Edwards takes Las Vegas for first win of season

Carl Edwards signals while driving around turn 4 during Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race in Las Vegas. Edwards celebrated his victory with a backflip off his No. 99 car.

Carl Edwards rebounds from a rough race last week in Phoenix.

New innards make Columbia parking meters more user-friendly

The city parking utility is replacing the mechanisms inside parking meters to make them more sensitive to coins and able to accept dollar coins.

St. Louis, Kansas City face April votes on earnings taxes

Last year's passage of Proposition A has forced the cities to have referendums on their local income taxes. City leaders are campaigning hard to persuade the public not to repeal them.

PHOTO GALLERY: Edwards' victory boosts championship potential

Carl Edwards is off to a strong start this season. He's now third in the Sprint Cup standings.

Future principal getting acquainted with Grant Elementary

Kris Matthews is making the move from assistant principal at Lewis Elementary School to principal at Grant Elementary School. “There’s going to be a learning curve for me to learn all the rich traditions,” Matthews said.

Ashley Fleming hits, pitches Missouri softball team to tournament victory

With the 3-0 win over UMKC, the Tigers completed the four-game Missouri Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament in St. Louis without giving up a run.

Missouri men's basketball players earn Big 12 Conference awards

Marcus Denmon, Laurence Bowers and Ricardo Ratliffe were recognized Sunday for their efforts this season.

City Council to hold public hearing on 'streetscape' plan

The public can weigh in Monday on new sidewalks and landscaping proposed for the Avenue of the Columns near Broadway.

Boone County Sheriff's Department conducts sobriety checkpoint

The Boone County Sheriff's Department and Hallsville Police Department conducted a  checkpoint Saturday night in the 5800 block of St. Charles Road. In all, 13 people were arrested.

Missouri baseball scores one run in home loss

The Tigers struggled offensively in a 5-1 loss to Illinois-Chicago on Sunday afternoon. Illinois-Chicago's pitcher finished one out short of throwing a complete game.

Chelsea Thomas pitches another perfect game for Missouri softball

Thomas struck out 15 as the 18th-ranked Tigers beat Missouri State in six innings.

LETTER: Let's give Prop B a chance to work

Proposition B was legally passed by the majority of Missouri voters and because of that, we need to give it a chance to work without repealing it right away.

McCaskill among senators seeking crackdown on student visa fraud

Five U.S. senators say phony colleges are fronts for people who pay to illegally enter the country. They worry the abuse threatens the student visa program.

MU baseball splits doubleheader against Illinois-Chicago

After losing its first game 11-7, the Missouri baseball team beat Illinois-Chicago 11-4 to salvage a split of Saturday's doubleheader.