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FROM READERS: Lunch in the Park to begin in June

Megan O'Neill shares information about the Lunch in the Park program, which provides healthy lunches to low-income children during the summer months.

Missouri softball's SEC semifinal against Tennessee postponed to Saturday

Missouri softball's Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinal game against Tennessee was postponed to 12:30 p.m. Saturday because of inclement weather in Lexington, Ky.

Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller retires 27 straight batters in one-hitter against Rockies

St. Louis won 3-0 as rookie pitcher Shelby Miller pitched a complete game, retiring 27 straight after a leadoff single by Eric Young Jr.

Nixon likely to veto income tax cut plan

The Democratic governor criticized the tax cut plan just a day after it won final approval from a Republican-led legislature that touted it as a means of remaining economically competitive in a battle for businesses with Kansas and other bordering states.

Missouri soldier killed in accident in Kuwait

Twenty-one-year-old Spc. Charles P. McClure, of New Bloomfield, died May 2 in Camp Buehring in Kuwait.

Arkansas athletes Makeba Alcide and Kevin Lazas excel at SEC Championships

Makeba Alcide missed the meet record for the heptathlon by just one point Friday at the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri House wins the triple crown of right-wing porn

House Bill 436 seeks to nullify any and all past and future federal laws that might infringe upon Missouri’s interpretation of the Second Amendment, which is very different from the Supreme Court’s and which can be summarized thusly: Anything goes.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: LP's disappearance for years should lead to reforms

Records released by the Missouri Department of Social Services contain no indication that anyone called LP’s mother or visited her home. Given the family’s history, a call to the state child abuse hotline would likely have resulted in a search for LP and possibly a return to state supervision.

Missouri Senate passes college scholarship bill

Under the legislation, students would have to be continuously enrolled for a certain number of credit hours per semester to continue receiving state aid.

Boston chief: Wasn't told FBI got Tsarnaev warning

Commissioner Ed Davis acknowledged that police might not have uncovered or disrupted a plot even if they had fully investigated the family of Tamerlan Tsarnaev based on Russia's warnings.

150 years later, surgeon says Stonewall Jackson likely died from pneumonia

Scholars have long questioned whether it was an infection or pneumonia that killed Jackson, who gained the nickname "Stonewall" early in the war and went on to be lionized in the South and feared in the North because of his military exploits.

Missouri legislators prepare for final week of session

In addition to a nearly $25 billion budget, lawmakers have already sent Gov. Jay Nixon a potential $700 million income tax cut.

Spire permanently installed on World Trade Center tower

The building is rising at the northwest corner of the site where the twin towers were destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Sen. Roy Blunt continues hold on EPA nominee

Blunt and his Democratic colleague from Missouri, Claire McCaskill, want resolution of the long-delayed project that would build a quarter-mile levee and install infrastructure to protect farmland and small towns from the Mississippi River.

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