100 AGES, A CENTURY OF VOICES: Michele Spry, 36

“All of a sudden your day is totally different than the moments before.”

Mo. adds tax form option for children's cancer research

Bill creating the contribution was named Sahara's Law in memory of a 13-year-old who died of a brain tumor.

Fort Leonard Wood plans to cut force by 885

Reduction is part of the U.S. Army's plan to trim forces by 80,000 soldiers over the next several years.

Calif. man arrested after death of retired K.C. minister

Victim had gone to the home where he died to help a friend move.

Arizona wildfire kills 19 members of elite crew

The lightning-sparked fire spread to at least 2,000 acres amid triple-digit temperatures  and destroyed 200 homes about 85 miles northwest of Phoenix.

Streaking Pirates outpace Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates surpassed St. Louis for the best record in baseball and the lead in the NL Central over the weekend.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoes bills on holidays, Agenda 21

Because of concerns about the effect of bills on city councils and 24-hour institutions, Nixon decided to veto a pair of bills.

Missouri halts copying of driver's license documents

The new law reverses a 6-month-old policy that had caused considerable stir in the Republican-led legislature. Lawmakers had convened several investigatory committees looking into the alleged violation of Missouri citizens' privacy rights.

Missouri awards contract for online Medicaid enrollment

EngagePoint will design, install and maintain an online enrollment program for Medicaid. The Oct. 1 release would help determine eligibility for pregnant women, parents and children. It would expand over time.


Survey: Midwest, Plains economy remains strong

Business leaders are expecting growth to slow over the next few months.

ROSE NOLEN: I understand my pets, even if no one else does

Removing a cat's claws could mean taking away a tool for survival — but might make snuggling much more enjoyable.


100 AGES, A CENTURY OF VOICES: Jenn Sonnenberg, 43

“My life is full. I wouldn’t change anything.”  

Vanderbilt dismisses football players

Police said the school's decision was related to an investigation of a sexual assault at a university residence hall.

Two Texas A&M football players arrested after fight

A junior cornerback and senior safety for the Aggies were suspended from the team after being charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief.

Residents near landfill want nuclear waste removed

Residents believe the biggest danger is the smoldering trash, which sits the length of four football fields away from a second landfill that includes atomic waste from Cold War-era work done in St. Louis.

Platte County judge grants venue change to Woodworth

Platte County Circuit Judge Owens Lee Hulls Jr. agreed to defendant Mark Woodworth's change of venue request. It's still undecided whether Hull will call a jury from Platte County or bring in jurors from another county, as the state has requested.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Mizzou to give what medal? To what company?

It's a fine company, but FleishmanHillard may be an awkward choice for the School of Journalism Honor Medal.

100 AGES, A CENTURY OF VOICES: Miguel Rodriguez, 52

“You might have one chance in life and that was my last chance.”

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri's new chief justice sets prudent priorities

Mary R. Russell wants to improve civics education, expand "specialty" courts that focus on alcohol and drug offenses and make courts more accessible via the Internet.

100 AGES, A CENTURY OF VOICES: Karin Ruby Davis, 65

“We both cried because I knew this was my future.”