New arraignment set for Rudy Perez, VA homicide suspect

The suspect is scheduled to appear before Judge Christine Carpenter on April 8.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Parents face challenges coming to terms with child's autism

Families struggle with three main issues when it comes to children with autism — receiving the diagnosis, handling the perceptions of others, and deciding on a course of treatment.


FROM READERS: Cardinals baseball excitement reaches a fever pitch

Amanda McCutchen shares her love of St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

FROM READERS: Hallsville pole vaulter breaks school record

Kyle Borland, a sophomore at Hallsville High School, broke the school record in pole vault on March 29.

Voters offer thoughts on Tuesday's municipal election

In Columbia, three seats on the City Council are up for grabs. Voters also cast ballots for mayor and for a Boone County amendment that would increase sales tax to pay for an overhaul of the 911 and emergency management operations.

A post-racial U.S. Supreme Court poised to change race laws

The Supreme Court is set to release opinions by the end of June on two cases, one concerning affirmative action and the other on voting rights.

Missouri group runs ad against proposed income tax cut

The ad targets legislation scheduled for a House committee hearing Tuesday that would cut income taxes by three-quarters of a percentage point while increasing the sales tax by a half cent.

Missouri testing new student tests for English, math

The Smarter Balanced tests are to be given to students in grades three through 11 starting this month and running into May.

Blues place Oshie on injury reserve, recall rookie goalie Allen

Jake Allen replaces Jaroslav Halak, who injured his groin in a 4-1 victory at Minnesota on Monday night.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Education bill is too broad to be effective

The bill establishes a requirement for evaluating teachers and administrators on the basis of students' academic growth.

Missouri S&T students to take concrete canoe to competition

The Rolla school said student competitors are challenged to design canoes that minimize drag in the water.

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder calls for pipeline approval

The Republican Lieutenant Governors Association said in a letter to President Barack Obama that more pipeline capacity is needed to tap oil supplies from formations in Canada, Montana and North Dakota.

St. Louis city, county voters weigh sales tax increase

Voters will decide on Proposition P, a 3/16-cent sales tax. It would generate an estimated $780 million over 20 years.

Peck Ranch refuge to close for elk restoration

Conservation officials said the closing that began Monday runs through June and also bars hikers and motor vehicle tours.