Louis 'Ming' Lohman, July 10, 1921 — Aug. 18, 2013

UPDATE: Body found in search for missing southwest Missouri girl

The 12-year-old girl had been missing in southwest Missouri for three days. The suspect was found Tuesday in a vehicle that the missing girl had gotten into.

Processing center plans 600 Wentzville jobs

Serco closed a deal last week to lease much of the old US Fidelis call center in Wentzville, a St. Charles County town about 40 miles from St. Louis. The center is expected to be operational by Nov. 1.

Cardinals' Mike Shannon recovering from heart surgery

The Cardinals' broadcaster thanked well-wishers and said he expects to return to the broadcast booth before the end of the regular season.

Civil rights includes gays 50 years after march

The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech will include the LGBT community in an unprecedented display of inclusion for the civil rights movement.

Nation's former top auditor eyes U.S. debt warily

The economy is slowly growing, the government's yearly budget deficit falling, but the nation's former top auditor, David Walker, doesn't buy the idea that everything is OK.

Facebook aims to get the world online

CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to get all of the world's 7 billion people online through a partnership with some of the largest mobile technology companies.

Vetoed bill could affect 870 Missouri sex offenders

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon asks legislators to sustain his veto of a bill that would remove the names of 870 juvenile sex offenders from public registries, saying the bill would undermine public safety. 


Repair work to close lane of I-44 in southern Missouri

One westbound lane is being closed to repair pavement damaged by recent flooding near the Gasconade River bridge in south-central Missouri.

Beltran, Craig homer to lift Cards over Brewers

The Cardinals defeated the Brewers 8-6.

U.S. home sales hit 5.4 million in July, highest since '09

Previously occupied homes are once again selling at a pace associated with a healthy market, despite mortgages that are up from record lows.

UPDATE: Jury finds man guilty in killings of elderly Missouri couple

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster told jurors on Wednesday that there was proof beyond a reasonable doubt that Jesse Driskill killed an elderly couple in south-central Missouri.

Kansas bronze sculptor Jim Brothers dies at 72

Creator of the National D-Day Memorial remembered by friends for his sculpting talents.


ACT: Only quarter of grads ready for all subjects

The data also show a downturn in overall student scores, although company officials attribute the slide to updated standards and more students taking the exams.

Dayan Viciedo's slam powers White Sox past Royals, 5-2

David Lough drove in another run for the Royals in the sixth, but that was all they managed in another lackluster offensive performance. They finished with six hits on the night.

UCM student leaves US three weeks after charges dismissed

Charges against Ziyad Abid, who was held without bond for 11 months in connection with the Sept. 1 slaying of Blaine Whitworth, were dropped Aug. 2.

Several hurt in Kansas City area school bus crash

A school bus overturned Wednesday in Bonner Springs, Kan. Multiple injuries were reported. It is not yet known which school district was served by the bus.

35 acres of abandoned Missouri mine to be reclaimed

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources awarded a $609,942 contract to Pangea Group of St. Louis to reclaim surface-mined lands about two miles east of Millersburg.

UMKC opens new $32M entrepreneurship hall

The Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is named for the co-founder of the tax preparation company H&R Block.

Saint Louis University defends Chinese malaria research

Saint Louis University is defending a research partnership with a Chinese scientist who is working to develop anti-malaria drugs.