Royals defeat AL Central champion Tigers

Alcides Esocbar and Jeff Francoeur homered for Kansas City on Tuesday night, and Salvador Perez had the go-ahead RBI in the fifth inning. The Royals won 4-2 against the Detroit Tigers. 

Cardinals lose but clinch playoff spot anyway

St. Louis lost 3-1 to Cincinnati on Tuesday night, but clinched baseball's final postseason berth early Wednesday when the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 4-3 to San Francisco.

Amtrak's Missouri River Runner trains back on schedule

Amtrak said all of its Missouri River Runner trains will be back on their standard schedules after work was completed on Union Pacific tracks.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: FEMA should extend housing seven more months

Now, Joplin's city leaders are asking FEMA to extend the current housing contract with the city, which expires on Nov. 9. Seven more months is all the city's asking.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Farm bill leaves food states hanging while candidates campaign

The current farm bill expires Sunday, leaving those who grow our food, serve rural areas and feed the poor wondering what the future holds — and planning for the future is what they all need to be able to do.


Jefferson City sporting goods store owner charged with arson

The fire occurred on Jan. 1, 2011, about one week after the store went out of business.

UPDATE: Judge declines to block Missouri law against disturbing worship

The law makes it a misdemeanor to intentionally disturb or interrupt a "house of worship" with profane language, rude or indecent behavior or noise. It carries a penalty of up to six months in jail and a $500 fine.

UPDATE: Backers of Missouri court changes drop campaign plans

Proponents of the measure said Tuesday that they would not appeal a court ruling rejecting their challenge to the official ballot summary prepared by Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's office.

US Fidelis president gets 8-year state prison term

Darain Atkinson was sentenced Monday in St. Charles on state charges of stealing and fraud.

Special April election to settle deer hunt dispute

 The election in April will be the first referendum in Cape Girardeau's history.

50 students removed from Kansas City school

The students were removed after fights broke out at the school Friday when students were in an auditorium because of false fire alarms.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbians protest in support of Pussy Riot

Columbia residents protested Monday outside the Daniel Boone City Building in support of Russian punk band Pussy Riot.

City Council narrowly passes fireworks possession ordinance

The Columbia City Council voted 4-3 Monday night to approve an ordinance banning fireworks possession within city limits, with an exception made for sparklers. 

One last standing ovation for humor columnist Irene Haskins

About 250 people gathered for the service honoring Ms. Haskins, a longtime humor columnist for the Columbia Daily Tribune. In a fitting tribute to the way she lived her life, Ms. Haskins' memory was eulogized with smiles, jokes and musical performances.

Volunteers package meals for Kenyans at the Parkade Center

Parkade Center manager, Ben Gakinya, came from Kenya and is now helping those in his native country.

Handbell director finds joy in her choir

Columbia native Cookie Hagan uses a distinctive teaching method to lead an adapted handbell choir of seniors and those with disabilities.

Mizzou Pharmacy now open at MU Student Center

Mizzou Pharmacy, MU Health Care's ninth pharmacy, accepts the same insurance plans as the other eight locations.

Missouri football team wants Green-Beckham more involved

The Tigers were certainly glad to see top recruit Dorial Green-Beckham finally reach the end zone for the first time Saturday, but coaches say they need to get him the ball even more.

COLT railroad celebrates 25th anniversary Tuesday

The city will host a celebration at the COLT Transload Facility, 6501 N. Brown Station Road, on Tuesday morning.

Boone County residents turn in nearly 500 pounds of prescription drugs

The event sought to make people aware of prescription drug abuse and environmental concerns.