Missouri football has three more watch list nominations

Dan Hoch made the Outland Trophy's list while Zaviar Gooden and Brad Madison were recognized by the Nagurski Trophy list.

Parks and Recreation employee dies in accident

The city employee reportedly got trapped between the cab and the bed of a dump truck.

Nixon vetoes elections bill encompassing vacancies, presidential primaries

Gov. Jay Nixon cited requirements for special elections in the event of statewide office vacancies and changes to local election regulations among reasons for the veto.

Nixon vetoes billboard legislation, citing limits on local authority

Gov. Jay Nixon announced the veto Friday afternoon, saying the legislation would have limited local authority over regulating the signs.

Former Kansas City-area cop charged with two counts of murder

A former Kansas City-area cop is charged with murdering two women and raping a third. Prosecutors said DNA evidence links Jeffrey Dean Moreland to the attacks.

Nixon signs bill lowering concealed gun age to 21

Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Friday lowering the minimum age for receiving a concealed guns permit from 23 to 21.

UPDATE: Parks and Recreation employee William Bell dies in accident

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department announced in a statement the name of an employee involved in a workplace accident on Friday. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off for NASA's final voyage

NASA's last space shuttle voyage got under way Friday, as the space shuttle Atlantis lifted off at 11:29 a.m. at the Kennedy Space Center. Atlantis is scheduled to return on July 20 after 12 days in orbit.

At NASA's last space shuttle launch, Atlantis blasts into history

The Atlantis crew, scheduled to come home on July 20 after 12 days in orbit, will deliver a year's worth of critical supplies to the International Space Station and return with as much trash as possible.  

Building permits move forward in Joplin after tornado devastation

Joplin has already issued nearly 1,500 permits to repair damaged residential properties in the affected areas.

COLUMN: We're the guilty ones in Casey Anthony acquittal

Celebrity culture should be blamed for turning a 2-year-old's death into a type of entertainment.

COLUMN: Critics are wrong — our justice system worked

America's legal system was designed to deliver fairness, not perfection. The outcomes of two recent criminal cases — one Casey Anthony, the other Dominque Strauss-Kahn — are the result of that ideology.

Marion County deputy reports mountain lion sighting

Deputy Eric Dudley was on patrol in West Quincy when a mountain lion reportedly walked in front of his patrol car.

St. Louis woman recounts memories as early aerospace nurse

Rose Church, 89, reminisced about her days interacting with noted astronauts such as John Glenn and Neil Armstrong.

Accident on Broadway causes no serious injuries

The accident happened around 9:20 a.m. Friday near Dorsey Avenue and involved two cars.

Southeast Missouri State biology professor expects high mosquito numbers

There will be hordes of biting mosquitoes this summer because of flooding, according to a Southeast Missouri State University biology professor.

Missouri Energy Initiative names first executive director

Josh Campbell will head the organization.