Students walk at MU commencement ceremonies

Students from MU's School of Health Professions graduated Friday at Mizzou Arena.

Candidates for graduation, along with their friends and families, gathered for Friday's commencement ceremonies.

Smith brothers, both MU professors, bond through academics

George Smith and A. Mark Smith are both curators' professors at MU — George in the Department of Biological Sciences and Mark in the Department of History.

Hudson pitches Missouri softball past Stony Brook in NCAA Regional opener

With her teammates struggling at the plate, senior Nicole Hudson stepped up in Chelsea Thomas's absence to lead the Tigers past Stony Brook 3-0 in Friday's NCAA regional opener.

Missouri swimmer Connor Nolan fights anxiety, asthma to succeed in pool

Connor Nolan faces this anxiety in the pool: His lungs will constrict, the product of both exercise-induced asthma and the fear that it will happen.

Kelsey Bequette gets chance to play for Tolton's boys baseball team

Tolton scorekeeper Kelsey Bequette has played three of the last four games for the Tolton baseball team after making the switch from softball.

Columbia Public Schools to introduce more iPad Minis for students

More than 1,400 iPad Minis will be provided to high schoolers taking Advanced Placement courses in the fall. 

Victory earns Missouri baseball team trip to SEC tournament

Friday night's results earned the Tigers the 12th and final spot in the Southeastern Conference tournament. Tennessee lost at home to Texas A&M just before Missouri rallied to beat visiting Kentucky 4-3.

Missouri softball defeats Stony Brook Seawolves

The Tigers defeated the Seawolves on Friday at University Field.

Great Rivers Council votes in support of gay Boy Scouts membership

The Great Rivers Council will cast their votes on a national resolution to change the Boy Scouts of America's membership policies at the National Council meeting next week.

Bike, Walk and Wheel Week concludes with free breakfast

Flat Branch Park provided fruit from Sonic Drive-In, water from Focus on Health, and coffee from Kaldi's Coffee as well as food from Sunflower Waffle Company.

Distance running part of natural progression for Rock Bridge athlete

Nathan Keown was mentored by his brothers Jimmy and Ben as he grew up. By going to their high school and college cross country and track meets, he developed a love for distance running.

Tiger Hotel construction phase nears end, resurrection phase continues

A tax-increment financing agreement with the city soon will begin funneling tax money to the owner to help cover the costs of the renovation.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Guns in schools is not the answer

It’s not right for someone young to be exposed to something so deadly as a gun. Children should not be exposed to guns — especially in schools.

3 injured in extrication accident Friday morning

All three people were taken by ambulances to University Hospital. Business Loop 70 East between Garth Avenue and Providence Road was closed for about an hour because of the accident.

Free wireless Internet access launches in downtown Columbia

Columbia's Downtown Community Improvement District has placed wireless network transmitters downtown as part of a six-month pilot program. The network can be accessed under "District Free Wi-Fi."

Royals fade in eighth at Oakland

Adam Rosales hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning after Josh Donaldson connected one inning earlier in the Athletics' 2-1 victory over Kansas City on Friday night.

Freese slam puts Cardinals past Brewers

David Freese hit a grand slam for his first home run of the season, and the Cardinals used a five-run first inning to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 on Friday night.

Missouri legislature nears mandatory quitting time

Republican legislative leaders already were declaring the session a success.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: NRA should help draft crime-fighting bill

The NRA would support Congress instead of fight members if it could help draft legislation.

Lawmakers OK scholarships for children with autism

Legislation would require education officials to seek grants and donations to help children with special needs such as autism.