Busch criticized the group for its stand against a ban on assault weapons and large capacity magazines. He was a member of the NRA since 1975 and has been known as a staunch gun rights advocate.
Even as investigators were tight-lipped about the number of dead from the blast — authorities say more than 160 are injured but have not yet released a firm death toll — the names of the dead were becoming known in the town of 2,800, even if they hadn't been officially released.
The program would provide transportation for children and their caretaker who live more than 50 miles away from their parent's prison for visits.
Anzor Tsarnaev spoke with The Associated Press by telephone from the Russian city of Makhachkala on Friday after police said one of his sons, 26-year-old Tamerlan, had been killed in a shootout and the other, Dzhokhar, was being intensely pursued.
Immaculate Conception in Dardenne Prairie and the Assumption School in O'Fallon canceled classes on Friday. The threat also named Fort Zumwalt West Middle School but it remained open.
Two suspects in the Boston bombings were identified to The Associated Press as coming from the Russian region near Chechnya, but there was no immediate information of their links, if any, to any insurgent group.
Like numerous disasters before, hoaxes and conspiracies have popped up in the chaotic first days after the tragedy, days when people want to jump in with help and support while investigations have barely begun or level of help for victims identified.
People take turns volunteering at the barricade on Boylston Street. But Ed Starbuck is perhaps the most faithful, arriving home at 2 a.m. Thursday, then turning around and coming back on the morning bus that arrived just before noon.
The burst of activity came at the end of a tense day in and around Boston, and less than an hour after police announced that they were scaling back the hunt because they had come up empty-handed following an all-day search that sent thousands of SWAT team officers into the streets and paralyzed the metropolitan area.
Cambridge police and the Middlesex District Attorney's Office said the officer was responding to a report of a disturbance when he was shot multiple times. He later died at a hospital. His name was not immediately released.
The construction of new housing and parking complexes pepper downtown Columbia, but this new growth comes at a cost to the city's aging infrastructure.
CoMo Cares' motto is "Helping Children Thrive, Not Just Survive." The nonprofit organization aims to go beyond minimal needs to help struggling parents take care of their children.
The morel season usually goes from early April to the beginning of May, but this year's has been delayed because of cool weather.
Columbia's east and southwestern neighborhoods, especially ones with existing infrastructure, are expected to expand greatly in the next 20 years.
Hickman's Aaron Tajnai, who moved from Wisconsin to Columbia at the end of February, has bonded with coach Dan Devine Jr. over their similar experiences with moving.
Outside the temperature has dropped to 43 degrees and the wind howls off the high school. But coach Justin Towe's players are dry, protected from the elements indoors.
Marc LaFerriere, owner of Dents Unlimited/Toalson Glass on Big Bear Boulevard, said he wrote at least 25 estimates Thursday, and expects his shop to get six weeks of work from Wednesday's storm.
Missouri's pitching problems continue to trouble coach Ehren Earleywine as he and the team travel to Baton Rouge, La., this weekend to seek revenge in a rematch of the 2012 Super Regionals.
Columbia Regional Airport has measured more than 3 inches of rainfall since Sunday. If the river gets above 26 feet, pumping will begin at Hartsburg.
The ruby-throated hummingbird made an early spring appearance in Columbia on April 2.