St. Louis Art Museum debuts $160 million expansion

The new building includes new classrooms, flooring and updated galleries in the main and south buildings.

Clash of hot hitting against stingy pitching for CWS finals

UCLA (47-17) has backed its outstanding pitching in College World Seriesby committing a total of one error in wins over LSU, North Carolina State and North Carolina. The Bulldogs (51-18) have been the best-hitting team at the CWS, with a .297 average

Missouri faces shortage of primary care doctors

Missouri had a little less than 74 active patient care primary care doctors per 100,000 residents in 2010, compared to the national per capita average of more than 79 active primary care doctors.

Fabled Twinkies to return to shelves July 15

The Kansas City-based company says the cakes will taste the same but that the boxes will now bear the tag line: "The Sweetest Comeback In The History Of Ever."

100 AGES, A CENTURY OF VOICES: Blake Werner, 20, learned practical skills early

Blake Werner attended the St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf in the St. Louis area from age 3 to 9, where he learned to communicate.

Chase Daniel's ProCamp for children comes to Memorial Stadium

The two-day football camp is part of the ProCamp program and focuses on the fundamentals of football.

Kim English returns to Columbia, coaches basketball camp

The former Missouri basketball player now plays for the Detroit Pistons.

Columbia Public Schools Summer Expeditions program excites and inspires students

Students are selected from each elementary school in fourth-grade based on their grades, Missouri Assessment Program scores and attendance and staff recommendations.

National activists give anti-torture talk at Islamic Center of Central Missouri

About 20 people attended the talk, which outlined anti-torture organizations' goals for U.S. policy changes.

Pets, owners mingle for a cause at Columbia Pet Expo Unleashed

Columbia Pet Expo Unleashed welcomed local animal shelters, vendors and pet owners to take part in activities and educational seminars to raise money for No Kill Columbia and its spay and neuter project. 

FROM READERS: The last days of spring

Frequent contributor John Hall shares some photos from the last days of spring.

Power outage affects Columbia traffic signals

The affected traffic signals are east of Broadway and Old 63.

Tap water unsafe to drink on Tenth Street downtown after water main repairs

A water main break on Ninth Street early Saturday morning caused Tenth Street water to appear dirty and yellowish. A city advisory told affected customers to boil water prior to using. 

Columbia native promotes reptile education, conservation

Reptile enthusiast Ethan Meyers has performed reptile education shows at local high schools and hopes to inspire  young adults to engage with something outside of the norm and instill a feeling of wonder for animals people tend to fear

Sophie Baker, 89, volunteered at Columbia Regional Hospital for 30 years

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

Sophie Baker, of Columbia, May 21, 1924 — June 21, 2013

Sophie Baker volunteered at Columbia Regional Hospital for 30 years.

Mireya del Castillo loved animals, was 'guiding light' for her children

Mireya del Castillo died Monday, June 17, 2013. She was 94.

John M. Nowell III, April 11, 1951 — June 6, 2013

John M. Nowell, III, of Columbia, died Thursday, June 6, 2013. He was 62 years old.

Darrell E. Foster, 62, died Monday, June 17

Darrell E. Foster died Monday, June 17. He was 62. 

Darrell E. Foster, 62, of Columbia, died June 17, 2013

Services will be held Tuesday at Memorial Park.