MULTIMEDIA: Involvement in FFA, 4-H brings out leadership qualities in teen

Maddie Grant walks one of her show pigs in her family’s barn near Columbia on June 17. Working with her two pigs early will ensure both handler and animal are ready for the Boone County Fair on July 24.

Maddie Grant has developed from a shy camper to leader in 4-H and FFA.

Missouri River researcher to discuss how estrogen-like chemicals affect sturgeon

Diana Papoulias, supervisory research fish biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, will give a talk about the relationship between chemicals in the Missouri River and intersex sturgeon at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Les Bourgeois Vineyards in Rocheport. 

UPDATE: Officers suspect shots fired prior to Sunday accident at Providence and I-70

Officers recovered a handgun and a shell casing from the scene. A witness who called police said it looked as if the cars were chasing each other and exchanging fire, Sgt. Joe Bernhard said.

American Airlines flights generate enough revenue to hold their own

American Airlines did not require payment from its revenue guarantee fund for the third month in a row.

Elk hunting in Missouri now predicted to start in 2016

There are about 100 elk now under observation in Missouri. The state Department of Conservation wants at least 200 before giving any consideration to allowing hunting.

BATTLE RISING: Lifeguard plans to join Battle High School's swim team

Rising Battle High School sophomore is spending the summer as a lifeguard and plans on joining the school's swim team.

Franklin Leroy Fenton remembered for baseball, carpentry

Franklin Leroy Fenton died at 76. He is remembered as a baseball player, a woodworker, a father and a Christian.

Clashes between Egypt army, protesters kill at least 54

The shootings began during a protest by about 1,000 Islamists outside the Republican Guard headquarters where Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected leader, was detained last week.

Cardinals Molina ready for All-Star game despite sore knee

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who has been among the best players in the league the first half of the season, was sent for medical tests on his right knee and did not play in victories against the Marlins on Saturday and Sunday.

Franklin Leroy Fenton, Nov. 3, 1936 — July 7, 2013

Franklin Leroy Fenton died Sunday, July 7, 2013. He was 76.

Honeybees to occupy part of Lambert Airport

The St. Louis Airport Authority has approved a three-year lease with Robins Apiaries, with plans to keep bee hives on a 400-square-foot piece of land north of the third parallel runway.

Twinkies to return July 15, to last longer than many may remember

Hostess Brands LLC says the spongy yellow cakes will have a shelf life of 45 days when they start hitting shelves again July 15. That's nearly three weeks longer than the 26 days the previous owner had stated as the shelf life for Twinkies.

UPDATE: MU, other public colleges, carefully recruit minorities

Supreme Court ruling didn't forbid considering race but said schools must prove there are no "race-neutral alternatives" to achieve diversity.

FROM READERS: John Hall captures different kinds of red, white and blue

Local photographer John Hall captures both the red, white and blue of the outdoor world and his Fourth of July festivities.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: The irony of capital punishment in Missouri

Because of problems in obtaining drugs for supposedly humane executions, states may revert to more tried-and-true methods, such as the gas chamber. Missouri would be better served to eliminate the death penalty.

Royals sending two to All-Star game

Alex Gordon will be joined at Citi Field in New York on July 16 by catcher Salvador Perez, giving the Royals two representatives at the All-Star game for the first time in a decade.

Big disconnect: Telephone companies abandon copper phone lines

It's the beginning of a technological turning point, representing the receding tide of copper-wire landlines that have been used since commercial service began in 1877. More than 100 million copper lines have already been disconnected, according to trade group US Telecom.

MIA efforts risk 'total failure'

An internal study shows that JPAC is digging up too few clues on former battlefields, relying on inaccurate databases and engaging in expensive "boondoggles" in Europe to find those missing in action.

Missouri House chief ends subpoenas for governor's staff in driver's licence issue

Republican House Speaker Tim Jones said Monday that although he dropped efforts to enforce the subpoenas, he still hopes Nixon's staff will voluntarily testify at a future committee hearing.

Gov. Nixon signs Missouri bill dealing with welfare benefits

Missouri welfare recipients now barred from using those funds at liquor stores, casinos and strip clubs.