UPDATE: Fire that destroyed Ashland home ruled accidental

A three-bedroom house at 8703 Tom Bass Road burned to the ground Wednesday night. Firefighters worked for nearly two hours to contain the blaze.

Devonia Raye 'Dimp' Turner, July 27, 1938-Nov. 26, 2013

For more than thirty years, Devonia worked in the field of nursing. She also was the proud mother of nine children.

Lawsuit seeks $30 million in failed Mamtek plant

A new lawsuit filed in Boone County is seeking $30 million from investment banking firm Morgan Keegan and 10 employees accused of fraudulent business practices in a failed Mamtek factory project.

Hunters eager as elk make a comeback in Missouri

Transplanted elk herd grows in Missouri, giving sportsmen dreams of hunting at home. Reintroducing them to the state is both experiment and science.

GUEST COMMENTARY: The economic reality of Medicaid expansion

A floundering economy, slow growth, rising health care costs due to an aging population and the decreasing number of doctors accepting Medicaid patients are all important factors seemingly never mentioned by supporters of Medicaid expansion.

Chiefs' Hali to play against Denver Broncos; Houston still out

Tamba Hali has recovered after spraining his right ankle in last week's loss to San Diego. Meanwhile, linebacker Justin Houston is considered "week to week" after dislocating his right elbow against the Chargers.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missourians have right to know what is in our food

There is no issue more profound than what we put into our bodies. Yet, we regularly consume foods that contain GMO ingredients without knowing it.

Child welfare delays put Missouri cases in peril

Hundreds of pending child welfare investigations in Missouri that weren't concluded within the deadlines set by law are at risk of being thrown out because the cases were not completed fast enough.

Gas pipeline ruptures, explodes in Hughesville

A 30-inch natural gas pipeline ruptured in a rural area of western Missouri and caused an explosion and fire that could be seen for several miles.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: The Hobby Lobby dodge seems nonsensical

Even if the corporations were "persons" under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act — an idea that would surprise many who voted for it — the law refers to a "substantial burden" on the exercise of religion.

Hospice allows pet owners to say goodbye at home

In-home euthanasia service spares both pets and owners stress while retaining dignity in death for terminally ill animals.    

Three injured Rams players cleared to play against 49ers

Running back Zac Stacy, cornerback Trumaine Johnson and left guard Chris Williams, who were injured in last Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears, have been cleared to play against San Francisco on Sunday.

Woman makes finish line with help from 'angels'

MyTeam Triumph is a program for wheelchair athletes, allowing them to be the captain of teams of runners.

Hundreds help preserve Almeta Crayton's Everyone Eats

Thursday was the first Thanksgiving since Crayton's death last month, and for many volunteers, this year's community dinner was a way to ensure that her vision lived on.

Growing up in the Kreklow family

Missouri volleyball's Wayne and Susan Kreklow have raised their family around basketball and volleyball.

Haith returns in Missouri win over Northwestern

Frank Haith returned from a five-game suspension to lead the Missouri men's basketball team to a 78-67 win over Northwestern.

Texas A&M offensive line adds challenge for Missouri football

The recipe for stopping Peyton Manning and Tom Brady has been the same for years. Get pressure on them, and you have a chance. The same can be said about most quarterbacks, in fact. Except Johnny Manziel. 

TIGER KICKOFF: Downloadable e-book for Missouri vs. Texas A&M

Learn everything there is to know about Johnny Manziel in this week's edition. Missouri takes on the Aggies at 6:45 p.m. Saturday.

Cheryl Dake has a collection of collections

With a love of vintage hats, handmade pottery and baskets, the 61-year-old has at least 17 collections, which she continues to build.

Toy collector Tim Sullivan flips his merchandise

Sullivan is more of a dealer than a collector. He buys and sells toys that he thinks will become valuable.