Missouri education commissioner attends Obama's speech

The commissioner, Chris Nicastro, was among 22 state education leaders and others invited to the White House for the president's announcement about exemptions from parts of the No Child Left Behind law.

Cattle rustling increases in southwest Missouri

In the past six weeks, 177 head of cattle have been stolen from six farms in Jasper County. Thefts have also been reported in Barton, Lawrence and Dade counties.

Teenager duck hunters pull trigger in northwest Missouri

Duck hunting enthusiast Tanner Walker has started a guide business to help get youth into hunting waterfowl.

Hospital helps kids, parents learn to cope at home after injuries

Ranken Jordan, a specialty pediatric hospital in Maryland Heights, teaches parents and caregivers how to take care of their children's needs once they leave the hospital. The hospital even helps parents get out of the house to attend baseball games or grocery shop.

Office for Financial Success to hold preparedness fair

Budgeting, credit scores and identity theft will be among the issues discussed at Saturday's event. Childcare will be provided.