Nearly 24,000 Missourians to get mortgage settlements

Checks will go only to those who lost their homes to foreclosures and received loans from one of five specified banks.

UPDATE: Rising Mississippi River threatening towns

More rain is expected in coming days, from St. Louis north to Minnesota and westward across some of the Great Plains.

Special election today to fill Jo Ann Emerson's seat

Southeast Missouri voters will choose U.S. House member after 32 years of representation by Emerson family.

Oklahoma sweeps Tennessee for NCAA softball title

Top-seeded Oklahoma won the NCAA softball championship by beating Tennessee 4-0 on Tuesday night in Game 2 of the Women's College World Series finals.

Midwest farmers face tough decisions from delayed planting

Rain has slowed planting and many farmers are now behind. But a drought could still occur and that could lead to further complications. 

Oklahoma tornado widest on record, second EF5 in two weeks

Friday's tornado was initially rated as an EF3. But the agency upgraded that ranking after surveying damage and concluding that the storm had winds of 295 mph.

Enterprise names MU grad as first CEO outside Taylor family

Pamela Nicholson, the new CEO of the St. Louis company, began at Enterprise as a management trainee in 1981 after graduating from MU.

Rain keeps Missouri farmers out of their fields

Corn planting is 86 percent complete, 26 days behind a year ago.

GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time to do something smart about Syria

The U.S. government should step up diplomacy and humanitarian aid rather than taking a more belligerent stance.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Pork deal would tie rural Missouri to China

Meat consumption among the Chinese middle class has grown as it is looking to emulate Western culture. For Missouri, this could mean deep changes.

Turkish government official offers apology as protests continue

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has undermined previous statements by his ministers and has dismissed the protesters as a fringe minority stirred up by the opposition.

Columbia's new Battle High School opens for summer classes

Battle High School's staff used the day to troubleshoot, while students began creating traditions for the new school.

Council selects plan to improve Providence Road, Grasslands traffic

The council's choice, Option VIII(A), includes new signals on Providence Road at Turner Avenue and at Burnam Road and Burnam Avenue.

Randy Minchew uses connection, entrepreneurial expertise to help start businesses

Randy Minchew has been combining a passion for connecting people and a talent for entrepreneurship for 31 years, helping start almost 30 small businesses. Last year, he launched Innovat'd, a company that helps entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground.

Gov. Nixon reappoints Ponder to UM System Board of Curators

Cape Girardeau lawyer J. Michael Ponder was first appointed to the board in January, but Gov. Jay Nixon withdrew the nomination a month later.

Portions of Katy Trail still closed because of flooding

Portions of the Katy Trail remain closed because of flooding last week. Officials also identified problem spots on other trails.

Linda Doornbos, 59, was passionate about her family, flying

Linda Kay Doornbos, 59, was devoted to flying, her grandchildren and helping others. 

Driver remains in hospital in fair condition after Route WW crash

The driver was in fair condition Monday afternoon at University Hospital. The passenger had been discharged.

Another good night for Lynn in Cardinals victory

St. Louis right-handed starter Lance Lynn allowed one run and five hits, struck out six and walked one in a 7-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.

Positive outlook pays off for Larry Drew with job in Milwaukee

On Monday, Larry Drew, a Kansas City native and former Missouri player, was introduced as the new coach of the Milwaukee Bucks six days after his awkward tenure with the Atlanta Hawks ended with the hiring of his replacement.