FROM READERS: Columbia College students celebrate achievements in an Ivy Chain

Graduating students at Columbia College participated in a special tradition on Saturday — an Ivy Chain ceremony, which dates back to 1900 and signifies a student's transition into a responsible and educated citizen. 

IlaMae Long, 92, lived for family, loved animals

A Boone County native, IlaMae Long spent her life in mid-Missouri caring for family and raising animals on a farm.

IlaMae Long, of Harrisburg, July 8, 1920 - May 10, 2013

IlaMae Long died on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the age of 92. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Harrisburg Christian Church.

Pettitte rebounds to lead Yankees past Royals

After several poor starts, Andy Pettitte pitched seven strong innings Saturday night to lead the Yankees to a 3-2 win.


Blues look for more production from high draft picks after playoff exit

The Los Angeles Kings won four straight playoff games against the Blues for the second straight season.

Rams rookie Brandon McGee impresses in minicamp

Brandon McGee, a rookie cornerback, started his final 24 games at Miami.


Cardinals' Adam Wainwright baffles Rockies in win

A day after Cardinals starter Shelby Miller allowed only one hit in a shutout win, Adam Wainwright took a no-hitter into the eighth inning before finishing with a two-hitter in a 3-0 Cardinals victory.

Los Angeles Kings finish off Blues with four straight wins

Dustin Penner scored the tiebreaking goal in the final second of the second period, and the Kings advanced with their fourth straight victory over the Blues, 2-1, in Game 6. 


Lyle Overbay drives in five runs as Yankees beat Royals

Lyle Overbay finished with a career-high four hits, Ichiro Suzuki had three hits and Chris Nelson drove in a pair of runs for the Yankees, who beat the Royals 11-6 and gave Girardi his 500th win in pinstripes.


WORLD BRIEFLY: Report says senior officials knew IRS targeted tea party groups

In other news, DNA testing confirmed the man accused of holding three women captive is the father of a 6-year-old girl who also escaped from the house, and the world passed carbon dioxide level milestone.