UPDATE: Home Depot identifies worker killed in Mexico, Mo.

Kenny Baker was trying to repair a loading dock plate in the distribution center when the plate fell on him.

Uninsured, underinsured patients in Missouri remain desperate for dental care

In Missouri, the facts are bleak for patients who can't afford dental care. The legislature cut dental services from Medicaid in 2005 for most people in the program. As of 2010, the state ranked 41st in adult oral health care nationally.

Hickman student arrested for changing student's name in yearbook

Kaitlyn Booth, a 17-year-old junior, was arrested May 14 on suspicion of felony first-degree property damage and harassment after changing a fellow student's last name in the yearbook to a sexual term, according to a probable cause statement.

Hogsmeade Carnival at Hickman High School raises money for Eliminate Project

The Harry Potter-themed event included magical activities like wand decorating and a gnome toss to raise money for The Eliminate Project, which works to wipe out neonatal and maternal tetanus.

Como Disabilities Advocacy Network selects five priorities

Como Disabilities Advocacy Network members met Wednesday evening to finalize five issues they will prioritize this year. The issues are sidewalk improvements, online communication, housing, employment and parking.  

DEAR READER: Apostrophes under attack as being unnecessary, pesky

Since 1890, the Domestic Names Committee has been removing apostrophes from place names - here's why you should care.

Veterans hospital policies for responding to violent patients scrutinized

After a homicide at Truman Veterans Hospital in February, questions have been raised about the hospital's safety procedures and reporting of violent incidents. A March report raised some of the same questions about veterans hospitals in general. 

Two Rock Bridge seniors win college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Jacob Freyermuth is headed to the University of Minnesota to study physics and possibly math, while Lily Qian is headed to Northwestern University to study medicine and perhaps specialize in oncology or pathology.

State Farm spokesman deployed to Oklahoma to assess tornado damage

Jim Camoriano, a Columbia-based State Farm spokesman, is working in Oklahoma to help policyholders file claims for cars and homes.

MU Bookstore gets new name: The Mizzou Store

The MU Bookstore has been officially renamed The Mizzou Store. The new name is intended to be less generic and to better reflect what the store offers.

Mo. man sentenced to 20 years for road rage

Mo. bill aims to find owners of lost military medals

Governor pushes 100 Missouri Miles Challenge

DAVID ROSMAN: National security vs. press freedom in Fox News, AP investigations

Federal investigations of Fox News and The Associated Press raise the question of where the line is between protecting national security and preserving press freedom.

J. KARL MILLER: What happened to freedom of religion?

The controversy surrounding prayer and religious symbolism in public places is not a constitutional issue — it's a matter of common sense.

Missouri softball pitcher Chelsea Thomas named All-American

The Missouri program's winningest pitcher at 111-31, Chelsea Thomas went 24-6 in 2013 with a 1.16 ERA, which ranks sixth in the nation.

Columbia resident set to swim in Special Olympics Missouri

Special Olympics Missouri will begin Thursday and will last until Sunday. This will be the second year of its four-year term in Columbia.

Gladstone man pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

Michael Mikkelsen pleaded guilty Thursday to sexual misconduct, a class A misdemeanor. He received a one-year suspended sentence with two years probation and must register as a sex offender.

Cardinals rally past Royals in eighth inning

St. Louis goes for a sweep of Kansas City on Thursday with touted rookie Michael Wacha making his major league debut.

Public universities in 10 states turn to Coursera's massive online courses

For-profit Coursera offers a platform for public university systems to offer "massive online open courses" — college classes for the masses.