Wilson Sundvold leads Rock Bridge golfers into sectionals

Senior Wilson Sundvold has been the Bruins' top golfer since he joined the team as a sophomore. His mental toughness has been helping him to keep focused on games. 

Frost likely to form in Columbia early Wednesday morning

The frost may harm temperature-sensitive plants typically grown during late spring and summer.

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.

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Southeast Missouri levee blown open to alleviate potential severe flooding

The Army Corps of Engineers used liquid explosives to destroy a section of the Birds Point levee. The move will flood Missouri farmland in an attempt to spare the Illinois town of Cairo.

PHOTO GALLERY: More reactions to bin Laden's death

An outbreak of celebrations happened across the country after hearing the news Osama bin Laden was killed by a U.S. operation. Crowds gathered outside the White House, and MU students swarmed Greektown in Columbia.

VIDEO: Crowd cheers 'USA, USA, USA' after bin Laden's death

A crowd which gathered during the late hours of Sunday night after President Barack Obama announced U.S. forces had killed Osama bin Laden in the city of Abbottabad, Pakistan cheers "USA, USA, USA."

UPDATE: Bin Laden killed in fiery raid in Pakistan

The discovery that bin Laden's was living in an army town in Pakistan raises pointed questions about how he managed to evade capture and even whether Pakistan's military and intelligence leadership knew of his whereabouts and sheltered him.

VIDEO: Crowd sings 'Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye'