Figueroa wins SEC Female Diver of the Week honors again

Missouri diver Loren Figueroa collected the SEC Female Diver of the Week honor  Tuesday for the third time this season. The junior won both the 1 and 3-meter events during Friday's dual meet over Drury.

Missouri softball ranked No. 7; ESPN to televise 4 games

Along with Missouri, seven other Southeastern Conferences teams were ranked in the poll, with Alabama taking the top spot. ESPN ranked Missouri No. 7 in the NCAA and will televise four of its games this season.

New record high and minimum temperatures set Monday

Monday's high temperature broke previous records for the day and the minimum temperature of 54 degrees was a record high as well. 

Medicare agency drops MU Health Care investigation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services outlined violations at the university health system's allergy clinic in October.

Missouri Senate endorses bill for sports events incentives

Bill will help local communities and sports authorities compete for attractions such as college basketball tournaments. Senators endorsed the legislation on Monday and need another Senate vote to move to the House. 


Missouri Senate panel considers bill requiring gun safety course for first-graders

The bill, filed one day before the December massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, would require that a certified instructor teach a National Rifle Association-sponsored gun safety course in first-grade classrooms across the state. 


Missouri higher education funding increases could vary by school

MU could get a 4.3 percent funding increase because the UM System met all of its performance criteria.

Missouri Senate votes to extend expiring tax credits

It was approved Wednesday night but still needs one more affirmative vote in the Senate before moving to the House.

Missouri court sends Woodworth back to Chillicothe

Missouri's high court ruled earlier this month that two former state prosecutors failed to share evidence that could have helped Mark Woodworth's defense.

Missouri Gov. Nixon defends purchase of new airplane

The patrol bought the plane with money from a fund for vehicles and aircraft.

Concerns raised over St. Louis County landfill fire

It isn't clear how long the fire has been burning, but the Missouri Coalition for the Environment director Logan-Smith said landfill fires can sometimes burn for years.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri senators should work to ensure appropriate funding of national security

Before Congress starts cutting defense spending, a strategic debate is needed.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Kander takes initiative on initiatives

Jason Kander said last week that petition submissions will be posted online for a five-day public comment period before his office drafts summary language for the measures.

McCaskill joins call for new inspectors general

The vacancies exist in the departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Interior, Labor and State and in the Agency for International Development.

Missouri state trooper fatally shoots motorist

The patrol said in a news release that the shooting happened Monday evening on Interstate 29 near Craig in Holt County.

UPDATE: Boone County no longer under tornado watch

The forecast for Tuesday afternoon called for showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be severe, with hail, damaging winds and heavy rain.