Environmental dangers a possibility after Joplin tornado

The Environmental Protection Agency has yet to discover serious pollution issues in the tornado's wake, but a systematic assessment of the impact is not complete.

Home-price index at lowest since 2006

The nationwide housing index fell for the eighth month in a row. Home prices are expected to continue falling.

Columbia garden creation to bloom on international stage

The city's parks team has paired up with Columbia's sister city, Suncheon, South Korea, to participate in the 2013 Suncheon Bay International Garden Expo, which will bring together nine other countries' gardening talents.

Cellphones might be carcinogenic, experts say

The International Agency for Research on Cancer classified cellphones as a category 2B risk, meaning cellphones could be carcinogenic to humans, but making solid connections between cellphones and health risks remains difficult.

Missouri representative Akin voting, living in different St. Louis areas

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin has been voting in Town and Country, but he lives in Wildwood.

Possible Cape Girardeau party ordinance similar to Columbia's

Cape Girardeau officials say the ordinance, which is the result of complaints from Southeast Missouri State University neighbors, would be similar to Columbia's 2006 ordinance.

Missouri Supreme Court upholds death sentences for Kansas City murder

Two men who pleaded guilty to the 1989 kidnapping, rape and death of a Kansas City girl. They recently appealed to avoid the death penalty, but the court rejected their argumement.

ROSE NOLEN: Public servants deserve more respect

No one should have to tolerate disrespect in order to do the job they agreed to perform.