No run support for Shields in Royals loss

Royals starter James Shields pitched seven solid innings, but Kansas City managed just six hits in a 3-1 loss Wednesday night to the Houston Astros.

School storm protection is spotty in tornado zones

Unlike several other schools in the Oklahoma City area, Plaza Towers had no "safe room" in which students and teachers could seek protection from a twister.

Parents face tough choice when tornadoes bear down

Exactly how do desperate parents like those in the path of the powerful Oklahoma tornado know when it's best to leave their children in a presumably safe place or race into the face of danger?

Engineers give Missouri's infrastructure a C-

The engineers found the most faults with the state's dams and energy, giving them both D-minus grades.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Deficits under control, but workers pay the price

The sequester is causing real pain. The nation would be better served by investing more in its workforce even it it meant deficits would shrink more slowly.

Oklahoma tornado damage could top $2 billion

The financial cost of Monday's tornado in Moore could be greater than the $2 billion in damage from the 2011 tornado that killed 158 people in Joplin, Mo.

State Penitentiary Museum set to open next week

Museum officials say the idea for the facility came out of the popularity of tours of the penitentiary in Jefferson City.

Battle area to see more traffic and development

New roads in the area around the high school are planned to help relieve the congestion, and homeowners there may see a silver lining in the coming years with increased property values.