Columbia Road-E-O puts landfill equipment operators to the test

The Landfill Equipment and Collection Trucks Road-E-O took place at the City of Columbia Sanitary Landfill on Saturday. The competition tested participants' driving skills in bulldozers, wheel loaders and roll-off trucks. It was the inaugural Road-E-O for the Missouri chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America.

Greg Bottoms of St. Charles, who has 12 years of experience driving landfill equipment, took home the first-place prize at a landfill equipment rodeo in Columbia despite taking the most time to complete the course.

MU iLab showcases 3-D, virtual technology

The Immersive Visualization Lab, or iLab, is welcoming the public to observe how students are experimenting with motion capture technology, interactive 3-D models and virtual reality systems.

Key themes emerge from Columbia violence task force, but no action

The Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence came to a consensus on 12 common themes in regard to violent crime in Columbia, but it stopped short of making formal recommendations to the City Council.

Missouri MMA fighter Alex White finds identity in the ring

In the fighting world, Columbia native Alex White is known as "The Spartan." But as a teenager, he didn’t feel like much of a warrior. He lacked an identity and direction — until he became a fighter.

Grieving pet owners commemorate their furry friends

About 30 people attended the second Companion Animal Memorial Event at MU on Saturday. The event featured two speakers and a candle-lighting ceremony to honor the memory of the pets who have died.

Missouri baseball's offensive struggles continue in loss to No. 6 Florida

The Missouri baseball team could manage only one hit in its 5-0 loss to the Gators on Saturday.

Columbia Earth Day Festival to feature proposed designs for city bus shelters

Preliminary designs for new bus shelters will be on display at the Columbia Area Earth Day Festival on May 4. Some of the proposals include solar-powered lighting and storage for bicycles.

Columbia Earth Day Festival postponed because of stormy forecast

The Columbia Area Earth Day Festival, originally scheduled for Sunday in Peace Park, will be held a week later on May 4. Organizers are seeking volunteers.

FROM READERS: Bark for Life of Boone County fundraises for American Cancer Society

The fundraiser will include a silent auction, walk, K-9 unit demonstration, contests, an obstacle course and a cake walk.

UPDATE: NBA probing alleged recording of Clippers owner

Anger, frustration and calls for action echoed around the NBA on Saturday after an audio recording surfaced of a man identified as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to games.

Walter Raymond Mountjoy, June 13, 1924 — April 25, 2014, of Columbia

Walter Raymond Mountjoy of Columbia died Friday, April 25. He was 89.

Columbia College's win over Benedictine secures berth in AMC Final Four Tournament

Columbia and Benedictine split their doubleheader on Friday to set up the rubber match of the American Midwest Conference Postseason Tournament quarterfinals at Antimi Black Field Saturday afternoon.

Missouri discus thrower Kearsten Peoples sets school record

The Missouri track and field team recorded seven marks that made school's top-10 record books this week, including a new Missouri school record in the discus throw by Kearsten Peoples.

Tolton tennis team takes third in regional tournament

The Fr. Tolton Catholic High School tennis team placed third in the Boonville Pirate Open tennis tournament on Saturday.

Melissa Lowary helps Hickman track to 9th place in Ladue

Hickman High School finished ninth out of 23 teams at the Ladue Invitational.

Pacers even series with Hawks, winning 91-88

The Indiana Pacers knew what they were up against. This was a game they had to have. Paul George and David West made sure they got it.

Vince Carter's last-second 3-pointer leads Mavericks past Spurs

Vince Carter hit a double-pump 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Dallas Mavericks a 109-108 victory in Game 3 and a first-round series lead over the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs on Saturday.

Walter Mountjoy was an entertainer at heart

Walter Raymond Mountjoy died Friday, April 25. He was 89.

No. 15 Missouri softball falls to No. 3 Florida in second game of series

The Tigers lost Game 2 of the series 9-4 Saturday in Gainesville, Fla. Missouri's record is now 37-13 overall and 13-7 in the Southeastern Conference.

St. Louis bats remain cold in 6-1 loss to Pittsburgh

The Cardinals were held to three hits the last seven innings by the Pirates bullpen after Francisco Liriano left with flu-like symptoms and dizziness, and were 1 for 11 overall with runners in scoring position in a 6-1 loss on Saturday.