Sheldon Richardson heads to the Jets, gets mixed reactions

Missouri's Sheldon Richardson was picked 13th to the New York Jets in the first round of the NFL draft but the decision has been met with some criticism. 

MU publishes diversity enhancement statements

The statements will allow the public and other MU schools and colleges see what is being done to enhance diversity.

Beyond Meat steps up production, offers products at Columbia grocers

A company that produces meat substitutes will make its product available to Columbia stores July 1. Currently, the product is sold exclusively in Whole Foods stores across the country. 

GEORGE KENNEDY: Is Sen. Schaefer playing politics or policy?

State Sen. Kurt Schaefer's vendetta against agencies that shared information about Missouri gun owners with a federal investigator is something he says is "not at all" about politics.

Katrine Haarklau sets school record in javelin at Drake Relays

Katrine Haarklau set a new Missouri school record of 49.56 meters and placed third in the javelin throw Friday at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.

Nicole Hudson and Chelsea Thomas help Missouri softball defeat Kentucky

Nicole Hudson's ninth-inning home run put the Tigers up for good, 2-1, Friday night. Chelsea Thomas (18-4) pitched a complete game for the victory.

Rock Bridge senior Angie Kern joins Missouri gymnastics

Angie Kern, a three-time Level 10 Missouri state vault champion and a two-time Level 10 state all-around champion, will join the Missouri gymnastics team for the upcoming 2014 season.

Hickman girls soccer peaking at the right time

The Hickman girls soccer team defeated Pembroke Hill 3-0 in the first round of the Hickman Soccer Tournament on Friday. 

Defendant cites misunderstanding of plea deal as cause for new trial

Robert Melton said he didn't understand the sentence he received after a plea deal in his 2012 trial because he didn't get enough time with his attorney.

Police searching for suspect in Friday morning Break Time robbery

A man entered the Break Time on Forum Boulevard, pointed a gun at the cashier and demanded cash, according to a police news release.

ArtTalk: School of Metaphysics hosts dream-inspired art show

Walter Hrycaj, director of the School of Metaphysics, shares information about an art show that will take place April 26 to 28 at the School of Metaphysics.

FROM READERS: MU student highlights young entrepreneurs

Monica Cook, an MU senior studying textile and apparel management, has created a weekly video series called "The Young Entrepreneurs."

GUEST COMMENTARY: Boston bombings show how journalism has changed

Journalism today blends professional reporting and online interaction among community members. Both professionals and citizen journalists find it's hard to be error-free when things move so fast.

Desiree White is remembered for her love of people, her cat, and music

Desiree White, 50, was a graduate of Columbia College and loved playing guitar.  

Desiree White died April 22, 2013

Desiree White, a passionate woman who loved her family, friends, music, and her cat, died Monday from a sudden illness.

Christopher C. Clark, 44, served in the Army and National Guard

Christopher C. Clark, 44, was born in Peoria, Ill. and was a graduate of Rock Bridge High School. 

FROM READERS: Columbia second-graders participate in Bird Day

Columbia second-graders learned about many different kinds of birds on April 25, as part of a collaboration between the Columbia Public Schools science office and several local organizations.



Christopher C. Clark, Feb. 25, 1969 — April 24, 2013, of Columbia

Christopher Clark graduated from Rock Bridge High School and joined the Army.

10 things to know for Friday, April 26

New York's mayor and police commissioner believe the Boston bombing suspects planned to target Times Square. In other news, the U.S. believes Syria may have used chemical weapons in its civil war.

Lynn, Beltran lead Cardinals over Pirates

Lance Lynn pitched seven innings of one-run ball to extend his winning streak to nine games and Carlos Beltran homered from both sides of the plate to lead St. Louis to a 9-1 win over Pittsburgh on Friday night.