Court issues mixed ruling on Missouri funeral protests

The appeals court said one law barring protests "in front of or about any location at which a funeral is held" violates First Amendment free speech rights because it creates a buffer zone of an undetermined size.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect out of hospital

The U.S. Marshals Service said Friday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center overnight and was taken to the Federal Medical Center Devens about 40 miles west of Boston.

Royals-Indians game rained out in Kansas City

The game will be made up on Sunday as a day-night doubleheader. The Royals, who lead the American League Central, have had six off days in the past 12 days.


WHAT OTHERS SAY: Let's not stop immigration reform

The image of Mr. Tsarnaev and the limited understanding of his political thinking — mostly gleaned from friends, relatives and social media — is clouding Senate hearings on a bipartisan immigration proposal.

Catholics take their faith door to door in Missouri

Evangelization is central to the Christian mission, but for the average adherent the physical act of approaching a neighbor, work colleague or family member can be daunting.

College of the Ozarks wants debt-free students

During a time when most students are graduating from college with loan debt, College of the Ozarks, a private, four-year school of nearly 1,400 students near Branson, is swimming against the tide.

Missouri group serves up faith with a cup of coffee

Steve Youngblood, who also pastors a church in Burlington, Iowa, feels the marketplace ministry concept is on the cutting edge of modern worship.

Spring turkey season down slightly in Missouri

The Department of Conservation reports that 21,437 turkeys were taken during the first week of the season.

Westminster College receives $1 million gift

The president of the private college received a $500,000 check from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, with a commitment for a second gift of $500,000.

Insurance cards could go digital under Missouri bill

State senators passed legislation Thursday that would authorize drivers to show digital images of their proof-of-insurance cards to law enforcement officers.

Missouri bill prevents businesses from restricting guns

The bill would also protect business owners from liability for any injury or damage that results from allowing guns to be legally carried in cars.

Congress approves bill to end airport delays

The Federal Aviation Administration has furloughed the controllers as part of the government-wide, $85 billion spending cuts called the sequester.

George Jones, country superstar, has died at 81

Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure.

Missouri's Sheldon Richardson selected by Jets in NFL Draft

Sheldon Richardson made 75 tackles in the 2012 season, best among all SEC interior defensive linemen. The Jets selected him with the 13th overall pick.

Farmers, competitors anticipate Lucky's Farmers Market's arrival in Columbia

The natural and organic foods grocer plans to open its first location outside its home state, Colorado, in the former Osco building by the fall.

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park nature walks highlight spring wildflowers

Park volunteer Randal Clark  said since the average temperature has been much lower than usual for this time of year, the blooming of wildflowers has been slightly delayed.

Rock Bridge baseball team leans on outfield in win over Kirksville

The main difference throughout the Bruins' 7-3 victory Thursday was the defensive play of the Bruins outfield.

Missouri senior distance runner impresses on and off track

Dan Quigley broke the 5K school record last weekend and moved up to eighth in the NCAA national rankings.



Columbia's Uprise Bakery includes Fayette grower's wheat in bread recipe

Hard wheat, used to make flour for Uprise’s Honey Whole Wheat bread, comes from Paul Lehmann’s 167-acre farm near Fayette.

MU Faculty Council wants Deaton to conduct audits for nuclear engineering programs

The council recommended that the institute be returned to its previous state until an audit is completed.