Joplin remembers victims in stories of heroism and lives well lived

Will Norton, just 18, was an amateur pilot, a world traveler and an aspiring filmmaker. Norton was killed during the Joplin tornado when it pulled him out through his SUV’s sunroof as he drove home from his high school graduation.

They were people who didn't know they were heroes until there were friends and colleagues to save. Others' talent and promise won't soon be forgotten.

Missouri finally breaks through at Women's College World Series

Defensive mistakes by No. 9 Oklahoma opened the door for Missouri. The Tigers will meet Baylor at 8:30 tonight.


Joplin police lift curfew, continue spot searches

The curfew, enacted to discourage looting, was lifted Friday, but heavy police presence will take its place.

Rock Bridge Lions Club shoot benefits Central Missouri Food Bank

Shooters came out to the 17th annual Rock Bridge Lions Club clay shoot in Boonville to benefit the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

Carl Edwards second at Nationwide race in Chicago

Columbia native Edwards led most of Saturday's Nationwide Series race in Chicago, but Justin Allgaier caught and passed him on the final lap as both cars ran out of fuel.


Grant Elementary's centennial party celebrates old and new

Students, faculty and alumni gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of Grant Elementary School on Saturday. Events included a silent auction and musical performances.

Fun runs emphasize importance of beef

The Missouri Beef Industry Council Fun Runs, a new addition to the Show-Me State Games, offer a way to learn about the importance of lean beef in a healthy lifestyle.

GED grads look back with gratitude, look forward to possiblity

The Adult Learning Center held its graduation ceremony at Jesse Auditorium on Saturday. About 300 people gathered to honor the 49 GED diploma recipients.

Heart attack spoils MU professors' plans for French bike race

The faculty members have been training to together for the Paris-Brest-Paris bicycle race, but now one of them has to drop out, and the other isn't sure what he'll do.

Cicada mating lecture draws high interest from community

Researcher David Marshall helps to unravel the mystery of the periodical cicada courtship and explains the cicada love song that has filled the air in Columbia.

Young Collectors Tent debuts at Art in the Park

A children's tent at Art in the Park allows kids to choose art by themselves, with no help from parents or other adults.

Phil Cotton Golf Invitational remains popular event

More than 50 years after it was first held, the annual Phil Cotton Golf Invitational still attracts the state's best amateurs each year.

Endangered wolf pups in St. Louis are live-streamed online

A St. Louis center committed to raising endangered wolves is streaming video of new pups online in hopes of improving the center's finances.

Rock Bridge sophomore qualifies for Callaway Junior World Golf Championships

Reid Meyer qualified for the championships after shooting a par round of 70.

USDA offers to drop fine against Missouri rabbit seller

A Missouri man penalized for selling animals without a license might get a reprieve from the government if he agrees to never get a license.

Volunteers pour into Joplin to help with tornado relief effort

Volunteers from across the country are in Joplin doing whatever they can to help with the disaster relief effort.

Kansas City attorney fights Springfield's smoking ban

The smoking ban, approved by Springfield voters in April, is set to go into effect June 11. The city's response to a lawsuit by a tavern opposed to the ban is expected by Wednesday.

Missouri man pushes for highway signs honoring fallen military

A Delta man is working alongside politicians and civilians to expand Heroes Way, an organization that puts up signs honoring fallen military members along Missouri interstate interchanges.