Annual report shows Callaway Nuclear Power Plant operating safely

Violations from the past year have been addressed, and the power plant, operated by Ameren Missouri, has been assessed as safe.

Poplar Bluff avoids deaths from storms; flooding persists in Midwest

Although Missouri has no death toll from the recent storms and tornadoes ravaging parts of the Midwest, others have not been as lucky.

PHOTO GALLERY: Poplar Bluff battered by rain, flood water

Severe storms that began early last week have hammered a swath of the Midwest without letup, the Associated Press reported.

Fleming, Hudson bring home run rivalry to Missouri softball

Junior outfielder Ashley Fleming and sophomore third baseman Nicole Hudson have a friendly rivalry to see who can hit the most home runs this season for the Missouri softball team. The two are currently tied with 10.

PHOTO GALLERY: Levee breached; Poplar Bluff flooded

After days of rain, parts of Poplar Bluff have been submerged. One of the levees has been breached by the Black River, and some residents are evacuating their homes. The Red Cross has set up a shelter at the Black River Coliseum.

New city manager Mike Matthes makes move to Columbia

After a successful career in Des Moines, Iowa, the new city manager brings talent and experience to Columbia.

Hickman shot-putter Sarah Hall aims for perfection, sets example

Hickman senior Sarah Hall won the girls shot put and girls discus at the Hickman Relays on Tuesday with a throw of 37 feet, 7 inches. She received a scholarship to throw at Georgia Southern University, though it will mean she's farther away from her father's support and advice.

Missouri's steady rainfall affects corn crop, events, projects

Wet conditions caused by this year's persistent rain are leading to cancellations of sporting events, delaying the planting of corn crops and putting off finishing construction projects.

Levee protecting Poplar Bluff breaches, police say

Officials are planning to evacuate more homes southeast of Poplar Bluff. About 1,000 homes were evacuated Monday and some were flooded by the Black River.

Valerie Teter named NAIA Softball Player of the Week

Columbia College senior Valerie Teter hit four home runs and pitched all four games last week for the Cougars. She was honored as the NAIA Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Breached Poplar Bluff levee failed 2008 inspection

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cannot financially help repair the levee barricading the Black River from Poplar Bluff.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Who will be the No. 1 pick in this year's NFL draft?

Former Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert and Cam Newton, a former Auburn player, are considered to be two of the prospects that the Panthers might select in the first round of the draft.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Methamphetamine seizures

Missouri has the most meth lab seizures in the nation, and these records show the breakdown of seizures by county.

Nixon objects to Corps plan to breach levee

The Army Corps of Engineers is to meet Tuesday afternoon to consider whether to blow holes in the Birds Point levee along the Mississippi River near New Madrid and Mississippi counties.

Missouri's baseball team defeats Eastern Illinois 7-5

The Missouri baseball team has won four of its past six games after beating Eastern Illinois 7-5 on Tuesday.

Missouri men's golfers in sixth after second round at Big 12 Championship

The Missouri men's golf team shot a 4-under-par 276 on Tuesday but remain well back of leader Oklahoma State at the Big 12 Championship in Hutchinson, Kan.

Missouri baseball junior wins Big 12 Player of the Week

Conner Mach was named Big 12 Player of the Week after leading the Tigers to its first Big 12 series win against Baylor over the weekend.

Sasha Schmid named Missouri tennis head coach

Sasha Schmid was named head coach of Missouri's tennis team on Tuesday. She had a 132-101 record during the past 10 years at Stetson University.

Levees ready to burst as rain pounds central U.S.

Floodwaters are rising all over the Midwest. Popular Bluff is an area of great concern with 1,000 residents already evacuated and more expected by Tuesday afternoon.

Boone Life: Columbia metal band defies stereotypes

Creaturezoid, a thrash metal band made up of five best friends, isn't your stereotypical metal band. The group isn't just a bunch of "wasted kids."