WHAT OTHERS SAY: Jefferson City legislators' continuing quest to improve education

Education and evaluation are connected, just as student and teacher performance are. The focal point for improving education should rest on a combination of every factor.

Kansas City man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter in wife's death

Shon Pernice, a firefighter and veteran, avoided a charge of first-degree murder by agreeing to plead guilty to the lesser charge. He faces up to 15 years in prison.

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear St. Louis sign law case

On Tuesday the court declined to review a ruling by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that struck down part of the ordinance.

Missouri gymnast named Newcomer of the Week for sixth time

Rachel Updike reclaimed the title of Big 12 Newcomer of the Week after a meet against Oklahoma.

Unlocked doors let gorillas escape at Kansas City Zoo

Zoo employees used water hoses to prod the gorillas back into their habitat after about three hours.

COMO YOU KNOW: Eliot Battle

Eliot Battle was an educator in Columbia for nearly 40 years and worked to end segregation.

Missouri men's basketball loses to Kansas State

After trailing for the majority of the game, the No. 3-ranked Missouri men's basketball team lost 78-68 to Kansas State on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.

UPDATE: 4.0 earthquake in Missouri shakes 9 states

The earthquake, which happened at 3:58 a.m., was centered about five miles from East Prairie.