Columbia gamers form company to spread their enthusiasm

Three gamers in Columbia created their own company to sell original games and spread their enthusiasm for gaming. They meet at The Heidelberg every few weeks to discuss and develop new games, as well as to have fun playing them.

Three Columbia gamers hope to develop and sell their own games through their new company, Sparks Games.

Florida's Kyle Strawn wins men's hammer throw to open SEC meet

The Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships opened Thursday at Audrey J. Walton Stadium with the men’s hammer throw, heptathlon and decathlon.

Missouri softball run-rules Arkansas in SEC quarterfinals

Led by a home run by Kelsea Roth, Missouri beat Arkansas 8-0 in five innings to advance to the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Shannon Welker named Missouri gymnastics head coach

Shannon Welker, a St. Louis native who has served for five years as an assistant coach at the University of Michigan, is the third head coach the Missouri program has had.

Man arrested for April robbery of Break Time on Forum Boulevard

Columbia police arrested Phillip J. Masters on charges of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. He is being held in Boone County Jail.

Columbia man led police on car chase through subdivision

Rashard Bigham led a Boone County Sheriff's deputy on a chase through the El Chaparral subdivision after failing to stop at a stop sign, according to a department release.

Tolton soccer ends regular season with a victory

The Tolton Catholic girls soccer team completed its regular season Thursday night with a 5-0 victory over Moberly's junior varsity squad at Cosmopolitan Park.

Missouri set to participate in Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational

The Tigers are scheduled to compete against Nevada and Northwestern, among other teams, Nov. 28 and 29 in Las Vegas. 

Man accused of distributing Adderall near Ashland schools arrested

The Ashland man was selling Adderall to a 13-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

Former Columbia pastor returns for service at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Clanton C.W. Dawson has been a pastor for 30 years and served at several mid-Missouri churches from the mid-1980s to 2000.

FROM READERS: A poem from a substitute teacher

Margaret Prezioso-Frye shares a poem about students' and teachers' attitudes toward substitute teachers.

Kings beat Blues 3-2 in overtime, take 3-2 series lead

The Blues scored late in the third period to tie the game, but the Kings won in overtime.

Kathryn Virginia Kirsch of Columbia died Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Kathryn Virginia Kirsch of Columbia died Tuesday, May 7, 2013. She was 86.

Kathryn Kirsch, May 8, 1926 — May 7, 2013, of Columbia

Kathryn Kirsch's passion was family gatherings. She liked to welcome family at her home with food and love.

Royals hit three home runs in win over Orioles

Jeremy Guthrie (5-0) allowed one earned run, seven hits and three walks in six innings to lower his ERA to 2.28.

NCAA basketball refs getting leeway in calling elbows to head

Pending approval, referees who call an elbow to the head could be allowed to use a video monitor to determine the severity of the blow.

Kings on brink of bruising series win over Blues

With three straight victories heading into Game 6 on Friday night, the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings are on the brink of a remarkable comeback to knock out the Blues.

Budget passed by Missouri lawmakers could cost low-income seniors

The budget could force Gov. Jay Nixon to choose between aiding developmentally disabled children and low-income seniors.

Missouri lawmakers pass bill to reduce income taxes for businesses, individuals

The tax cut could reduce state revenues by about $700 million annually when fully phased in.

WORLD BRIEFLY: Next phase of Jodi Arias trial postponed

Jodi Arias' trial is expected to continue next week, and an Ohio prosecutor may seek the death penalty in the case of the man accused of kidnapping three women  after learning that one of the victims suffered five miscarriages while in captivity.