Visualization gives Hickman softball practices different look

This season, Kewpies assistant coach Nick Haskell starts practices with exercises that puts his players through game scenarios while they lie on the field with their eyes closed.

Little earns another SEC volleyball honor for Missouri

Missouri volleyball player Whitney Little was named SEC co-Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after a record-breaking performance on Sunday in the Tigers 3-0 victory against Georgia.

Teacher quality group sues UM for course outlines in education

The National Council on Teacher Quality is seeking course syllabi from the MU College of Education as part of its efforts to monitor what aspiring teachers learn at college. Missouri officials object, considering the material to be intellectual property of the faculty.

Peanut butter recall due to possible salmonella contamination

Sunland Inc. has recalled 101 of its peanut products because of possible salmonella contamination. 

Police report shots at Club Vogue Sunday morning

Officers found several shell cases in the parking lot, and one man went to the hospital with lacerations.

Bertha G. Ravenscraft-Perkins was a devoted mother, wife

Bertha Ravenscraft-Perkins was a homemaker after retiring from the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in 1982. She was a member of Praise Assembly of God Church.

Public defender's office reacts to caseload cap

From now on, presiding Boone County Circuit Court Judge Gary Oxenhandler will assign overflow cases to private attorneys at the end of each month.  

Ray L. Quick, Dec. 5, 1949 — Oct. 1, 2012, of Hallsville

Ray Leslie Quick of Hallsville died Monday, Oct. 1. He was 62.

Bertha G. Ravenscraft-Perkins, Oct. 4, 1927 — Oct. 1, 2012, of Ashland

Bertha G. Ravenscraft-Perkins of Ashland died Oct. 1, 2012. She was 84.

Community members voice concerns about misuse of eminent domain

A proposed amendment is meant to make blight designation more difficult, but opponents of the proposal think it could broaden the city government's power and cause the opposite effect.


Police make 27 arrests at checkpoint Friday

Approximately 1,322 vehicles were checked at the intersection of Stadium Boulevard and Mick Deaver Memorial Drive.

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: Two candidates vie for Eastern District commissioner in Cole County

Ed Williams will be going up against incumbent Jeff Hoelscher for Cole County Eastern District commissioner. 

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: UM System student financial aid data

The University of Missouri System's Institutional Research and Planning department offers data about how much and what kind of financial aid UM students are receiving.

Cards top Reds to clinch tie for 2nd wild card

St. Louis clinched a tie for the second National League wild card and spoiled Dusty Baker's return from a mini-stroke with a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

Akin claims McCaskill's husband benefited from stimulus

Rep. Todd Akin is the most recent in a line of political candidates to bring the finances of Sen. Claire McCaskill's husband, Joseph Shepard, to the political playing field.

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: Proposition 1 would finance child mental health services

Proposition 1 will be on ballot this November. If it passes, there will be a quarter-cent sales tax in Boone County to fun children's mental health services.

Federal contraception mandate lawsuit dismissed in Missouri

U.S. District Judge Carole Jackson rejected a lawsuit by a Catholic St. Louis business owner as to whether his business can be compelled to provide health insurance covering contraception.

Akin parses his stance on earmarks

Although he has a history of supporting bills with earmarks, Rep. Todd Akin is now aligning himself with a group that wants to ban them.

Cassel faltering at quarterback for Chiefs

Kansas City starter Matt Cassel has thrown a league-leading seven interceptions, including three first-half picks in Sunday's 37-20 loss to San Diego.

Rams adjusting to short workweek

St. Louis is coming off a 19-13 victory over Seattle on Sunday relatively healthy and gets a second consecutive home game for its Thursday night matchup with Arizona.