Labor Day rally at Stephens Lake Park encourages natural birth

The protest, called Rally for Change, was held to advocate a preference for natural labor methods over cesarean sections or induced labor.

Hinkson Creek clean-up efforts gets boost from state, EPA

The clean-up effort will begin with monitoring of Hinkson Creek to determine the best ways to reduce runoff and improve water quality.

MU student attempts record for fastest marathon in a suit

MU graduate student Steven Mankofsky came up almost two hours short in his attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon time while wearing a suit.

Show me the records: School finance reports

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education offers a free report on school finance reports.

Carl Edwards' Chase chances nearly gone

The No. 99 car blew a piston on lap 264 in Sunday night's Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, leaving Edwards with a 36th-place finish in a race he desperately needed to win.

PHOTO GALLERY: Musicians, locals celebrate Labor Day at Cooper's Landing

Musicians play bluegrass music by the Missouri River at Cooper's Landing to celebrate Labor Day.


Shakespeare's offers free balloon ride as part of delayed grand opening

The balloon was on a tether and rose about 100 feet in the air over the lawn outside the Shakespeare's parking lot. Rides lasted about five minutes.

Study finds little evidence to support superiority of organic food

Stanford University researchers concluded that eating organic food is not much healthier than conventional food. Their study did find some difference in antibiotic-resistant germs in meat.

City commission waives firewall requirement for North Light

The variance will allow North Light LLC to include doors in a firewall between its apartments and the city-owned Short Street garage.

Groups drop lawsuit to get payday loan, minimum wage initiatives on Missouri ballot

Missourians for Responsible Lending and Give Missourians a Raise have dropped their lawsuit to get both a minimum wage increase and payday loan regulations on the November ballot.

St. Louis trial judge to appeal commission's recommendation to remove her from office

Associate Circuit Judge Barbara Peebles was investigated for allegedly abdicating her judicial responsibilities to her clerks, frequently showing up late and removing and destroying a court document, then trying to cover it up.

Royals mowed down by Rangers' Darvish

Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish retired the first 17 batters, Texas hit five home runs and the Rangers beat the Royals 8-4 Monday in a game that turned testy.

Mets' mistake lifts Cardinals

Andres Torres lost an apparent leadoff double in the ninth inning when he was called out for missing first base, and the Cardinals held off the Mets 5-4 Monday.

Missouri men's golfers dominate at season's first tournament

Missouri finished at 22-under par to win the 13-team Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate on Monday in Verona, N.Y.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: End ethanol mandate

Ethanol mandates contribute to higher food and fuel prices, and ethanol is not efficient to produce.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: We are living in a time of great changes for labor

As technology continues to advance, it offers a wealth of opportunity for society but also some problems.

Rock Bridge High School holds practice on Labor Day

The Bruins practiced Monday after coming off a win against Fort Zumwalt West on Friday.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: The time is now to correct Missouri's out-of-control tax credit scheme

Gov. Jay Nixon's newly reconvened tax credit reform commission should insist on rigorous, cost-benefit analysis. Developers should have to account publicly for how they spent every taxpayer dollar.

Two Columbia women knit sweaters for children around the world

Lucille Wayland and Cecile Thorpe knit sweaters for a charity affiliated with First Presbyterian Church.

PHOTO GALLERY: Dancing in the rain | Missouri 62, Southeastern Louisiana 10

Rainfall didn't faze Missouri fans, and it didn't slow down the Tigers' offense Saturday against Southeastern Louisiana. The Missouri football team won its season opener 62-10.