Some Kansas City schools begin offering dinner

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act provides federal funds for after-school dinner programs for qualifying districts. Many districts across the country, including schools in Kansas City, are taking advantage of the act to help provide another meal for students in need.

Three Missouri Republicans debate to be Senate candidates

All three Republican U.S. Senate candidates debated for the first time Saturday. The candidates were critical of each other at the annual Lincoln Days conference.

Missouri officials more cautious after Mamtek failure

Mamtek U.S. Inc. had promised to build an artificial sweetener factory in Moberly. The venture was projected to create 612 jobs in a city of about 14,000 people, but it never opened.  Now, small cities across the state are trying to learn from Moberly's mess.

Missouri football recruit places second at state wrestling finals

Evan Boehm of Lee's Summit West was the runner-up in the Class 4 wrestling championships. This accomplishment falls among an impressive number of athletic achievements, which includes being a recruit to the Missouri football team. 

Change defines spring for World Series champion Cardinals

After winning the 2011 World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals have had plenty of offseason upheaval. They enter spring training looking for a new No. 3 hitter and breaking in a rookie manager and pitching coach.  

Missouri Republican gubernatorial candidates given low profile

At the Missouri Republican Party's annual Lincoln Days conference in Kansas city, gubernatorial candidates Dave Spence and Bill Randles took a back seat to the three leading candidates to challenge Democrat Claire McCaskill for her seat in the U.S. Senate.

Three more public meetings set on Senate districts

The commission responsible for drawing new state Senate districts has scheduled public hearings for Sunday in Jefferson City, Monday in Kansas City and Tuesday in St. Louis.

American Heritage Girls provides faith-based alternative for Girl Scouts

Since its founding in 1995, the American Heritage Girls has grown in popularity and now includes chapters in 45 states and thousands of members.

Students work to preserve a piece of Missouri's history

Students from Southeast Missouri State University have volunteered their time to rebuild some of the state's iconic buildings as part of a historic preservation program. The students do no receive credit for their time but volunteer anyway due to a "condition" some have dubbed "house hugger syndrome."

Baseball superfan from Missouri looking for bid to MLB Fan Cave

If Nick Straathman makes it to the Fan Cave, he would interview celebrities and watch every baseball game on big screen TVs.

Joplin seniors get nod from Katy Perry to make prom special

Katy Perry promises Joplin seniors "the prom of your dreams."

Jackman scores after 150-game drought in Blues 4-0 win over Wild

The Blues won for the sixth time in seven games and gained points for a franchise-record 21st straight home game. They picked up their league-best 26th home win (26-3-4).

Stephens College basketball team's losing streak continues

The Stars (2-23) lost 60-52 to visiting Park University on Saturday.