Palace says Duchess of Cambridge expecting a baby

Prince William and his wife, Catherine, are expecting their first child.

Hickman girls basketball rolls at tournament

The Hickman girls basketball team beat Raytown South 73-19 on Monday night in the first round of the Blue Springs Tournament.

Son of Arkansas' Mike Anderson arrested for DWI

Arkansas men's basketball coach Mike Anderson says his son has been suspended indefinitely from his job as video coordinator with the team following his third arrest on alcohol-related charge.

Redesign lowers costs of Kansas City collapse memorial

The disaster at the former Hyatt Regency motel on July 17, 1981, killed 141 people and injured more than 200 others when two skywalks collapsed during a dance party.

Drug-sniffing dogs to make visits to schools

Officials at Parkway School District said it's a preventive measure aimed at ensuring schools and campuses are drug-free.

FEMA trailers in Joplin slowly emptying

Those who remain in the trailers will have to start paying rent in January.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Filibuster needs fixing, but it can wait until after the 'fiscal cliff' is fixed

There were more filibusters in the 111th Congress (2009 to 2010) than in the '50s, '60s and '70s combined.

UPDATE: Republican Missouri U.S. Rep. Emerson leaving Congress

Jo Ann Emerson said she plans to step down from Congress in February and will serve as president and CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Seeking help, not succumbing to violence, is best response

Instead of demonstrating to kids and others the heights to which one can rise, Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher showed us the depths to which one can descend.

Young boys die in SW Missouri house fire

Reynolds County Sheriff Tom Volner said investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire Saturday morning in Bunker.

Leadville officer accused of taxidermy thefts

Police say Eric Smith of Perryville took orders and deposits for mounting animal heads in his Preserving Memories Taxidermy business, but he didn't perform the service.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Michael Dixon stories sent page views skyrocketing

Understatement of the century: Missourian readers were curious about what happened with Michael Dixon Jr. 

WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Allegations lead to Dixon's decision to transfer

Last week in Missouri sports, Michael Dixon Jr. announced his transfer from MU, and Missouri football player Sheldon Richardson announced he would enter the 2013 NFL draft.

Rock Bridge girls basketball beats Blue Springs

The team had a 64-32 victory over Blue Springs on Sunday in the Norm Stewart Classic.

In five minutes, residents try to salvage Bevier's history

When a popular restaurant and local history museum in Bevier caught fire, fire marshals allowed people into the museum for five minutes to try to save what they could. 

Planning and Zoning Commission to address Route K housing project

The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing for a housing subdivision proposal just north of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Magic Tree lighting, Bevier fire and Missouri swimming

Last week's best images by Missourian photographers featured the Mizzou Invitational swim meet and a guitar repair shop.

Notre Dame vs. Alabama: Star power, power football

Alabama will be looking to defend its national title when they play Notre Dame on Jan. 7 in Miami. 

ANALYSIS: Brinksmanship on Obama Medicaid expansion for poor

States have to decide whether to trust the federal government to continue to fund an expansion of their Medicaid programs.  

Missouri women's basketball transfer Kulas shines for Tigers

Bri Kulas, a junior transfer in her first year with the Missouri women's basketball team, has stepped into a leadership role on the court. Despite her early success, Kulas has stayed quiet off the court, and her easygoing personality has contributed to her success.