World records set on day 1 of London Olympics

Seven years after the British capital won the right to host the Olympics, the city was ready to celebrate the official start of the 30th edition of the Summer Games.


FROM READERS: Military service a family tradition for local National Guard veteran

Rebecca Segovia has carved a unique and distinguished military career alongside her family of veterans.


Jason Vargas allows one hit in eight innings to beat Royals

Vargas (11-7) allowed just a fourth-inning double during his eight innings, while striking out five and walking three.

2 women plead innocent in child endangerment case

The child was unresponsive and weighed just 12 pounds, 9 ounces when she was taken to a Joplin hospital July 1.

13-year-old fleeing from police causes fatal wreck

A 17-year-old driver died at a hospital following the accident.

Star-studded audience for Olympic opening ceremony

Among the 60,000 spectators at Olympic Stadium will be Queen Elizabeth II, who will officially open the games, along with other royals and plenty of showbiz royalty, too.

Man gets prison term for meth near kids' play area

Eric Joseph Bill of Wentzville was sentenced to seven years in prison.

10 rescued in St. Louis County apartment fire

The fire was reported at 2 a.m. at the Schoettler Village Apartments. The cause is under investigation.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: NRA's definition of 'sane American' sure has changed

In the aftermath of last week's shooting in Aurora, Colo., pro-gun ideologues are up in arms against gun control laws, and politicians are dodging campaign bullets by ignoring the issue.