PHOTO GALLERY: Construction of Battle High School

Freshmen, sophomore and junior classes will occupy the building in August.

Addition of new school prompts changes in school boundaries, structure

The opening of Battle High School means a change in the boundaries at the high school level and a change in the structure of middle and junior high schools.

Columbia man sentenced to 25 years for sexual exploitation of child

Patrick Drury, 29, was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday on charges of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a child. 

Joplin remembers tornado, pushes for recovery

More than 4,000 damaged homes have been repaired. Nearly 1,100 are completely rebuilt. City officials estimate population losses at just 5 percent from the 2010 Census.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: 'Why?' has no answer

Two days shy of today’s two-year mark of our own pain here in Joplin, the people of Moore, Okla., are, sadly, feeling theirs.

EBOOK: Dawn breaks on Battle High School

A downloadable PDF of the Missourian's special section on the opening of Battle High School. The school officially opens June 3 for summer school.

Descalso's slam, Wainwright's arm carry Cards

Daniel Descalso hit his first career grand slam, and Adam Wainwright (6-3) held the Padres to one run and four hits in 7 1/3 innings in the Cardinals' 10-2 victory Tuesday night at San Diego.

No run support for Shields in Royals loss

Royals starter James Shields pitched seven solid innings, but Kansas City managed just six hits in a 3-1 loss Wednesday night to the Houston Astros.

School storm protection is spotty in tornado zones

Unlike several other schools in the Oklahoma City area, Plaza Towers had no "safe room" in which students and teachers could seek protection from a twister.

Parents face tough choice when tornadoes bear down

Exactly how do desperate parents like those in the path of the powerful Oklahoma tornado know when it's best to leave their children in a presumably safe place or race into the face of danger?

Engineers give Missouri's infrastructure a C-

The engineers found the most faults with the state's dams and energy, giving them both D-minus grades.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Deficits under control, but workers pay the price

The sequester is causing real pain. The nation would be better served by investing more in its workforce even it it meant deficits would shrink more slowly.

Oklahoma tornado damage could top $2 billion

The financial cost of Monday's tornado in Moore could be greater than the $2 billion in damage from the 2011 tornado that killed 158 people in Joplin, Mo.

State Penitentiary Museum set to open next week

Museum officials say the idea for the facility came out of the popularity of tours of the penitentiary in Jefferson City.

Battle area to see more traffic and development

New roads in the area around the high school are planned to help relieve the congestion, and homeowners there may see a silver lining in the coming years with increased property values.

'Who are the American Nones?' studies people without religious affiliations

The report was created by Missouri School of Journalism seniors, who looked at the profiles, preferences, philosophies and lifestyles of people who claim no affiliation with a religious group.

Charges reversed in 'Alligator man' case

The case will be remanded for further proceedings to determine if the animals can be considered dangerous.

ArtTalk: Like beer? Like art? Arts & Drafts event is Thursday

Sarah Dresser of the Office of Cultural Affairs tells us about a craft beer tasting and gallery crawl that will take place this week.

MU students share their experience with Moore, Okla., tornado

On Monday, a tornado swept through Moore, Okla., killing at least 24 people and injuring hundreds. One current MU student and one recent graduate shared how the tornado affected them. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Tree falls after high winds in storms

A pignut hickory tree fell on a house on Cunningham Road early Monday morning.