UCLA tops Mississippi State in opener of College World Series championship round

The Bruins are one win from their first national championship in baseball and the school's record 109th in a team sport. Mississippi State must win Game 2 on Tuesday night to keep alive its hopes for its first NCAA title in any sport.

Charlotte Terwilliger, 88, loved the outdoors and painting

Charlotte Terwilliger of Columbia died Saturday, June 22, 2013. She was 88.

Charlotte Terwilliger, March 23, 1925 — June 22, 2013

Charlotte Terwilliger of Columbia died Saturday, June 22, 2013. She was 88.

Sophie Baker, 89, was independent, dedicated to her family

Sophie Baker of Columbia died Friday, June 21, 2013. She was 89.

Blackhawks stage late rally to win Stanley Cup

Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart in the final 1:16 and the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup for the second time in four seasons Monday night with a stunning comeback, 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins.

Royals' George Brett still finding groove as a coach

Three weeks into a month long experiment as the Kansas City Royals' hitting coach, George Brett is finding results maddeningly slow to show.

Justices send Texas race-based admissions case back to lower court

The court's 7-1 ruling said a court should approve the use of race as a factor in admissions only after it concludes "that no workable race-neutral alternatives would produce the educational benefits of diversity."

WORLD BRIEFLY: Snowden not seen on flight to Cuba

Edward Snowden apparently did not board a plane in Moscow as expected. In other news, the prosecution and defense gave opening arguments in the trial of George Zimmerman, who is accused of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin.

Law urged to protect farmers when cows get loose

Livestock producers can be charged with misdemeanor animal neglect under current statute.

Storms bring heavy rain, wind to Missouri

Hot, humid weather is forecast for the week.

Wainwright loses cool as Cardinals fall to Rangers

The soggy game ended 2-1 with the Cardinals' ace pitcher pulled in the seventh.

Missouri moves toward performance-based higher education funding

Although the Missouri General Assembly didn't bite on a proposal to base 10 percent of college and university funding on performance, the state is moving toward a strategy used in several other states.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Supermoon stirs social media sphere, Harrisburg destination draws barbecue enthusiasts

Outside activities dominated this week's best images, including a squirrel hunting activity and a show trying to educate people about exotic reptiles.

Columbia glimpses largest 2013 supermoon

Columbia residents took the opportunity to tweet photos of the moon and discuss its pros and cons. If you missed it last night, the next time you'll be able to see a moon as big will be in August 2014.

Squirrel hunt encourages youths to get outdoors

At a Missouri Conservation Department sponsored youth hunt, young hunters went looking for squirrels but came up empty.

Kentucky man killed in crash on I-70

Joseph Wiechert, 55, was pronounced dead at the scene. Alyssa Crawford, 19, suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital West.

Man shot in leg during incident on Bodie Drive

Officers responded to the call at 1 a.m. Sunday and did not find anyone involved in the shooting at the scene. The caller reported that four to five shots were fired.

Newly insured to deepen primary care doctor gap

Attempts to address the provider gap have taken on increased urgency ahead of the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Jan. 1.

State legislators find success naming bills after children

The trend of naming bills for children appears to have gained steam this year in the Missouri Legislature. Bryce, Cade, Chloe, Sahara and Jonathan are among the chosen names.

States try various solutions to address doctor shortages

Some states are offering loan reimbursements to medical school graduates that practice in underserved areas. Other states are expanding services provided by dentists, pharmacists and nurse practitioners.