Co-founder of Missouri Pride Fastpitch Softball remembered for love of coaching, family

George H. Marshall of New Franklin died Friday, July 13, 2012. He was 65.

Veteran remembered for his self-reliance

Robert L. O'Bannon of Columbia died Sunday, July 15, 2012. He was 82.

Robert L. O'Bannon, Feb. 13, 1930 — July 15, 2012, of Columbia

Robert L. O'Bannon of Columbia died Sunday, July 15, 2012. He was 82.

George H. Marshall, Nov. 24, 1946 — July 13, 2012, of New Franklin

George H. Marshall was 65.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Status of beaches from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Looking to head out on the water this weekend around Missouri? Check out the Department of Natural Resource's website first to see if your favorite beach is open.

Cardinals rally in 9th, beat Brewers 3-2

Allen Craig hit a bloop RBI single off Brewers closer John Axford to take the lead, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Monday night.

Mariners pound Sanchez, Royals in 9-4 victory

Casper Wells homered and drove in a career-high five runs, all of them against Jonathan Sanchez, and the Seattle Mariners beat up the Kansas City Royals and their beleaguered starter in a 9-4 victory Monday night.

U.S. drought grows to cover widest area since 1956

Fifty-five percent of the continental United States was in a moderate to extreme drought by the end of June.

UPDATE: Missouri Gov. Nixon builds up $7.6M for re-election bid

Gov. Jay Nixon is building his campaign coffers while Republican candidates are beginning their campaigns in earnest ahead of the Aug. 7 primary.

FROM READERS: Fundraiser at Plato's Closet benefits Heart of Missouri CASA

By participating in the fundraiser, customers will receive discounts on items at Plato's Closet. 

Arkansas running back Knile Davis healed, eager for return

Davis, who broke his ankle last August, hasn't played a game in 19 months.

Ban on trans fat made fast food healthier in NY

The amount of trans fat dropped 2.4 grams in an average lunch in New York following the ban.

UPDATE: Man charged with killing 2 NW Missouri sisters

Clifford B. Miller, 31, was charged Monday with two counts of first-degree murder after being arrested in connection with the death of two Missouri sisters.

UPDATE: Brunner outspending GOP Senate rivals in Missouri

John Brunner has personally contributed nearly $4.8 million to his campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Man charged with killing 2 Missouri sisters

The women's bodies were found late Sunday near Trimble in Clinton County.

Slive stays put as SEC commissioner despite end of contract

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive's contract was set to expire July 31, five days after he turns 72.

Missouri Reps. Clay, Carnahan close in fundraising

Reports show an $11,000 difference between the money Congressman William Lacy Clay and Rep. Russ Carnahan raised in the past quarter.

Missouri officials use Facebook to share drought info

The University of Missouri Extension has a guide for using social media to respond to disasters.

Kinder to head new Missouri disaster response panel

The committee will examine the effectiveness of the resources used for disaster recovery.

TOP HEADLINES: Syrian rebels push war into Damascus

Among today's top stories, Syrian rebels fired grenades at tanks and troops while regime armor shelled Damascus neighborhoods.