Bowfishing tournaments set to help girl fight cancer

Two area bowfishing tournaments taking place the weekend of Aug. 4 will be donating proceeds to help Karah Pollard, a 10-year-old girl from St. Robert, fight cancer.

FROM READERS: Drought of 2012

The effects of the drought have been hard on photographer John Hall's backyard, but that doesn't stop the birds from coming out to play.

Furcal walkoff leads Cardinals to 3-2 win over Dodgers in 12 innings

Rafael Furcal singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals dampened the Dodgers debut of Hanley Ramirez, beating Los Angeles 3-2 Wednesday night.

Angels beat Royals 11-6 behind Weaver, Trout

Jered Weaver won his seventh straight start to tie a career-best, Mike Trout and Torii Hunter homered, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 11-6 on Wednesday.

London Olympics: 5 things to know for Wednesday

After fears about a washout for the Olympics, London is now experiencing a mini heat wave.

Smith throws well in Royals' victory over Angels

Will Smith (2-3) allowed a run, struck out four and walked four in a 4-1 victory Tuesday night over the club that drafted him in 2007 and traded him to Kansas City in 2010.

GOP candidates attack each other in Missouri lieutenant governor race

On the Democratic side, the eight candidates have struggled to raise money and attract attention.

Missouri Corn Growers endorse Jay Nixon for governor

Association President Billy Thiel says the group decided to endorse Nixon because he has promoted Missouri agriculture by helping to expand its markets globally.

Man shot, killed after wounding 3 police officers

Deputies had been responding to reports of gunfire at a home near O'Fallon, west of St. Louis, about 1 a.m. when someone fired on them from outside the house, St. Charles County Sheriff Thomas Neer said.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon appoints 2 new circuit judges

Associate Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer has been elevated to a circuit judgeship in the city of St. Louis, and Kevin Harrell was appointed to serve as a circuit judge in Jackson County, which includes most of Kansas City.

Dry wind feeds western Missouri house fires

High heat and dry weather helped spread a house fire to neighboring homes in a Kansas City suburb.

Cardinals call up lefty Brian Fuentes

The Cardinals purchased the contract of 36-year-old lefty Brian Fuentes from Double-A Springfield in time for Wednesday night's game against the Dodgers.

Missouri village offers free water to fight grass fires

A Lawrence County village is offering free water to residents for fire protection and prevention.

UPDATE: 2 Joplin women charged with starving girl

Two Joplin women have been charged with felony child endangerment after one woman's 3-year-old daughter was taken to a local hospital unconscious, barely breathing and weighing only 12 pounds.

Fears of rain give way to complaints about heat in London

Tuesday was the hottest day of the year in Britain at 85.5 degrees Fahrenheit.

'Games Lanes' go into effect in London amid fears of major tie-ups

Many commuters seem to have switched to public transport to avoid the hassle, and rush hour traffic was lighter than usual.

1.6 million tickets sold for Olympic soccer tournaments

Soccer is one of two sports that kick off the London Games early, along with archery.

Husband of missing southeast Missouri woman faces hearing

Clay Waller of Jackson is accused of killing his estranged wife, Jacque, even though her body has never been found.

Kansas City diocese dismissed from priest abuse lawsuit

Jackson County Judge Ann Mesle dismissed one count of failure to supervise children and two counts of fraudulent misrepresentation in a lawsuit against the Rev. Michael Tierney.

2 Joplin women charged with starving girl

The 3-year-old weighed 12 pounds and had a body temperature too low to register.