UPDATE: Search nearly complete after Oklahoma tornado

The fire chief said he was confident there are no more bodies or survivors in the rubble.

Columbia Public Schools says goodbye to familiar faces, welcomes new changes

At the end of the 2012-13 school year, Columbia Public Schools is saying goodbye to some familiar faces. But when one person leaves, another is ready to carry on the school's legacy and take on the challenges ahead.

ROSE NOLEN: May is a month for celebrations, remembering the past

Sharing stories about departed family members is one way to bring back happy memories of forgotten times.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Is university's trayless effort necessary?

One of the most important parts of the college experience is to learn how to handle freedom, and exhibit self-control.

Two men arrested after spraying sheriff's deputy with tear gas

Quaemonn Wilkerson, 18, was arrested and faces charges of second degree assault of a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action and resisting arrest.

Leona Rubin named interim Graduate School dean

George Justice has been dean of the graduate school since 2010 but will be leaving to serve as dean of humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.

Figueroa reaches World University Games

Missouri redshirt sophomore qualifies in one-meter diving.

Mildred Kennedy, Feb. 10, 1922 — May 20, 2013

Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home with services to follow at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Carol Moss Sapp, July 28 1944 — May 10, 2013

Per Carol Sapp’s request there will not be any memorial services.

Eleanor Christine Mitter, of Columbia, 1954-2013

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Olivet Christian Church in Columbia.

William Burnley was passionate about education, helping others

William Burnley taught industrial arts at Jefferson Junior High School and created the first industrial arts program to include girls.

Eleanor Christine Mitter served as teacher, director at Child Development Center

She graduated in 1976 with a degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University. She received a master's degree in education degree from MU in 1993.

Royals end skid with victory over Astros

The Royals trailed and couldn't get much going offensively until the seventh when they cut the lead to one. Then a four-run eighth inning put them ahead for good in a 7-3 at Houston.

Chiefs installing more complex offensive system

New Kansas City coach Andy Reid ran a version of the West Coast offense for years in Philadelphia, and the assumption is it will serve as the foundation for everything else. But already, the Chiefs are stacking plenty of wrinkles on top of it.

ANALYSIS: Should we let wunderkinds drop out of high school?

While dropping school to pursue entrepreneurship has panned out for Tumblr creator David Karp, passing up an education is risky business.

Miller only lasts through sixth for Cardinals

St. Louis rookie right-hander Shelby Miller saw his streak of 14 2/3 innings end in a 4-2 loss Monday at San Diego.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Governor should veto bill aimed at state income tax cuts

Growth is predicated on a boom in business activity that supporters of the tax-cut bill expect once people figure out how tax-friendly Missouri has become.

Power of Moore tornado dwarfs Hiroshima bomb

The National Weather Service gave it the top-of-the-scale rating of EF-5 for wind speed and breadth and severity of damage.

Missouri life sentence for juveniles still in flux

The high court said states had to consider an offender's upbringing and role in the crime before sentencing a juvenile to life without parole.

Medicaid to remain on Gov. Nixon's agenda

Gov. Jay Nixon sent a letter Tuesday to supporters of Medicaid expansion calling this year's defeat a "temporary setback."