PHOTO GALLERY: NASCAR driver Carl Edwards finishes fifth at home track

Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski takes the checkered flag to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

Brad Keselowski didn't realize he was leading the STP 400 on Sunday at Kansas Speedway until about two laps to go.

Joplin tornado claims three more lives

The additional victims succumbed recently to their injuries. That brings the death toll from the May 22 storm to 141.

Season ends for Missouri softball team after epic pitchers' duel

The only run in Saturday's late WCWS game didn't come until the bottom of the 13th, when with two outs, Baylor's Holly Holl sent an 0-2 pitch from Missouri ace Chelsea Thomas over the outfield wall.

Disastrous spring costing Missouri billions of dollars

Even Missouri residents not affected by natural disasters in recent months could see increases in their insurance premiums in the next few years.

Missouri softball says goodbye to nine senior 'pioneers'

The end of the Tigers' run in the Women's College World Series brought the careers of nine seniors to a close.  Since the departing seniors' arrival, Missouri has captured two Big 12 Championships and has made three appearances in the WCWS.

Missouri levee breach prompts evacuations in Iowa

About 600 residents of the town of Hamburg, Iowa, have to be evacuated because of a levee breach just over the state line in Missouri.

Boonville graduate wins Phil Cotton Golf Invitational in playoff

John Skelton, who just graduated from Boonville High School, got some help from 14-year-old Brett Windsor to defeat Ben Godwin, 41, and win the tournament Sunday in a playoff.

Artists showcase work at Stephens Lake Art in the Park

The Columbia Art League's Art in the Park festival showcased a variety of works and drew large crowds, even in the mid-Missouri summer heat.

Shots fired in Peppers Nightclub parking lot

A 17-year-old male was taken to a local hospital after he was found by Columbia police with gunshot wounds in a vehicle that was leaving the scene.

Kansas City bishop apologizes to parishioners

Bishop Robert Finn said the diocese should have responded to warnings about the Rev. Shawn F. Ratigan, who is now accused of possessing child pornography.

K. KENDALL MATHEWS: God is our sanctuary from the storms

In times of adversity, God will never give us more than we can bear.