As head coach, Chiefs' Crennel still unproven

Romeo Crennel is Kansas City's defensive coordinator and new head coach. With an 0-2 start, he has yet to prove that he can pull double duty.

UPDATE: Space shuttle Endeavour heads west to new mission

The shuttle left Kennedy Space Center early Wednesday morning on the first part of its journey to California, where it will be a piece in a  museum. In the meantime, it's stopping over in Houston.

Rams' makeshift offensive line getting the job done

Bradford was sacked 36 times in 10 games last season and hit repeatedly, missing six games with a high left ankle sprain. Despite the rotating cast, he's been sacked five times the first two games this year — not bad behind such a jumbled line.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Tigers quarterback Franklin tough enough to resist foolish choice

Missouri quarterback James Franklin's decision to sit out Saturday's game against Arizona State because of an injury was a wise choice.

Sheriff's Department seeking Columbia driver who left scene of accident

Three passengers were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries after the Tuesday night accident.

Information reward raised in Joplin mosque fire investigation

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are increasing the original $15,000 reward to $50,000 for information related to a Joplin mosque fire.

UPDATE: Barge traffic halted near Mississippi River lock

As of Wednesday morning, nearly five dozen tugboats and more than 400 barges — carrying enough cargo to fill 2,400 railcars or 23,600 large tractor-trailers — were caught up in the logjam.

Kroger recalls spinach due to possible Listeria contamination

The recall involves Missouri and 14 other states at Kroger's stores, including Gerbes.

Kansas City high school sends students home after fake bomb threat

A Kansas City Public Schools spokesman said authorities searched Northeast High School early Wednesday and found no bomb after the threat was phoned in to 911.

UPDATE: Missouri high court hears arguments on incentive fund

Arguments Wednesday before the high court focused on the bill's contingency clause, which made the program effective only if lawmakers also passed a separate economic development bill during a 2011 special session.

UPDATE: Death row inmate Reginald Clemons describes police beating

Clemons testified that he confessed to raping two sisters because he feared for his life but said the confession came only after he was repeatedly struck by two detectives.

Missouri appeals court rules drunken driver's family can sue

The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a circuit court erred in dismissing the case filed by relatives of Scott L. Hays.

Man sentenced for murder of Missouri girl seeks new trial

The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments for a new trial for a man sentenced for killing a 6-year-old girl in 2002.

New women's group defends Akin in Missouri Senate race

About 300 people gathered Tuesday night for an event sponsored by a new group called Women Standing with Todd Akin.

Poll: Obama job approval rising, race still tight

Obama's approval rating is above 50 percent for the first time since the death of Osama bin Laden, but voter turnout will also play a critical role in the presidential election.

St. Louis man sentenced 20 years in officer shooting case

Vernon Collins was sentenced Tuesday for shooting an officer responding to a home disturbance in 2001.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: No gouging these sharks

Missourians for Responsible Lending ran out of money and time in its effort to get an initiative on the ballot that would limit interest rates on payday loans to 36 percent.