Tigers take to Twitter before Saturday's game against Southeastern Louisiana

Catch a glimpse of what the Missouri Tigers are tweeting in anticipation of Saturday's season opener against Southeastern Louisiana University.

Rams center Wells, wife adopt three orphans during offseason

While going through rehab from knee surgery, St Louis Rams center Scott Wells and his wife finalized the adoption of three orphans from Uganda, a process that took nearly 18 months.

SEC teams strong going into season

The SEC once again features an array of hard-to-block pass rushers including the freakishly fast Barkevious Mingo at LSU, South Carolina's twin towers Jadeveon Clowney and Devin Taylor and Georgia All-American Jarvis Jones.

Missouri attorney general again asks high court to set execution date

White supremacist Joseph Franklin was convicted of killing a man outside of a synagogue in 1977.

UPDATE: Petition supporting Planned Parenthood signed by 40,000, delivered to Akin

A petition signed by Planned Parenthood supporters was delivered to Akin's office and calls for Akin to cancel his campaign for U.S. Senate.

GOP CONVENTION: What to watch for Wednesday

Paul Ryan is set to address the  GOP convention  Wednesday night while Ron Paul supporters are looking forward to a tribute to their favorite candidate. Later, John McCain,  who was defeated in his bid for president in 2008, will address the gathering.

Royals beat Tigers, Chen dominant in eight innings

The Royals beat the Tigers for the second consecutive night. They did it with pitching and defense Wednesday night, getting Chen's best start of the year and turning a pair of inning-ending double plays to help him out.

Cardinals lose as Pirates' Alvarez continues hot hitting

Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez continued his season-long dominance of the Cardinals on Wednesday. His three-run shot in the third inning gave him seven home runs and 23 RBI in 15 games against St. Louis this year as Pittsburgh moved within one game of the NL's second wild card spot.

Columbia Public Library undergoes a structural update

Crews have been performing maintenance to the building's windows since June.

Petitions signed by 40,000 delivered to Akin's Ballwin office

About a dozen Planned Parenthood advocates and supporters presented petitions to Akin's office on Wednesday.

'SEC Kickoff' will offer game analysis and conference news

Former University of Georgia coach will host football show highlighting games, analysis and conference news.


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.