Columbia man still sought in connection with convenience store robberies

Larry Blackwell Cole, 40, remained a suspect at-large Thursday.

Former secretary remembered for selflessness, service at Truman Veterans Hospital

Sarah "Juanita" Kidwell worked for more than 30 years as a secretary at Atkins Inc. and received a certificate of appreciation for her 20 years of volunteerism at the veterans hospital.

Car and foot chases end in two drug arrests

Columbia Police made two arrests after chasing suspects on foot. 

Gas prices are below $3.50 nationally for first time since February

Oil prices have been relatively stable, and refineries are turning out more gasoline after completing springtime maintenance.

Letters from father of U.S. Navy surface in South Carolina

Eleven letters from John Paul Jones, regarded as the father of the U.S. Navy, have recently resurfaced at the Charleston Library Society. The letters show correspondence with people such as Benjamin Franklin and Secretary of the Navy John Hewes.


New York gay resort community gains historic recognition

The seaside resort on Fire Island, about 60 miles east of Manhattan, was known as far back as the late 1940s as a sanctuary where gay writers, actors and businesspeople from the city and beyond escaped to relax, hold hands and show affection in public.

Small, medium-sized businesses to be affected most by health care law delay

The Obama administration said Tuesday that it would postpone until Jan. 1, 2015, the effective date of what's called the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act.

FROM READERS: Father and Adapted Gymnastics co-coordinator reflects on Tiger Academy Gymnastics' impact

As Tiger Academy Gymnastics prepares to move, Jeffrey Krug, the co-coordinator of the Adapted Gymnastics program, reflects on what his involvement has meant to him.

Behavior modifications help save dogs' lives

The Central Missouri Humane Society has lowered euthanasia rates by working harder to retrain dogs with aggression problems.

Underlying roadbed issues delay resurfacing of West Boulevard

Contractors are scheduled to finish milling West Boulevard on July 15 and will start resurfacing the street on July 16 said Steven Sapp, spokesman for Columbia Public Works.

July 4 across the country: Ariz. to honor firefighters, Statue of Liberty opens in N.Y.

Boston to hold first celebration since marathon bombing; New Orleans brings John Mayer, Neo to French Quarter for free concert.

Royals rally for wild victory over Indians

Regular Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez entered as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning and delivered a bases-loaded double, sending the Royals to a 10-7 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.

In urban revival, beer helps create small business hubs

Trendy small businesses like breweries and younger residents have been returning to downtown neighborhoods in many cities across the U.S.

Terrorists dupe Kansas City al-Qaida supporter, 2 others

Hosmer's home run sends Royals to victory over Indians

Kansas City waited out a lengthy rain delay, and then another delay when the stadium lights went out in a 6-5 victory earned with Eric Hosmer's home run in the seventh inning.

Top of lineup pushes Cardinals past Angels

Jon Jay had three RBIs, including a two-run home run during St. Louis' seven-run second inning, and the Cardinals ended Los Angeles' seven-game winning streak with a 12-2 rout on Wednesday night.

Royals' Gordon feeling better after head injury

Kansas City's Alex Gordon was tracking a fly ball in the sixth inning when he got turned around near the fencing of the Royals' bullpen. He banged into the fence and then landed hard on the warning track dirt.

Homeless woman's plight generates scorn, sympathy

With her bleached blonde hair and pink bikini top, "South County Cindy" has become a common sight in south St. Louis County and by extension, Facebook and Twitter.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Snowden matter shows that NSA contracts need a tougher review

Oversight of top-secret work is inherently difficult because only a limited number of people have clearance to scrutinize it.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: It's time to end term limits in the Missouri legislature

House Speaker Tim Jones and other legislators have pointed to problems with the shorter terms. Legislators are just learning how to be effective when their time is up.