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FROM READERS: Rock Bridge softball team makes Academic All-State Squad

Rock Bridge High School's softball team made Missouri State Fast Pitch Softball Coaches Association's Academic All State Squad for its cumulative GPA of 3.615.

Elliott leads Blues to victory in Game 4

The St. Louis Blues moved one win away from the second round of the NHL playoffs, beating the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in Game 4 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 series lead.

Triple play, Bautista carry Blue Jays past Royals 4-3

The Toronto Blue Jays turned their first triple play in 33 years Friday night, beating Kansas City 4-3. It's the Royals eighth straight loss.

NCAA president: Coaches being held more accountable

Amid the cycle of firing multiple NCAA head coaches for "misdeeds," NCAA President Mark Emmert said it "demonstrated a sea change in responsibility."

Missouri offers tax break on Energy Star appliances

Shoppers could save up to $63 in state sales taxes on appliance purchases made through Wednesday.

Rare Honus Wagner baseball card brings $1.2 million in auction

The shortstop's card from 1909, about 60 of which are believed to exist today, was sold in an online auction.

Survey: Higher fuel prices slowing rural growth

The rising cost of fuel is taking on toll on rural economy growth, a survey conducted in 10 states found.

Missouri insurance agency reaches deal with Humana

Humana Insurance Co. has agreed to refund more than $600,000 to health care providers after improperly seeking reimbursements from health care providers.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Doctors must get on board with new quality care standards

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is phasing out its payment system in favor of one that rewards physicians for less expensive, more efficient treatment.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri lawmakers should work now; not in final frenzy

It's time for lawmakers to "focus on priorities and productivity" as the May 11 deadline to finish the budget is less than a month away and the May 18 end of the session nears.

Missouri auditor halts fiscal estimates for initiatives

. In light of recent rulings in the Cole County Circuit Court overturning those estimates, Tom Schweich has directed his staff to stop preparing them financial estimates of proposed ballot initiatives.

Fair property assessment measure passes in Missouri Senate

The new legislation would require assessors to consider more than voluntary sales when deciding the potential worth of a home for tax purposes.

Missouri Senate approves abuse investigations measure

Multiple reports of child abuse in a short time span would prompt an automatic state investigation.

Gloria Steinem to receive honor at Washington University in St. Louis

Steinem and five others will receive honorary degrees at the university's May 18 commencement ceremony.

Missouri athletics official named director of athletics at SEMO

Mark Alnutt will take over as director of athletics at Southeast Missouri State University in about a month.

Mehlville teen wins national writing award

A St. Louis County high school student recently won her second national student writing award. Her short story received a gold medal this year, while last year her poem received a gold medal as well.

Cape Girardeau aviation students get to experience class in the air

A recent partnership between Cape Air and the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center allows a group of high school juniors to experience flight. For these students, instead of learning about flight in the classroom, they actually get to be in the plane while it flies.

Domestic dispute at convenience store escalates into gunfire

Witnesses told police that a man and woman were arguing in the parking lot when at least one shot was fired from a brown Chevrolet Tahoe.