Brunner airs first critical ad in Missouri GOP Senate bid

John Brunner's campaign debuted an ad Tuesday accusing Republican opponents Sarah Steelman and Todd Akin of "manufacturing debt" in their government jobs.

Missouri revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent

Figures released Tuesday by the state Office of Administration show general revenues are up 3.4 percent compared to 2011.

3 dead after strong storm in southern Missouri

The worst hit is Diehlstadt where winds blew over a mobile home, killing three men.

Missouri wrestler McCormick wins title at ASICS University Nationals

Eight Missouri wrestlers finished in the top eight of their groups at the 2012 ASICS University Nationals tournament last weekend.

Gay marriage ban backers look to US Supreme Court

The sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban said Tuesday they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a landmark appellate court ruling that struck down the law as unconstitutional.

Regulators OK new boundaries at Lake of the Ozarks

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Ameren's proposal to remove unneeded land around the lake. Officials say no homes or businesses are included within the redrawn boundaries.

James Mack Burk, July 1, 1931 — June 4, 2012, of Columbia

James Mack Burk of Columbia died Tuesday, June 4, 2012. He was 80.

300 pounds of pot alleged in I-55 stop

A 42-year-old Texas man was arrested in southeast Missouri for the alleged possession of 12 bundles of marijuana.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Ruling should give lawmakers impetus to rewrite criminal code

A ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court that struck down part of what was called "Megan's Law" should be an impetus to make certain that next year's legislature adopts a streamlined criminal code, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Keeping Big 12 tournaments in Kansas City eases fears for conference

Just a few short months ago people wondered whether the Big 12 would even still belong to a big-time conference. Now those fears are eased with announcements that Big 12 football and basketball events will be in Kansas City.

Schools turn their noses up at 'pink slime'

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the vast majority of states participating in its National School Lunch Program have opted to order ground beef that doesn't contain the product known as lean finely textured beef.

Coroner: Teens killed by train were playing game

The accident happened early Tuesday at a railroad crossing near Poplar Bluff in southeast Missouri.

Communications errors blamed for overlooked deer in downtown St. Louis

A deer bounded into the downtown area Friday afternoon. It eventually ended up on Memorial Drive near the Arch, where it was struck by a car and killed.

Missouri outfielder drafted by Atlanta Braves

Junior Blake Brown was selected in the 5th round of the MLB Draft.