Hickman soccer player adjusting to new school on and off the field

After transferring from Fulton, Hickman forward Peter Plakorus is working hard to build chemistry with his new teammates and coaches.

Missouri yet to change early 2012 presidential primary despite threats

Missouri has set its 2012 presidential primary for Feb. 7, which would make Missouri's vote the second in the nation. Democratic and Republican parties have threatened to reduce national convention delegates if states schedule early primaries.

56 percent of young people experience cyberbullying, AP-MTV poll says

The Internet did not create bullying, but it can augment the audience. A poll, part of MTV campaign "A Thin Line," found an increase in sexting, online harassment and other forms of digital abuse among 14- to 24-year-olds.

UPDATE: St. Louis City Museum founder Bob Cassilly found dead

Known for being an unconventional thinker, Bob Cassilly's creativity continued until his death. He was found dead in a bulldozer on Monday at the site of his latest project. The bulldozer is thought to have flipped with him in it. 

Attorney general to train officials on open public records

Missouri attorney general's office plans to teach law officers and municipal government workers about the responsibilities they have when people request public records. 

Shepard Elementary School PTSO to host Stallion Stampede

The annual Stallion Stampede will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Shepard Elementary School.

Hickman softball team loses to Wentzville Holt

The Hickman softball team lost 6-4 to Wentzville Holt on Tuesday in Wentzville.

Missouri women's basketball player Flores selected for Pan American Games

Missouri senior Christine Flores was named to the U.S. Pan American Games women's basketball team on Tuesday.

Missouri men's golf team finishes sixth at Notre Dame

The Missouri men's golf team shot 21-over-par on the final day of the Notre Dame Gridiron Classic to finish sixth in the tournament which ended Tuesday in South Bend, Ind.

New Missouri courthouse dedicated to former Sen. Kit Bond

A federal courthouse in Jefferson City that was opened in August was officially named after former Sen. Kit Bond at a ceremony Tuesday.

Monsanto spends $1.7 million on government lobbying in second quarter

The seed company lobbied over regulations that would affect the distribution of its genetically engineered crops, along with patent protection. 

Senator blocks pipeline safety bill on principle

Sen. Rand Paul is opposed to the idea of additional federal regulation, and he's the only senator who still objects to the bill that is actually favored by players in the pipeline industry.

Seven tips for saving on holiday flying and lodging

Look for connecting flights. Be flexible. Pick two different airlines. As you make your holiday travel plans, consider these money-saving tips. 

Columbia College hires Utley to start golf program

Columbia College will begin competing in NAIA men's and women's golf in the 2012-2013 school year and selected John Utley to be its men's and women's golf coach on Tuesday.

Planned Parenthood temporarily suspends abortions in Columbia

The physician who typically performs abortions in Columbia has been called to active military duty and will be deployed overseas.

Missouri gets $20 million for health care job training

The federal grant targets unemployed adults looking for new careers in health care.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Tobacco tax hike in Missouri should be an easy winner

Raising Missouri's lowest-in-the-nation tobacco tax should lead to better health outcomes and more consistent funding for education.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Tobacco tax proposal unlikely to help smoking prevention efforts

The American Cancer Society and other organizations want to raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by 80 cents. Meanwhile, funding for tobacco prevention programs in the state remains scarce.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Put jumbo mortgages on a diet

The decrease of the jumbo-loan cap reduces taxpayers' potential liability.