Missouri's prevailing wage overhaul sent to governor

The Missouri General Assembly passed a bill Monday that would change the way wage requirements are calculated for construction projects in rural counties. Missouri's prevailing wage for public works projects is calculated for each construction trade on a county-by-county basis.


Missouri celebrates centennial of Capitol construction

The Senate Appropriations Committee has endorsed $50 million for work at the state Capitol. Lawmakers have until 6 p.m. Friday to approve a spending plan that will take effect July 1. 

Missouri House commission to investigate licensing

The panel of law enforcement officials and other experts will investigate the state's decision to make electronic copies of people's personal documents.

Rising Mississippi River again causing concern in SE Missouri

The Mississippi River is already several feet above flood stage in many areas, and another storm system is in the forecast later this week.

Lawsuit filed over education initiative petition

The lawsuit contends the summary developed by the secretary of state's office is insufficient and unfair.

10 Stephens softball players earn conference academic honors

Chelsea Coleman, Alexandra Hoffman, Lindy Holmberg, Cheyenne Jones, Katlyn Lee, Jessica McConnell, Emily Park, Brittany Tutt, Emily Wagner-Davis and Brooke Warren earned AMC Academic All-Conference honors for the 2013 season. 


Danks homers in 11th as White Sox tops Royals

Chicago's Jordan Danks, a backup outfielder, atoned for his baserunning blunder in the ninth inning by hitting a solo home run in the 11th that lifted the Chicago White Sox over the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Monday.

Missouri lawmakers must finalize budget this week

The House and Senate have each passed their own budget and now must hammer out an agreement on the spending plan that will take effect July 1.

Missouri lawmakers must finalize budget this week

The House and Senate have each passed their own budget and now must hammer out an agreement on the spending plan that will take effect July 1.

Joplin prepares to mark second anniversary of tornado

Joplin officials said tents will be set up throughout the city's Cunningham Park. The tents will highlight efforts to restore various elements of the community, including its housing, schools, trees and businesses.

Missouri lawmakers approve naming bridge for Stan Musial

The Missouri House and U.S. Senate gave approval to name a new Mississippi River bridge for a late St. Louis Cardinals player, Stan Musial. The Illinois House has a different idea for a name. 

Tolton golf's Golden qualifies for state tournament

Tolton High golfer Jack Golden shot a 93 on Monday in the Class 1 Sectionals at Heritage Hills Golf Course to earn a spot in the state championship. It will be Golden's second trip to state in as many years.

Tiger, mountain lions seized from Kansas property

A menagerie of wild cats were relocated from private farmland in Atchison, Kan., by Humane Society and Kansas City Zoo workers and law enforcement officers Sunday.

Daughter of pitcher says Jackie Robinson movie '42' unfair

The daughter of pitcher Fritz Ostermueller says the way the movie portrays him as a racist when he purposely hits Robinson in the head with a fastball is unfair.

Senate bill lets states tax Internet purchases

The Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on a bill that would empower states to collect sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet.

Woman, 110, dies, thought to be oldest resident of Missouri

Ada "Irene" Cooper of Jefferson County is believed to have been one of the oldest residents of Missouri.

Missouri celebrates centennial of Capitol construction

Dirt first was turned in 1913 at a ceremony held in Jefferson City for the start of construction.

Unlikely New York scribe handwrites Bible in 4 years

Phillip Patterson began copying the first five books of the Bible, known as the Pentateuch, in 2007. He tackled the complete King James Bible in 2009.

Mission of Mercy clinic serves patients who have gone without dental care

The Missouri Mission of Mercy dental clinic Friday and Saturday provided free fillings, cleanings and extractions to anyone who needed them. More than 1,700 people attended the event in Cape Girardeau.

Hudson's hot hitting leads Missouri softball past Tennessee

Hudson's hot hitting and late game pitching performance helped lead Missouri past Tennessee 12-8 at University Field. Missouri won the series 2-1.