Kansas, Missouri could be hit by disaster aid fight

Records show Missouri received more than $1 billion in disaster relief from 2004 through 2011. Missouri ranked 19th in per-person disaster spending during that period.

FROM READERS: Bettering the understanding of Asperger's syndrome

The Missouri Mental Health Foundation conducted this interview with Aaron Likens, a St. Louis author with Asperger's syndrome, who was concerned about the public perception of the disorder.

After another emergency, FAA grounds Boeing 787 aircraft

The FAA action came on the same day that Japan's two biggest airlines — which fly almost half of the world's 50 787s — voluntarily grounded them pending full safety checks.

Chiefs' hire offensive line coach

Kansas City hired former Jaguars offensive line coach Andy Heck to fulfill the same duty with the Chiefs.

Chairman of Missouri utility regulatory panel to resign

Kevin Gunn announced his resignation Wednesday during a meeting of the Missouri Public Service Commission.

Student wounds official, self at St. Louis school

The motive wasn't clear, but police said the shooter apparently sought out the victim.

Gov. Nixon heads to Detroit for auto show

The Democratic governor is scheduled to talk with representatives of General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. this week.

Charities worry new tax law will reduce donations

The limits are part of the new tax law Congress passed on New Year's Day. They reduce the value of all itemized deductions for individuals making more than $250,000 and married couples making more than $300,000.

Blues sign general manager to extension

Doug Armstrong was the NHL general manager of the year last season when the Blues won their first Central Division title since 2000.

Moberly woman sentenced in death of baby found in pond

Twenty-six-year-old Cassidy King of Moberly was sentenced Tuesday to four years for manslaughter in the 2011 death of her son.

New Missouri secretary of state focused on ethics, early voting

The new Democratic secretary of state announced plans for a commission to recommend what he terms the most "efficient, fair and secure way" to let Missourians cast ballots before Election Day.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Second term poses big test for Gov. Jay Nixon

Playing it safe has gotten Jay Nixon elected four times as state attorney general and twice as governor in an increasingly Republican state, but it won't cement his legacy.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Extend Missouri's minimum school year

Gov. Jay Nixon has proposed lengthening the school year from a minimum of 174 days to the national average of 180 days.

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley pay $557 million in mortgage case

The settlements could compensate Americans whose homes were seized because of abuses such as "robo-signing," when banks automatically signed off on foreclosures without properly reviewing documents.

Lynn Eugene Diel, Jan. 16, 2013, at age 58

Harry Lloyd Rippeto April 28, 1948, to Jan. 13, 2013, formerly of Hallsville

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel.