Program at Jefferson City National Cemetery honors veterans

Missouri residents honor fallen veterans at Memorial Day gatherings around the state Monday. Jefferson City National Cemetery held a Two Bell ceremony honoring 100 veterans who died in the past year. In Columbia, rain dampened visitor turnout at Memorial Park Cemetery, but commemorative floral arrangements still stood on most grave markers.

Nearly 250 people gathered to honor veterans during a Memorial Day program at the Jefferson City National Cemetery. One hundred veterans who died this year were honored during the Two Bell Ceremony.

DEAR READER: You could be a criminal for publishing a name

You might be thinking the legislature only intended to stop news media from publishing lists of gun permit holders. If so, legislators were in need of an editor because the bill as written takes a broader whack at the First Amendment protections of free speech and free press.

Council asks for ordinance allowing for third-party rental inspections

The move could give city inspectors more time to focus on problem properties and landlords more flexibility.

GUEST COMMENTARY: It's scandal season at the Obama White House

The Obama White House is dealing with a number of scandals right now but none are deserving of impeachment.

Steady rain brings road closures, risk of flash flooding

Fire Department warns against trying to cross flooded roads.


Mayor of Oklahoma town familiar with tornadoes

Mayor Glenn Lewis is working quickly to restore Moore, Okla. after surveying the damage from the EF5 tornado that tore through the town last week. His efforts are directed at maintaining a sense of normalcy among residents, he said.

Sales of camp sites throw Girl Scouts into turmoil

Nationwide, Girl Scout councils are confronting intense opposition as they sell camps that date back to the 1950s and earlier. The properties have become financially draining as interest in camp dwindles, but defenders say the camping experience shaped who they are and the tradition must be preserved.

Obama to nation: Don't take US troops for granted

In his Memorial Day Speech at Arlington National Cemetery, President Barak Obama asked the nation to remember the sacrifices being made by the armed force's brave men and women.

Suspect arrested after shooting, car chase

The victim of the shooting, whom police said was the suspect's girlfriend, was taken to University Hospital and was in critical condition.


Unemployment for Missouri youth remains high

Research by Young Invincibles shows that the jobless rate for the category in Missouri stands at 16.1 percent.

Measuring the loss of WWII generation in 7 days

These are the stories of the men who made history in places such as Normandy and Anzio, Iwo Jima and Peleliu, vets who came home and helped build highways and houses, toiled in factories and offices, even launched their own companies.

Americans gather to honor fallen service members

Across the country, politicians and citizens stressed the importance of Memorial Day and honoring veterans.

Delta flight from K.C. makes emergency landing; more than 100 aboard

There were reports of trouble with the jet's left engine, and the plane landed safely around 11:45 a.m.

Fight between neighbors prompts hate crime charge

A Columbia woman was arrested on suspicion of a hate crime after a fight with neighbors Sunday afternoon.

Stormy weather cancels Memorial Day parade

The annual Salute to Veterans Memorial Day parade was canceled half an hour before its start time due to inclement weather.

Soldiers find dozens of mistakes on military headstones

FROM READERS: Military Recognition Day celebrated at Columbia College

Columbia College held its sixth annual Military Recognition Day on May 23.


Divers flock to Missouri's Table Rock Lake

Some divers are saying that Table Rock Lake is the clearest it has been in 25 years. They hope the clarity lasts for another month or two.

Molina lifts Cardinals over slumping Royals

Yadier Molina hit a home run and drove in four runs to help the St. Louis beat Kansas City 6-3 on Monday.

North Carolina top seed for NCAA baseball tournament

The tournament opens Friday with 16 four-team, double-elimination regionals. Best-of-three super regionals will be held next week, with those winners moving to the College World Series in Omaha,Neb.