Hickman baseball team earns shutout win

The Hickman baseball team beat Centralia 5-0 on Wednesday at the Boonville Wood Bat Tournament.


PHOTO GALLERY: Family Fun Fest

Various activities during the Family Fun Fest in Flat Branch Park on Wednesday attracted children of all ages, even though the theme of the night's fun fest was Teen Fest.

Poll finds finances dictate college, career choices for students

Most college students who have considered dropping out have done so for financial reasons, not bad grades, according to an Associated Press-Viacom poll.

No injuries, but plenty of damage from Missouri storms

Three tornadoes reportedly touched down in northeast Missouri. High winds were reported in southeast Missouri. More severe weather is expected later this week.

Vigils mark one-year anniversary of gulf oil spill

Eleven men died and 206 million gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burst into flames

DAVID ROSMAN: New tax bill is a trap

By skipping the income tax and bumping the sales tax, the proposed tax bill would lay all the burden on the working and middle classes.

Settlement reported in woman's death at Busch home

August Busch IV has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit over his girlfriend's accidental drug overdose death at his suburban St. Louis home.

J. KARL MILLER: U.S. national debt is a spending problem

Paul Ryan's proposed budget addresses the problem by addressing spending.

Missouri offers $8.7 million in aid for Sedalia energy company

Gov. Jay Nixon is offering state aid for an expansion for ProEnergy Services in Sedalia that could create more than 300 jobs.

Study: 22 percent of Missouri adults rely on cellphones

Twenty-two percent of Missouri adults only use cellphones in place of landlines.

Rolla woman, two children, die in house fire

A Rolla woman who raised developmentally disabled children died trying to save two children from a fire in their home. All three died in the blaze.

Missouri officials to promote rail crossing safety

Transportation officials say the number of highway-rail crossing collisions and deaths increased from 2009 to 2010.

Governor Jay Nixon: Progress made on Missouri dog-breeding issue

The Missouri General Assembly is working to rewrite a dog-breeding bill that was passed by voters last year. 

Missouri Senate passes education funding budget

Missouri education institutions stand to gain funding for next year as the legislature works to settle an operating budget for the next fiscal year.