UPDATE: Grants help Joplin library overcome damages, losses from tornado

While the Joplin Public Library escaped damage from the devastating tornado that hit the city, it has felt the storm's impact in another way. The library lost thousands of books and DVDs that had been borrowed by library patrons and were destroyed or damaged in the storm.  

Chevy celebrates 100 years of innovation, evolution

For one hundred years, the Chevrolet Motor Co. has enjoyed a prominent place in American popular culture. Following a government bailout in 2008, the company now seeks to re-establish itself as a global brand.  

State Rep. proposes election reforms, voter photo ID requirement

Missouri House speaker pro tem Shane Schoeller outlined proposals Thursday to create new state commissions concerning ballot measures and legislative redistricting and to require photo identification to vote.

Joplin library lost hundreds of books, DVDs in tornado

Though the library was not hit by the storm, it lost between 1,200 and 1,500 items that had been checked out. The materials were valued at about $30,000.

U.S. report blasts China, Russia for cyber-attacks

The report will discuss how the Chinese and Russians have been using cyber-attacks to gather information about high-tech American research and development data to boost their own economic development.

PHOTO GALLERY: Chevy celebrates 100th anniversary on Thursday

Chevy, which lays claim to being the top-selling auto brand of all time, celebrates its 100th birthday on Thursday. "The American car from the mid-1930s to the end of the '60s was a Chevrolet," said John Heitmann, an automotive history professor at the University of Dayton.

Missouri high court mulls if felon can stay in office

 Herschel Young, who pleaded guilty in 1995 to assault after hitting someone who spat on his wife, was elected in 2010 as presiding commissioner in Cass County. However, a state law that took effect in 2007 makes felons ineligible to be candidates for public office.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Drowning in debt, college graduates need a life jacket

College graduates are ready to work, but they are consistently stymied by the significant loan debt they have accumulated. Congress is ignoring the issue, while President Obama is looking for solutions.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Share the Harvest shows hunters' generosity

In the Share the Harvest program, hunters and meat processors donate venison to food banks to be distributed to needy Missouri families. About 6,100 deer were processed through the program during the 2010 hunting season, adding up to more than 350,000 pounds of meat.

Cardinals will play first 2012 Missouri game in Springfield

The first 2012 game for the World Series champions will be April 2 in Springfield, not St. Louis. 

UPDATE: Hickman homecoming queen candidates raise more than $15,000

Candidates selected the Central Missouri Humane Society, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Special Olympics and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as some of their charities this year.