International Slow Art Day encourages museum visitors to slow down

On Saturday, museum-goers will be encouraged to slow down at the third annual Slow Art Day at the Museum of Art and Archeology. The event is being held from noon until 2 p.m.

PHOTO GALLERY: Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity hopes to break cancer fundraising record

The fundraising effort is a part of Rock-A-Thon, which is held by the fraternity every other year.

MU faculty salaries less than average, new study finds

MU faculty members earn less than most of their colleagues at other public institutions that are part of the Association of American Universities.

Baha'i faith transformed Tyree Byndom from 'thug' to activist, caring father

Twenty years ago, Byndom was a self-described "thug" who dealt marijuana, got in bar fights and prided himself on having 20 girlfriends at the same time. He gave it all up when he converted to Baha'i and set himself toward becoming a community activist and a caring father.

Hickman baseball team wins against Windsor at Busch Stadium

The Kewpies' bats got hot to power the team to its fifth straight victory, a 10-8 win over Windsor.

Rock Bridge golfers win last match before districts

The Bruins defeated Hickman, Helias, and Jefferson City on Thursday at at Old Hawthorne Golf Course.

Tolton Catholic baseball team wins at Paris

The hitting of sophomore Parker Wilkinson led the Trailblazers to a decisive 8-4 road victory Thursday.

Columbia man pleads guilty to dealing heroin resulting in death

Ellison Hutchison will serve 22 years in prison after admitting to selling heroin to Maximillion Shackelford, who died of an overdose last year.

FROM READERS: What it means to be 'rocker' for Rock-A-Thon fundraiser

One person sits in a rocking chair on the corner of Ninth and Broadway for three days without getting up, while fraternity members solicit donations for cancer research.

FROM READERS: A letter to Dysautonomia

Carrie Boone is an Army wife, mother of of four children, and an advocate for those who suffer from chronic illnesses. She writes an open letter to Dysautonomia.



FROM READERS: Vultures, doves and yet another snowfall

John Hall shares his photos from his mid-Missouri surroundings.

Reaves scores twice as Blues topple Flames

Blues goalie Brian Elliott earned his NHL-leading 10th win in April Thursday night, making 18 saves in the game.

WORLD BRIEFLY: U.S. says Syria government has used chemical weapons

Officials said the U.S. was not ready to escalate its involvement in Syria beyond non-lethal aid. In other news, police said they believe the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing also planned an attack in New York. 

Proposed 'Missouri Anthem' gets mixed review from lawmakers

Lawmakers ultimately decided not to vote on the bill that would designate the song as Missouri's official anthem. Neal E. Boyd, who won an "America's Got Talent" contest in 2008, sings the song.

Chiefs open NFL Draft by choosing offensive tackle Eric Fisher

The Kansas City Chiefs chose offensive tackle Eric Fisher of Central Michigan with the first overall pick of this year's NFL Draft.

Fuel barges explode, causing large fire in Alabama

Authorities said three people were brought to University of South Alabama Medical Center after suffering burn-related injuries.

Rams snag receiver Austin, linebacker Ogletree in NFL Draft

The St. Louis Rams traded up to the No. 8 pick in the NFL draft and selected West Virginia's Tavon Austin, before trading down to take Alec Ogletree at No. 30.

Two Missouri House GOP members removed from committee

Two Republican Representatives were removed from the Fiscal Review Committee. House Speaker Tim Jones removed the Republicans because they did not understand the purpose of the committee.

UPDATE: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon remains opposed to tax legislation

Gov. Jay Nixon released a statement Thursday saying that a sales tax increase would shift the tax burden to seniors and veterans on fixed incomes.

UPDATE: Presidents converge to salute one of their own

President George W. Bush's library will feature the largest digital holdings of any of the 13 presidential libraries under the auspices of the National Archives and Records Administration, officials said.