Hickman baseball advances in Capital City tournament

The Hickman baseball team played two games Friday night as part of the Capital City tournament in Jefferson City. 

MU Health Care looks to expand to Springfield campus

MU Health Care has joined with CoxHealth and Sisters of Mercy Health in looking to create a second campus in Springfield. The expansion would increase the medical school's first-year class by 32 students.

UPDATE: Navy jet crashes into Virginia Beach apartments, pilots eject

Officials said that at least two apartment buildings caught fire after the jet hit one of the buildings. There were no reports of fatalities, according to the Virginia Beach EMS division chief.

Navy jet crashes in Virginia, no injuries reported

There are no reports of injuries from the ground.

At colleges, faculties are 'graying and staying'

Many older professors at colleges around the country are postponing their retirement until the economy is better. This can be a challenging predicament for the schools that employ them.

GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time to raise Missouri's cigarette tax

Missouri has the lowest cigarette tax in the country at 17 cents per pack — a rate established almost 20 years ago. Raising the tax 73 cents per pack would place Missouri 33rd out of 50 states and create $400 million in new revenue.

Texas Tech chess team makes bold move to Webster University

The chess program at Texas Tech, the defending national champions, are relocating to the private university in St. Louis, home of the World Chess Hall of Fame.

High school guitar enthusiast designs, builds own instrument

The Chaffee senior began working on his second guitar after his first won a blue ribbon at a state competition.

Missouri Senate panel reverses cut to labor investigators

A previous budget plan had cited that there was not enough work for labor violation investigators to justify their employment.

Coyotes beat Blues 4-1, take Pacific lead

"There's no more talking now," captain David Backes said. "We're at Game 82 tomorrow, let's go out there and do what we know we have to do. Either we commit to this team game the way we have to be successful or we're going to be talking like this in more scrums."

Cards hit 4 HRs off Gallardo, pound Brewers 11-5

David Freese, Yadier Molina, Carlos Beltran and Matt Holliday all hit home runs Friday in the first game of the series in Milwaukee.

Corps says Missouri River floodwater reservoirs in good shape

Nearly all the 16.3 million acre-feet of the planned reservoir space for floodwater is available to protect the residents and property along the Missouri River, the Army Corps of Engineers said Friday.

Partially paralyzed surgeon returns to work in O'Fallon

Dr. Rummel estimates that he will perform 150 to 200 shoulder, hand and elbow surgeries during his first year back at Progress West HealthCare Center.

Missouri lawmaker calls for open holiday celebrations

The measure would allow federal holidays to be celebrated in public places without government restriction.

Rams to play Chiefs, Ravens at home in preseason

St. Louis and Kansas City will play the annual Governor's Cup game in Week 2.

Missouri Senate backs rabies shots for pets

The bill requires pet owners to keep their dogs' and cats' vaccinations current.

MLB ticket prices flat for 1st time in 2 decades

The average is $26.92 this year, up 1 cent from last season and the smallest increase in the survey's 21-year history, the Team Marketing Report said Friday. That's a 1.5 percent increase in 2010 and 1.2 percent last year.