Columbia native Shelby Ringdahl wins Miss Missouri pageant

Rock Bridge High School graduate Shelby Ringdahl won the Miss Missouri pageant Saturday in Mexico, Mo.

Columbia man sentenced to 30 years for killing teen

The aunt of Deaudre Johnson talked about her nephew's dream of becoming an electrical engineer and the impact of the loss on his family.

FROM READERS: Museum should be at the heart of MU's campus

Reader Arthur Mehrhoff argues that moving the Museum of Art & Archaeology off campus, with no clear plan for its return, is a step away from the integrative learning that's essential for education.

Family relocates to Columbia

After giving birth to Roman Caldwell in prison, Samara Eagen decided to take advantage of the Mennonite program so he did not have to go into the state system.

Missouri men's basketball announces nonconference schedule

The schedule, announced Monday by the Tigers, features games against Southern Illinois, West Virginia and North Carolina State.

Rockford 'Rocky' Roberts, 57, enjoyed trout fishing and coaching

Rockford "Rocky" Roberts died Saturday, June 8, 2013, from cancer. He was 57.

Rockford Roberts, 57, of Columbia, Sept. 22, 1956 — June 8, 2013

Rockford A. Roberts of Columbia, died June 8, 2013. He was 57.

Reduced price rain barrels available through June 23

Both residents and nonresidents of Columbia can purchase rain barrels at a reduced rate through a city program running through June 23.

Rhonda Hudson was passionate about family, floral design

Rhonda Kay Hudson of Centralia died Saturday, June 8, 2013. She was 62.

Missouri audit faults $170,000 given to child-care centers

Among its numerous findings, the audit cited three specific grants awarded by the Department of Social Services for child-care providers to open or expand their facilities.

Boonville man arrested for attempting to steal disc golf discs, police say

A Boonville man was arrested for attempting to steal three disc golf discs from a player in Albert-Oakland Park, a Columbia Police Department news release said.

Cool, wet spring throws a curve ball at farmers

Farmers still recovering from last year's drought are facing new challenges with the spring's heavy rains. Flooding remains a worry, but farmers say it's still too early to tell how crops will be affected.

Rhonda Kay Hudson, of Centralia, June 22, 1950 — June 8, 2013

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grandview Baptist Church.

Guthrie, Perez leads Royals to sixth straight win

Jeremy Guthrie limited the Detroit Tigers to a two-run home run by Miguel Cabrera in a 3-2 victory to help the Royals to extend their longest winning streak since they won seven straight in September 2011.

Missouri Gov. Nixon taking trade trip to Europe

Missouri governor to travel to France, the United Kingdom, Belgium to promote state's businesses. He will also honor World War II veterans with a trip to the Normandy American Cemetery.

New Missouri House committee to study House operations

House Speaker Tim Jones said the House needs "an honest assessment" on everything from its operating rules to its administrative polices and its workplace conditions for staff and lawmakers.

Royals sign first-round pick Hunter Dozier

The Kansas City Royals have signed first-round draft pick Hunter Dozier for $2.2 million.

Cole County judge agrees to hear autopsy challenge

Circuit Judge Daniel Green on Monday scheduled a two-day hearing in late August at the request of Jesse McKim.

Man sentenced to 90 years for assault in Moberly

Sean Monsein Williams was sentenced Friday to one 15-year sentence to run concurrently with three consecutive 30-year sentences.

Mississippi River dropping, but problems remain

The river should drop below flood stage by the end of this week in St. Louis, and by next week in many other communities.