Rock Bridge falls in state boys tennis championship

The Bruins lost 5-0 to Rockhurst on Thursday in the Class 2 state championship.

Cockroaches quickly lose sweet tooth to survive

In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, researchers explain the workings of the genetic mutation that gave some roaches a competitive advantage that enabled them to survive and multiply. The key is certain neurons that signal the brain about foods.


Report: Nation's children need to get more physical

The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and that PE become a core subject.

Missouri motorcycle riders had good legislative year

If Gov. Jay Nixon signs bills covering motorcyclists, the riders won't be singled out in police checkpoints, and May will be motorcycle awareness month. However, a longstanding effort to change the state's motorcycle helmet law stalled again this year.

Lyons leads Cardinals past Padres

Tyler Lyons pitched seven solid innings on the same day St. Louis lost Jaime Garcia for the season, and the Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Wednesday night.

Busch Stadium ready for Chelsea-Manchester soccer match

The Cardinals anticipate attendance of about 46,000 for Thursday night's soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester, the first of two U.S. friendlies between the teams.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Care reduces mayhem on roadways, waterways

During the operation, troopers will be assigned to 20-mile intervals along interstates and specified highways. They will be alert for all traffic violations with a special focus on aggressive driving.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri is failing to protect at-risk children

In the past year, the Department of Social Services has regressed from an agency that routinely released records of serious child abuse cases to one of secrecy and obfuscation.

Missouri House speaker plans legislative tour

Rep. Tim Jones will use the upcoming tours to discuss legislation approved in the just-completed session and the items that will need work next year.

Missouri adds 40 elk to state population

Conservation Department officials had expected to bring only 39 elk from Kentucky this week, but a male calf was born on the way.

Fire engulfs duplex

A fire leveled a building at North LaPorte Avenue and Sharidan Boulevard in northeast Columbia on Thursday afternoon. Neighbors said it was an unfinished structure that appeared to be abandoned.

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