Navy gunman's mom: 'I don't know why he did it'

Aaron Alexis was undergoing treatment from the Department of Veteran Affairs for mental problems such as paranoia and a sleep disorder.

Missouri hunter who died in sinkhole was a Marine

A south-central Missouri man, a Marine from Fort Leonard Wood, died after falling into a sinkhole on Monday evening.

UMKC opens clinic to help train dental students

Patients can begin receiving treatment this month at a new dental clinic at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Missouri officials to investigate 'pension advances'

Treasurer Clint Zweifel said the deals typically involve an upfront, lump-sum payment to a person under a contract in which the business gets a portion of the person's future pension payments.

Grant will help fight human trafficking in St. Louis area

A $1 million grant designed to fight human trafficking crimes in St. Louis area was announced Wednesday.

Republican House member critical of Missouri speaker

Rep. Nate Walker wrote that he knows fellow Republicans opposing the override are of the "highest integrity," which is "something that I can NOT say for our Speaker Tim Jones."

Missouri Agriculture Department warns against chemical scam

The state Department of Agriculture suggests residents ask any person selling agricultural chemicals for a copy of the product label.

Kansas City Toy Museum to undergo major renovation

The renovation is expected to begin in the spring of 2014 and take about a year.

City administrator ousted in Jefferson City

The Jefferson City Council on Tuesday confirmed that it fired City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus during a closed meeting Monday.

Colorado flooding hits home for MU student Jaimee Zupan

Jaimee Zupan  reflects on the effects the Colorado floodings have had on her hometown of Aurora. She compared the rainfall to the snowstorm Missouri saw earlier this year.

Harrisburg football suffers frustrating first loss

Despite a frantic effort in the final minute of play, the Harrisburg Bulldogs suffered their first ever loss, falling to Brookfield in a close junior varsity contest. The final score was 14-10.

Tori Murden McClure, who rowed solo across Atlantic, engages Westminster students

Tori Murden McClure champions the lessons learned in failure at Westminster College's annual symposium. This year's topic was "Global Sport: A Common Language in a Diverse World?"

Missouri football's Randy Ponder faces tough test against Indiana

Missouri football's secondary thinks it has improved in 2013 after intercepting six passes in its first two games. But on Saturday, the Tigers face their stiffest test of the season against an Indiana offense averaging 339 passing yards per game.

Columbia College's women's golf team wins its first tournament

All five of the Columbia College women's golfers finished in the top 10 +as the Cougars captured the title at the Baker University Fall Invitational on Monday. 

Missouri men's golf team wins Columbia Regional Preview

The Missouri men's golf team won its second straight tournament of the season. Missouri beat 10 teams with a score of 12-under par.

Aimee Mullins, first amputee in NCAA, to speak at MU

Aimee Mullins, the first amputee to compete in the NCAA, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at MU's Jesse Auditorium. 

Parents voice bullying concerns at Ashland school board meeting

Following concerns of bullying at Ashland high schools, Superintendent Chris Felmlee said his door is open to concerns about bullying.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protecting rights of people is of utmost importance

The governor called HB 436 “unsafe.” If the governor thinks it's “unsafe” to make law enforcement officials (state or federal) accountable for infringing on the rights of the people, then he must not know much about history.

Sandusky's bid for new trial in Pa. judges' hands

Jerry Sandusky's lawyer faced skeptical questioning Tuesday from three judges on the Pennsylvania appeals court over his client's request that they order a new trial in his child sexual abuse case.

Weir out of Sochi after not registering for season

U.S. Figure Skating confirmed Tuesday that two-time Olympian Johnny Weir did not register for the qualifiers for the national championships, where the Sochi team will be selected. The deadline to register was Sept. 1.