Storm strikes Mid-Atlantic; 250,000 without power

The Mid-Atlantic was pummeled by a storm on Wednesday. Weather warnings pre-emptively shut down government offices in Washington, D.C., but the storm was not as bad as expected.

PHOTO GALLERY: 2013 May graduates pick up their cap and gown

MU students who are set to graduate in May picked up their caps and gowns Wednesday at the MU Bookstore.



Cardinals impose media blackout ahead of papal conclave

The debate played out as the Vatican awaited the arrival of the last voting-age cardinal: Vietnamese Cardinal Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man, who was expected in Rome on Thursday. With his arrival, the College of Cardinals was expected to be able to set a date for the start of the conclave, where 115 men will select the next pontiff.

Columbia College softball doesn't mind heavy road schedule

The Cougars will have to get used to winning on the road considering they only play 10 games at home this season.

Missouri baseball sweeps home-opening doubleheader

The Missouri baseball team recorded its first two wins of the season Wednesday, sweeping Eastern Michigan in a doubleheader. The Tigers defeated the Eagles in the first game 1-0 and in the second game 7-1.

Columbia Missouri Kennel Club's annual dog show opens Saturday

The 2013 All Breed Dog Show will include competitions based on beauty, obedience and the completion of an obstacle course.

Tolton partners with University of Notre Dame

Tolton Catholic High School participates in a sportsmanship program with the University of Notre Dame. In August, the school conducted a mandatory workshop with officials from Notre Dame. 

$2 million contract awarded for road improvements near Battle High School

The project aims to increase Route Z's capacity and make it safer in preparation for the opening of Battle High School this fall.

No injuries in early morning residential shooting

Officers found shell casings from a semi-automatic weapon and bullet holes at the residence on the 4300 block of Bethany Drive.

St. Louis system will acquire Mexico hospital

The agreement between SSM Health Care and the hospital will be effective April 1.

No injuries after small fire at home of former councilwoman

A dryer at the home of former First Ward Councilwoman Almeta Crayton caught fire while her son was doing laundry. There were no injuries.

DAVID ROSMAN: A message of thanks to my many editors

Adventures in editing, translating the work of a fellow author and sending columns through the copy desk at the Missourian provide lessons that help to improve writing.

J. KARL MILLER: Is Congress really to blame?

Contacting your elected representative or senator about your concerns is more effective than complaining and waiting for someone else to take action.

FROM READERS: Tim Heinsz Memorial 5K entering its ninth year

Jessica Coghill, the marketing director for the Tim Heinsz Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Jim Devine Memorial Dog Walk, shares what the event means to her.

Ronald Palmer, Sept. 14, 1940 — March 4, 2013, of Columbia

Services will be held at 7 pm, Friday, March 8, 2013 at Praise Assembly of God Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 pm Friday at the church.

ArtTalk: Missouri Contemporary Ballet to perform 'Connectivity'

Sharon Viles, a member of the Missouri Contemporary Ballet board of directors, talks about an upcoming ballet performance.


Coaches predict upsets in SEC women's tournament

The Southeastern Conference women's basketball tournament could be full of surprises and upsets.

NCAA investigator wrote letter on Miami booster Shapiro's behalf

Ameen Najjar, one of the investigators who worked the NCAA's inquiry on Miami athletics, wrote a letter on behalf of felon Nevin Shapiro.

Chillocothe split as Mark Woodworth awaits third murder trial

Mark Woodworth, recently released from jail after the Missouri Supreme Court overturned his second conviction in the fatal shooting of Cathy Robertson, awaits a third murder trial in his neighbor's 1990 death.


U.S. House approves bill preventing shutdown March 27

The measure, which gives Cabinet agencies greater flexibility in implementing their budget cuts, will move to the Senate for a vote.