Benefit of mobile apps for toddlers questioned

A Boston-based group says developers are trying to dupe parents into thinking apps are more educational than entertaining.

Purdue team finds way to boost tomato flavor

Purdue University researchers believe they may have found the key to putting flavor and aroma back in the fruit that is picked before its time.

Eyebrow waxing and cafe lattes at the drugstore?

Drugstores are offering more services as a way to boost revenue in the face of competition from retailers such as Safeway and Wal-Mart that have added in-store pharmacies.

Study ties higher blood sugar to dementia risk

Alzheimer's is by far the most common form of dementia, and it's long been known that diabetes makes it more likely. The new study tracked blood sugar over time in all sorts of people — with and without diabetes — to see how it affects risk for the mind-robbing disease.

Joplin schools to reduce mental health programs

In the months immediately after the tornado, the district established a partnership with the Ozark Center, a branch of Freeman Health System, to serve 2,200 students and staff members dealing with tornado-related trauma, according to manager Renee White.

William Woods University gets $1 million challenge

The university received a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation. The school has until May 28 of next year to raise the matching funds.

Amnesty event gives minor offenders a 2nd chance

The Better Family Life community group is behind a movement in St. Louis to provide limited amnesty that allows offenders to avoid jail time while still honoring their obligations to the criminal justice system.

Joplin to receive 32 FEMA storm shelters

The Joplin City Council decided this week to use half of the shelters on public property and approved a process for organizations to apply for the remaining shelters.

Governor postpones visit to Waynesville Wednesday

The event was postponed because state and local emergency management workers are responding to continued dangerous flooding in south-central Missouri.