Hickman softball team edged in extra innings

The Hickman softball team lost 5-4 in nine innings Tuesday at Southern Boone.

ROSE NOLEN: America's pursuit of happiness now is mortagaging our futures

An uninformed American public could be hurting the nation's chances to remain competitive in the international community.

Hurricane Earl threatens U.S. Coast after hitting Caribbean

The East Coast of the U.S. could see some rain from the storm later this week.

Kansas City suburb to add 'speeder' cameras

The Jackson County community is the first in northwestern Missouri to install the cameras.

Obama ends U.S. combat in Iraq

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. role in Iraq is over. He said this will allow the U.S. to shift focus to the war in Afghanistan, the struggling economy and lingering joblessness.

Labor Day affects city services

City government and other city employees will have the day off to observe the Labor Day holiday.

UPDATE: Kansas City suburb to install 'speeder camera'

The camera will be used to help the small police department "patrol" for speeders.

Inmates commonly used as 'enforcers' at Missouri jail

Staff at the Washington County jail regularly rewarded inmates who were used as enforcers to attack other inmates.

Columbia College volleyball team cruises to season-opening victory

The Columbia College volleyball team started its season with a 25-12, 25-14, 25-8 victory Monday over visiting Central Methodist.

Escaped Kansas sex offender captured at Missouri DMV

A man convicted of three counts of indecent solicitation of a child was caught Tuesday after escaping from a hearing Monday.

MU track and field names assistant coach

Terri Cantwell, who is married to former Tigers shot putter Christian Cantwell, will specialize in the throws and horizontal and vertical jumps as an assistant coach on the MU track team.


Football tickets to MU homecoming go on sale Wednesday

The tickets will be available starting 6 p.m. Wednesday on

Southwest Missouri man indicted in bank robbery

The 52-year-old is charged with robbing Great Southern Bank in Lamar on Aug. 4.

Platte City alderman charged with exposing himself to woman

Charles Cook has been accused of exposing himself to a woman while driving her home from the grocery store.

St. Louis wife gets 20 years for plotting husband's death

Karen Coleman was sentenced to 20 years in prison. She pleaded guilty to charges of murder conspiracy and murder for hire in June.

Criminal charges against Missouri trooper dropped

Charges of forgery and possession or sale of equipment with altered identification numbers against Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Dustin Berry of Leonard have been dropped.

Fatal bear attack highlights problem in some states with lax exotic pet laws

A recent bear attack in Ohio could be added incentive for tougher regulations on keeping exotic pets in some states, including Missouri, with few restrictions on the private ownership of non-native animals.

Kansas City man finds skull in backyard

Kansas City police found a headless skeleton in woods near where a man found a human skull.

Missouri Supreme Court rules against tax break for restaurants

Whether restaurants prepare or manufacture food was at the center of the dispute, which the court settled in a 6-1 decision. Chief Justice William Ray Price Jr. wrote the dissenting opinion.

Missouri judge orders real estate tax on fall ballot

Cole County Circuit Judge Paul Wilson ruled Tuesday that supporters of the ballot measure submitted enough signatures to qualify for the ballot.