Missouri tennis finishes season with first round loss at SEC Tournament

After a 4-2 loss to the Mississippi State Bulldogs Wednesday, the Missouri tennis team finished its season with a 9-13 record.

Missouri baseball home game against Missouri State rescheduled

MU athletics has postponed the Missouri baseball team's Wednesday home game against Missouri State because of severe weather threats. The game has been rescheduled to April 24.

MU students donate to Humane Society, play with puppies at Doggy Days event

For every $1 students donated to the Central Missouri Humane Society, they were able to spend 5 minutes cuddling and playing with the puppies.

Zen Buddhist will lecture on perspectives on environmental challenges

Stephanie Kaza will talk about the insights Zen Buddhism can provide about environmental challenges at 7:30p.m. Thursday in  Fisher Auditorium in Gannett Hall.

FROM READERS: 'Bowling for Tax Dodgers' event shows impact of tax breaks

Robin Acree, the executive director of Grass Roots Organizing, shares the group's Tax Day activities in Columbia and discusses the reasoning behind them.

UPDATE: Texas fertilizer plant blast injures dozens

An explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, a community north of Waco, happened shortly before 8 p.m. and could be heard as far away as Waxahachie, 45 miles to the north. Several fires continued to burn in West two hours after the blast.

UPDATE: FBI: Mississippi man arrested, accused in ricin letters

The FBI says that letters to Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., both say: "To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance." Both letters are signed, "I am KC and I approve this message."

Davis, Francoeur lead Royals past Braves 1-0

Kansas City Royals pitcher Wade Davis and right-fielder Jeff Francoeur guided the team to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.


Sales tax increase to bring improvements to Arch area

Passage of the 3/16-cent sales tax increase in St. Louis city and county will help fund improvements to the Gateway Arch area. A civic group called CityArchRiver 2015 announced Tuesday its planned improvements to areas around the Arch, along with hiking and biking path additions to parks, the city and county.

Burnett flirts with no-hitter, Bucs beat Cardinals 5-0

A.J. Burnett took a no-hitter into the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 on Wednesday night.

Missouri Senate backs $15 million in more aid for Joplin

Missouri senators have endorsed a plan to provide $15 million to Joplin to fund disaster recovery projects.

Robert Wilson, Missouri publisher, dies at 78

Robert Wood Wilson, publisher of The Milan Standard and a past president of the Missouri Press Association, died Sunday at a Kansas City hospital.

Missouri bill would allow college visits for foster kids

Children between age 15 and 18 would be required to receive a visit to a community, technical or four-year college in Missouri.

Gabbert down to final chance with Jaguars

Former MU Tiger Blaine Gabbert will compete with fellow Jacksonville Jaguars player Chad Henne for a spot as the team's franchise quarterback.

UPDATE: Gun control loses: No expanded background checks

Senate Republicans backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats scuttled the most far-reaching gun control legislation in two decades Wednesday, rejecting tighter background checks for buyers and a ban on assault weapons.

Kansas City woman taken into custody after man's death

A women was taken into custody after a man in his 70s was found dead in a home the two are believed to have shared. Kansas City police were sent to the home at 1 p.m. Wednesday, and the man was found dead at the scene.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: U.S., other countries need to get Kim Jong Un to stand down

In the past, when the United States or its allies offered aid to calm tensions, North Korea promised to clean up its act — for instance, to abandon weapons programs — and then reneged. This has to stop.

UPDATE: Rain prompts Mississippi River flood worries in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa

The National Weather Service is predicting 3 to 4 inches of rain in a swath from Kansas City through Chicago by Friday morning.

Missouri S&T focuses on next-generation reactors

Instead of using fuel rods, the new reactors would house uranium fuel in spheres the size of tennis balls, which are called pebbles.

Missouri Senate passes renewal of investor tax credit

The initiative rewards investors in private equity funds that help finance small businesses in areas with high poverty rates or lower-than-average family incomes.