Missouri men's golf places 5th at Big 12 Championship

Stuart Ballingall finished in a tie for fourth place.

Facebook comments in response to E. Patrick Johnson visit removed

Comments made in response to MU visit by E. Patrick Johnson were removed from the MU Facebook page after complaints about anti-gay remarks were made.

Missouri House votes to expand charter schools

At present, charter schools can only be in St. Louis City or Kansas City, but new legislation would allow them to expand across Missouri.

J. KARL MILLER: Prop. B debate has historical context

History has taught us that majority is not always right.


Hearing on breaching Mississippi River levee set for Thursday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has not decided whether it will punch a large hole in a Missouri levee to protect the Illinois town of Cairo from flooding.

Officials say levee in Jefferson County will hold

The levee protects Festus and Crystal City from flooding on Plattin Creek. The Army Corps of Engineers will monitor the 3,600-foot earthen levee.

Mid-Missouri group celebrates 50 years of promoting peace

The mid-Missouri chapter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation celebrated the milestone with a presentation from the national organization's executive director.

Single parents raising 1 in 4 children in U.S.

Single parents are more likely to be employed but are also more likely to be poor.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers send governor new dog-breeding law

New legislation regarding dog breeding in the state was approved by the Missouri legislature Wednesday and awaits Gov. Jay Nixon's signature.

UPDATE: Missouri floods displacing residents in Poplar Bluff, Commerce, Benton

Rising water has forced many in Poplar Bluff from their homes. Commerce and Benton were also affected.

Missouri House approves dog-breeding compromise bill

The new legislation would give dog breeders more time to comply with the regulations  passed in November.

Storms kill 54 around South, including 40 in Alabama

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox says sections of the city have been destroyed and its infrastructure has been decimated.

UPDATE: Storms kill 64 around South, including 50 in Ala.

An emergency official says 10 more storm-related deaths have been confirmed in an Alabama county, bringing the regional death toll to 64.

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.