Robert Franklin Bussabarger, Sept. 17, 1922 - Jan. 22, 2013, of Columbia

Robert Franklin Bussabarger, of Columbia, died on Tuesday at the age of 90. There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia.

FROM READERS: The Altar at Olivet offers a mix between traditional, contemporary worship services

Brad Bryan, who leads worship at the Altar at Olivet at Olivet Christian Church, says his service provides the community with a service that is a balance of traditional worship with contemporary themes.

FROM READERS: On Stan Musial's last game day, Larry Dickerson tagged along

Larry writes that Stan Musial's "humility, caring and warmth set an example of how everyone should be treated, no matter who they are."

Missouri State Highway Patrol purchases new $5.6 million plane

Missouri State Highway Patrol purchased a $5.6 million plane that raises concerns among both of Senate's parties.

Missouri House approves election legislation

Missouri House passes election legislation Wednesday, 115-45, revising procedures for filling openings; Senate next to vote.

THE GREAT RESET: Is technology a job killer? A few history lessons

For centuries, technology has upended industries. But it has also created millions of jobs, though not usually for the people who lost them.


THE GREAT RESET: Debt, stocks both up in 1st Obama term

For most of the past four years, Obama has emphasized that he inherited the bad times from President George W. Bush. But in his second-term, it will be harder to blame his predecessor.


Motte, Cardinals agree to $12 million, 2-year deal

The 30-year-old right-hander had a career-high 42 saves in 49 chances last year, when he was 4-5 with a 2.75 ERA. He made $2 million.

Missouri chief justice touts 20 years of drug courts

Missouri Chief Justice Richard Teitelman said Missouri has become a national leader in the drug courts.

Missouri lawmakers propose Stan Musial Bridge

The bridge carrying Interstate 70 over the Mississippi River between downtown St. Louis and Illinois is scheduled to open in 2014.

Court overturns effort for payment from Missouri fund

The ruling came the same day that a Senate committee was considering legislation that supporters contend would help bolster the Second Injury Fund.

Missouri budget panel hears support for Medicaid growth

Medicaid expansion was the key topic during the Senate Appropriations Committee's first public hearing on Missouri's next operating budget, which begins July 1.

House votes to defuse debt limit crisis

The House passed the measure on a bipartisan 285-144 vote as a majority of Republicans backed away from their previous demand that any increase in the government's borrowing cap be paired with an equivalent level of spending cuts.

UPDATE: Mississippi River shipping resumes at Illinois lock

By midmorning Wednesday, 85 barges and 15 vessels still were waiting to pass through — slow but steady progress from the 142 barges and 19 vessels that were idled there at the traffic jam's peak, Coast Guard Lt. Colin Fogarty said.

Missouri bill seeks overhaul of criminal laws

The proposed overhaul of the state's criminal laws runs to nearly 600 pages. If passed, it would mark the first major update of the Missouri Criminal Code since 1979.

Woodworth lawyer seeks attorney general's removal from 1990 case

Mark Woodworth is asking the high court to prevent Attorney General Chris Koster from putting Woodworth on trial for a third time.