Nixon names Rucker to Missouri probation board

Gov. Jay Nixon appointed former Democratic House member Martin Rucker, of St. Joseph, to the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole.

Task force's domestic violence to-do list prompts bills

State legislators aim to change domestic violence laws, focusing on legislative changes and improvements in law enforcement and the judicial process.

University of Missouri creates Carnahan award

MU will present the new award to people devoted to public service in Missouri in honor of former Gov. Mel Carnahan.

North American birders prepare for annual count

Citizen-scientists prepare for a four-day project to record migration patterns and population levels of North America's birds. 

TODAY'S QUESTION: What did you buy for your Valentine?

Consumers are expected to spend more money this year on Valentine's Day gifts than they did last year.

Missouri lawmakers to discuss anti-bullying legislation

Legislators are expected to discuss the efforts to combat bullying during a news conference Monday in the Capitol building.

Missouri legislators push for better anti-bullying legislation

Missouri legislators are looking to change laws to better protect children from different types of bullying, including cyberbullying.

Cardinals great Musial to receive medal from Obama

Stan Musial, a former outfielder and first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom this week.

SLIDESHOW: Kids at Stephens College Children's School celebrate Valentine's Day

The festivities included sorting through Valentine's Day boxes students had made to collect their loot and a guessing game.

Nixon names former lawmaker to state probation board

Martin Rucker, 53, of St. Joseph, was appointed to the opening. He must be confirmed by the Senate.

Rock Bridge girls basketball wins at Villa Duchesne

The Bruins overcame a sluggish first half to defeat Villa Duchense 41-37 Monday night in St. Louis.

Hickman girls basketball team wins at California

The Hickman girls basketball team surged ahead in the third quarter and scored 20 points for a 69-43 victory Saturday at California, Mo.