Corps to hire private firms to restore Birds Point levee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is facing a large number of projects, so it plans to hire private companies to finish restoration of the Birds Point levee.

112-hour basketball game in St. Louis sets record

Two dozen basketball players raised more than $100,000 for tornado-ravaged Joplin and set a new world record for the longest basketball game in St. Louis.

Missouri pitcher earns Big 12 honors

Missouri pitcher Blake Holovach, a left-handed junior, has been named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.

Rare Honus Wagner card could fetch $1.5 million

The 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card is expected to fetch at least $1 million. The quality of the card being put up for auction starting Tuesday is better than all but five of the Wagner cards in existence.

Joplin builders clash over home sizes, values

Residents of one neighborhood complained to the Joplin Planning and Zoning Board after several manufactured or modular houses were towed to lots between their houses. But the board could not take action because no zoning issues were involved.

FROM READERS: "Your Choice" fundraising event to benefit Best of Missouri Hands

The Best of Missouri Hands is hosting a fundraising event April 13. "Your Choice" will include fine food, wine and art.

Woman dies in jail after refusing to leave St. Louis hospital

The woman complained about pain in her legs but was determined to be "Fit for Confinement" by doctors and arrested for trespassing.


WHAT OTHERS SAY: Troubling response to killing of black youth in Florida

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Illogical proposal reappears to ease helmet restrictions

The bill would require helmets only for those younger than 21. But of the 84 motorcycle operators who died in 2010, just three were under 21. 

Missouri diver second in platform diving at NCAA meet

Missouri sophomore diver David Bonuchi placed second on the platform diving competition at the NCAA Championships.