UPDATE: I-70 pedestrian hit by semitrailer in fair condition

Nicholas Braun, 23, who was brought to the hospital in serious condition was in fair condition on Tuesday morning at University Hospital.

Man with machete arrested

The man ran before deputies arrived at about 9 p.m. A K-9 unit found him about an hour later in a wooded area behind the residence.

Wallace Gordon Hartley, July 5, 1926 — April 20, 2013, of Columbia

Wallace Gordon Hartley, 86, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, at his home in Columbia

FROM READERS: What can the works of Wagner say about Germany's future?

W. Arthur Mehrhoff will be singing in the MU Choral Union on April 25. He discusses the background behind one of his favorite songs that the group will sing.

Missouri Senate votes to cut money for license bureau

The elimination of funding was intended to grab the attention of executive branch officials accused by some senators of being uncooperative when describing how they spend state money.

Hickman girls soccer defeats Moberly 4-0 to win its fourth consecutive game

The Kewpies scored in the first 10 minutes and added three more to win against Moberly. 

UPDATE: Officials: Boston bombings suspects appear driven by faith

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick asked residents to observe a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. Monday, the time of the first bomb explosion on April 15.  Preliminary interrogations with suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev suggest the bombings were driven by religion.

Missouri woman shown in photo of Boston suspects

A Missouri woman brought her family together at a stopping point in the Boston Marathon to honor her deceased father and inadvertently fashioned their narrow escape from the bombing at the marathon's finish line on April 15.

Residents in Missouri, Illinois river towns not deterred by flooding

Residents in flood-prone Missouri and Illinois towns on the Mississippi, Illinois and Meramac rivers are shying away from visually unappealing flood protection.

Five days of fear: What happened in Boston

This is a recap of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, on April 15, and the five days that followed, through bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's capture.

Drop in gas prices benefits U.S. drivers, economy

Over the next two months gas prices could fall an additional 20 cents, analysts said. The typical U.S. household will spend an estimated $326 on gas in April, $38 less than last April. 

Flight delays pile up Monday after FAA budget cuts

The Federal Aviation Administration kept planes on the ground because there weren't enough controllers to monitor busy air corridors. Cascading delays at some of the nation's busiest airports held up many flights into New York, Baltimore and Washington by more than two hours.

Doctors: All Boston bomb patients likely to live

Everyone played a part, from doctors, nurses and paramedics to strangers who took off belts to use as tourniquets and staunched bleeding with their bare hands. As of Monday, 51 people remained hospitalized, three of them in critical condition and five listed as serious.

Missouri boy critical after fall into flooded river

The 12-year-old boy fell into the flooded Big River and was rescued by an eastern Missouri man.

Kansas woman encounters tiger in bathroom

A tiger escaped momentarily at the Isis Shrine Circus in Salina, Kan., and wandered into the bathroom.

Molina, Miller lead Cardinals past Nationals

The last time these teams played in Washington was Oct. 12, in Game 5 of a National League division series, when the Nationals led 6-0 after three innings and were still ahead 7-5 with two outs in the top of the ninth.

BCS college football playoff site to be settled soon

 The conference commissioners in charge of putting together the four-team playoff system that will start after the 2014 regular season will meet starting Tuesday in Pasadena, Calif.


Griffin III deal fuels Rams' rebuilding effort

The Rams gave up the second overall pick in 2012 for a quarterback they did not need to move down just four spots, in return receiving future considerations galore. After additional jockeying during the draft, the Rams came away with starting defensive tackle Michael Brockers and cornerback Janoris Jenkins, plus promising running back Isaiah Pead and offensive guard Rokevious Watkins.

Mississippi River crests at some hard-hit towns

The river is still rising from St. Louis south. Among the communities expected to see major flooding is Cape Girardeau.

Missouri offering tax break on some appliances

The event lifts the 4.2 percent state sales tax on dishwashers, furnaces, air conditioners and other appliances that carry the Energy Star label.