Number of heat-related deaths grows in Missouri

Since May, five heat-related cases have been recorded in Missouri. Thirteen other deaths are being investigated as possibly heat-related.

Missouri players help USA win World Cup of Softball opener

The Tigers' Chelsea Thomas threw two scoreless innings to earn the save, and former teammate Rhea Taylor had a two-run triple in Team USA's 7-2 victory over the Czech Republic.

In Rocheport and Huntsdale, perception of flooding hurts businesses

"No one wants to take a vacation in a disaster area," says bed-and-breakfast owner Conrad Yates. But it's not a disaster in Rocheport, and he and other business owners worry about the perception people have about flooding along the Missouri River.

Planning and Zoning Commission approves private airstrip for Carl Edwards

The Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission approved the creation of a private airstrip on NASCAR driver Carl Edwards' property on Turner Farm Road.

UPDATE: Nixon to push for technology, trade incentives in special session

Missouri lawmakers will attend a special session in September to focus on a proposed economic development package, Gov. Jay Nixon said.

St. John's setting up second temporary hospital in Joplin

The new hospital is three times larger than the existing temporary unit.

Big turnout for new Summerfest location's first concert

Large crowds and mixed reviews characterize Summerfest's first concert at its new location in Forrest Rose Park next to Mojo's.

Show-Me State Games officials create heat safety plan

Show-Me State Games officials and MU Healthcare Emergency Service personnel created a heat and humidity plan  for outdoor sports.


Missouri law includes vegetables in definition of garbage feeding

Chert Hollow Farm's owners were surprised to discover that it's illegal to feed vegetables to hogs that will be sold to consumers in Missouri.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Rupert Murdoch debacle proves need for journalistic ethics inquiry

Rupert Murdoch ought to recognize that, in journalism, legality isn't everything, but ethics are.

2011 Boone County Fair schedule

Check out the schedule of events happening through Friday through July 29.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Stick to the process for picking Missouri State University president

The should be no rush to anoint Missouri State University interim president Clif Smart as the permanent university president.

Severe heat in the Plains spreads eastward to more states

Hot weather that has plagued the Plains for days spread eastward Thursday, putting residents of several more states under a sizzling sun and excessive heat warnings.

Space shuttle comes to 'final stop' after 30 years

With the space shuttles retiring to museums, it will be another three to five years before Americans are launched again from U.S. soil.

NCAA examines timing of women's basketball tournament

The Division I women's basketball committee will study the feasibility of moving the start of the tournament back one week from its typical mid-March start.

Missouri attorney general files suit over scams after Joplin tornado

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said several thousand dollars of contributions have not been passed on as promised to Joplin charities, churches or families.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: In phone-tapping scandal, a cautionary tale for journalism

England's phone-tapping scandal offers a lesson for U.S. news media: Good journalism not only must be true and fair, but crafted from information fairly and honestly gathered.

Express Scripts: St. Louis-based drug benefit manager buying Medco

The top two U.S. companies managing prescription-drug benefits are merging in a union that they say will help rein in health care costs and improve patient health.

Nixon outlines plans for 2011 Missouri special legislative session

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said a special legislative session in September will focus on economic development and will include measures to boost technology and science sectors.