Joplin school district sees higher enrollment numbers

The Joplin school district is seeing higher student enrollment numbers more than a year after a tornado damaged or destroyed school buildings.

McCaskill campaigns with Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, focuses on defense waste

Sen. Claire McCaskill is highlighting her efforts with Virginia Sen. Jim Webb to diminish waste in wartime contracts

Tow truck driver killed in Kansas City honored

Blake Gresham died Monday after being hit by a truck while securing a woman's vehicle to his tow truck on an interstate bridge in Kansas City.

Missouri House leader criticizes Nixon on vehicle taxes

House Majority Leader Tim Jones said lawmakers have not decided whether to try to override Nixon's veto of a bill allowing communities to resume levying taxes on vehicle purchases.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Group opposes weakening of judicial branch

Six former state Supreme Court chief justices are leading the Missourians for Fair and Impartial Courts.

In drought, drillers offering water witching

Thousands of wells have gone dry this summer in the worst drought the nation has experienced in decades.

FROM READERS: Missouri wineries grounded in cultural tradition

W. Arthur Mehrhoff shares his take on the Missouri wine industry.

Nixon names dental school dean to Missouri loan agency

Gov. Jay Nixon tapped Christopher Halliday to serve on the board for the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority.

Cat videos get their moment at Minneapolis film festival

The Walker Art Center, a well-regarded museum of modern art in Minneapolis, on Thursday is presenting its first "Internet Cat Video Film Festival" to showcase the best in filmed feline hijinks.

Isaac nears New Orleans, floods rural Louisiana levee

Water driven by the large and powerful storm flooded over an 18-mile stretch of one levee in Plaquemines Parish south of New Orleans, flooding some homes in a thinly populated area.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: First man on the moon acted like he had been there before

Neil Armstrong's professionalism and modesty regarding his monumental achievements represent a stark contrast from many of a younger generation.