SMITHTON: Church's Festival of Sharing supports national, international ministries

The Community United Methodist Church has supported a number of organizations highlighted in the Festival of Sharing. The statewide Festival of Sharing will take place on Saturday in Sedalia.

Kahler to be formally sentenced Tuesday

Chief Judge Phillip Fromme of the Osage County District Court will decide whether the jury's recommended death sentence is validated by the evidence presented during Kahler's three-week trial.

Outgoing personalities create bond between teammates on Missouri volleyball team

Freshmen Tigers Emily Wilson and Whitney Little aren't afraid to be seen as a little odd by their teammates.

Carl Edwards finishes fifth, grabs NASCAR Sprint Cup lead in Kansas

Although the Columbia driver didn't win, finishing fifth was enough to give him a lead in the Chase for the 2011 Sprint Cup.

Missouri lawmakers and governor at odds over military fighter jets

Last week, the Missouri House passed a resolution that says suppliers for the F-35 support more than 500 jobs. However, Gov. Jay Nixon said the resolution does not reflect Missouri's position.

Arts funding lacks diversity

A recent report showed most arts funding goes to activities that primarily serve a wealthy, white audience, while community-based, culturally diverse arts initiatives receive little funding.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: MoDOT cuts costs, adds J-turns, tests anti-smog roads

MoDOT has saved $177 million toward its goal of saving $512 million and plans to open J-turns on U.S. 54 in Cole County. The agency also will test smog-absorbing concrete on Missouri 141 in St. Louis County.

MU professor claims hearing loss in Pennsylvania lawsuit

Karen Piper, an English professor, said she suffered permanent nerve damage after attending a protest because of its relevance to the book she was working on.

Springfield veterans' clinic comes closer to reality

The $6.5 million facility has been authorized, but the budgeting process has stalled in Congress.

MU professor first to sue over long-range acoustic devices

She said she suffered hearing loss after exposure to the crowd control device's loud, high-pitched siren at a 2009 protest in Pittsburgh, Pa. She is suing the city with help from the American Civil Liberties Union.

Document suggests Missouri could get $12 million from SEC move

The Associated Press obtained the report from a university official who is not authorized to speak publicly about the issue.

Woman dies in house fire in Hartsburg

Damage was reported to the front of the house and the roof collapsed.