Here are today's top stories from The Associated Press.
The department announced Thursday that Kevin Keith's medical leave is effective immediately and he will resign July 1.
The number of people who voluntarily sign up for the program will largely depend on the state's political culture.
Scientists seem to have gotten a good handle on the Big Bang and what happened just afterward, and may actually understand a bit more about the cosmic question of how we are where we are.
The river has experienced both flooding and drought in the last two years, threatening a river that supplies drinking water to millions and is a major shipping corridor.
The first structural beams for the new three-story school were dropped into place Wednesday morning, KOAM reported.
Evan Spencer Ebel, 28, was driving a Cadillac in Texas that matched the description of the vehicle seen leaving the home of a Colorado prison chief, who held two degrees from MU, was shot.
The state's bishops argue that people should not be forced to pay for birth control if it is against their beliefs.
Nixon said Thursday that the state had entered into compacts with the Korea International Trade Association, the Korea-U.S. Economic Council and the Korea Importers Association.
The Civil War Trust is coordinating the cleanup April 6, dubbed Park Day. Nationwide, more than 100 historic sites in 24 states will be cleaned.
The hunter who shot the animal in Howard County in October thought it was a coyote.
Funds to local governments, schools, human services, even infrastructure will have to be cut to accommodate that deficit, which is exactly what Kansas is facing with projected revenue more than $700 million short of budgeted expenditures after passing a similar law last year.
Colorado State beat the Missouri men's basketball team 84-72 in the Tigers' first game in the 2013 NCAA Tournament on Thursday evening in Lexington, Ky.
Tigers junior forward Bri Kulas played well enough to convince coach Robin Pingeton to put the ball in her hands for the potential game-tying shot. But it wasn't enough.
The Tigers went cold for the last four minutes of their WNIT game against Eastern Illinois, overtaken with just seconds to play in a 60-58 loss Wednesday at Mizzou Arena.
No. 9 seeded Missouri was getting ready to play Thursday night in its first game of the 2013 NCAA Tournament against No. 8 Colorado State.
A localized version of documentary "God in the Box" will screen Thursday night at Ragtag Cinema, with a question and answer session with original "God in the Box" director Nathan Lang, Rev. Tim Carson and others to follow.
Tom Clements, former director of adult institutions for the Missouri Department of Corrections, who moved to Colorado in 2011 to take over as director of the state's department of corrections, was shot and killed Tuesday night. No motive for the slaying was determined Wednesday.
Grasslands residents gave their comments on 10 options from the Columbia Public Works Department to help alleviate traffic in their neighborhood.
Susan Cohen shared the story of her son, who died after being struck by a car driven by an 82-year-old. The driver didn't seem to be aware that someone was trapped under her car, Cohen said. The cognitive process slows as people age, which could affect driving