Head for the Cure 5K benefits Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative

Runners converged on Cherry Street for the Head for the Cure 5K on Sunday morning.


FROM READERS: MU graduate learned value of public service from military experience

Jim Weber, a 1963 graduate of Jefferson City High School, believes that one of the most profound lessons he has gleaned from his time in service is the importance of being a "servant-oriented individual."

Boston police commissioner: Bombers likely sought more attacks

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis told CBS' "Face the Nation" that authorities found an arsenal of homemade explosives after a gun battle between police and the suspects in the Boston suburb of Watertown early Friday.


Royals sweep doubleheader against Red Sox

Ervin Santana pitched seven strong innings and the Kansas City Royals ended Boston's seven-game winning streak with a 4-2 win over the Red Sox in the opener of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday.

Missouri lawmaker seeks penalty for smoking bans

The measure would require cities and counties to give local school districts property and sales tax revenue they get from businesses affected by tobacco restrictions.

114 barges break free near St. Louis; bridge apparently undamaged

The U.S. Coast Guard says 114 barges broke free Saturday night from where they were docked in south St. Louis County. Four struck the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.

Missouri House panel to probe state welfare contract

Shifting people off welfare and onto disability could save Missouri money because the federal government pays the entire cost of disability payments, while it pays only a portion of the state's welfare program.

Missouri lawmakers consider public-defender changes

Legislation approved last week by the Missouri House would require the public defender system to contract out for private attorneys to handle misdemeanors, traffic cases, probation or parole violations and the two lowest categories of felonies.

Kratz goes deep to lead Phillies past Cardinals

The Phillies beat the Cardinals 7-3 on Sunday night.

McGinn scores twice as Avalanche beat Blues

The Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 5-3 on Sunday.

Missouri men's basketball gets a commitment from guard Shane Rector

Point guard Shane Rector, a three-star recruit from Kent, Conn., is 6-feet tall and 170 pounds.