Special Olympics runs with help from almost 1,000 volunteers

More than 200 athletes participated in the annual Special Olympics spring games on Saturday at Rock Bridge High School. People from 30 counties competed in track and field events.

Missouri football looks to move on from Dorial Green-Beckham

The Missouri football team is trying to move on from Dorial Green-Beckham after he was dismissed from the team, but it's easier said than done.

Missouri tennis celebrates official opening of new complex

The Tigers will host the Southeastern Conference women's tennis tournament next week at their new $2.9 million facility.

Volunteers work to beautify Columbia in citywide cleanup event

Nearly 1,600 volunteers registered to pick up litter in Columbia's streets, trails, streams and parks Saturday morning as a part of the city's annual cleanup event. Volunteers said they found some car tires, shingles and house sidings in the parks.

Missouri baseball loses big to Kentucky

Missouri got a glimpse of Kentucky's formidable offense in its win Friday, and on Saturday, the Wildcats' order hit the Tigers with full force. Missouri fell 12-0, the greatest margin it has lost by this year. 

Missouri's Jill Rushin sets nation's top shot put mark

Missouri's Jill Rushin and Jonathon Ilori surprise themselves with personal records and top national marks.

Gardening mogul P. Allen Smith to visit MU

Gardening television personality P. Allen Smith will come to Mizzou Botanic Garden to celebrate Thomas Jefferson's birthday and local gardening.

Cardboard boats try to stay afloat in event to support Food Bank

Float Your Boat for the Food Bank featured elaborate cardboard boats, constructed by community members, who raised money to help feed families in mid-Missouri.

Truman the Tiger wins national mascot championship

Truman the Tiger won first place in the mascot division of the 2014 National Cheerleaders Association's championshipDaytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday.

Hickman baseball falls to Rockhurst, 7-3

Friends took the field against each other in Saturday's Capital City Invitational baseball game between Hickman and Rockhurst.

Car smashes into Columbia firetruck Saturday afternoon

No one was seriously injured after a Columbia Fire Department truck and car collided Saturday at Hinkson Avenue and North William Street. Both vehicles sustained significant damage.

St. Louis lights up Chicago Cubs starter in 10-4 win

Adam Wainwright started his day with a home run, but bounced back and went seven innings in a 10-4 win for the St. Louis Cardinals over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

Hot air balloon race marks beginning of expo

Huge tents of color and air emerged from deceptively small trailers Friday as people unfurled their hot air balloons. These operators were gearing up for the Mid-Missouri Home and Lifestyle Expo's hot air balloon event.

Background on 20th anniversary of Rwanda genocide

In light of the anniversary, the Missourian pulled together some of our previous reporting about the tragic events.

No. 16 Missouri softball defeats No. 20 Auburn, takes series

Missouri beat Auburn 8-7 in Game 2 of the series Saturday, clinching its third straight Southeastern Conference series.

Tolton baseball drops two in Westran Classic

The losses dropped Tolton to 4-7 on the season.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Medical use of drugs has value; recreational use does not

At least one bill gaining bipartisan support in the Legislature would permit the use of cannabinol oil for medical patients who suffer seizures.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fix tobacco loophole that costs Missouri lives, funding

Two bills in the legislature would close a loophole that essentially allows our government to subsidize tobacco companies in Missouri, which is a terrible detriment to our state's health and revenue stream.

Carjay Lyles' cast of characters makes Missouri track compelling

Missouri's track team is filled with talent, diversity and a little craziness. Missouri coach Carjay Lyles has no shortage of personality among his top athletes.

Hickman girls soccer struggles on offense, falls to Blue Springs South

In a rematch of the 2013 district final, the Hickman Kewpies lost to the Blue Springs South Jaguars, 2-1.