UPDATE: Suspect in 6-year-old's death caught after manhunt

Authorities haven't released any details about the relationship between the man and the boy or the circumstances of the child's death.

Rock Bridge football not dwelling on slow start

The Bruins' focus turns to De Smet Jesuit High School after their loss the first week.

Tolton battles week-long heat in practice

The Tolton football team pushed through heat indexes in the triple digits this week as it prepare for Friday's game against Lutheran St. Charles at 7 p.m.

Hickman football emphasizes defense to stop Drew Lock

As Friday's game approaches, Hickman looks to stop Lee's Summit's Drew Lock with a flurry of different coverages and blitz packages..

In first year of playoff eligibility, Battle football looks to grow

In 2013, Battle's inaugural year, the Spartans were not eligible for the playoffs so the team used that time to build the program's foundation, as well as to learn from mistakes.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Buddy Packs fill hunger gap for kids, but not enough

More resources are needed to provide enough weekend meals for students who rely on free or reduced-price meals at school.

Interest strong in city workshops on historic preservation

Twenty seats are left in the free workshop session next Thursday.

DAVID ROSMAN: It's difficult to find a focus in the dog days of summer

Keeping up with politics can be hard, and that's OK.

8 things MU students are thinking but the football team is tweeting

Thirty minutes spent wanting around looking for a classroom? Check. Read more first-week-of-school posts from football players.

ArtTalk: Growing spiritually free through art

Artist learned to be keenly aware of the critics in her head


Open house Thursday afternoon at new city parks and rec digs

The public is invited to attend the open house and dedication of the Hillcrest Community Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Michael Sam, Rams tune up for final preseason showing

The NFL's first openly gay player is battling for a spot on St. Louis' defensive line, which just happens to be a position where the Rams are extremely deep. Sam has shown some flashes of great potential — his sacks of Johnny Manziel against Cleveland last week foremost among them — but knows those plays alone won't win him a job.

Arkansas State won't move home game against Missouri to St. Louis in 2015

The St. Louis Sports Commission had asked Arkansas State to move its home game in the second week of September 2015 to the city's Busch Stadium.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Preventing sexual assault rests with everyone on campus

For sexual assaults on college campuses to be reduced, a cultural change is needed. Students should be willing to intervene in potentially threatening situations.


WHAT OTHERS SAY: Keep the Ice Bucket Challenge spirit alive

The Internet sensation has raised close to $80 million for Lou Gehrig's disease research.

Ozark Fire District's push for same-sex benefits halted

Last week, the Ozark Fire Protection District's board appeared ready to change its policy so that it could offer the benefits to Capt. Andi Mooneyham, whose out-of-state marriage to a woman is not recognized in Missouri.

UN says Ebola cases could reach 20,000

A new plan released by the U.N. health agency to stop Ebola also assumes that the actual number of cases in many hard-hit areas may be two to four times higher than currently reported. If  accurate, it suggests there could be up to 12,000 cases already.

Missouri dairy farmers press veto override

The Missouri Dairy Association said the proposed industry incentives are important to keep farmers from closing their dairy operations.

Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago developed a treadmill that intentionally trips seniors to teach them to not fall in the future. Seniors tripping and falling costs $30 billion yearly.


Thousands comment on future Army reductions

The Army estimates the southern Missouri installation could lose more than 5,000 civilian and military positions by 2020 after a round of much smaller cuts last year.