Lee Elementary collaborates with The District for artistic weekend

Events include a reception for a book created by fourth grade students, and the opportunity to participate in collage making.

Missouri Senate kicks off Mamtek investigation

Moberly dedicated $39 million in industrial development, which caused Standard & Poor's to downgrade the city's rating to the nearly-junk CC.

Columbia honors Baumgardner for service to utilities board

Tom Baumgardner was appointed to the advisory board in 1991 and served until June.

MU alumnus donates 160th pint of blood

Patrick Lee of Ashland earned a pin Wednesday for having donated 20 gallons of blood since 1968.

ESSAY: The World-Changer: Steve Jobs knew what we wanted

Jobs the CEO, Jobs the technologist and futurist, Jobs the inventor and innovator and refiner of others' ideas — all combined in Steve Jobs the storyteller, spinning the tale of our age and of his own success, and making it happen as he went.

UPDATE: Apple says its company co-founder Steve Jobs has died

The company has announced that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died.

Defendant in Aaron Hobson's death pleads guilty

Lee Wyatt Carter, one of eight men charged in the death of Aaron Hobson, pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery and armed criminal action Wednesday.

Steelman wants early debates in U.S. Senate race

Sarah Steelman is challenging her potential competitors to a series of debates.

Kansas City police say parents of missing baby cooperative

Lisa has blue eyes and blond hair. She is 30 inches tall and weighs around 28 pounds, police said, and was wearing purple shorts and a purple shirt with white kittens on it.

Rock Bridge girls golfers win sectional

The Rock Bridge girls golf team won the Class 2, Sectional 3 tournament Wednesday, setting a school record for 18 holes.

Sarah Palin says she will not run for president; Republican field might be set

Palin often hinted that she might run for president in 2012.

Appeals court strikes down Missouri town's funeral protest ban

A federal appeals court ruled that peaceful picketing is protected by the First Amendment.

Social media, mobile tech on the rise for weddings

Social media and technology are increasingly becoming involved in the planning and experience of weddings.

Monsanto reports fourth-quarter loss, will restate earnings

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Monsanto Co., which is the world's largest seed company.

Texas Gov. Perry raises more than $17 million since mid-August

Despite struggling in recent debates, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not having problems raising money.

A buyer's guide to the new iPhone 4S

Apple will be releasing the iPhone 4S on Oct. 14, but whether it's a good idea to buy one depends on several factors, including what type of phone you currently own, and who your cellphone service provider is.

Senate Democrats rewrite Obama's jobs bill

The president has been pushing for Congress to pass the bill, and Republican leader Mitch McConnell joined that push Tuesday. But Harry Reid, D-Nev., along with other Democrats, proposed several changes to the bill.

Lee's Summit man pleads guilty to killing elderly Sedalia woman

Daniel Maschger was sentenced to life in prison for the 2010 killing.

Joplin's "Extreme Makeover" involves 7 homes in 7 days

Gov. Nixon visiting Joplin to talk trees

He will talk with Joplin officials Wednesday about replacing the thousands of trees that were destroyed by the tornado that struck the city on May 22.