Moeaki, Avery back in practice for Chiefs

After recovering from injuries, tight end Tony Moeaki and wide receiver Donnie Avery were back on the field for the Chiefs on Wednesday in preseason workouts on the campus of Missouri Western.

Senate approves bill to lower current student loan interest rates

The proposal passed Wednesday would link interest rates on federal student loans to the financial markets, which means student loans for the next few years would have lower interest rates.

Survey: States sticking with Common Core standards

Efforts to slow down or derail the standards sprung up this year in Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Indiana, Alabama, South Carolina and Utah.

No more mail at your door? Postal Service delivery changes eyed

Curbside delivery, which includes deliveries to mailboxes at the end of driveways, and cluster box delivery would replace letter carriers slipping mail into front-door boxes.

Wayward skydiver leaves shortstop out for season

A skydiver parachuting in before a baseball game accidentally kicked the shortstop for a summer league team in the face, knocking him to the ground and, it turns out, ending his season.

Paddler dies after dropping out of Missouri 340 race

Race director and founder Scott Mansker said Wednesday that the man was camping overnight in Miami, Mo., when he died.

Ex-Missouri official: No steps to comply with Real ID

Alana Barragan-Scott testified Wednesday before two legislative panels investigating the handling of driver's licenses by Gov. Jay Nixon's administration.

Pro-reform group targets Missouri senator in ads

Protect Our Defenders, a Washington-based advocacy group for military victims of sexual assault, took aim at Sen. Claire McCaskill over her opposition to an amendment proposed by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.

Judge says no to referendum against Mo. Wal-Mart

City's approval of a downtown store in Springfield cannot be overturned by referendum.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri has too many roads lacking maintenance

Lettered routes are vital transportation links in rural areas, connecting not only farmers to markets, but students to schools and employees to work.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Desperately flailing against health care act while it saves lives

The fact remains that even though some big insurance companies have refused to sign up, states that have created insurance exchanges have seen the “magic of the marketplace.”

Third break-in at Mo. animal shelter leads to reward offering

Man caught on camera trying to steal from the safe, which was empty, then taking $2.50 in donations from the lobby.

Ancient Roman sculpture makes a stop in K.C.

Marble of satyr from the second century makes its first visit to the U.S. at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in a two-month free exhibit.


Mo. veteran gets 100 stolen flags back

Taken on the Fourth of July, the flags returned with an apology and thanks for his military service.

LIVE VIDEO: Obama speaks at University of Central Missouri

President Barack Obama is speaking at the University of Central Missouri. Watch him live via YouTube.

PHOTO GALLERY: Goats trimmed, prepped for show at Boone County Fair

The Boone County Fair opened at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Missouri football single-game tickets go on sale this week

General public fans can begin purchasing remaining non-conference home game tickets Friday.

FROM READERS: MU's Bradford Farm hosting Organic Agriculture Field Day

Bradford Farm will host Organic Agriculture Field Day from 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 1. The event is free and open to the public.

ROSE NOLEN: It's not easy, but let's strive for drug-free communities

We should use our freedom to better ourselves and communities instead of using it for entertainment.

Younger children learn to show animals at Boone County Fair

The Pee Wee Showmanship event at the Boone County Fair gave young children an opportunity to practice the basics of showing animals.