Centralia woman dies in collision on Missouri 124

Beth A. Weber, 46, of Centralia died after her car hit a deer, then was hit by another vehicle. The driver of the other car was hospitalized. 

FROM READERS: Line the streets of Columbia and welcome our troops home

To commemorate the 68th anniversary of Exercise Tiger, events are being planned in mid-Missouri, including a ceremony at VFW Post 280 in Columbia on April 28.

Cardinals beat Reds in 10 innings

Matt Carpenter's base-loaded sacrifice fly sent in pinch runner Tyler Greene to give St. Louis a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night at Busch Stadium.

Royals lose sixth straight to Tigers

Kansas City (3-8) has lost six straight games, including a sweep at the hands of the Indians, and has not won a home game during a 10-game stand at Kauffman Stadium.

Shyu helps Hickman boys tennis dominate Marshall

Daniel Shyu played No. 1 singles instead of his usual No. 3 spot, and produced the Kewpies' best singles result, winning 10-1 in Hickman's 8-1 triumph Tuesday over visiting Marshall.

WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF: Norway killer given the chance to explain his actions, Warren Buffett has prostate cancer

Attention grabbing stories from around the globe that made headlines, one last flight for a legendary space shuttle, and Warren Buffett's prognosis.

More abortion drug restrictions endorsed by Missouri House

The Missouri House gave first round approval to a bill that would impose harsher regulations on access to abortion-inducing drugs.

UPDATE: State auditor focuses on Missouri license offices

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich released two audits Tuesday that raised concerns about how state officials examine bids for contracts to operate licensing offices.

Police: Potential witnesseses fail to give information about shots fired incident at Douglass Park

This is the most recent incident in the park since a large brawl involving 100 people preceded the shooting death of 17-year-old DeAudre Johnson in March.

Spring football scrimmages against other teams at discussion stage

Basketball, soccer and field hockey are the Division I sports allowed to have scrimmages or exhibition games before their first game. But NCAA rules prohibit football programs from practicing or scrimmaging against other schools during spring ball.

Missouri closes six Imagine-run charter schools in St. Louis

The six schools did not properly account for federal money, and spent much more on administration than teaching.

Warren Buffett says he has early prostate cancer

The 81-year-old billionaire investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said his condition is "not remotely life-threatening" or debilitating.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Lobbying lobby squawks about limits on largesse

The lobbying lobby is upset over pending new rules that restrict the benefits that career federal employees in the executive branch can accept from lobbyists, but their argument is weak.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: New tornado warning system shows promise for safety

It's premature to credit the experimental "Impact Based Warning" system for the absence of fatalities, but anecdotal reports suggest that residents listened to the warnings and took precautions.

UPDATE: Source of infection in Missouri's E. coli cases not confirmed

While six of Missouri's 13 confirmed cases of E. coli have been linked to the consumption of unpasteurized milk or raw dairy products, some community members believe the problem is not the products, but the consumers who are not educated on how to properly pasteurize or cook raw dairy.

Space shuttle Discovery makes final takeoff

As the NASA's oldest and most traveled shuttle, Discovery headed off to become part of a Smithsonian exhibit.

Name change to Roger B. Wilson County Government Center undecided

The Roger B. Wilson County Government Center in Columbia is named after former Gov. Roger Wilson. The government center also includes a bronze bust of Wilson.

Six of 13 E. coli cases in Missouri linked to farm

The remaining seven people with confirmed E. coli infections did not consume raw milk.

Egypt panel definitively bars three president hopefuls

The election commission's decision removes the top candidates from the race.

Norway killer expounds on fanatical views at trial

Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik was given the chance to explain himself in court.