Gov. Nixon approves shake-up to composition of higher education boards

The law will allow at least one, but no more than two members from each congressional district for three higher education boards in Missouri.

Columbia College and Stephens College hosting commencement ceremonies this weekend

Author Susan Wilson Solovic will speak at both Columbia College commencements, and The New York Times columnist Gail Collins will speak at one of the Stephens College ceremonies. 

Missouri auditor: Finance division holding back records

From the records that have been released, auditors have found that the division was late in conducting examinations 47 percent of the time and overcharged banks for the costs of the examinations by $1.5 million.

Missouri counties to receive broadband access surveys

The state will survey about 44,000 people in 75 rural Missouri counties to determine how it should expand high-speed access to the Internet.

Missouri baseball team loses as offense sputters against Missouri State

The Missouri baseball team lost to Missouri State 5-0 on Tuesday in Springfield.

Missouri softball pitcher named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week again

Missouri's Chelsea Thomas was named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday. It's the fifth time she's won the award this season.

Hand-fishers join forces with legislators to put noodling legislation on map

A bill to legalize hand-fishing faces strong opposition from the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Missouri House OKs pseudoephedrine prescriptions

A vote in the Missouri House edged out opposition to require prescriptions for cold and allergy medicines that contain an ingredient to make methamphetamine.

ROSE NOLEN: Attitude toward work needs an adjustment

Working youths of today don't seem to have the ethical understanding or drive to abide by the rules of the workplace.

Mysterious pools of blood found on highway south of Springfield

A passerby discovered blood and personal items along U.S. 160 on Sunday.

Kenyans take little comfort in demise of Osama bin Laden

Although Osama bin Laden is dead, another terrorist organization linked to al-Qaida could still bring more threats to Kenya.

Corps breaks Missouri levee as water rising elsewhere

The Army Corps exploded the Birds Point levee after nightfall Monday, sacrificing 130,000 acres of rich farmland and about 100 homes in Missouri to spare the Illinois town of 2,800 residents that is at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Other downstream floodways might also be blown up to divert floodwaters.

Michelle Leigh Brown