Terry Leon Blumer was tough, fair, and loved his family

Terry Leon Blumer died Sunday, March 17, 2013. He was 80.

Man robs BoCoMo Bay on Saturday evening

A man entered the store and pressed a hard object into the clerk's back. He ran away with an undisclosed amount of money.

Second weekend of rain has Midwest rivers rising

Despite fears of another drought and low water levels restricting barge traffic during the last month, the rain and snow melt caused many rivers in the Midwest to rise to flood stage or come close.

Columbia College softball's home opener postponed again

The Cougars' home doubleheader scheduled Tuesday against Williams Baptist College has been postponed because of poor field conditions.

Skull found in Kansas City area might be prehistoric

Michael Finnegan, who teaches anthropology at Kansas State University, told authorities there was no crime and that the skull belonged to a mongoloid female of a historic or prehistoric era. He said the puncture on the top of the skull likely happened after she died.

After a season of upsets, no clear-cut favorite in NCAA tournament

This season has been full of wild upsets, and there is no reason to expect that to change during the tournament.

Tornado debris study could lead to better warnings

A new study has documented how one photo traveled nearly 220 miles over Alabama and Tennessee, said John Knox, an associate professor of geography at the University of Georgia who led the research.

Audit gives good rating to Missouri secretary of state

The auditor's report found no problems with the office's oversight of significant financial functions, no legal violations and nothing lacking in its management procedures.

Missouri conservation officials tout tree benefits

Gov. Jay Nixon has issued a proclamation declaring April 5 to be Arbor Day in Missouri.

Baylor, ND, UConn, Stanford top NCAA women's seeds

For the first time ever, the top four seeds are the same for consecutive seasons.

Michael Roarty, man behind Anheuser-Busch ad campaigns, dies

Michael Roarty spent 43 years at Anheuser-Busch and was vice president of marketing from 1977 to 1990, retiring as executive vice president in 1994. During his tenure, the company's share of the U.S. market more than doubled, to 43 percent.

Sen. Roy Blunt threatens block on EPA administrator

Blunt said Friday he was placing a "hold" on the nomination of Gina McCarthy as EPA chief.

UPDATE: Judge overturns Missouri law on birth control coverage

U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig cited a provision in the U.S. Constitution declaring that federal laws take precedence over contradictory state laws.

Monitoring your kids on Facebook? That's so 2009.

Educators and kids say there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest that Facebook for teenagers has become a bit like a school-sanctioned prom — a necessary rite of passage with plenty of adult onlookers — while apps such as Snapchat and Kik Messenger are the much cooler after-party.

Conservation Department conducting feral hog control

The Missouri Department of Conservation will close the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge for a one-day aerial hunt.

Sheriff says missing Missouri mother, daughter in danger

Rachel Koechner, 28, and her 4-year-old daughter, Zoee Sandner, were reported missing Thursday night after last being seen earlier that day in the Brookfield area.

USDA plans $1 million pilot project to take out feral pigs in New Mexico

Feral pigs are found in more than three-quarters of the U.S. and cause $1.5 billion in damages each year. The problem with catching them: every time they escape angry humans, they become smarter.

Justice official to be nominated to top Labor slot

Thomas Perez has been head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division for 3 1/2 years.

Florida university cancels classes after death, explosives found

Officers found a man dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside a residence at a dorm at the University of Central Florida.