U.S. Rep. Edward Markey defeated a political newcomer in a special election for the Senate seat that had been held by John Kerry. In other news, President Barack Obama launched an effort to fight climate change.
Kelvin Herrera was considered one of the bright young pitchers in the American League last season, when he blew away hitters with a fastball that nudged past 100 mph. But he has been prone to giving up home runs this season, and was 3-5 with a 5.20 ERA.
The Democratic governor said the bill passed by the Republican-led legislature would have placed "unnecessary burdens on public employees for the purpose of weakening labor organizations."
The jet stream usually rushes rapidly from west to east in a mostly straight direction. But lately it's been wobbling and weaving like a drunken driver, wreaking havoc as it goes.
The ruling removed the requirement that all or parts of 15 states with a history of discrimination in voting get federal approval before changing the way they hold elections.
The public safety bill bill allows governing boards of public colleges and universities to create traffic regulations for roads owned or maintained by the school.
Lead mining and smelting have been going on in portions of southeast Missouri since the early 1700s. The region contains the world's largest deposit of the lead mineral galena.
The reductions are part of the Army's plan to trim forces by 80,000 soldiers over the next several years. Earlier this year, a draft plan had looked at cutting as many as 3,900 uniformed personnel from Fort Leonard Wood.
Auditor Tom Schweich said Missouri's existing passenger planes were already underutilized, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol did not do a formal written analysis before purchasing the new plane.
A state audit being released Tuesday notes that federal authorities found in 2011 that Missouri's school bus inspection procedures were inadequate.
Legislation to expand Medicaid rolls failed during the recent legislative session. We soon may learn if at least three, and potentially four, committees is overkill.
A 64-year-old woman sued for discrimination, claiming the agency cut costs based on a list sorted by age.
A Columbia man and a Jefferson City woman were arrested. The victim, 25, was found next to a car. The shooting was the fourth in Columbia in just over a week.
Earl Hutcherson pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree involuntary manslaughter for killing Gilbert Love and Edward Taggart. Hutcherson admitted he was drunk when he struck the two men with his SUV.
The total cost of the vehicles for Parks and Recreation, Public Works and Water and Light departments is estimated to be $3.5 million.
The proliferation of student apartments boosts traffic for many businesses, but some residents worry it's too much, too quickly.
Coverage about the unexpected presence of two wild pigs the Katy Trail also attracted notice from the Missourian's online readers.
Four years after he was drafted in the first round and less than two years after Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery, Missouri product Kyle Gibson's major league debut has been set for Saturday.
Sheriff's deputies are asking the public for help identifying those responsible for crudely declawing a 3-month-old kitten and throwing it into a fire.
The Columbia Police Department was looking for Kimo Deandre Spivey, 23, and Tabisha N. Franklin, 32, after a shots-fired incident Friday.