Pickleball competition kicks off Missouri State Senior Games

Participants in the Missouri State Senior Games' compete in the mixed doubles pickleball tournament Thursday at Cosmo Park.

This year's Missouri State Senior Games will feature a range of team and individual sports over four days, starting on Thursday. A preliminary count of 120 participants are expected to compete in pickleball, one of the largest in the competition.

Testimonies offer conflicting accounts of fatal shooting of Tre'Veon Marshall

Joshua Murray, the co-defendant in the shooting death of Tre'Veon Marshall, testified at Nicholas Thomas' trial Thursday. He said the two did not intend to kill Marshall on July 14.

UM Board of Curators approves gender identity, expression policy changes

The UM System Board of Curators voted to add gender identity and gender expression to the system's nondiscrimination policy.

Board of Curators approves Title IX procedure, committee changes

The UM System Board of Curators unanimously approved the changes Thursday. Sexual assault investigations can begin immediately, rather than being delayed until criminal proceedings begin.

UPDATE: Opponents of right-to-farm bill hold rally at Capitol

Critics say the measure will lead to lawsuits over what farming practices are permitted and to special protections for large agricultural special interests.

MU purchases Missouri Theatre for $3.7 million

The purchase will save the university $57.8 million in future construction costs on a new building for the School of Music.

Heroin overdose antidote bill awaits Gov. Nixon’s signature

If a bill passed by the Missouri General Assembly is signed into law, first responders in Missouri will be able to carry medication that reverses the potentially fatal effects of opioid overdose.

Hawaii transfer Keith Shamburger brings team-first style to Missouri basketball

Keith Shamburger, Missouri basketball's most recent transfer from Hawaii, looks to help improve the team's backcourt depth as a one-year graduate transfer.


Adam Lee Ward loved culinary arts, music, Mizzou football

Adam Ward loved culinary arts and was a Mizzou football fan. He died Tuesday at age 28.

Altidore to miss U.S. World Cup game against Portugal

U.S. team spokesman Michael Kammarman did not reveal the severity of the strain. The Americans have just three days off between this weekend's game in Manaus and their first-round finale in Recife on June 26.

Adam Lee Ward, Sept. 18, 1985 — June 17, 2014, of Columbia

Adam Lee Ward of Columbia died Tuesday, June 17. He was 28.

Nixon signs Missouri university funding measure

Funding increases for the schools would be based on how well they meet criteria they have submitted and had approved by Missouri's Coordinating Board for Higher Education

Missouri golfers named PING All-Americans

Missouri's Emilio Cuartero and Ryan Zech received the honors Thursday.

Missouri football receives sportsmanship award

Missouri football was recognized by the SEC with the conference's Sportsmanship Award.

Show Me Games provides opportunity to rekindle competitive fire

George Smith is like many older adults looking for ways to be more active. But his competitiveness, which was once a strength, might be the one thing holding him back.

KMOS contest allows young writers to show off imagination, creativity

Three-time winner Katherine Eckhoff, 8, and four-time winner, Amy Weston, 9, were among the 13 children gathered at the Barnes & Noble Thursday to receive certificates, medals and goody bags for the KMOS Young Writers Contest.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Small gestures yield happy neighborhoods

It’s easy these days to dwell on the world’s cruelties, or to yield to the isolation of technology. Curbside kindnesses remind us that sharing is alive and well.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Gun lust is costing us our freedom

No one is less free than a man, woman or child who must live in fear of death.

NCAA President Mark Emmert continues defense of college athletics in court

NCAA President Mark Emmert said any effort to pay players would destroy an amateurism framework that has been in place for more than a century.

Rams QB Bradford not worried about knee

Sam Bradford, who had left knee surgery five months ago, says his rehab is right on schedule.