Missouri moves toward performance-based higher education funding

Although the Missouri General Assembly didn't bite on a proposal to base 10 percent of college and university funding on performance, the state is moving toward a strategy used in several other states.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Supermoon stirs social media sphere, Harrisburg destination draws barbecue enthusiasts

Outside activities dominated this week's best images, including a squirrel hunting activity and a show trying to educate people about exotic reptiles.

Columbia glimpses largest 2013 supermoon

Columbia residents took the opportunity to tweet photos of the moon and discuss its pros and cons. If you missed it last night, the next time you'll be able to see a moon as big will be in August 2014.

Squirrel hunt encourages youths to get outdoors

At a Missouri Conservation Department sponsored youth hunt, young hunters went looking for squirrels but came up empty.

Kentucky man killed in crash on I-70

Joseph Wiechert, 55, was pronounced dead at the scene. Alyssa Crawford, 19, suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital West.

Man shot in leg during incident on Bodie Drive

Officers responded to the call at 1 a.m. Sunday and did not find anyone involved in the shooting at the scene. The caller reported that four to five shots were fired.

Newly insured to deepen primary care doctor gap

Attempts to address the provider gap have taken on increased urgency ahead of the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Jan. 1.

State legislators find success naming bills after children

The trend of naming bills for children appears to have gained steam this year in the Missouri Legislature. Bryce, Cade, Chloe, Sahara and Jonathan are among the chosen names.

States try various solutions to address doctor shortages

Some states are offering loan reimbursements to medical school graduates that practice in underserved areas. Other states are expanding services provided by dentists, pharmacists and nurse practitioners.

St. Louis Art Museum debuts $160 million expansion

The new building includes new classrooms, flooring and updated galleries in the main and south buildings.

Clash of hot hitting against stingy pitching for CWS finals

UCLA (47-17) has backed its outstanding pitching in College World Seriesby committing a total of one error in wins over LSU, North Carolina State and North Carolina. The Bulldogs (51-18) have been the best-hitting team at the CWS, with a .297 average

Missouri faces shortage of primary care doctors

Missouri had a little less than 74 active patient care primary care doctors per 100,000 residents in 2010, compared to the national per capita average of more than 79 active primary care doctors.

Fabled Twinkies to return to shelves July 15

The Kansas City-based company says the cakes will taste the same but that the boxes will now bear the tag line: "The Sweetest Comeback In The History Of Ever."

100 AGES, A CENTURY OF VOICES: Blake Werner, 20, learned practical skills early

Blake Werner attended the St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf in the St. Louis area from age 3 to 9, where he learned to communicate.