'Super fan' brought his spirit to Missouri gymnastics meet

Missouri Super Fan Larry Wyatt II brought his spirit to the Tigers gymnastics meet against the Denver Pioneers on Friday night at the Hearnes Center.

Gov. Nixon details incentive plan for automobile suppliers

Gov. Jay Nixon is seeking to expand a law that would offer increased incentives to automobile parts suppliers. Nixon's proposal would allow parts manufacturers to gain incentives if their product is used as a component by an automaker, even if it is not sold directly to the manufacturer.

St. Louis' Old Courthouse undergoing repairs

The Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis will receive $3.5 million in renovations. The project should take about a year. 

Eight school buses vanish from St. Louis area

Eight school buses have been stolen in St. Louis County and Jefferson County since May. The buses are reportedly worth approximately $60,000 each.

Joplin community endorses tornado recovery plan

Despite the long-term tornado recovery plan's framework-state, community leaders and business owners approved it Thursday night.

U.S. Senate chief postpones vote on anti-piracy bill

Harry Reid announced Friday his plan to delay a vote that would move the online piracy legislation to the Senate floor for debate.

Nixon: Missouri schools should avoid big tuition hikes

Gov. Jay Nixon advised public colleges and universities to find ways, instead of simply increasing student tuition, to offset the proposed 12.5 percent cut in state aid. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: The underlying message: More shared pain

An emphasis on jobs is not reflected by cutting funds to the institutions dedicated to training and educating the future workforce.


Roadway collapses on downtown St. Louis overpass

An overpass near Union Station in St. Louis has been shut down after a roadway on the overpass collapsed Friday morning.

Missouri Attorney General's office recoups millions from Medicaid fraud

The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit collected more than $20 million from Medicaid fraud cases in 2011.

New Zealand police seize Megaupload executives, assets

New Zealand police seized the assets of Megaupload executives in a raid Friday, one day after the U.S. Justice Department shut down the large file-sharing site. Four of the company executives who were arrested in New Zealand Thursday, including former CEO Kim Dotcom, now face extradition proceedings.

Fire forces evacuation of Mo. hotel for homeless

A Springfield hotel for homeless families caught fire, causing the evacuation of 150 people.

Kansas basketball player pleads innocent to misdemeanor

Ben McLemore, a freshman basketball player for Kansas, has pleaded not guilty to a November charge of minor in possession of alcohol.

Mo. legislation would punish anonymous callers

A proposed law could make it illegal for people to anonymously make phone calls by "spoofing" caller ID systems.

Field fire in southwest Missouri keeps prairie healthy

Burning prepared Woods Prairie for its spring and summer crops of grasses and flowering plants. The Missouri Prairie Foundation supervised the burn, which lasted less than two hours. 

Hannibal man carves rocks into art

Tim Murphy hand-carves stone tools from rocks he collects from Missouri, Arkansas and even Italy.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Supreme Court needs to know seeing is not believing

Supreme Court justices vote against expanding the assessment of suggestive conditions in witness identification to include elements beyond police control.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: UM System Board of Curators

Columbia hotel owners question need for lodging tax rate increase

The Columbia Hospitality Association is opposing a proposed increase in the city's lodging tax that would be used to pay for improvements at Columbia Regional Airport, warning that it could cause occupancy rates to drop.

Missouri basketball's Ricardo Ratliffe improves mental game

Ricardo Ratliffe, a senior forward for the Missouri men's basketball team, is No. 1 in the nation with a 77.4 field goal percentage, but he's continuing to improve both mental and physical aspects of his game.