Jon Paul Reid sentenced to 52 years for statutory rape

Reid was convicted on charges of statutory rape, child molestation and felony child endangerment after his adopted daughter reported he had sexually assaulted her.

Cinco de Mayo bigger celebration in U.S. than in Mexico

Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's independence day. Although it's seen as a day to celebrate in the U.S., it's not a big deal in Mexico.

Elvis exits as Jacob, Isabella top baby-name list

Nearly 22,000 boys were named Jacob in 2010, followed by Ethan, Michael, Jayden and William. Nearly 23,000 girls were named Isabella, followed by Sophia, Emma, Olivia and Ava.

Naismith rules for basketball display extended at Kansas City museum

James Naismith's creation was scheduled to be taken down May 29. The museum said in a release Thursday that the rules display has been extended until June 12.

UPDATE: MU alumni group sponsors fundraiser for tornado victims

Pattonville Alumni at Mizzou has arranged a fundraiser with Shakespeare's Pizza to raise money for victims of a recent tornado that damaged and destroyed homes in Maryland Heights, a suburb of St. Louis.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should Ryan Ferguson be granted a new evidentiary hearing?

Ryan Ferguson, found guilty in 2004 of killing Columbia Daily Tribune Sports Editor Kent Heitholt, could be granted a new evidentiary hearing by the end of June.

Amtrak's Missouri River Runner attracting more riders

Amtrak's Missouri River Runner, which runs from St. Louis to Kansas City every day, is serving more passengers as people seek less expensive transportation options. Although more popular, the train still relies on subsidies from the state and federal government.

Levee blast means lost year for Missouri farmers

The explosion of the levee near Cairo, Ill., has dumped floodwater onto more than 200 square miles of farmland in Missouri. The farmers won't be able to plant almost any crops in 2011.

Groups celebrate, 'rock the park' for National Day of Prayer

The Latter House Kingdom Ministries held a "Rock the Park" National Day of Prayer celebration for youth in Cosmo Park. Meanwhile, the week-long Pray Without Ceasing event run by MU students ended Thursday.

MU receives bump in freshman enrollment from out-of-state students

Enrollment from out-of-state students offsets a shrinking number of high school graduates from Missouri.

EPA seeks public comments on impaired waterways list

The EPA has approved listing 241 waterways as impaired and removing 35 waterways from the 2010 list. The agency is seeking public comments on the issue through early July.

Missouri House votes to move presidential primary

The primary would move from February to March. The legislation also requires presidential candidates to produce copies of their birth certificates.

National art exhibit opening in Kansas City

"America: Now and Here" begins its inaugural three-week run Friday in Kansas City before heading to Detroit and Chicago.