Route 66 project planned for downtown Joplin

Paul Whitehill has begun raising money to install two tile murals and a tourist photo opportunity on the wall of a hardware store near the intersection of Seventh and Main streets in time for the International Route 66.

One deadly day: Names and lives behind gunshot stats

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of almost 87 people die from a gunshot wound in the U.S. each day. The Associated Press tells the the stories of gunshot victims over a single day.

At 60, Peeps are more popular than ever

This year, Just Born Inc. celebrates the 60th anniversary of Peeps with a new ad campaign on television and social media.

Older, quieter than WikiLeaks, Cryptome perseveres

Since its creation in 1996, Cryptome, which welcomes and publishes classified and confidential documents, has amassed more than 70,000 files — including lists of secret agents, high-resolution photos of nuclear power plants and much more.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny to have back surgery

Mike Matheny expects to be back at spring training for Thursday's game against Atlanta in Jupiter.