Tolton girls track team places fourth at Blue and Gold Relays

Chase Freidel and Lacy Stephens won events for the Trailblazers. 

Sandra McCleary loved dogs, volunteered at nursery school

Sandra Lee Hollis McCleary of Jefferson City died Saturday, April 27, 2013. She was 75.

Missouri House panel adopts plan to stop personal document scanning

House committee wants to keep concealed weapon permits in Revenue Department but agrees with Senate to stop scanning personal documents.

Sandra Lee Hollis McCleary, Sept. 13, 1937 — April 27, 2013

Sandra Lee Hollis McCleary was known as a kind and loving woman who brought happiness into the lives of all who knew her.

Keep Columbia Free President Mark Flakne arrested for assault, unlawful use of weapon

Flakne, 41, was charged with third-degree domestic assault and the unlawful use of a weapon.

Cliff McGrath graduated from Hickman High School

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.

Cliff McGrath, Sept. 7, 1929 — April 27, 2013, of Columbia

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11:30-1 prior to the service. A private family burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ubaldo Jimenez dazzles as Indians beat Royals

The Indians' right-hander baffled the Kansas City Royals while pitching into the eighth inning, Ryan Raburn belted two home runs to pace the Cleveland offense, and the result was a 9-0 win Monday night that salvaged a split of a four-game series.

Latos outduels Wainwright as Reds top Cardinals

Mat Latos extended his scoreless innings streak to 17, and the Cincinnati Reds got an RBI apiece from Joey Votto and Xavier Paul in a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.

Blues ready for another shot at Kings

St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock likes his team's chances of making a deep playoff run but scoffed away a suggestion that the Blues and Los Angeles Kings have a lot of similarities. After sweeping the Blues in the second round last spring en route to the franchise's first Stanley Cup, Los Angeles won all three games this season, too, and have taken eight in a row overall.


Behind Andy Reid and John Dorsey, Kansas City Chiefs are finishing off overhaul

Veterans such as Eric Winston and Steve Breaston, who didn't fit into the new plan, have been jettisoned. The result is a roster that has the same basic foundation as last year, when the Chiefs went 2-14, but a very different appearance from top to bottom.

Senators Blunt, McCaskill ask Army to reconsider Fort Leonard Wood reductions

A preliminary report by the Army's Environmental Command includes a possible force reduction of 3,900 of the more than 27,000 troops at Fort Leonard Wood.

U.S. consumers keep spending despite tax increases

Slowly but surely, the economy continues to show signs of improvement, despite extra Social Security increases.

Hospitals combat superbugs with germ-zapping technology

Some hospitals are incorporating technology into their cleaning regimes to increase infection control, though there has been a widely-accepted study that has shown the machines have reduced deaths or infection rates. 

Sales, income tax bill a unique combination in Missouri

The Senate this week could consider whether to give final approval to a bill cutting income taxes for individuals and businesses while raising the state sales tax.

Looking for love in dwindling farm country

The Singles in Agriculture group holds get-togethers in rural communities for people who want to live on the land.

St. Louis welcomes 251-pound baby elephant

The calf isn't on view yet, but the zoo plans to hold a contest to name her.

Slive wants football experts picking playoff field

Whatever the selection committee's makeup, Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive is aiming for a process the fans will buy into when the new system takes effect in two seasons. That process includes the revolutionary idea of having knowledgeable football people choose who plays in the championship game. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: General Assembly pandering, not legislating

Lawmakers have failed to pass legislation that could help the health of Missouri residents and have instead pandered to the gun rights lobby. We need stronger leadership in the legislature.