Tiny preemies get a boost from live music therapy

Missouri lawmakers say criminal code overhaul must wait

The measure is the product of a Missouri Bar committee charged with updating the criminal code for the first time since 1979.

At least 6 confirmed dead in Texas tornadoes

The powerful storm crushed buildings as it tore through the area, leaving some as just piles of planks and rubble. Trees and debris were scattered across yards, fences flattened.

Missouri bill allows return of printed state manual

It had been printed every two years until a 2010 law barred its continued paper publication. The intent was to save about $1.7 million in costs.

Rock Bridge wins district baseball crown 13-7 over Camdenton

Another Rock Bridge offensive explosion, this one a 12-hit barrage, resulted in a 13-7 win over Camdenton on Wednesday in the Class 5, District 9 championship game.


County, city officials talk about timeline for new 911 center

The Boone County Commission is looking for a project manager to hire from a company that specializes in 911 centers.

Missouri senior golfer Jace Long embraces the moment

Missouri golfer Jace Long played nine holes with Missourian reporter Andrew Wagaman a few weeks before the NCAA regional championships — before both graduate. 

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students blow off finals steam on sunny afternoon

Five MU students relieved finals week stress and enjoyed the sunny afternoon on Wednesday at Indian Hills Disc Golf Course.

Life after the stage: Chihuahuas find new homes

The Chihuahuas Gertie and Maude, who were part of Stephens College's "Legally Blonde: The Musical," have been adopted.

DAVID ROSMAN: Sorry, Karl, women must be equal partners in the military

J. Karl Miller seems to believe that any change to Article 60 is contrary to the discipline of the military. Nothing could be further from the truth. It takes time for change to happen, and it will, even with Karl kicking and screaming that it can’t.

The Black Crowes to perform at Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival

The Black Crowes recently released a live album and has been on tour in the United Kingdom and the United States.

ANALYSIS: Blacks 'overrepresented' in Columbia traffic stops and arrests

A Missourian analysis finds blacks are stopped by Columbia police for "investigative" reasons four times more than the state says they ought to be, based on their share of the population.

J. KARL MILLER: Phantom roadblocks to acquiring a photo voter ID

The idea that voter ID laws lead to voter suppression is a political charade and grossly exaggerated.

Tolton golfer Jack Golden finishes 58th at state tournament

Golden is Tolton's first golfer to qualify for the state tournament.

Fulton man charged with methamphetamine production in Columbia

Columbia police asked to search Henry Durst's vehicle after questioning him about a nearby disturbance, said Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer.

William 'Bill' Boles loved baseball, cooking, helping people

Mr. Boles entertained his friends at fish fries and barbecues and had a habit of cooking more food than was necessary.

William 'Bill' Boles, July 1, 1945 — May 10, 2013, of Columbia

Mr. Boles graduated from Union High School in 1963. He was a member of Dripping Spring Christian Church.

FROM READERS: Local youth awarded $1,000 Ford Scholarship

Sarah Darr, a 2013 graduate of Columbia FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Joe Machens Ford Lincoln and Ford Motor Company.

Royals' Guthrie allows four homers in loss to Angels

Royals starter Jeremie Guthrie hadn't lost in his previous 19 starts.


WORLD BRIEFLY: Holder questioned over subpoenas of AP phone records

Here are today's top world and national news stories from The Associated Press.