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.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Death in the shadow of a wall

Editor’s note: In honor of Memorial Day and the many people who fought for the United States, the Missourian is republishing this column by Ernie Pyle. Pyle accompanied World War II Allied forces in the invasions of North Africa, Italy and Normandy, and reported from the front lines with stories of soldiers and their lives. He was killed by Japanese gunfire on Ieshima in 1945.

BRAD CLEMONS: What teachers are really thinking during graduation ceremonies

Teachers are running out of options for naming their children due to negative memories of students with common names like "Amanda" and "Michael".

Germany to shut down nuclear energy plants; influenced by Japanese disaster

The chancellor of Germany, citing the risks of nuclear energy and economic opportunity, has reversed an earlier position and decided the country should shut down its nuclear power plants within 11 years.

Long Missouri's first individual at NCAA men's golf championship in more than 20 years

In this year's NCAA regional competition, the Tigers' Jace Long tied a school record, set a new course record, tied for medalist honors and qualified for Tuesday's NCAA Championship.

South Dakota residents prepare to leave homes as Missouri River waters rise

The Missouri River, swollen by heavy snowmelt and rain, has South Dakota residents preparing for a lengthy flood.

Royals ready to put in former MU pitcher Aaron Crow as closer

Kansas City manager Ned Yost has been standing by Joakim Soria, but after his latest debacle, said he would use rookie Aaron Crow, a former Tigers standout.

Interactive map of Columbia historic properties set to launch in August

The Historic Preservation Commission plans include adding a description about each property and its architect. A draft map is currently available for public feedback.

PHOTO GALLERY: Scenes from Memorial Day

Some residents spent the hot spring day remembering loved ones and visiting Memorial Park Cemetery, and others tried to keep cool at Pinnacles Youth Park and in their yards.

Survivors of past tornadoes give advice on moving forward

A storm that destroyed sections on Wheatland, Pa., and Niles, Ohio, in 1985 left communities in shambles. In its aftermath, the towns picked up the pieces in very different ways.

Memorial Day parade marches through downtown Columbia

The 23rd annual Salute to Veterans Parade marched through downtown Columbia on Monday morning.

Memorial Day parade brings out patriots of all ages

Although the air show's paratroopers, traditionally a highlight of the parade, could not perform due to wind, parade-goers enjoyed performances by the Hickman High School Marching Band and speeches from decorated members of the armed forces. 

Search for survivors continues in Joplin

Rescue workers continue to search Joplin for survivors in the face of diminishing odds.