Busch Stadium ready for Chelsea-Manchester soccer match

The Cardinals anticipate attendance of about 46,000 for Thursday night's soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester, the first of two U.S. friendlies between the teams.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Care reduces mayhem on roadways, waterways

During the operation, troopers will be assigned to 20-mile intervals along interstates and specified highways. They will be alert for all traffic violations with a special focus on aggressive driving.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri is failing to protect at-risk children

In the past year, the Department of Social Services has regressed from an agency that routinely released records of serious child abuse cases to one of secrecy and obfuscation.

Missouri House speaker plans legislative tour

Rep. Tim Jones will use the upcoming tours to discuss legislation approved in the just-completed session and the items that will need work next year.

Missouri adds 40 elk to state population

Conservation Department officials had expected to bring only 39 elk from Kentucky this week, but a male calf was born on the way.

Fire engulfs duplex

A fire leveled a building at North LaPorte Avenue and Sharidan Boulevard in northeast Columbia on Thursday afternoon. Neighbors said it was an unfinished structure that appeared to be abandoned.

E-BOOK: Missouri Tourism 2013, a special advertising section

The 2013 Missouri Tourism guide.

Humanist minister performs services for nonreligious

Gale Fuller has been a circus performer, a Navy corpsman, a teacher and, for the last 30 years, a humanist minister. In this capacity he has officiated about 200 wedding ceremonies.


Making prosthetics blends art with science

Tracy Ell crafts prosthetics at Mid-Mo Orthotics and Prosthetics. For Ell, who has always loved building and sculpting, his natural ability for creation has enabled him to help others.

SPECIAL SECTION: Dawn breaks on Battle High

The Missourian took an in-depth look at the new high school and heard from students, teachers and administrators about their hopes for the school.

Columbia Transit proposes overhaul of bus system

The proposal, CoMo Connect, includes 35 connection points along nine routes throughout Columbia.


New name, new identity for Columbia students when Battle High opens

As fall ushers in a new school year, Columbia students will have a new name to use as an identity: Muriel Williams Battle High School.


Martial arts provides physical, mental outlet for autistic child

Physical activity helps Thomas Matthews, 10, improve his focus and muscle tone, things that are often a struggle for children with autism.

Missouri softball can't slack off for NCAA Super Regionals

The Tigers ended last season in the Super Regionals and missed the Women’s College World Series. Their coach hopes that doesn't happen again.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fairview Elementary students enjoy Field Day fun

Elementary students enjoyed games, snacks and sunshine during Fairview's Field Day activities on Wednesday.

Mildred Kennedy worked at MU for more than 30 years

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home at 1217 Business Loop 70 E, followed by the services at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Carol Sapp known for her gardening, interior decorating projects

Mrs. Sapp died Friday, May 10, 2013, in Bradenton, Fla. She was 68.

DAVID ROSMAN: Prayer in public schools crosses constitutional line

Two school districts have hosted prayer meetings, despite the Constitution is clear that the government, from local to federal, cannot promote or establish a religion.


Missouri baseball ends season with 17-inning loss at SEC tournament

Mississippi State scored on a two-out single in the 17th inning to beat Missouri 2-1 early Wednesday morning in the opening round of the SEC baseball tournament.

Scammers call for utility payments

The Columbia Police Department is warning utility customers not to comply with any requests to make payments via phone.