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Traffic stop reveals 40 pounds of marijuana

A trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol found 40 pounds of marijuana in the cargo area of a Chevrolet suburban traveling on Interstate 70. The driver and both passengers were arrested and being held at the Boone County Jail.

Sobriety checkpoint stops 74 vehicles on Highway VV

A sobriety checkpoint on Highway VV led to two arrests for driving with a suspended or revoked license.

FROM READERS: Tango workshop to be held March 17

The Argentine Tango Community of Columbia, Missouri, will be holding its first workshop of 2012 in March with the help of Mauro Peralta from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

UPDATE: 1 dead, 4 wounded in Ohio high school shooting

A teenager opened fire Monday at a suburban Cleveland high school. One student was killed and four others were wounded in the shooting.

Daytona 500 expected to start at 6 p.m. CT Monday on Fox

NASCAR President Mike Helton made the announcement Monday morning when it became clear that steady rain at Daytona International Speedway made an evening start the best option for NASCAR's marquee event. Helton also said Tuesday has not been ruled out.

Lawsuit seeks to delay Missouri Senate candidate filing

A western Missouri woman is seeking an order blocking the secretary of state's office from opening candidate filing for the state Senate because a new map of the Missouri Senate districts won't be ready until next week.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fire and rain at the Daytona 500

The NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race was postponed from Sunday to Monday evening due to rain. The race was red-flagged after Juan Pablo Montoya's car struck a jet dryer, which burst into flames. Later, Matt Kenseth won the race. Columbia native Carl Edwards finished in eighth place.

No. 3 Kansas beats Oklahoma State, wins Big 12 regular season title

The Jayhawks have won or shared 8-straight regular season Big 12 championships.

Mo. judge refuses to delay Senate candidacy filing

The lawsuit filed Monday in Cole County Circuit Court sought a judicial order postponing the start of the filing period for state Senate seats by 15 days, or until a final map for the new districts has been filed with the secretary of state's office.

Missouri audit criticizes state-created insurance firm

Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Co. is criticized for its management practices, including excessive severance or settlement payments and extravagant company trips.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Once again, case to fix Missouri's redistricting process is made

Missouri's broken redistricting process has turned the boundaries of state House and Senate districts into havens for political entitlement.

China Hub at Lambert Airport appears doomed

The chairman of the Midwest China Hub Commission believes St. Louis has lost the opportunity to be a hub for flights from China.

Buck O'Neil to be inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians

Buck O'Neil, who was a player for the Kansas City Monarchs and the first black Major League Baseball coach, will be inducted Monday afternoon into the Hall of Famous Missourians. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Tax credit proposal could solve Missouri budget dilemma

Sen. Jason Crowell filed a bill last week that would create a one-year delay on the redemption of tax credits from the state's two largest tax credit programs.

UPDATE: Buck O'Neil honored at Capitol as a famous Missourian

A bust of John "Buck" O'Neil, the former Kansas City Monarchs first baseman who died in 2006 at age 94, will grace the state Capitol's third-floor rotunda.

Missouri Supreme Court examines lawsuit over House map

The ideal population for each state House district is 36,742. The new map has districts ranging from a low of 35,303 residents in northeast Missouri's 4th District to a high of 38,170 residents in the 63rd District, which covers part of St. Charles and Warren counties.

Slimmer Westbrook aims to carry his weight with Cardinals' rotation

The 34-year-old pitcher was inconsistent last season, but lost 20 pounds in hopes to give depth and experience to St. Louis' rotation this year.


Berenstain Bears co-creator Jan Berenstain dies

The author and illustrator of more than 300 titles of the acclaimed childrens book suffered a severe stroke Thursday and died Friday without regaining consciousness. She was 88.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Authorities should attack meth supply and demand as Missouri is No. 1 again

Law enforcement needs to take a dual strategy with their enforcement of methamphetamine because of the readily available ingredients for production.

MU to hold eating disorder awareness events Wednesday

There will be a free screening for eating disorders from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the university's Women's Center.

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