Royals' Shields fans 10, shuts down Rays

Kansas City Royals' James Shields throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of Monday's game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Shields pitched seven innings and fanned 10 batters in the game against his former team.

The right-hander sparkled in his return to the stadium where he earned a living for the first seven seasons of his career, limiting the Tampa Bay Rays to three hits and striking out 10 in seven innings to help the Royals beat his former team 6-0 on Monday night.

Hunters invited to share thoughts on deer management at meeting

The deer population in Boone and other counties has declined, and the Missouri Department of Conservation is responding with changes in hunting regulation. Hunters, property owners and others can give their opinions on overall management issues at an open house on Wednesday in Columbia.

High water leads to rescheduling of Missouri River 340

The Missouri River 340, a boat race across Missouri, has been postponed to Aug. 12 because of flooding.

Construction begins on two bridges; traffic delays expected

Two bridges on East Broadway, Route WW will be under construction until at least mid-August. To avoid delays, drivers should seek alternative routes.

COMO Connect class allows bus riders to learn about new routes

Columbia residents came to COMO Connect's Wabash Station for a free class about the new bus routes that go into effect Aug. 4.

Deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 5 election is Wednesday

The deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 5 primary election is Wednesday. Here are the registration requirements and more useful information.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Hail Ridge offers free golf lessons to kids

Every Tuesday from about 4 p.m. until dusk, Bill Rapp offers golf lessons at no cost for anyone up to 18 years old who is interested in learning how to swing a club at Boonville golf course.

Thomas 'Rex' Stone of Columbia, Oct. 5, 1941 — July 4, 2014

Mr. Stone attended Hickman High School, where he was active in theater, choir and baseball.

Thomas 'Rex' Stone of Columbia, October 5, 1941 — July 4, 2014

Mr. Stone attended Hickman High School where he was active in theater, choir and baseball and participated in many choirs throughout the years. Rex had a career in sales and worked at the Phoenix House.

Missouri's Golden, Murphy deemed players to watch

Markus Golden and Marcus Murphy were named to award watch lists.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gov. Nixon did right thing to veto abortion bill

Columbia’s Sen. Kurt Schaefer and Rep. Caleb Rowden both voted in favor of this harmful bill, which requires women to wait three days after their first meeting with a provider to access abortion services.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: MU School of Medicine committed to diversity

The students who shared their stories and experiences are to be commended for giving voice to a nationwide challenge.

UPDATE: One man injured, three others flee home after two separate fires in Columbia

Both fires had been extinguished before firefighters arrived on the scene.

FROM THE NEWSROOM: Does the Missourian have a mission statement?

While the following principles might not read like a corporate mission statement, they do reflect our values. They were written by executive editor Tom Warhover based on the collective wisdom of our staff of editors in 2007, and they continue to guide our decisions.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Examine Columbia's building code online

Columbia's Code of Ordinances specifies insulation, roof load, swimming pool and other requirements needed to keep buildings up to code.

Top projects for the Missouri transportation tax

The Missouri Department of Transportation has released cost estimates for more than 800 projects that could be funded by a sales tax on the Aug. 5 ballot.

Former AFL-CIO leader joins Missouri labor agency

Hugh McVey has been hired as a liaison and coordinator for the Division of Employment Security.

Missouri governor signs bill on carbon emissions

The bill-signing Monday comes as the federal Environmental Protection Agency has proposed rules that would require Missouri to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by more than one-fifth by 2030.

Without Neymar, attack not the focus for Brazil

Brazil is having to turn the focus away from its once-mighty attack ahead of the semifinal against Germany on Tuesday, hoping the rest of the team will be able to come through and carry the hosts into the final.

Missouri updates project list for transportation tax

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is scheduled to vote Wednesday on projects to be financed by proposed Constitutional Amendment 7.