Elk return to Missouri

A bull elk stands on a ridge eating grass at dusk in Knott County in Kentucky. The training center opened in 2007 on the site of a reclaimed surface mine and is a noted elk viewing area. Elk are most active near sunrise and sunset.

After months of trapping, elk have been returned to Missouri. In the next three years, if all goes as planned, about 150 elk will roam the state. The first 34 were delivered May 5.

Kentucky pair uses elk droppings to craft jewelry

Proceeds from the elk "business" business help buy Christmas baskets for community children.

Rock Bridge boys golf wins state championship

The Bruins took 26 shots off their first-round total to earn this season's Class 4 Boys Golf State Championship on Tuesday with a two-day total that beat second-place Rockhurst by 17 strokes.

Google's ultra-fast broadband will expand into Missouri

The company said the high-speed, fiber-optic Internet service would run across the Missouri River from the pilot city of Kansas City, Kan., into Kansas City, Mo.

Missouri softball team well represented on All-Big 12 team

After winning the Big 12 Conference championship this weekend, the Missouri softball team was honored Tuesday with three major conference awards and six All-Big 12 selections.

Missouri hosts NCAA regional softball tournament this weekend

No. 5 seed Missouri will host players from Indiana, Illinois State and DePaul on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at University Field.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources director discusses new efforts

Sara Parker Pauley outlined new department initiatives and discussed Hinkson Creek while speaking to the Sierra Club on Tuesday.

Missouri softball team sweeps Big 12 weekly awards

For the second time this season, the Missouri softball team has swept the Big 12 Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week awards.

Thomas Hart Benton painting to be sold in New York

A painting of a 1951 flood by Thomas Hart Benton is heading to auction Thursday at Sotheby's.

Boone Hospital Center opens time capsules on 90th anniversary

Boone Hospital Center trustees opened time capsules early Tuesday assembled to commemorate the hospital's founding, its 60th and its 75th anniversary.

COLUMN: Thoughts from a college graduate

Four years of dirty apartments, academic all-nighters and stressful assignments are done. And will they ever be missed.

Missouri's Kreklow named to 2011 Junior National women's volleyball team

Molly Kreklow, a sophomore who helped the Tigers reach the Sweet 16 in last year’s NCAA Tournament, is one of two setters that have been selected to the junior national team's 12-person roster.

Virtual learning could replace old-fashioned snow days

Schools across the country are already putting lessons online when the weather makes it impossible for kids to go to school.

ROSE NOLEN: More and more families ending up in disarray

The way we live today means that more families are seeing feuds and conflicts that tear the family apart.

Group can begin collecting signatures for new law against racial profiling

The group will need more than 90,000 signatures to get it on the state ballot.

St. Joseph latest Missouri city to install red light cameras

Cameras will be installed at two different intersections, which have not been determined yet.

Mother's Day present turns out to be winning lottery ticket

A St. Louis woman won $1 million from a "$5 Million Cash Extravaganza" ticket.

Rep. Akin announces he will run for McCaskill's Senate seat

So far, Akin and Sarah Steelman, former state treasurer, have announced their candidacies for the office.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri elk restoration project

The Missouri Department of Conservation has introduced elk to a 346-square-mile area of southeast Missouri.