Start-up company trying to help Lamar's economy

Redneck Blinds will turn out 2,800 elevated deer blinds this year and will create jobs in a town that's seen its share of hard times.

Rain eases drought as Midwest corn harvest unfolds

Despite the recent rain from Hurricane Isaac, the drought still damaged a large portion of crops beyond repair.

U.S. embassies on high alert for violent protests caused by anti-Muslim film

U.S. embassies and consults are bracing for more violence and demonstrations caused by an anti-Muslim film following the Sept. 11 consulate attack in Libya.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Tragic American losses show security lapses

The Obama administration should demand adequate security for U.S. diplomats after attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Columbia teen combines style and technology for booming business

Taylor Burghard takes keyboards and turns them into earrings; her top seller is a pair with the phrase "I-ctrl-U."

Protesters storm U.S. Embassy in Yemen

American missions have been attacked in three Arab nations — Yemen, Egypt and Libya — that have faced persistent unrest and are struggling to restore law and order after last year's revolts.

New report finds St. Louis Veterans Affairs hospital has made 'vast improvements'

The report comes more than two years after reports that insufficient sterilization at the center's dental clinic may have exposed more than 1,800 veterans to hepatitis and HIV.

Man vs. Nonfiction: Mike Fields chronicles his reading adventure

Mike Fields is five months into his quest to read one book from each of the nearly 2,850 shelves of nonfiction books at the Columbia Public Library. He says he wants his infant daughter to grow up around print books.

Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis tackles big contract, field opponents

Rams middle linebacker James Laurinaitis, who led the Rams in tackles his first three seasons, signed a five-year contract extension just before the season started.

Cape Girardeau plane crash injures pilot, newspaper reporter

A small plane crashed at the Cape Girardeau airport Thursday, injuring two people. Both men involved in the crash sustained minor injuries.

Nation says goodbye to moonwalker Neil Armstrong

The powerful of Washington, the pioneers of space and the everyday public crowded into the Washington National Cathedral for a public interfaith memorial for the very private astronaut.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Be responsible for safety of child passengers

Sunday marks the start of National Child Passenger Safety Week, a reminder that adults should always make sure children are in car seats or wearing seat belts.

Northwest Missouri woman's death considered suspicious

Sheriff Josh Eckerson said investigators are awaiting autopsy and toxicology results before deciding whether the death was a homicide.

EPA to fund removal of lead-contaminated soil in Jefferson County

Sampling has found widespread lead contamination in the flood plain of the Big River, which begins at Leadwood and runs to the Meramec River confluence near Eureka.

Board of Curators examines UM System's financial health

The University of Missouri System ended the year with a balanced budget in which revenues exceeded expenses by $73 million, according to Nikki Krawitz, UM vice president for finance and administration.