Junior Sarah Shire scored a 9.9 on vault, her signature event, to earn first team All-American honors Thursday afternoon at the NCAA Championships in Lincoln, Neb. The last Tiger to claim the award was Julie Dorn, the program’s most-decorated gymnast, in 1990.
Hank Waters, publisher of the Columbia Daily Tribune, editorialized on behalf of the State Historical Society's efforts in his newspaper. While he mentioned he serves on the society's board of trustees, he did not detail the level of his involvement. It's important to separate public journalist duties from private civic ones. Being transparent helps readers more fairly appreciate the opinion.
Adrianne Perry, a senior Missouri gymnast, will begin competition in her fourth and final NCAA national meet Thursday. It will be the first time, though, that her father James Perry, who died last year, won't be there to brag about his daughter's accomplishments.
The recent pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia and a string of mass murders in the U.S. force Americans to question the prevalence of guns. The Marines who were attacked did not have any weapons, yet, average Americans have relatively easy access to guns.
View photos from Vice President Joe Biden's visit to the ABB Transformer Factory in Jefferson City on Thursday.
One of MU power plant's six boilers will be replaced with a biomass boiler. The replacement project will cost $62 million and be funded from bonds and, possibly, stimulus money.
Here's what others are saying about powering with biomass boilers. The MU power plant will be replacing one of its six old boilers with a new biomass boiler, which is expected to be running by 2012.
Rock Bridge shut down Quincy sophomore forward Hayley Womack in regulation and the first overtime, but could not stop her powerful right-footed kick in the second overtime, losing 1-0 Thursday night at Rock Bridge.
MU athletics department employee Francis "Frank" Hoelzeman was arrested Tuesday by Fulton police on suspicion of sexual misconduct against three female MU students after giving them alcohol at his home, according to a Fulton Police Department news release.
With the loss of All-Big 12 kicker Jeff Wolfert, the MU football team has three contenders trying to replace one of the best kickers in Tigers football history.
Vice President Joe Biden announced $4 billion in federal grants for smart grid technology during the Thursday afternoon visit.
Vice President Joe Biden visited ABB Transformer Factory in Jefferson City on Thursday. The plant employs about 650 people and has been working with Wind Capital Group to build Lost Creek Wind Farm, located near Maryville.
A nationwide movement, begun by a conservative advocacy group, FreedomWorks, led to dozens of "tea parties" at state capitols around the nation Wednesday to protest the Obama administration's fiscal policies.
Missourians rallying at "tea parties" from Hannibal to Jefferson City were among many other demonstrators across the country who were protesting government spending.
Gus Kolilis was so open to sharing his knowledge that he was responsible for the rapid growth of child fatality review boards across the country, said Terri Covington, head of the National Resource Center on Child Death Review.
Tom Smith, an aide to Missouri House Speaker Ron Richard, runs a lucrative political consulting business. Some lawmakers see no conflict; others cry foul.
Gov. Jay Nixon's plan would use federal money to strengthen Missouri's competition for jobs against other states. A budget bill would establish a $100 million pool of money for new or expanding companies and $100 million pool to invest in small businesses and emerging technology companies.
After 58 years, the remains of Pfc. David Woodruff, who went missing during the Korean War, will be returned to Missouri.
A memorial bell and poem were hung along the MKT Trail on Thursday to remember Mark "Kona" Volek, who died April 4.
The legislation gradually removes a cap on the interest rate banks pay on state deposits and could also make low-interest loans available to more Missouri businesses, farmers and public entities.