Father, 2 sons die while hiking in southeast Missouri

Reynolds County authorities say 36-year-old David Decareaux and his sons — 10-year-old Dominic and 8-year-old Grant — of Millstadt, Ill., died after becoming lost on the Ozark Trail near Black.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Missouri would save lives

Painkiller overdose deaths have more than quadrupled during the past 10 years in Missouri, the only state in the U.S. that has not passed legislation to enable a functioning monitoring program.

Former President George H.W. Bush leaves the hospital

George H.W. Bush, 88, the nation's oldest living former president, was admitted to Methodist Hospital on Nov. 23.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Who should pay costs to improve transportation?

The Blue Ribbon Citizens Committee on Missouri's Transportation Needs released a report last week listing options to fund the state's transportation system. Those funding options generally fall into two separate categories — everyone pays or users pay.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: StudentsFirst report card misses the mark

StudentsFirst report cards merely labeled schools “failing” because state legislatures haven’t adopted the policy prescriptions pushed by Michelle Rhee’s group.

Coca-Cola to address obesity for first time in ads

Coca-Cola said its ads aren't a reaction to negative public sentiment. Instead, the idea is to raise awareness about its lower-calorie drinks.

Nixons ride in Ford truck for Missouri inaugural parade

A relatively small crowd bundled up against below-freezing temperatures as the parade wound past the Governor's Mansion to the Missouri River side of the state Capitol.

Deadline nears for claims in mortgage settlement

Attorney General Chris Koster says the settlement applies to loans that were serviced by Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Citi or GMAC/Ally

New York poised to be first to pass post-massacre gun bill

The tentative agreement would further restrict New York's ban on assault weapons, limit the size of magazines to seven bullets, down from the current 10, and enact more stringent background checks for sales.