Local couple gains community support for new learning center

Chris Campbell and his wife, Tiffany, are opening Tree Top Innovative Learning Center as a daycare and community center to serve north Columbia.

Chris and Tiffany Campbell plan to open the Tree Top Innovative Learning Center on June 5. The center will give both parents and children to improve the quality of their lives through education.

Missouri softball advances to NCAA Super Regionals with win against Hofstra

After being run-ruled in the first game Sunday, Missouri battled back to stave off elimination and advance to the next level of the NCAA Softball Tournament.

Graduations wrap up at MU with law school, human environmental sciences ceremonies

MU's final two graduation ceremonies took place Sunday afternoon, wrapping up a weekend of 18 commencements and ceremonies. In all, MU awarded 5,902 degrees over the weekend.

A system in shambles: Boone County Jail serves as mental health facility

For people with mental illnesses in Boone County, help is scarce and costly. The few treatment facilities have limited funding. That has made the Boone County Jail the default mental health facility for the county. 

MU students, families celebrate graduation at Hearnes Center

After the tassels were turned and the diploma covers were in hand, families and friends of graduates mingled outside and snapped photos, capturing the moment and celebrating their accomplishment.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ: Laurence Bowers prepares for NBA, racial profiling in Columbia policing

The most read stories from the past week include a profile of graduating Missouri basketball player Laurence Bowers and a Missourian special report on racial profiling in Columbia policing.

Brandon R. Coleman of Columbia killed in Sunday morning shooting

Brandon R. Coleman was killed Sunday morning after a shooting near the intersection of Ann Street and Hinkson Avenue.

Hofstra beats Missouri, forces second game Sunday

Winner moves on, loser goes home in deciding regional title game Sunday.

Learn about the finalists for this year's One Read program

One of the finalists for the Daniel Boone Regional Library's annual program is a book written by a Columbia resident. Read interviews and watch videos featuring the two authors.

Tornado levels homes in Oklahoma City trailer park

Reports of injuries in the mobile home park near Shawnee about 35 miles southeast of Oklahoma City couldn't immediately be confirmed.

Federal report documents inmate sex abuse in U.S.

The St. Louis Medium Security Institution and the Philadelphia City Industrial Correctional Center had 6.3 percent abuse rate, based on inmate surveys.

Analysis: Missouri GOP success in eye of beholder

Republican leaders declared the session "historic" and "monumental," but the success depends on decisions of Gov. Jay Nixon.

Two $1M Powerball tickets sold in Missouri

One ticket was sold in St. Louis and another in the southeast Missouri town of Doniphan.

Small Florida city wonders who won Powerball jackpot

Florida Lottery spokesman David Bishop said Sunday afternoon that it was doubtful the winner would come forward that day. The ticket-holder can't claim the prize until Monday when the agency opens, he said.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Failure and inertia prevail in Jefferson City

How else to explain another session ending without a jobs plan or a strategy for funding transportation projects? How else to explain a legislature that allowed bountiful debate time for a host of preposterous gun-rights bills but never got around to seriously discussing Medicaid reform and expansion?