Elliot's three-run home run powers Royals

Elliot Johnson had a three-run home run for his second hit of an eight-run sixth inning, leading the surging Royals to a 10-1 victory over the Rays.

Wainwright leads Cardinals over Mets

Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings to become the major leagues' first 10-game winner in the Cardinals' 2-1 victory over the Mets on Wednesday in New York.

St. Louis police: 4 dead in murder-suicide

The shooting occurred in the Cherokee Place Business Incubator, a building in south St. Louis that houses multiple businesses. The shooter, another man and two women were killed.

Rural America posts first-ever loss in population

Rural America is now being hit by sputtering growth in retirement and recreation areas, once residential hot spots for baby boomers.

U.S. whites falling to minority in under-5 age group

The decline in the U.S. white population has been occurring more quickly than expected, resulting in the first "natural decrease" for whites — deaths exceeding births — in more than a century, census data show.

UPDATE: 2 missing Missouri kids found safe

Emergency crews had searched for the pair since midnight with dogs, helicopters and boats.

No guarantees Gabbert will start for Jaguars

Former Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert, a former top-10 draft pick, remains the front-runner to start at quarterback for the Jaguars, but general manager Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley insist it's a wide-open competition that's likely to stretch into the preseason.

Appeals court refuses to free Saudi man in Whitworth murder case

Ziyad Abid, 24, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the slaying of Blaine Whitworth. His release was denied in spite of the Saudi government paying his bond of $2 million.

Alert system set up at southwest Missouri juvenile boys camp

The system is in response to a double homicide allegedly committed in January by two boys who escaped from the Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch near Lampe.

Coverage under the Affordable Care Act plan might be unaffordable for low-wage workers

Because of a wrinkle in the law, companies can meet their legal obligations by offering policies that would be too expensive for many low-wage workers.

UPDATE: Two killed as massive storm system hits Mid-Atlantic

The storm caused widespread power outages, flash flooding and extensive flight delays but largely failed to live up to its fierce billing. The severe weather was also blamed for two deaths.


Security tighter for Saturday 5K in St. Louis

The April 15 Boston bombings that killed three and injured hundreds led organizers to take a harder look at race security.

Missouri lawmaker sits on judiciary, natural resources

Republican Jason Smith, of Salem, won a special election June 4 in southeast Missouri's 8th Congressional District.

UPDATE: Police say 4 dead in murder-suicide in St. Louis

Police Capt. Michael Sack said the shooting happened Thursday afternoon in a building that houses multiple businesses.

Deaton to retire after nine years as MU chancellor

After Nov. 15, Deaton will serve as chancellor emeritus and focus on MU's international development.


Eliot Battle, Columbia educator involved in desegregation, dies

Eliot Battle was an educator in the Columbia Public Schools from the late 1950s until his retirement in 1991. Columbia's new high school, Muriel Williams Battle High School, was named in honor of his wife, who died in 2003.

Former Missouri basketball player DeMarre Carroll hosts youth camp

Former Tigers standout DeMarre Carroll has found success in the NBA. However, his aspirations go beyond the game.

Educators, community remember Eliot Battle

Eliot Battle, 88, will be remembered for his positive attitude, his work to help integrate Columbia's schools and his dignity and kindness. He died Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

Participants fire water rockets during camp

Students are learning to build solid fuel rockets at a rocket camp at the Columbia Area Career Center.

TIMELINE: A look at Brady Deaton's career and accomplishments

On Wednesday, Brady Deaton announced he will retire in November as MU's chancellor, a position he has held for nine years.