St. Louis, Kansas City voters to decide earnings taxes

Voters in both Kansas City and St. Louis will decide whether or not to retain the 1 percent tax on earnings in their respective cities on Tuesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rain Dogs, Phyllis Dale perform at Big Muddy Folk Festival

The two acts played in Thespian Hall in Boonville on the first night of the festival.

MU softball team falls at Baylor

Chelsea Thomas lost her first game in 14 starts in the Missouri softball team's 3-2 defeat Saturday at Baylor.

Missouri baseball team drops second game at Texas

The Missouri baseball team lost 5-2 to Texas on Saturday in the second game of its three-game series in Austin, Texas.

Crack leaks radioactive water into sea off Japan

The disturbing discovery points at the unexpected problems that can crop up and continue to hamper technicians trying to control the crisis. Tsunami victims want the government to pay more attention to solving the housing crisis.

Authorities find crashed plane in southeast Missouri

The plane went missing on Sunday after leaving Arkansas.

Old times not forgotten: Civil War at 150

Anniversaries of the Civil War are shaped by the context of the time in which they take place, says Associated Press reporter Christopher Sullivan. The 15oth anniversary is a remembrance rather than a celebration.

Charges added against Mexico, Mo., sexual assault suspect

The man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a Mexico, Mo., Walmart was arrested on similar charges in Columbia.

Nixon urges Senate to aid jobless, schools

Four senators are filibustering legislation related to extending unemployment benefits and funding schools, both of which involve the use of additional federal money.

Columbia eighth-grader places second in Missouri Geographic Bee

One hundred students from across the state competed in Columbia on Friday for a chance to represent Missouri in the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C.

First Ward forum to choose consensus candidate for black vote

The Saturday event also includes a potluck dinner.

Kraig Kahler, a suspect in family's deaths, objects to jury pool

Attorneys representing the former Columbia Water and Light director say the process for picking the jury is unconstitutional.

Monet's 'Water Lilies' bloom at Kansas City museum

Two of the three panels of Claude Monet's "Water Lilies" are reunited after 50 years of being apart.

New section of Katy Trail to open in St. Charles

The addition extends the trail's length to 240 miles.

Missouri baseball team loses at Texas

The Missouri baseball team lost 5-4 to Texas on Friday at Disch-Falk Field in Austin, Texas.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Who will win Saturday's Final Four games?

Butler and Virginia Commonwealth rise up from underdog status to take on higher ranking teams in the Final Four contest.

PHOTO: Preparing Big Muddy barbecue

The 20th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival began Friday in Boonville. Some of the food available included pulled pork, ribs, chicken and bratwurst. The festival continues Saturday.

Missouri governor withdraws Tax Commission nominee

A sentencing decision by former circuit judge and Tax Commission nominee Jeff Schaeperkoetter in a 2000 rape case led some members of the state Senate to oppose his appointment.

Boone County man arrested on suspicion of robbery

Tyson A. Bartlett, 25, was arrested in connection with a robbery at the FastLane 66 convenience store on Roanoke Drive.

Man arrested in connection with shots fired

Colin E. Greeson, 22, was arrested on suspicion of the unlawful use of a weapon and third-degree assault.