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.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri Medicaid expansion is too important to die

State Republicans continue to overlook the benefits of the Affordable Care Act with circular logic.

Missouri community makes plan to save endangered fish

After six months of meetings, residents of Perryville and Perry County have submitted a plan to protect the habitat of the Grotto sculpin.

Missouri Senate budget plan notable for zeros

Senate debate on the budget is scheduled to begin late Monday, with some of the most agreeable items up first.

Social Services relents, to turn over records in abuse case

The Kansas City Star requested the documents nine months ago but the department had declined to release them.

Oklahoma man sets Missouri fish record

Chris Kimble caught a longnose gar weighing 35 pounds, 9 ounces at Bull Shoals Lake.

YEARS OF PROGRESS: Columbia works to balance population, infrastructure

The Missourian profiled how Columbia has developed in recent years, what issues the city has faced and how growth has affected members of the community.

Earth Day festival greeted by warm weather, eager Columbia residents

Columbia residents and vendors gather on a partly sunny, warm Sunday afternoon to celebrate Earth Day.

ANALYSIS: Missouri Medicaid expansion unlikely in 2013

Republican lawmakers had repeatedly defeated Democratic efforts to expand Medicaid in the weeks before Nixon's rally. Several other developments this past week may have sealed its fate.

Moving past recession, developer Fred Overton puts subdivisions on the map

In the past 10 years, land developer Fred Overton has watched housing sales boom and bust. As the market recovers from the recent recession, he's regaining ground while clawing his way through the obstacles to a full recovery.

Jim Shaw fights to keep rural lifestyle as city growth surrounds his farm

Late last year, the Boone County Regional Sewer District used eminent domain to acquire just under 20 acres of land from cattle farmer Jim Shaw. It will be used for a water treatment plant.

Teacher Beth Newton takes classroom technology to a new level

Beth Newton incorporates iPads, laptops, a SMART Board, electronic probes and cameras into classroom to help transform the way her students learn.

For more than 75 years, Ernie's Cafe has built success on consistency

Ernie's Cafe & Steak House has kept its same, consistent diner theme since it opened in 1934 and is still enjoyed by regulars, generations of downtown customers and newcomers alike.