No joke: Seinfeld to broadcast Mets game

Jerry Seinfeld will join the broadcast crew Tuesday for the New York Mets, a team that is 15 games below .500 and with little to laugh about this season.

Tropical air meets mountains, and Colorado suffers

Colorado usually worries about drought and wildfires, but the recent heavy rains coupled with the failure of dams along a chain of five small reservoirs upstream has led to massive flooding.

Police still looking for victims in HIV case

David Mangum is charged with recklessly infecting another person with HIV.

Chiefs off to winning start but focusing on next game

Despite winning on Sunday, the Chiefs are facing a quick turnaround as they prepare to face Coach Andy Reid's old team, the Philadelphia Eagles, on Thursday.

10 Things: Making sense of nation's bad bridges

What do you need to know about the status of the nation's bridges? Here are 10 questions and answers about the report.

Todd Helton ready to leave game after 17 seasons

The 40-year-old Todd Helton, who announced his retirement over the weekend, holds virtually every offensive record for the Rockies, the only club he's ever known. But he remains on the bubble for the Hall of Fame, mainly because he spent his career playing half his games in the friendly confines of Coors Field.

Thousands cited for having pot on federal land

At least 27,700 people were cited for having pot on federal land since 2009, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal court data. But many parks are also in states that have legalized possession of some marijuana, leading to confusion about the law.

Attorney Teer appointed to Missouri hearing commission

The appointment of attorney Marvin Teer by Gov. Jay Nixon to the state Administrative Hearing Commission requires confirmation by the Missouri Senate.

Officials seek comments on Missouri forest guidelines

The proposal includes guidance on enhancing soil and water quality, wildlife habitat and forest health.

Columbia fee to expand bus service would hit poor the hardest, report finds

One potential source of funding for Columbia Transit might a transportation utility fee. But the idea, adding a fee of $2 to $4 per month to city utility bills, could also adversely affect low-income households.

After tragedy, Southern Boone marching band plays on

On Friday night, the Southern Boone marching band said farewell to a former member, Jacob Meadows, following his death. Members recovered by honoring him in the only way they knew how.

Generations of Muslims celebrate Islamic Center's 30-year anniversary

The Islamic Center of Central Missouri celebrated 30 years in the Columbia community Sunday with an event that included information sessions and lessons about Islamic culture.

FROM READERS: Father of Ashland teen describes events leading up to son's death

John Meadows, father of Ashland teen Jacob Meadows, remembers his son as talented and loving person and writes about the senseless nature of his death.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Ashland teen's suicide shocks community, Pinkel pro-pay for college athletes

Among the most viewed stories this week were an Ashland teen's suicide and Missouri coach Gary Pinkel's stance on collegiate athletes being paid for their services.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Traveling circus visits Columbia; Southern Boone marching band honors Jacob Meadows

This week, Missourian photographers documented a traveling circus' visit to Columbia, the Southern Boone High School marching band remembering a friend who died, and the Missouri General Assembly failing to override vetoes of three contentious bills. 

Missouri Task Force 1 deployed to assist in Colorado flood relief

The task force left Boone County early Sunday morning to assist in the rescue efforts in Colorado. New rain threatens rescue workers in the area, and hundreds are still missing.

DEAR READER: SaypYu hopes to help the world's population with understanding each other

SaypYu — the Spell as You Pronounce Universal project — offers a new way to communicate in what it hopes will be the solution to the confusion of multiple languages and oddities of spelling and pronunciation.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Missouri football has bye week; volleyball remains undefeated

Missourian digital members can catch up on the latest in Missouri sports. Gary Pinkel made headlines during the football team's bye week, Missouri soccer snapped a two-game losing streak and the Missouri volleyball team moved to 11-0 on its season.

Five things to know about Miss Missouri Shelby Ringdahl of Columbia

Here are the five things you need to know about reigning Miss Missouri and hometown favorite Shelby Ringdahl.

Columbia City Council poised to settle dispute over energy efficiency standards

At Monday's meeting, the City Council will have a chance to accept or amend proposed changes to energy efficiency standards for building codes.