Cardinals hitters roll past Astros for three-game sweep

David Freese's three-run home run snapped the team's long ball drought, and Matt Holliday's three-run double was the go-ahead blow as St. Louis beat the Houston Astros 13-5 Thursday.

Kansas City area mail carrier's death related to heat

The Jackson County medical examiner says John Watzlawick died of heat-related illness in July. According to the death report, Watzlawick had a body temperature of 108 degrees when he arrived in the emergency room after collapsing on his mail route.

Opponents organize over Missouri court measure

A question on Missouri's November ballot would have a special commission nominate four finalists instead of three for Missouri Supreme Court and state Court of Appeals vacancies.

St. Louis airport deemed 'StormReady' by National Weather Service

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport worked with the National Weather Service to meet guidelines for emergency operations planning and severe weather procedures.

Missouri Western State University considering new alcohol policy

The school in St. Joseph was a dry campus until April 2008, when it began allowing wine and beer at specific events at a few buildings on campus.

Paul Ryan to attend private fundraiser in Springfield

Paul Ryan is expected to attend the fundraiser Thursday evening. He is not scheduled to make any public appearances during his visit.

Western Missouri lake to be renovated to improve fishing conditions

The Department of Conservation said the lake has had problems with poor fish populations and too much vegetation.

Missouri groups raising money to renovate one-room schools

The Ozarks County School Association works with local residents and building owners to preserve the schools and transform them into community hubs.

Tropical Storm Isaac brings rains, wind throughout Caribbean

U.S. forecasters say the storm will likely turn into a hurricane by Friday. Isaac could hit Florida, where the Republican National Convention is set to begin Monday.

UPDATE: MU Health CEO to retire; interim med school dean named

James H. Ross, chief executive officer of MU Health Care, will retire at the end of the year. Robert Churchill, dean of the MU School of Medicine will retire Oct. 31.

MU Health Care CEO James Ross to retire

 James H. Ross, chief executive officer of MU Health Care, will retire Dec. 31, according to an announcement from Harold A. Williamson Jr., vice chancellor of MU Health System.