Young defensive ends provide new burst for Missouri football

With plenty of playing time up for grabs at the defensive end, sophomore Jacquies Smith and redshirt freshman Aldon Smith have solidified themselves as two of the three members of the starting defensive end rotation.

Former Missouri Gov. Hearnes to lie in state at Capitol

Gov. Warren E. Hearnes will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. A memorial service is scheduled in the Statehouse at 2 p.m.

LETTER: When it comes to health care, don't believe everything you read online

Rep. Sam Graves did little to dispel Internet rumors and misinformaiton circulating about health care reform.

Former Missouri Gov. Warren Hearnes dies at 86

Hearnes, the state's first governor to serve consecutive terms, advocated for more state spending for mental health, education and social services.

ANALYSIS: Stimulus money could save Katy bridge

The biggest hurdle in saving the bridge has been gaining ownership for the Save the Katy Bridge Coalition. The five-year battle with the Union Pacific Railroad hasn't been successful, but stimulus money could change that.

Sen. Kit Bond's statement on passing of former Gov. Warren Hearnes

The statement reads in part:“I will always be grateful for Warren's help to a new young governor; in true Show Me style he ensured for me a smooth transition into the Governor's mansion."

Roy Blunt issues statement on death of former Gov. Warren Hearnes

The statement reads in part: "Warren Hearnes dedicated his life to public service. He cared deeply about people and was a great friend to many."

U.S. Rep. Luetkemeyer's statement on passing of former Gov. Warren Hearnes

The statement reads in part: “Gov. Hearnes was a dedicated public official who served the people of Missouri with distinction and conviction."

Gov. Nixon releases statement on death of former Gov. Warren Hearnes

Gov. Jay Nixon released this statement Monday morning on the death of former Gov. Warren Hearnes.

Report: Enterprise took shortcut on safety

Thousands of Chevrolet Impalas purchased by Enterprise Rent-A-Car between 2006 and 2008 lacked side curtain airbags and were incorrectly advertised on the company's Web site.

U.S. senator says Suu Kyi might ease sanctions stance

U.S. sanctions against Myanmar might lighten after the release of an American prisoner. John Yettaw of Falcon, Missouri, was jailed after sneaking into the home of a democracy leader.

VIDEO: Bike polo players gather at Hitt Street garage

Three of these cyclists will be going to Philadelphia for the Hardcourt Bike Polo World Championships on Labor Day weekend.

Today's Question: What steps should police take to maintain control at MU football games?

Parking and alcohol violations are two problem areas for police every football season. What can be done this year to put less stress on law enforcement?

Outlawing drinking gear won't stop rowdy rafters

A bill outlawing the use of some drinking paraphernalia on rivers got stuck in committee last session, but most of its measures passed as an amendment of another bill. As the floating season ends, now seems a good time to reflect on the new rules — and why it seems unlikely that they'll stop rowdy rafters next year.

Missouri RICO charges a first for human trafficking case

The Kansas City case is also the first time that the charge of fraud in foreign labor contracting has been used since it was added to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act in 2008.

Myanmar release of Missouri man could thaw relations

John Yettaw, who had been held in prison since his arrest in May, was flown to Bangkok on Sunday with Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia. The senator's visit could mean a change in how the U.S. deals with the Southeast Asian nation.

St. Louis schools continue to tackle lead paint issues

Over $400,000 has already been spent to remove lead paint in classrooms for children 6 and under. Bids for replacing windows, which is included in the project, were higher than expected.

UPDATE: Report: Enterprise took shortcut on safety

Thousands of Impalas purchased by Enterprise Rent-A-Car were incorrectly advertised as having side-curtain airbags on the company's Web site. Enterprise has offered to buy back all 745 cars sold with the oversight, including 15 in the Kansas City area.

Rolla public defender's death ruled a suicide

Assistant public defender John Paige Williams died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Rolla police. Williams was 28 years old.

Three finalists picked for Missouri appeals court

Finalists for the Missouri Court of Appeals in Kansas City include Circuit Judge Jacqueline Cook, Circuit Judge Gary Witt and Cynthia Reams Martin, an attorney.