SMITHTON: Paxton Keeley Elementary School to hold preview night for parents

Parents will get to meet their children's teachers and hear their goals.

Senators request update on benefits of Aerotropolis tax break

Regional Economic Models Inc. provided job creation projections for the proposed Aerotropolis tax break up for debate in the Missouri Senate, but some senators are not convinced the projections are accurate.

Missouri senators reduce proposed trade incentives for St. Louis airport

Missouri senators slimmed down a bill Tuesday designed to attract international trade at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

MU men's golfer Jace Long wins Michigan tournament

Even though Missouri finished fourth, Jace Long won the University of Michigan Wolverine Intercollegiate and Emilio Cuartero finished third for the Tigers.

Columbia College soccer team off to a fast start

The Cougars have outscored their opponents 13-1 in their first five games.

Columbia College volleyball records road sweep

Columbia College moved to 2-0 in American Midwest Conference play on Tuesday after sweeping Hannibal-LaGrange.

Bats go quiet for Hickman softball team

The Kewpies managed only two hits in an 8-0 loss Tuesday at Helias.

Two Missouri women's soccer players earn weekly honors

The Missouri women's soccer team recorded shutouts in their last two games and received two weekly awards announced Tuesday.

Missouri baseball team to host Iowa in exhibition games supporting Joplin

Missouri baseball will play the University of Iowa on Oct. 8-9 to raise money for the Joplin Little League program.

UPDATE: No terrorism involved in New York-to-Phoenix flight diverted to St. Louis

Investigators report there was no terrorism involved in a New York-to-Phoenix flight that was diverted to St. Louis on Tuesday. The flight was diverted after the crew became concerned about the activities and behaviors of three male passengers.

Attorney general reviewing Joplin concert planning

A concert that was planned to take place in Joplin to raise money for tornado relief was canceled after controversy surrounding how funds to cover the cost of the concert would have been raised.

Conservation officials celebrate expanded trout hatchery

A dedication for the expanded Bennett Spring Hatchery in south-central Missouri is scheduled for later this month. The hatchery has expanded in size and trout production.

Man calls charges in Kansas City airport bomb hoax 'absurd'

Anthony Falco Jr., who was charged in connection with trying to take a fake bomb through a security checkpoint at Kansas City International Airport on Sunday, told judges the affidavit was wrong. 

No terrorism involved in New York-to-Phoenix flight diverted to St. Louis

A flight bound for Phoenix was diverted to St. Louis on Tuesday just before 8 a.m. after three male passengers were acting suspicious.

Iran sets bail for two jailed American hikers

Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were arrested in 2009 while hiking the Iran-Iraq border and were later convicted on spy-related charges. The two could be freed soon, but first, a bail for $500,000 each must be paid.

Energizer and Safe Kids USA partner to reduce battery-related deaths

Last year in the U.S., there were 3,400 reported cases of children swallowing coin cell lithium batteries. St. Louis-based Energizer and a child safety advocacy group are partnering to raise awareness of the problem.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Japan's bid to join Trans-Pacific Partnership troubling

Japan's late entrance into conversations between the U.S. and the Trans-Pacific Partnership are troubling because of the country's history of putting up barriers to trade.