Lockdown on three Fulton schools lifted

Fulton High School and Bush and Bartley elementary schools were placed on lockdown after a bomb threat for a bus was called in earlier Wednesday, Fulton police said.

Ashland alderman facing impeachment

The Ashland Board of Alderman has improved articles of impeachment against Ward 2 Alderman Jeff Anderson. The board has set a tentative impeachment hearing for Nov. 11.

Search for dark matter comes up empty so far

Nearly a mile underground in an abandoned gold mine, one of the most important quests in physics has so far come up empty in the search for the elusive substance known as dark matter, scientists announced Wednesday.

Funeral planned Monday for former U.S. Rep. Skelton

Ike Skelton's visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday.


St. Louis County police may carry heroin antidote

Police officers carrying heroin antidotes may save the lives of victims of an overdose who in the past would have to wait for paramedics to arrive and attempt to revive them.


Missouri announces more grants to child care centers

The money will help expand three preschool facilities in the St. Louis area, one in the Macon area in northern Missouri, and one each in the Calhoun and Polo school districts in western Missouri.

Anheuser-Busch InBev,Teamsters to start talks

A joint statement from the Teamsters and the brewery said both sides expect negotiations to be "professional and productive."

Missouri returns more than $1.7 million in unclaimed property

Treasurer Clint Zweifel said his office currently is holding more than $760 million of unclaimed property for 4.6 million account holders.

Chiefs only concerned with final score, not appeal factor

The 8-0 Kansas City Chiefs don't care how the team's wins look, as long as those wins keep coming.

'Long overdue' memorial honors Beulah Ralph, advocate for educational equality

Beulah Ralph worked for Columbia Public Schools for 58 years. She created the district's Home School Communicator Program, developed to help students moving to other schools after desegregation.

Most crime down in Boone County so far this year

Numbers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that robberies, burglaries, shots fired and assaults — including those in which a person was shot — have all decreased in 2013. Homicides have increased, however.

Freshman Jordan Frericks impresses in Missouri women's basketball exhibition win

Freshman Jordan Frericks and senior Bri Kulas led the Tigers with 16 points each as Missouri beat Southwest Baptist 79-53 in its season-opening exhibition game Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.

Tennessee football coach has history with Missouri's Maty Mauk

Tennessee coach Butch Jones recruited Maty Mauk during his stint as Cincinnati's coach. Mauk was a record-setting quarterback at Kenton (Ohio) High School, northeast of Cincinnati.

Missouri Honor Medalist Aye Aye Win describes longtime devotion to reporting

Associated Press correspondent Aye Aye Win has faced danger as a reporter in Myanmar, but she said if she could do everything over again, she would still be a journalist.

MU FarmHouse fraternity members' accident sparks online rumors

Despite speculation that one fraternity member was having brain surgery, FarmHouse's chapter adviser said there were no surgeries as a result of the accident.

Plans for downtown Columbia 'gateways' underway

The Downtown Community Improvement District has hired Arcturis, a St. Louis firm, to design features that welcome the public, such as sculptures, art or landscaping. The project's total cost is $44,000.

Grounded Cardinals hope to fly high with Wacha

The Red Sox are trying to clinch a World Series title on their own field for the first time since 1918. Anticipation is high in Boston, and prices on the secondary market for even a standing-room ticket were approaching $1,000.

Rams not blaming Kellen Clemens for loss to Seahawks

Coach Jeff Fisher wasn't placing blame on backup quarterback Kellen Clemens for falling 1 yard shy of upsetting the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams (3-5) were held to three field goals in a 14-9 loss on Monday night.

Missouri golf's Michelle Butler finishes 4th in Las Vegas

The Tigers finished in ninth place while redshirt freshman Michelle Butler came in fourth.

Missouri court denies benefits for fallen trooper's same-sex partner

In a 5-2 ruling, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled the same-sex partner of a fallen trooper cannot collect surviving spouse benefits because the couple were not married.