Hudson's throw, Marston's tag lead Missouri to 1-0 win over Hofstra

Missouri pitcher Chelsea Thomas gave up eight hits and walked two but maintained a shutout, her sixth complete game shutout of the season, during the NCAA Columbia Regional Semifinal on Saturday at University Field. Missouri beat Hofstra, 1-0..

Missouri's Chelsea Thomas finished off Hofstra in the seventh. The Tigers escaped from a game where they were outhit eight to one, played badly at times and needed some luck to win.

Graduation ceremonies continue at MU

Commencement speakers included Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Boone County Circuit Judge Kevin Crane and award-winning creative nonfiction writer Peter Hessler.

Zastryzny hopes to extend his pitching career with Missouri baseball team

It wasn’t Rob Zastryzny's Senior Day, but Saturday still might have been his last game at Taylor Stadium. Zastryzny, who has been the Tigers’ top starter for the past three seasons, is eligible for the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft and, barring catastrophe, will likely be offered a six- or seven-figure contract to pitch professionally.

Douglass High School sends off its largest graduating class

Douglass’ 2013 graduation ceremony had more proud parents, family and friends than chairs to hold them all in Columbia College’s Launer Auditorium. The 72 students in blue caps and gowns were members of the largest graduating class Douglass has ever had.

Gov. Nixon, GOP clash over Medicaid, driver's licenses

When lawmakers left town on Friday they had soundly defeated Gov. Jay Nixon's plan to expand Medicaid coverage to 260,000 adults by using almost $900 million from the federal government.

Missouri infrastructure proposals fail at state Capitol

State lawmakers wrapped up their annual session Friday without passing a proposed 1-cent sales tax for transportation or a state bonding package. Both would have required voter approval had they cleared the legislature.

Brooks and Mello make state for Hickman track team.

The top four finishers in each event qualified for state, which will be held next weekend at Lincoln University.

Nancy Pike died May 16, 2013

Nancy Pike, 56, of Columbia, died Thursday, May 16, 2013.

Nancy Pike, Dec. 1, 1956 — May 16, 2013, of Columbia

Nancy Pike, 56, of Columbia, passed away May 16, 2013.


Driver injured in rollover accident on U.S. 63

The woman overcorrected to the right and then to the left causing the SUV to overturn several times before it came to a stop on its top in the northbound lanes of U.S. 63, police said.

Hofstra's ace looking to upend Missouri softball's Chelsea Thomas

Missouri's Chelsea Thomas and Hofstra’s Olivia Galati, who face each other Saturday in the NCAA Columbia Regional at University Field, have a combined 22 career no-hitters and eight perfect games.

Cardinals pitching looks worn out in loss to Brewers

Typically steady Lance Lynn had his second non-quality start of the season, lasting just five innings while giving up four earned runs on eight hits and two walks in St. Louis' 6-4 loss to Milwaukee on Saturday.

Santana strong but Royals can't score against A's

Ervin Santana was denied in his third attempt at earning his 100th career victory in Kansas City's 2-1 loss at Oakland on Saturday night.

No Triple Crown: Oxbow upsets Orb at Preakness

Thanks to Oxbow's wire-to-wire win Saturday over Kentucky Derby winner Orb, trainer D. Wayne Lukas has another classic to add to his stellar resume. "I get paid to spoil dreams," the 77-year-old Lukas said after his record 14th win in a Triple Crown race.

Missouri mom sentenced to prison after fatal car crash

Thirty-one-year-old Stephanie Wiebold of Meta was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to careless and imprudent driving.

Missouri Southern approves $76.4 million budget

The budget approved by the Joplin school's Board of Governors on Thursday includes expenses of $76.4 million, with expected revenues of $74 million.

Marshall's Liberty statue back where it belongs

The statue, which had been missing from its pedestal at Indian Foothills Park for more than a year, was returned to the park Friday.

Amtrak route to St. Louis in jeopardy

Squeezed by a poor economy, Missouri has come up short in its Amtrak payments since 2010. State transportation officials say they owe Amtrak more than $2 million in overdue payments for this year's service.

Kansas City museum raising cash to fly 'Connie'

The Kansas City museum's Constellation, or "Connie," is one of only a handful of the 856 that were built and is still airworthy — with a little work. The museum is planning to fly it on April 17, 2014.

Man pleads guilty to raiding nephew's piggy bank

Baron Calmese was arrested in July after he took more than $500 from his nephew's piggy bank to use for drugs and prostitutes.