Missouri Task Force 1 returns from Colorado relief effort

Missouri Task Force 1 engineer Dan Haid embraces his wife, Bethany, and their 6-month-old son, Benjamin, at the Boone County Fire Protection District Headquarters. Dan Haid and the task force returned from Colorado on Monday.

Missouri Task Force 1 sent 80 of its members to Larimer County, Colo., to help victims of recent flooding.

Court accepts insanity plea for VA homicide defendant Rudy Perez

Perez's insanity plea was accepted by the state in connection with the fatal beating of a patient at Truman Veterans Hospital in February. Psychological evaluations ordered by the prosecution and defense found that Perez was psychotic when he committed the crime.

MU Museum announces earlier than expected closing date

The MU Museum of Art and Archaeology is moving to Mizzou North at the intersection of Garth Avenue and Business Loop 70 West. It's closing its campus location Monday.

New MU program to help students prepare for Peace Corps

A new MU program aims to help students meet the Peace Corps' application requirements and get a taste of service with a week-long experience abroad.

Harrisburg runs for 6 touchdowns in win

Harrisburg's 50-26 win over Slater was overshadowed by the losing team's special teams.


PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens College poms squad tryouts start

Dancers are vying to earn a spot on the Stephens College poms squad.

Missouri football's Ealy defends Aldon Smith after DUI arrest

“It’s probably just a misunderstanding,” Ealy said. “I talked to Aldon a couple times. It’s not affecting his game at all. ... Everybody’s still going to love him.”

Missouri Medicaid contractor mistakenly released patients' information

A contractor for Missouri's Medicaid program, Infocrossing Inc., sent personal information to incorrect recipients from December 2009 through June of this year.

Roots 'N' Blues attendees experience minor difficulties with venue change

The move to Stephens Lake Park caused some shuttle problems, but overall, attendees at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival seem happy with the new venue.

Cardinals win 4-3 and eliminate Nationals

Carlos Beltran ended his drought with a tiebreaking shot, Adam Wainwright earned his 18th win, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Washington 4-3, eliminating the Nationals from playoff contention.

Manning's 3 touchdowns helps Broncos beat Raiders 37-21

Manning and the Denver Broncos rolled over the Oakland Raiders 37-21 Monday night. Denver's 127 points lead the league and are 31 more than second-place Green Bay.

Battle softball beats Mexico

The Battle softball team beat Mexico 2-1 on Monday.

Rock Bridge softball shuts out New Franklin 15-0

Rock Bridge scored 10 runs in the bottom of the first inning on seven straight singles, and the team finished with 15 hits overall.

Series of events flips NASCAR on its roof

Maybe everything went haywire when Tony Stewart broke his leg Aug. 5. That's when co-owner Gene Haas went rogue, seizing the opportunity while Stewart was incapacitated to finalize a deal to hire the seemingly untouchable Kurt Busch.

Nonconference games tougher than usual for Big 12

Big 12 teams looking forward to playing each other after struggling against nonconference opponents.

MU junior wins SEC Defensive Line Player of the Week

Kony Ealy's game against Indiana earned him recognition from the SEC this week.

MU professor Robert Kvam had a love of big band jazz

The son of two musicians, Robert Kvam played trumpet in several bands and had a love of big band jazz. Later, he taught accounting at MU and was much loved by students and colleagues.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Kansas City area taking lead in online lending industry

Right now short-term lending is governed by a hodgepodge of state laws, with online operators coming up with ingenious ways to evade them. The industry needs uniform regulations and enforcement at the federal level.

DONALD KAUL: The Stiffing State

Congress refusing to raise the debt ceiling is a bit like suggesting no one should pay bills.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Resource to help youths with disabilities transition to adulthood

This tool kit from the Missouri Department of Mental Health highlights resources to help youths with developmental disabilities transition to adult life.