Missouri will host NCAA Regionals and possibly Super Regionals

Missouri was selected as the No. 6 overall seed in the NCAA Softball Tournament, meaning Columbia will be a host site for the regionals beginning Friday through May 19 and, if Missouri advances, a host site for the super regionals the following weekend.

Columbia man injured in parachute glider crash

A 43-year-old man fell about 60 feet after the lines of the parachute glider he was flying became tangled. On Sunday evening, he was serious condition and transported to University Hospital.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Track and field championships, lessons from 10-year-old gentleman

The best photos from Missourian photographers this week included the SEC Track and Field Championships and a lesson in chivalry from a local 10-year-old.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Missouri baseball loses to Alabama, Missouri softball loses to Florida

This week in Missouri sports, the Missouri baseball and softball teams had different experiences at weekend series. The baseball team lost in a three-game series against Alabama. The Missouri softball team won against Arkansas, advancing the team to the semifinals, only to lose against Florida 10-4.

Columbia School Board to vote on a teacher's union contract

The Columbia School Board will vote Monday on a contract ratified by the Columbia Missouri National Education Association and review an update to the district's policy that would allow the district's safety and security officers to carry guns.

Missouri freshman Woodson takes third in 100 meters

The freshman finished in 10.18 seconds to earn All-Southeastern Conference honors

Police investigate Sunday morning home invasion

On Sunday morning, officers responded to a home invasion on Hamilton Way. According to a news release, a man entered the residence, displayed a handgun and demanded marijuana and money.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Mail carriers worry about future, two MU employees arrested

The most read stories from the past week include a story about how Columbia mail carriers are handling the the uncertain future of the U.S. Postal Service and Missouri baseball player Gavin Stark's arrest.

ANALYSIS: Gov. Nixon pans proposed Missouri office building

Legislative supporters said the new building could house offices for several state agencies. Governor says no one wants a new building, except "bureaucrats."

Missouri's Kearsten Peoples wins shot put with standout performance

Despite a quiet demeanor, Peoples led the event throughout the competition on Sunday to earn the Southeastern Conference title.

Goalkeeping a strength for Rock Bridge as postseason begins

Freshman Cameron Dorth's emergence coincided with the team's improved play. 

Missouri baseball blows ninth inning lead in loss to Alabama

Missouri baseball committed four errors and gave up five unearned runs in its 7-6 loss to Alabama on Sunday.

FROM READERS: You described your moms as 'fun,' 'quirky' and 'strong'

In honor of Mother's Day, we asked Missourian readers what one word best describes their mother.

Police: 17 wounded in New Orleans parade shooting

Many of the 17 victims were grazed and most of the wounds weren't life-threatening. No deaths were reported.

For Missouri legislature, divisive issues remain in final week of session

One of the biggest, most divisive issues for lawmakers this week will be familiar from years past — whether to scale back several existing tax breaks as part of a plan to create new incentives for certain businesses.

In MU class, future heads of family farms dig into financials

Students in agricultural economist Kevin Moore's Returning to the Farm class at MU create business plans using financial information from their own family farms.

Cano, Wells power Yankees to 4-2 win over Royals

Hiroki Kuroda (5-2) allowed only a sacrifice fly by the Royals' Alex Gordon and an RBI groundout by Alcides Esocbar over 7 2/3 innings. The right-hander at one point went 15 batters without allowing a hit to win for the fifth time in his last six decisions.


Project aims to track big city carbon footprints

High-tech sensors detect and measure carbon dioxide and other greenhouse pollutants to see if emissions into the atmosphere are being reduced, especially in mega-cities to see if reduction goals are being met.

Pope Francis gives church hundreds of new saints

The "Martyrs of Otranto," Laura of St. Catherine of Siena Montoya y Upegui and Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala canonized Sunday.

Sheriff: Girl slain on Kansas farm; body was moved

Authorities think that a slain 18-month-old girl whose body was found over the weekend was killed on the eastern Kansas farm where her mother and two men were killed and that the child's body was later disposed of in the next county.