Missouri lawmakers to consider infrastructure measures

A House committee plans to vote Tuesday on legislation to authorize bonds for construction while the full Senate is preparing to debate a sales tax proposal that would raise nearly $8 billion over a decade to pay for roads, bridges and other transportation projects.

Before the papal conclave, horse-trading has begun

This time there are no star cardinals and no big favorites, making the election wide open and allowing the possibility of a compromise candidate should there be deadlock.

Confident Sheldon Richardson awaits NFL after MU

 Richardson, a junior college transfer from St. Louis, said he spent his two seasons at Mizzou "getting my mind right."


FROM READERS: Loyalty is an important attribute to be learned in the Army for MU graduate

MU graduate Steve Coller tells of his service with the Army Security Agency in Vietnam and what lessons he learned from it.

A patient's decision: Breast cancer survivors choose double mastectomies

It is one of many decisions women with breast cancer must make — whether to remove a healthy breast. It's a choice more women are making, even though doctors believe it's often unnecessary.

Missouri baseball cancels series finale due to rain

The Missouri baseball team canceled the third and final game of its weekend series against San Francisco due to rain. Sunday's cancellation was Missouri's fourth due to weather this season.


Perry's 2 goals lift Ducks over Blues 4-2

The St. Louis Blues lost to the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Sunday night.

Matt Kenseth holds off Kahne to win in Vegas; Edwards finishes fifth

Kenseth earned his 25th career victory in just his third start in the JGR Toyota after leaving Roush Fenway in the offseason.

Killer in 3-state rampage faces execution Tuesday

Steven Ray Thacker, 42, would be the first inmate executed in Oklahoma this year.

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.

Missouri men's basketball team loses another tough game on the road

It was the ninth loss of the season, the eighth on the road, the seventh against a Southeastern Conference opponent, and a similar story for the Tigers.

Sophie Cunningham leads Rock Bridge girls basketball to state semifinals

Sophie Cunningham, the Kewpies' sophomore guard, scored 15 second-half points to lead the Bruins to a 50-22 rout of Nixa on Saturday in the Class 5 state quarterfinals.

Hickman boys basketball team reaches state semifinals after late comeback

A furious late comeback sent the Kewpies to a 73-68 win over Kickapoo on Saturday in the Class 5 quarterfinals at Drury University in Springfield.

Missouri softball pitcher Chelsea Thomas takes first loss of season

No. 7 Texas A&M (23-2, 1-1 SEC) defeated No. 5 Missouri (10-2, 1-1 SEC) in six innings Saturday by a score of 11-3 in game two of the series between the conference foes.

Columbia children get chance to learn about history of the world

MU, along with Columbia Public Schools, hosted an educational event for children Saturday at Rock Bridge High School about the history of the world.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mizzou Dance Marathon raises more than $100,000

Participants were required to stand for 13.1 hours, from noon Saturday until 1:06 a.m. Sunday, an increase from the previous years' time of 12 hours.