Missouri school districts face accreditation challenges under 2013 new evaluations

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will update to a tough, new evaluation system next year, which might challenge current school districts accreditations.

Box turtles in St. Louis area get health checkup

Researchers at the St. Louis Zoo and Washington University are tracking 20 box turtles in their natural habitats in St. Louis. On Wednesday, they received help from some St. Louis elementary students.

Ameren urges precaution in summer heat

Tips for staying safe include running an air conditioner and avoiding heat-producing chores during the hotter parts of day.

ACLU challenges Jasper County jail newspaper ban

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a ban made on all newspapers at the Jasper County jail. The ban was imposed because newspaper articles concerning criminal cases can sometimes spark fights between inmates.


Accident causes lane closure on I-70 west of Columbia

The westbound passing lane on Interstate 70 at mile marker 115.4 was closed for about 45 minutes Friday morning after a two-vehicle collision.

Nixon announces $4 million in cuts to University of Missouri System

Higher education in Missouri could be denied millions of dollars during the next fiscal year if budget cuts announced by Gov. Jay Nixon are upheld.