Newman Center's new pastor brings college experience to Columbia

The new pastor at St. Thomas More Newman Center brings his life experience to his new posting. The Rev. Richard Litzau, O.P., is a father of two and worked in the criminal justice system.

The Rev. Richard Litzau, O.P., comes most recently from New Mexico and, before that, Indiana.

Proposed state constitutional amendment tackles electronic privacy rights

This fall, voters will consider amending the state Constitution to protect electronic communications and data from unreasonable search and seizure. But state and local law enforcement officials might already be doing what the amendment requires.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Commentary on Maty Mauk's steady leadership style

But it's not just Maty Mauk in our top 10 most-read stories. Kasey, a rescued beagle mix, and owner, 17-year-old Allison Frappier, share a bond that's grown after training for dog shows for years.


WEEK IN PHOTOS: Highlights of the Boone County Fair

This week dock dogs, demolition derbies and a Wild West Shoot-Out caught the eye of Missourian photographers.

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Nibali beat out his closest rival, Marcel Kittel, of Germany, by more than seven minutes and became the first Italian to win the cycling race since 1998.

National Champion race walker competes with his friend

Dave Couts, a national champion race walker from Whiteside, and his friend Gene Hall compete in the race walking event at 2014 Show-Me State Games.

Mountain biking a "family" event for Pfood Man Racing

Members of the team competed in the mountain biking event Sunday at the Show-Me State Games. The team's unusual name comes from its founder, Ralph Pfremmer.


Lottery ticket to support Missouri veterans will be on August ballot

Amendment 8, if passed, would instigate a lottery ticket specifically benefiting veterans. All net proceeds would go into one of the Missouri Veterans Commission's funds.

Santana hits 2 more HRs, Indians stop Royals

Santana tied a team record for homers in a series, finishing off this four-game set with a pair of two-run shots. He has homered in three straight games, and has hit six home runs in six games.

It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

Wainwright, Holliday leads Cards past Cubs, 1-0

EXCERPTThe Cardinals won two of the three games at Wrigley Field in the weekend set. The Cubs have not won a home series since taking two of three from the Miami Marlins June 6-8.

Former Columbia councilman, mayoral candidate Jerry Wade dies

Wade, 73, died of lung cancer at his home Saturday, his wife said. The former fourth ward councilman had a long history of service to the city.