Free Roots 'N' Blues tickets offered to low-income residents

The Public Health and Human Services Department is accepting applications for free Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival tickets. Applications must be submitted by Friday.

Man arrested after threatening partygoers with knife

A man was arrested on suspicion of armed criminal action, first- and second-degree child endangerment, second- and third-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

FROM READERS: Slow Food Katy Trail shares local food with students

On Wednesday, Slow Food Katy Trail will begin the fifth year of its popular Harvest-of-the-Month sessions with third-graders. This year at a new school: Benton Elementary.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children participate in afternoon activities at Granny's House

MU students are among the volunteers at the program.

Hickman boys soccer not satisfied with first win of season

Though the team was disappointed in their effort, the Kewpies defeated visiting Northeast High School 5-3 on Tuesday night.

Eva Jo Sapp, 68, of Columbia died Sept. 8, 2012

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Firestone Baars Chapel on the Stephens College campus, 1306 E. Walnut St.

Eva Jo Sapp, Feb. 4, 1944-Sept. 8, 2012, of Columbia

Eva Jo Sapp, 68, of Columbia passed on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at her home in Columbia with her husband and children at her side.

Missouri Farm Bureau keeps support of Akin

In an unprecedented move for the Farm Bureau, its political committees decided to reconsider their endorsement after Akin's remarks about rape aired Aug. 19 on a St. Louis television station. The committee reaffirmed its endorsement of Akin.

For Sept. 11 anniversary, a turning point passed?

For the first time, elected officials weren't speaking at the Sept. 11 ceremony at the World Trade Center site in New York, which often allowed them a solemn turn in the spotlight, but raised questions about the public and private Sept. 11.

Cardinals start West Coast trip with loss

St. Louis, which has lost four of five, had its lead cut to one game over the idle Los Angeles Dodgers for the second NL wild-card berth.

Smith shuts down Twins in Royals win


Will Smith pitched seven shutout innings, Eric Hosmer hit a home run and the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 9-1 on Tuesday night.


WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri lawmakers should let vetoes stand

Overriding Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of one piece of legislation would empower employers and insurers to wantonly deny coverage for contraceptives. An override on the other piece could unfairly force a retroactive tax on a significant number of Missourians who purchased vehicles with the expectation that they would not be charged a use tax.

Obama, Romney put partisan politics aside on Sept. 11 anniversary

In honor of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney did not plan to appear at overtly political events, and both planned to take down negative ads.

ACLU seeks to block new Missouri worship-disruption law

Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union are seeking a temporary injunction to block the law that took effect last month.

Walgreens closing 4 drugstores in southwest Missouri

The company will close May's Drug Warehouse stores in Joplin and Webb City, along with Vista Pharmacy in Carthage and Jon's Pharmacy in Neosho. A Walgreens spokesman said the stores will close by November.

Springfield residents urge City Council to uphold proposal to lower marijuana penalties

Many council members said they intended to immediately repeal an ordinance that reduces the penalty for possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana.

Missouri lawmakers hold committee meetings before veto session

Legislative committees scheduled meetings Tuesday on topics as diverse as pre-need funeral trusts, the state's criminal code and the effect of the drought on farmers.

Missouri House committee to review job-creation tax breaks

During the 2012 budget year, the state waived $629 million of revenues because of tax credits.