Columbia police investigate armed burglary at Camden Circle home

A male suspect with a shirt over his head brandished a handgun and demanded money from a woman in her home.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missouri correctional centers, officers, inmates hurt by budget cuts

Missouri correctional centers have made cuts to medical treatments received by the inmates. Further cuts might harm both the offenders and the public.

Beltran powers Cardinals to 12-3 rout of Pirates

Carlos Beltran drove in a career-best seven runs with a pair of three-run home runs, leading the way as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-3 on Tuesday.

Blues captain glad to be on road for Game 3

Down 2-0 in their second-round playoff series, the Blues know Game 3 on Thursday night at Los Angeles is vital. Only three teams have overcome a 3-0 deficit and advanced.

Royals beat Tigers in the 9th for 3-2 victory

Chris Getz's infield single in the ninth inning put Kansas City ahead and allowed the Royals to beat Detroit 3-2 Wednesday for their seventh victory this year.


Pujols, Guillen among biggest April storylines

Baseball's first month of the season sure provided plenty to talk about.

Columbia Independent School names new director of Middle and Upper schools

Diane Bruckerhoff, an assistant principal at Rock Bridge High School, will take over as director of the Middle and Upper schools in July. The directors of the two schools resigned earlier this year.

Documentary about Joplin newspaper's response to tornado debuts Thursday

The film documents how The Joplin Globe staff responded to the seventh-deadliest single tornado in U.S. history.

MU to award 6,495 degrees to graduates in May

The MU spring graduation commencements will be held May 11-13, celebrating 17 ceremonies for the schools and colleges.

UPDATE: Missouri House passes funding plan for veterans' nursing homes

The legislation, which still needs Senate approval, would redirect a portion of casino funds that are currently earmarked for early childhood programs. Those programs would instead receive funding from Missouri's share of a nationwide settlement with tobacco companies.

Missouri House advances bill on teacher layoffs

The bill would require administrators to give top priority to performance in deciding which teachers to cut, while excluding salaries and seniority from consideration.

Bodemeister is early 4-1 favorite for Kentucky Derby

Trained by three-time Derby winner Bob Baffert, Bodemeister drew the No. 6 post. Six horses have won from that position, the last being Sea Hero in 1993.


UPDATE: Woodworth seeks release from prison after judge's ruling

Woodworth's lawyer asked the Supreme Court to release Woodworth on bail while justices decide how to proceed.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers delay budget negotiations

Lawmakers have delayed formal negotiations on the state budget until at least Thursday. Among the most pressing decisions facing negotiators is whether to cut funding for a health care program for blind residents.

UPDATE: 20 years later, new information in I-70 killings

St. Charles police provided previously unreleased information Wednesday in hopes of generating new leads to catch the so-called "I-70 killer."

Missouri lawmaker says he is gay, denounces school bill

Rep. Zachary Wyatt held a news conference at the Capitol on Wednesday to disclose his sexual orientation for the first time and to denounce a bill that's been dubbed the "Don't Say Gay" bill.

Missouri revenue ahead of predictions 10 months into fiscal year

Net revenues are showing a 3.1 percent growth as opposed to the 2.7 percent that had been projected for the first 10 months of the fiscal year.

Missouri lawmakers to begin negotiations on final budget plan

Missouri lawmakers need to decided whether to cut health care funding for blind residents and whether state employees should receive raises.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers pass corrections overhaul measure

The House of Representatives passed the legislation in a 150-0 vote Wednesday. The Senate gave the bill final approval in 24-3 vote a few hours later, sending it to Gov. Jay Nixon.

Missouri lawmakers pass legislation to shorten probation for some offenders

The Senate approved a measure shortening the time some offenders spend on probation in a 24-3 vote, shortly after the House of Representatives passed it 150-0.