Bill to allocate funds for Lafferre Hall renovation advances to state Senate

The Missouri Senate has less than a week to pass a bill that would allocate $38.5 million in funds to repair Lafferre Hall on MU's campus.

MU might lease space in off-campus apartments for graduate students

The Department of Residential Life is considering a master lease with a private developer for graduate student housing after two complexes close.

High school students arrive in Columbia to compete at State Music Festival

Young musicians congregated on Lowry Mall and outside Memorial Student Union on Friday for the State Music Festival.

Missouri baseball falls to heavy-hitting Vanderbilt

Starting pitcher Brett Graves had trouble finishing the job with two strikes, and Vanderbilt's offensive hitters put on a showcase as Missouri lost 8-3, its seventh straight defeat in conference play.

Missouri Conservation Department to give lessons on cooking and cleaning fish

The Conservation Department will be at the North Village Arts District Farmers and Artisans Market from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Sunday to show patrons how Asian carp and catfish are cleaned and cooked.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Pull the plug on Missouri's killing machine

Public polling still shows a majority of Americans (though a decreasing one) support using the ultimate punishment.

Columbia College softball finishes 2nd, scores top player honors in AMC tournament

Columbia College finished as runner-up in the American Midwest Conference tournament, and the Cougars' top player got a nod as the AMC Player of the Year on Friday.

Wainwright streak ends in Cardinals' 6-5 loss to Cubs

One inning shy of the longest shutout streak of his career, Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright faltered against the Chicago Cubs.

David Martin Davidson, Aug. 10, 1941 — May 1, 2014, of Columbia

David Martin Davidson, 72, of Columbia, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014.


ArtTalk: Different materials influence style of handmade bohemian jewelry

Columbia artist Mary Anne Flesch uses a wide range of materials to produce unique pieces of art.

Children brighten nursing home residents' spirits at TigerPlace

Intergenerational day care can help bridge the gap between children who rarely visit elderly adults and residents who experience infrequent visitation.

Deron Williams fights off injury to push Nets past Raptors

Deron Williams scored 23 points and shook off a second-half injury, and the Brooklyn Nets forced a seventh game in their first-round series by beating the Toronto Raptors 97-83 on Friday.

Grizzlies lose Zach Randolph, might miss Mike Conley in Game 7

Memphis must play Game 7 on the road Saturday without scoring leader Zach Randolph and possibly point guard Mike Conley. Randolph was suspended for punching Steven Adams in the jaw late in Game 6, and Conley strained his right hamstring in the loss.

Stephens softball puts 2 on AMC All-Conference team

Stephens College softball players Jessica McConnell and Monica Nakamatsu earned American Midwest Conference recognition Friday despite the Stars' 11th-place finish in the conference standings.

California Chrome sets gold standard for Kentucky Derby

As the 140th Kentucky Derby approaches, newcomers and previous champions alike are lining up for a chance to make history.

GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time to make Putin sweat a little

If President Obama hopes to deter the Russian prime minister's recent aggression in Ukraine, he needs to hit Putin where it will truly hurt — his purse. The U.S. can maintain its position of global power only through robust economic sanctions against aggressor nations.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Well-deserved ouster for offensive NBA owner

The NBA demonstrated excellent leadership in dealing with racist comments from Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

Opus repeal petition falls short; new agreement goes to council Monday

After being told the petitions fell 91 signatures short of the required 3,209, organizers said they'll gather additional signatures and continue to press for repeal of an ordinance.

Springfield couple hike 50 states in 14 years

Ester and Bill Bultas began hiking regularly in their 60s after walking trails in Quebec City and Montreal in 2000.

Lawyer wants to record video of upcoming Missouri execution

The attorney for condemned Missouri inmate Russell Bucklew is seeking permission to video-record the execution, citing concerns that Bucklew could suffer during the process.