Missouri Grand Prix offers Olympic swimming preview

American Olympians Jason Lezak, Matt Grevers and Amanda Weir will headline the meet, which runs Friday through Sunday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.


Rock Bridge, Hickman football players make college commitments

The signing classes are headlined by football commitments to Football Bowl Subdivision schools University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Memphis and University of Minnesota.

MU observatory open Wednesday evening for cosmic spectacle

Venus, Uranus and the moon will be visible within the same lens at 8 p.m. public viewing at Laws Observatory.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: FBI statistics compare law enforcement officers to population

The FBI's records of the number of police officers, civilian employees and the total number of law enforcement employees  in Missouri cities is compared to the populations of those cities.


Approved Springfield employee check ordinance might be challenged

Opponents of the narrowly approved ordinance, which would require  employers to check if employees are legally in the country, said it would be challenged in court or by petition.

Dorema's big play fuels Hickman win against Liberty

A block from senior forward El Dorema in the second quarter was a turning point in the Kewpies' 63-46 win. The senior had four blocks, eight points and seven rebounds.

Study finds doctors not always honest with patients

The survey, conducted by Massachusetts researchers and published in Health Affairs, found more than half of doctors admitted to describing a patient's prognosis in a way they knew was too rosy.

Missouri Senate sends discrimination measure to House

The Missouri Senate approved a bill that would require workers who fight firings to prove in court that discrimination was a "motivating factor."

Missouri senator urges later candidate filing period

Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, said pushing the filing period back is necessary because state lawmakers might not have enough time to file for their candidacies.

Analysis: Romney, Gingrich primary losses show conservative woes

Rick Santorum's victories in Missouri, Colorado and Minnesota focus attention on Mitt Romney's and Newt Gingrich's weaknesses and expose divisions in the Republican Party.

GUEST COMMENTARY: 'Halftime in America': Missing the point

There's no reason to politicize everything — we should avoid negativity so we can see the possibility of a different path and work together.

Santorum labels Romney 'well-oiled weather vane'

Rick Santorum won the Missouri Republican Primary and caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado on Tuesday, defeating former frontrunner Mitt Romney.

UPDATE: Alyssa Bustamante gets life in prison for murdering 9-year-old

Alyssa Bustamante, who in January pleaded guilty to strangling, cutting and stabbing Elizabeth Olten, apologized to the girl's family before her sentencing on Wednesday.

Bustamante apologizes in court for killing Elizabeth Olten

Alyssa Bustamante, now 18, pleaded guilty to killing her 9-year-old neighbor in 2009. On Wednesday, she was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for second-degree murder and an additional 30 years for armed criminal action.

Teenager gets life with possible parole in killing of 9-year-old

Alyssa Bustamante, who confessed to strangling, cutting and stabbing a 9-year-old girl because she wanted to know how it felt to kill someone, was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

Jubilant Santorum wins Missouri, Minnesota, leads in Colorado

Rick Santorum won Minnesota's Republican presidential caucuses, triumphed in the nonbinding Missouri primary and reached for victory in Colorado.

FROM READERS: Ken Jacob blowing out birthday candles

At the Democratic Party Chili Supper, Ken Jacob was surprised with a birthday cake with 63 candles.