Sterling W. Wyatt, Sept. 4, 1990 — July 11, 2012, of Columbia

Sterling W. Wyatt, 21, died Wednesday while serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Spc. Sterling Wyatt was a big brother to friends

Spc. Sterling Wyatt, 21, died Wednesday while serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

No end in sight for drought-stressed Missouri farmers

The National Weather Service predicts up to 10 days of 100-degree temperatures for parts of Missouri.

Missouri farmers eligible for federal aid

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a request to designate all Missouri counties as disaster areas due to the drought.

Pinkel defends Paterno at SEC Media Days

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said the recent scandal at Penn State can not be blamed entirely on Paterno.

Carl Edwards' crew chief steps down after health concerns

Bob Osborne cited undisclosed heath concerns as the reason for stepping down as Carl Edwards' crew chief.

New drug, Gammagard, could help stabilize Alzheimer's

Gammagard, developed by Baxter International Inc., might help stabilize Alzheimer's disease in some patients for as many as three years.


Olympics organizers insist early woes are minor

Organizers said some of the complaints were exaggerated, as well as other concerns about the games, which start in 10 days.

States saying no to Medicaid expansion could see downside

States that reject federal funding to expand Medicaid would risk leaving many of their low-income residents in a health-insurance coverage gap.

Despite protests, Boy Scouts reaffirm ban on gays

Since 2000, the Boy Scouts have been targeted with numerous protest campaigns and run afoul of some local nondiscrimination laws because of the membership policy.

Missouri cashes $38M from national mortgage settlement

The state received nearly $200 million from the settlement.

Koster, Martin report fundraising for Missouri attorney general race

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, a Democrat, has raised $166,000 more than his Republican challenger Ed Martin in the past three months.

Spurrier has South Carolina near top of SEC heap

South Carolina finished the 2011 season with the school's first postseason top-10 ranking and Gamecock's coach Steve Spurrier insists the team can build off its past success.

18 apply for Missouri Supreme Court opening

Of the 18 candidates, four have worked for Gov. Nixon.

Missouri Gov. Nixon to tour drought-stricken areas

Gov. Jay Nixon will meet with farmers and local officials in Lewis, Atchison and Polk counties.

UMKC gets $8.3M federal grant to study aging

The research could lead to the discovery of new treatments for aging bones and muscles.

Mosquitoes in Jefferson County test positive for West Nile

Health officials recommend using certain insect repellents and removing standing water from containers to keep mosquitoes away.

Cape Girardeau approves deer hunting inside city

Opponents said they plan to petition the City Council's decision.

Plans for Kansas City hotel disaster memorial struggling

Skywalks at the Hyatt Regency hotel collapsed during a dance in 1981, killing 114 people.