading and oversee drone technology.

ROSE NOLEN: Time to examine what and how teachers teach

The prevailing thought seems to be that students have lost interest in school, so unless they are provided with the right answers to test scores they are unable to pass.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students enjoy seasonably warm Columbia day

Balmy, seasonal temperatures Tuesday provided a respite from what's been an unpredictable spring in Columbia.

Deputies search for man who fled after chase

The incident took place at about 10 p.m. on the 2100 block of Prathersville Road, where deputies observed a vehicle operating in a careless and imprudent manner, according to a news release.

FROM READERS: 'Love those who hate you' and other lessons from the Sermon on the Mount

Several years ago, I re-discovered a road map for life itself, an ancient teaching that is like a spiritual GPS, directing our lives with thought-by-thought precision.

FROM READERS: Birds affected by 'global colding'

John Hall, a frequent contributor, snapped photos of robins trying to stay warm.

May 6 City Council Action

Here's a look at the agenda and the actions the council took on various items.