Hispanic Catholic community celebrates 'El Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe'

This week, the Hispanic Catholic community gathered at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 5 a.m. to celebrate "El Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe," or  the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

Benton plans 'green' curriculum components after receiving grant

Benton Elementary will add a "green" science program after receiving a $12,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation. 

Rock Bridge girls basketball defeats Kansas high school Olathe Northwest

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team beat Olathe Northwest High School Friday evening 43-21.

Clayton Robert Hill loved singing, travel

Mr. Hill earned a bachelor's degree in industrial arts with a minor in mathematics from Southwest Missouri State in 1952 after graduating from Excelsior Springs High School.

Clayton Robert Hill September 19, 1929 — December 12, 2012

Clayton Robert Hill of Columbia died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.

Hickman boys basketball eases past Wentzville Holt

Senior forward Cecil Williams lead Hickman in scoring with 18 points. Junior guard Chris Clark added another 13.

Police solve case of puppy dragged behind truck

Police say the driver of the truck, Victor Washington, did not see the pit bull puppy leashed to the back of his truck before he left for work on Nov. 20.

Judge denies ex-Mamtek CEO request to reduce bond

Bruce Cole has been in custody since his Sept. 18 arrest. He's being held in the Randolph County Jail in Huntsville, with a preliminary hearing set for Jan. 17.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Taxpayers become casualties of Kansas-Missouri border war

Tax incentives issued by Missouri and Kansas to businesses, designed to lure companies across state lines to improve job growth, are succeeding only in hurting those who pay their fair share.

St. Louis Art Museum expansion makes use of natural light

St. Louis Art Museum curators will start installing art in the new 200,000-square-foot expansion at the early next year; the public gets its first look during a two-day festival June 29-30.

Too much water, now too little for wildlife refuge

A three-month flood in 2011 left the 7,800-acre Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge with too much water. But a year later the refuge is fighting for every drop.

Hogan appointed circuit judge in St. Louis

Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Associate Circuit Judge Elizabeth Byrne Hogan to serve as a circuit judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Time for Missouri to consider statewide fire, building code

Missouri lacks a statewide fire code — something that could help save lives if one were in place.