News of Missouri

Wednesday, January 26

  • Missouri dog welfare law under fire   UPI / 1:05PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Missouri legislators are moving to block a voter-approved crackdown on so-called puppy-mill dog-breeding.
  • Saturday, January 22

  • Improving health during winter   UPI / 2:05AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- It can be more difficult during winter to keep New Year's resolutions so U.S. health experts advise trying to establish healthy traditions instead.
  • Wednesday, January 19

  • Group home owners held liable for fire   UPI / 1:34PM
    JOPLIN, Mo., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A Missouri couple are being held liable for $6.4 million in civil damages for a fire that killed 11 people at a group home they owned but was run by others.
  • Friday, December 31

  • IHOP drops acronym lawsuit   UPI / 2:44PM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The International House of Pancakes dropped a trademark-infringement lawsuit suit in Los Angeles against a Missouri-based church using the IHOP acronym.
  • Pitt, Jolie tour children's hospital   UPI / 1:04PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- American actors Brad Pit and Angelina Jolie, fresh from celebrating the holidays in Africa, visited a pediatric cancer center in Pitt's boyhood town.
  • Wednesday, December 29

  • COL FB: Iowa 27, Missouri 24   AP / 2:34AM
    Cornerback Micah Hyde returned a fourth-quarter interception 72 yards for a touchdown Tuesday and Iowa snatched a 27-24 win over Missouri in the Insight Bowl.
  • Friday, December 24

  • Woman found dead in August Busch IV home   UPI / 12:34AM
    HUNTLEIGH, Mo., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A 27-year-old woman was found dead at a St. Louis-area home owned by ex-Anheuser-Busch Cos. Chief Executive August Busch IV, a medical examiner's office said.
  • Thursday, December 16

  • Lennon Sisters mark 55 years in show biz   UPI / 3:44AM
    BRANSON, Mo., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Dianne "Dee Dee" Lennon of the Lennon Sisters wonders "where did the time go" as the iconic U.S. musical act prepares to celebrate its 55th anniversary.
  • Sunday, December 5

  • Police find gator in car   UPI / 2:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Police pulling over a driver in a Kansas City, Mo., McDonald's parking lot say they found a 3-foot-long alligator in the back of the car.
  • Saturday, December 4

  • Air bag settlement angers car buyers   UPI / 2:24PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A class-action settlement on 131,000 former Enterprise Rent-A-Car vehicles that lacked side air bags is angering many who bought the cars.
  • Wednesday, December 1

  • Former Mo. treasurer announces Senate run   UPI / 1:54PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- With the 2010 congressional election less than a month in the past, candidates are beginning to line up for 2012, at least in Missouri.
  • Tuesday, November 30

  • New test for salmonella faster   UPI / 10:24PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have developed a faster and more accurate test for salmonella.
  • ACLU to challenge county ban on protests   UPI / 5:05PM
    ST. CHARLES, Mo., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The American Civil Liberties Union says it will challenge a Missouri county's ordinance banning the funeral protests of a controversial Kansas church.
  • Tuesday, November 23

  • Six arrested from funeral insurance firm   UPI / 3:44PM
    ST. LOUIS, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Federal authorities arrested six officers of a defunct funeral service insurance company in Missouri on charges they played fast and loose with company funds.
  • Thursday, November 18

  • Boy who killed parents won't stand trial   UPI / 10:54PM
    TUSCUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A 13-year-old boy who admitted killing his mother and stepfather will face juvenile detention rather than be tried as an adult, a Missouri judge ruled.
  • Friday, November 12

  • Team colors on beer cans changes risks   UPI / 1:24AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. college students who viewed images of beer cans packaged and displayed in university colors say drinking this beer was less dangerous, researchers say.
  • Thursday, November 11

  • Verbal aggression may signal depression   UPI / 9:54PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Nursing home residents who began using aggressive language were 69 percent more likely than others to be diagnosed with depression, U.S. researchers say.
  • Wednesday, November 3

  • Blunt wins Missouri Senate race   UPI / 1:54AM
    ST. LOUIS, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Republican Rep. Roy Blunt has won the U.S. Senate race in Missouri, beating Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, returns indicate.
  • Sunday, October 31

  • 200 take part in Halloween 'Thriller'   UPI / 12:34PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- At least 1,000 people watched about 200 hollow-eyed Halloween zombies dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in Springfield, Mo., organizers said.
  • Friday, October 29

  • Man sought in connection with Missouri murders is arrested   AP / 12:34PM
    Oct. 29--HOLTS SUMMIT, Mo. -- The man sought in connection with three murders was arrested without incident Thursday, ending a two-day manhunt and allaying concerns that others might be targeted.
  • Monday, October 25

  • Three break out of Missouri jail   AP / 1:34PM
    Authorities say one of the three apparently barefoot prisoners who escaped from a Missouri jail was a convicted murderer.
  • Kentucky teen killer Todd Ice dead at 47   UPI / 11:54AM
    MUNCIE, Ind., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Todd Ice, who had been the youngest person in the United States to be sentenced to death, died of a heart attack in Missouri, his father announced.
  • Saturday, October 23

  • Kansas City area bank fails with bad loans   UPI / 1:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Hillcrest Bank, the seventh largest in the Kansas City, Mo., area with a heavy exposure in real estate loans, has failed.
  • Friday, October 22

  • Effects of breast cancer may last long   UPI / 10:34PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher says for some women the impacts of breast cancer can be longer-lasting and do not end when they leave the hospital.
  • Thursday, October 14

  • Mo. midget wrestling event canceled   UPI / 3:44PM
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A scheduled appearance by the Midget Wrestling Tour in Cape Girardeau, Mo., has been canceled, the owner of a local club who booked the event said.
  • Thursday, September 16

  • 'Tornado tours' big business in Midwest   UPI / 6:34PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Tornado Alley has become a U.S. vacation destination for world tourists seeking an experience beyond just thrills, researchers say.
  • IHOP sues prayer group over acronym   UPI / 6:05PM
    GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The California-based International House of Pancakes is suing a Missouri prayer group for allegedly using the restaurant's IHOP acronym.
  • Sunday, September 12

  • Settlement near in Enterprise air bag suit   UPI / 12:44PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Enterprise Rent-a-Car confirmed it was on the verge of settling a Missouri class action lawsuit involving cars that lacked side air bags.
  • Tuesday, August 31

  • Ground features affect bird flight paths   UPI / 5:35PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- "Free as a bird" may not be as free as it sounds, researchers say, as a study suggest what's on the ground greatly affects where birds fly.
  • Saturday, August 28

  • Burglar charged in K.C. newsman's death   UPI / 11:24AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A suspect has reportedly confessed to strangling an assignment editor from a Kansas City television station during an alleged burglary, court documents said.
  • Friday, August 27

  • Kayaker slapped by fish   UPI / 2:34PM
    LEXINGTON, Mo., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A kayaker in the Missouri River 340 boat race said he was hit in the face by an Asian silver carp that leaped from the water.
  • Saturday, August 14

  • 'Laptop-itis' Rx: A docking station   UPI / 12:24AM
    CHAPEL HILL, Mo., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. physician says back, neck, head or hand pain can characterize what he called laptop-itis.
  • Thursday, August 5

  • Two charged in credit history fraud case   UPI / 11:24PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Federal authorities in Kansas City, Mo., have charged two men with scheming to create fictitious credit histories to help others buy expensive homes.
  • 2 killed, dozens injured in Missouri school bus crash   AP / 9:34PM
    GRAY SUMMIT, Mo. -- They worked through the summer, washing cars and selling candy, to pay for their annual summer trip to Six Flags Over Mid-America. And on Thursday morning, triumphant members of the Red Regiment Band boarded two school buses for the nearly 70-mile trip from their high school in St. James, Mo.
  • Ol' C.C., Asian elephant, dies in zoo   UPI / 12:35PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- One of the nation's oldest Asian elephants, "Ol' C.C.," has died at a Missouri zoo, a report said.
  • Wednesday, August 4

  • K.C. bar sued over alleged discrimination   UPI / 9:05PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Four black men have filed a lawsuit, saying they were kept out of a Kansas City bar because of their baggy clothes when whites in similar outfits were admitted.
  • Blunt, Carnahan win Mo. primary races   UPI / 12:34AM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt won the GOP Senate primary and Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan won the Democratic primary Tuesday, election returns show.
  • Mich., Mo., Kan. cast primary votes   UPI / 12:05AM
    Primary voters in Michigan appeared to be booting a veteran congresswoman Tuesday and primary races also were being decided in Missouri and Kansas.
  • Friday, July 30

  • Kemper to host Mid-America Emmys   UPI / 7:24PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 30 (UPI) -- Actress and Missouri native Ellie Kemper has agreed to serve as host of the 2010 Mid-America Emmy Awards gala in St. Louis, organizers said Friday.
  • Online decision aid for battered women   UPI / 12:14AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., July 29 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they have developed a Web-based program for women experiencing intimate partner violence to develop individualized safety plans.
  • Thursday, July 29

  • Fed policymaker Bullard warns of deflation   UPI / 5:24PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 29 (UPI) -- Federal Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard warned Thursday that the U.S. economy could be headed toward a sluggish period marked by falling prices.
  • Enterprise to offer electric cars to rent   UPI / 4:14PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 29 (UPI) -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car said it had plans to put electrically powered vehicles into its U.S. fleet of rental cars, starting with the Nissan Leaf.
  • Wednesday, July 28

  • Canopy to be erected to catch pigeon poop   UPI / 7:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 28 (UPI) -- Community leaders in Kansas City, Mo., say they will suspend a fabric canopy under a highway to catch pigeon waste to try to keep a sidewalk clean.
  • Bad contact lens compliance causes ER trip   UPI / 1:34AM
    ST. LOUIS, July 28 (UPI) -- An estimated 34,000 U.S. children and teens visit emergency rooms annually for injuries and complications caused by contact lenses, U.S. researchers found.
  • Tuesday, July 27

  • Royals get run over by Twins in 19-1 loss   AP / 1:34AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There's bad. There's historically bad. And there's that island somewhere far beyond both where the Royals found themselves Monday night in a 19-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium.
  • Monday, July 26

  • Monitoring diabetes in patients and pets   UPI / 11:54PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., July 26 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say a diabetes monitoring device reduces the stress of obtaining multiple blood samples from patients -- whether human or animal.
  • Sunday, July 25

  • Pooping pigeons interrupt Mo. rock concert   UPI / 12:04PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 25 (UPI) -- The call of nature overcame the call to rock at a St. Louis concert venue when the Kings of Leon were forced offstage by a barrage of pigeon poop.
  • Tuesday, July 20

  • Heart disease in dogs echos that in humans   UPI / 12:34AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 20 (UPI) -- Veterinary cardiologists say dog owners should know heart disease is almost as prevalent in dogs as it is in humans.
  • Friday, July 16

  • Hydrogen-powered spy plane unveiled   UPI / 3:44PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 16 (UPI) -- U.S. manufacturer Boeing unveiled a hydrogen-powered surveillance aircraft that company officials say can stay aloft for days without refueling.
  • Thursday, July 15

  • Football team members accused of hazing   UPI / 4:24PM
    SENECA, Mo., July 15 (UPI) -- Members of the Seneca, Mo., High School football team were charged with 39 counts of aggravated battery stemming from a hazing incident in June, officials said.
  • Wednesday, July 14

  • Congressman: VA whistle-blower was fired   UPI / 4:14PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 14 (UPI) -- Congressional representatives say a whistle-blower at a St. Louis Veterans Affairs hospital was fired, while employees who put patients at risk remain there.
  • Monday, July 12

  • NAACP mulls Tea Party racism resolution   UPI / 3:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 12 (UPI) -- The NAACP said it will consider a resolution formally condemning the Tea Party for "explicitly racist behavior."
  • Friday, July 9

  • Blood thinners may help some bed-ridden   UPI / 11:14PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 9 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher suggests some bedridden patients may benefit from anti-clotting drug therapy.
  • Thursday, July 8

  • Best Buy satirist was to consider options   UPI / 5:54PM
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo., July 8 (UPI) -- A man suspended from his job at a Missouri Best Buy for Internet videos making fun of iPhones and their buyers does not plan to return to work there.
  • Obama: Action averted 2nd Great Depression   UPI / 2:05PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama told a Missouri audience Thursday his administration has acted to keep the country out of a "second Great Depression."
  • Saturday, July 3

  • Rail cars burn near Kansas City   UPI / 10:44AM
    SUGAR CREEK, Mo., July 3 (UPI) -- Three tanker cars loaded with chemicals caught fire near a BP refinery in Missouri early Saturday, firefighters said.
  • Friday, July 2

  • Researchers look for Ozzy's secret   UPI / 2:24PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 2 (UPI) -- Missouri researchers studying Ozzy Osbourne's genes said they hope his DNA profile will give clues about how the 61-year-old rocker tolerates alcohol and drugs.
  • Write list of things to do before sleeping   UPI / 1:04AM
    ST. LOUIS, July 2 (UPI) -- People write down their things-to-do list before going to sleep carry out their intentions better, U.S. researchers said.
  • Wednesday, June 30

  • Vets warned about virus exposure   UPI / 8:04AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 30 (UPI) -- Hundreds of veterans may have been exposed to viruses when they had dental work performed at a St. Louis facility, the Department of Veterans Affairs said.
  • Friday, June 25

  • Red wine could slow eye disease   UPI / 2:54PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 25 (UPI) -- A substance found in red wine and other sources could protect blood vessels in the eyes from being damaged by aging, a new study suggests.
  • Thursday, June 24

  • Wow! We're mesmerized by U.S. soccer   AP / 1:34AM
    ST. LOUIS -- In the American culture, soccer tends to divide us as sports fans. Soccer aficionados celebrate the beautiful game and are bewildered by those who claim to be bored by it. We take our respective sides and refuse to budge. Soccer people. Non-soccer people. It's a hopeless standoff.
  • Wednesday, June 23

  • Ford to move Escape production to Kentucky   UPI / 3:05PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., June 23 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. said the end of the year would also be the end of the road for Escape vehicles production in Missouri, a union local president said.
  • Tuesday, June 22

  • New version of anti-coagulant created   UPI / 2:54PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 22 (UPI) -- U.S. molecular biologists say they've found a way to utilize the enzyme thrombin's anti-coagulant properties, opening the door to new blood clot medications.
  • Sunday, June 20

  • 'Willy Wonka' opera debuts this week   UPI / 1:05PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 20 (UPI) -- This week marks the premier of a U.S. opera version of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" that some leaders in the field see becoming the next "Nutcracker."
  • Wednesday, June 9

  • Protein may help repair MS brain damage   UPI / 2:24PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 9 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've found a protein that helps build the brain in infants might help in restoring brain damage caused by neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Friday, June 4

  • Need for those with HIV to stop smoking   UPI / 10:14PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher says there is a need for cessation programs to help smokers who have human immunodeficiency virus.
  • Thursday, June 3

  • Major League Baseball needs expanded replay, instantly   AP / 10:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Day Two of the Call Missed 'Round the World drama involved defense of an umpire's character, ridicule of his call, a new Corvette for a wronged pitcher, a reaction from the sport's commissioner, a cameo by the Michigan governor and, well, enough already.
  • 'Hot fuel' suits become class actions   UPI / 8:54PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 3 (UPI) -- U.S. drivers are cheated by gas stations selling "hot fuel" that has expanded when temperatures rise, lawsuits against several companies allege.
  • Wednesday, May 26

  • Worm sickness from eating raw crayfish   UPI / 6:14PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 26 (UPI) -- Worms invading the brain, lungs and other organs have made six U.S. patients sick after they ate raw crayfish.
  • Monday, May 24

  • Estrogen drugs: Better surgical outcomes   UPI / 10:54PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 24 (UPI) -- Estrogen-lowering drugs improve surgical outcomes in breast cancer patients, U.S. researchers said.
  • Re-inventing recess may yield dividends   UPI / 1:34AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say introducing physical activity -- re-inventing recess, so to speak -- as part of elementary school class time will reap benefits.
  • Friday, May 21

  • Preschool depression may look different   UPI / 6:05PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 21 (UPI) -- Treating depression in preschoolers may be beneficial, U.S. researchers said.
  • Friday, May 14

  • Cultural awareness needed in studies   UPI / 9:54AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., May 14 (UPI) -- Psychological research based on U.S. samples may have cultural blind spots, a doctoral student suggests.
  • Thursday, May 13

  • Hormone therapies linked to metastasis   UPI / 12:34AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., May 13 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say animal models indicate hormone therapies may increase the chance of breast cancer metastasis.
  • Tuesday, May 11

  • Yo-yo con man appears on 5 stations   UPI / 2:34PM
    MILWAUKEE, May 11 (UPI) -- Four Wisconsin TV stations and a Missouri station said they were tricked into putting a man on air who claimed to be a yo-yo champion.
  • Friday, May 7

  • Elite cyclists at risk for bone loss   UPI / 8:24PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers advise elite cyclists maintain proper nutrition during races to avoid bone loss.
  • Tuesday, May 4

  • Feds test investigative software   UPI / 2:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 4 (UPI) -- Federal agents in Kansas City say they are testing software developed by a private company that can be used to identify Internet sellers of stolen goods.
  • Wednesday, April 28

  • Obama visits Illinois, Missouri   UPI / 7:34PM
    QUINCY, Ill., April 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama's mid-America tour took him to Missouri and Illinois Wednesday, where he touted alternative energy and financial reform.
  • Obama's Main Street moves to Mo., Ill.   UPI / 8:14AM
    WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- The White House-to-Main Street tour stays in the Midwest Wednesday as U.S. President Barack Obama visits Missouri and Illinois.
  • Tuesday, April 27

  • Former racist leader plans under-21 club   UPI / 11:54AM
    ODESSA, Mo., April 27 (UPI) -- A former national director of neo-Nazi group Aryan Nations should be stopped from opening an under-21 club in Odessa, Mo., the city's mayor said.
  • Sunday, April 25

  • Obama sets more 'Main Street' stops   UPI / 5:24PM
    WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama will go to Illinois and Missouri this week as part of what the administration calls his "Main Street Tour," the White House said Sunday.
  • Saturday, April 24

  • A long wait in NFL draft for Colt McCoy   AP / 1:34AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In an NFL draft that featured a record nine Big 12 picks in the first round and another five in the second and third rounds, the quarterback who won more games than any in NCAA history waited.
  • Tuesday, April 20

  • Suit alleges Swim USA overlooks sex abuse   UPI / 10:24PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 20 (UPI) -- A lawsuit filed in Kansas City charges sexual abuse of teenage swimmers by coaches is widespread in USA Swimming programs.
  • Senior dance therapy reduces fall risk   UPI / 12:44AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., April 20 (UPI) -- A dance therapy program developed by a registered nurse and doctoral student improves balance and gait in older adults, U.S. researchers said.
  • Sunday, April 18

  • 20 and done for Cards   AP / 2:34AM
    ST. LOUIS -- Jaime Garcia and Johan Santana began Saturday afternoon as headliners on a national stage. They ended up as opening acts for almost seven hours of Vaudeville offense, unheard-of match-ups, inscrutable tactics and an almost unprecedented 2-1, 20-inning Cardinals loss to the New York Mets at Busch Stadium.
  • Friday, April 16

  • Teen drinking may up breast illness risk   UPI / 7:05PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 16 (UPI) -- Young women who drink alcohol increase their risk of non-cancerous breast disease, a U.S. researcher says.
  • Thursday, April 15

  • Cardinals falter in their third attempt at earning their first sweep; Astros get first win   AP / 11:34PM
    ST. LOUIS -- Even before the Cardinals were in position to sweep Houston, manager Tony La Russa outlined reasons why the winless Astros unnerved him.
  • Fireball illuminates night sky in Missouri, four other states   AP / 4:34PM
    Apr. 15--What was the giant fireball that lit up the Midwestern sky around 10 p.m. yesterday?
  • Wednesday, April 14

  • Blind teen bags prize turkey   UPI / 2:14PM
    ELMO, Mo., April 14 (UPI) -- A blind teenager from Kansas shot a prize turkey on his first hunt with some help from a couple of skilled assistants.
  • Tuesday, April 13

  • Kidney cancer urine test might be possible   UPI / 2:34PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 13 (UPI) -- U.S. medical researchers say they have identified a pair of proteins secreted in the urine that might lead to a urine test for kidney cancer.
  • Friday, April 9

  • Doctor: St. John's wort not proven   UPI / 2:14AM
    ST. LOUIS, April 9 (UPI) -- An herbal remedy for anxiety -- St. John's wort -- has not been proven, a U.S. researcher says.
  • Wednesday, April 7

  • Siblings argue over personal space   UPI / 2:05AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., April 7 (UPI) -- Siblings have conflicts over issues including personal space as well as equality and fairness, U.S. researchers say.
  • Wednesday, March 31

  • Clean out home medicine cabinet annually   UPI / 9:05PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 31 (UPI) -- Spring is an ideal time to clean out the medicine cabinet, but any time is a good time to get rid of expired products, a U.S. health services provider says.
  • Tuesday, March 30

  • Candidate's racist radio ads must be aired   UPI / 3:05PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 30 (UPI) -- A radio station in Kansas City, Mo., says it has no choice but to air racist and anti-Semitic ads from a write-in candidate for the U.S. Senate from Missouri.
  • Thursday, March 25

  • Ohio State faces Tennessee in a game of intriguing matchups   AP / 10:34PM
    ST. LOUIS -- Ohio State has the luxury -- or the burden -- of being the only team in the Midwest Region that can be considered a clear-cut favorite.
  • Sunday, March 21

  • Mountaineers end Tigers' season: Butler scores 28 to lead West Virginia victory.   AP / 9:35PM
    Mar. 21--BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Missouri basketball team saw its season come to a frustrating end in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Friday, March 19

  • Missouri swarms Clemson: Tigers advance to play West Virginia on Sunday.   AP / 9:34PM
    Mar. 19--BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Missouri basketball team's defense pressured Clemson right out of the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Wednesday, March 17

  • Book may help women with low sexual desire   UPI / 4:05PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., March 11 (UPI) -- An estimated 33 percent of U.S. women have low sexual desire and it is the top problem women bring to sex therapists, a researcher says.
  • Therapy may help women with low sex desire   UPI / 2:14PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., March 11 (UPI) -- An estimated 33 percent of U.S. women have low sexual desire and it is the top problem women bring to sex therapists, a researcher says.
  • Tuesday, March 16

  • Audit: Nuclear glitches at Air Force bases   UPI / 10:04PM
    KNOSTERS KNOB, Mo., March 16 (UPI) -- A defense department audit of eight U.S. Air Force bases found problems with inventory and control of nuclear weapons at five of them, officials say.
  • Monday, March 15

  • Confidence is key to gauging impressions   UPI / 10:14PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 15 (UPI) -- People should trust their feelings when gauging what sort of first impression they've made on others, U.S. researchers suggest.
  • Thursday, March 11

  • Therapy may help women with low sex desire   UPI / 1:24AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., March 11 (UPI) -- An estimated 33 percent of U.S. women have low sexual desire and it is the top problem women bring to sex therapists, a researcher says.
  • Wednesday, March 10

  • Patients like same-day medical treatment   UPI / 1:14AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. patients prefer being treated by doctors, given the choice, but for minor illnesses they prefer the same-day service of a retail clinic, researchers say.
  • Tuesday, March 9

  • Maybe no radiation for early breast cancer   UPI / 1:14PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 9 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say early-stage breast cancer patients may not need radiation after a mastectomy.
  • Monday, March 8

  • Exercise helps if weight is regained   UPI / 10:05PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., March 8 (UPI) -- Many who lose weight subsequently regain it, but U.S. researchers say exercise can maintain the health benefits of weight loss, such as lower blood pressure.
  • Energizer Duo charger software infected   UPI / 5:14PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security found software for Energizer's Duo USB battery charger can leave computers vulnerable to attack.
  • Wednesday, March 3

  • New breast cancer subtype responds to drug   UPI / 3:54PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. cancer experts say they've found a newly identified cancer biomarker might define a new subtype of breast cancer and offer a potential way to treat it.
  • Thursday, February 25

  • New technique may help melanoma patients   UPI / 11:34AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say the use of laser-induced ultrasound could help physicians locate the general area of a lymph node where melanoma cells might reside.
  • Wednesday, February 24

  • Suit: Mascot threw hot dog, caused injury   UPI / 2:35PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A Kansas, Mo., man's lawsuit against the Kansas City Royals alleges he suffered an eye injury from a hot dog thrown by team mascot Sluggerrr.
  • Tuesday, February 23

  • Husband's behavior ups wife's depression   UPI / 4:14PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Husbands' hostile and anti-social behaviors increased their wives' symptoms of depression over time, a U.S. researcher found.
  • Friday, February 5

  • Six Flags alleges hotel infringement   UPI / 7:05PM
    EUREKA, Mo., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A Missouri hotel dubbed the second-dirtiest in the United States by a travel Web site is facing further trouble from a lawsuit brought by Six Flags.
  • Thursday, February 4

  • International relief efforts fragmented   UPI / 1:04PM
    SALEM, Mo., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The recent natural disasters should have taught us how to offer a reasonably coordinated international relief effort, U.S., Greek and Australian doctors say.
  • Tuesday, February 2

  • Scientists map the soybean genome   UPI / 3:44PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- University of Missouri scientists say they've mapped the soybean genome and identified 1.1 million base pairs of DNA, including more than 90 distinct traits.
  • Friday, January 29

  • Antibiotic displays unexpected results   UPI / 1:34PM
    ST. LOUIS, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- An antibiotic that can cause hearing loss in people actually protected the ears of young mice given extended low doses of the drug, scientists in Missouri said.
  • Wednesday, January 27

  • New anti-HIV infection compound created   UPI / 12:04PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. medical researchers say they are developing an anti-HIV compound that is substantially more potent and longer-lasting than existing therapies.
  • Tuesday, January 26

  • Aldrich, Morris lead Kansas over Missouri   AP / 12:34AM
    LAWRENCE, Kan. -- When Bill Self says he wants a team that plays with an identity, what he is really saying is that he wants a team that plays inside-out first, a team with a sturdy backbone that can withstand poor shooting with its brawn and sheer power.
  • Thursday, January 21

  • Tenn. wins $200 million solar plant   UPI / 6:24PM
    CLINTON, Tenn., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Confluence Solar, a start-up company from Missouri, will build a $200 million manufacturing and distribution complex in Tennessee, officials announced Thursday.
  • Wednesday, January 13

  • McGwire softens his stance, concedes that steroids aided in home run chase   AP / 12:35AM
    ST. LOUIS -- Mark McGwire, saying "I feel a lot better today . . . a weight has been lifted," softened a bit Tuesday on his stance that steroid use did not help him hit home runs, allowing that there could have been some cause and effect.
  • Friday, January 8

  • It's a happy reunion for Haley and Weis with Chiefs   AP / 9:35PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Thirteen years ago, when Todd Haley was still trying to establish himself as an NFL assistant coach with the New York Jets, he took some of his orders from the team's offensive coordinator, Charlie Weis.
  • Tuesday, December 29

  • Kansas City coach gives cash to stranger   UPI / 6:24PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Kansas City Chiefs Coach Todd Haley approached a stranger at a bus stop and gave him a late Christmas present -- a stack of $20s, the recipient said.
  • Tuesday, December 15

  • The North Face suing satirical competitor   UPI / 2:14PM
    ST. LOUIS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Apparel maker The North Face filed a lawsuit in Missouri against The South Butt, a company started by a teen to mock the high-end clothing manufacturer.
  • Monday, December 14

  • A woman working impacts all relationships   UPI / 12:05PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A woman becoming a breadwinner impacts family relationships, individual identities and organizational policies, a U.S. researcher says.
  • Thursday, December 3

  • Prairie chickens on rebound in Missouri   UPI / 12:44PM
    EAGLEVILLE, Mo., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The prairie chicken population in Missouri appears to be increasing after enduring a couple of minimal breeding seasons, experts said.
  • Aspirin, Tylenol could impact flu vaccines   UPI / 10:24AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin and Tylenol, that inhibit certain enzymes could impact the effectiveness of vaccines, U.S. researchers said.
  • Tuesday, December 1

  • AMC theaters ban outside food   UPI / 4:04PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A spokesman for AMC Entertainment of Missouri said the company has decided to ban patrons from bringing outside food into its cinemas.
  • Sunday, November 22

  • Accused teen girl-killer's options weighed   UPI / 5:24PM
    ST. MARTINS, Mo., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Child welfare and judicial officials in Missouri are trying to determine how to deal with a 15-year-old girl accused of child murder, observers say.
  • Thursday, November 19

  • Stroke patients need more recovery time   UPI / 4:04PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist says the health system isn't giving stroke patients enough time to regain any lost function because it underestimates what the brain can do.
  • Tuesday, November 17

  • Chiefs' Bowe suspended four games for violating performance-enhancing drug policy   AP / 9:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- They were smiling in the locker room, and that has been an unusual thing to see after Chiefs games this season.
  • Thursday, November 12

  • Eye response may reveal autism   UPI / 2:54PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say measuring eye response to light could help diagnose autism earlier.
  • Tuesday, November 10

  • Ice cream becoming a 'funtional food'   UPI / 2:34PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- University of Missouri researchers say they found ways to make ice cream not only tastier but healthier by adding fiber, antioxidants and probiotics.
  • Monday, November 2

  • NWS warns of river flooding in Missouri   UPI / 11:54AM
    PACIFIC, Mo., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The National Weather Service said Monday that water levels at the Meramec and Mississippi rivers in Missouri are above flood stage.
  • Friday, October 30

  • Rare comic books set for auction in Mo.   UPI / 3:24PM
    ST. CHARLES, Mo., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- An auction official said more than 3,000 comic books, including several rare items, are set to go on the auction block in St. Charles, Mo.
  • Missouri ordered to clean river water   UPI / 1:34PM
    ST. LOUIS, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The part of the Mississippi River that flows past St. Louis must be cleaned up enough to support recreational uses, federal officials said.
  • Wednesday, October 28

  • EPA finds lead high around smelter   UPI / 1:54AM
    HERCULANEUM, Mo., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- More than 100 properties near a Missouri smelter that have been through cleanup in the past decade have high levels of lead in the soil, federal regulators say.
  • Tuesday, October 27

  • Docs troubled by big Medicare payment cuts   UPI / 11:44AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Some U.S. doctors who mostly treat elderly patients say they are troubled by a proposed 21 percent Medicare reimbursement cut.
  • Springsteen cancels gig after cousin dies   UPI / 11:24AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen said on his Web site he canceled Monday night's concert in Kansas City, Mo., because his cousin, Lenny Sullivan, has died.
  • Cardinals Should Press McGwire on Speaking Out About Steroids.   AP / 12:34AM
    ST. LOUIS -- The Mark McGwire Hall of Fame Rehabilitation and Legacy Makeover Tour began Monday morning at Busch Stadium, with Tony La Russa serving as scrub master for the former home run king's tarnished legacy.
  • Monday, October 26

  • Pseudoephedrine sales down after law   UPI / 3:14PM
    WASHINGTON, Mo., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- An ordinance in Washington, Mo., requiring prescriptions to purchase decongestants containing pseudoephedrine has resulted in plummeting sales, officials say.
  • Saturday, October 24

  • Police: Teen Led Them to Mo. Girl's Body   AP / 10:34PM
    A teenager is suspected of killing a 9-year-old Missouri girl whose body was found hidden in a wooded area, police said Saturday.
  • Friday, October 23

  • Judge: Woman's monkey not a service animal   UPI / 4:54PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A Missouri woman whose monkey was denied status as a service animal said having to leave the pet at home will restrict her activities.
  • Wednesday, October 21

  • Cattle family tree developed   UPI / 3:35PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A U.S.-led international team of scientists says it's created a very accurate "family tree" of cows and other ruminants going back up to 29 million years.
  • Saturday, October 17

  • Despite sightings, no cougars in Midwest   UPI / 2:24PM
    MADISON, Wis., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- State biologists in Missouri, Wisconsin and other Midwest states say they are beset annually with reports of cougars in areas where there are none.
  • Tuesday, October 13

  • AT&T-Missouri to pay for E-Rate claims   UPI / 4:24PM
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- AT&T Missouri agreed to pay the U.S. government $1.4 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit concerning its E-Rate program, the Justice Department said.
  • Friday, October 9

  • Judge says man's yard art is too risky   UPI / 4:34PM
    BALLWIN, Mo., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A judge in Missouri says a retired art teacher's front yard art work is simply too dangerous to allow.
  • Thursday, October 8

  • Radioisotope battery under development   UPI / 3:34PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. electrical engineers say they are developing a smaller, lighter and more efficient battery that uses a nuclear energy source.
  • Friday, October 2

  • Nixon: 'Missourians needlessly at risk'   UPI / 1:54AM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Missouri officials allowed people to swim for two weeks this spring in waters known to be tainted with E. coli bacteria, Gov. Jay Nixon said.
  • Wednesday, September 30

  • Some may 'outgrow' bipolar disorders   UPI / 2:35PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Half of young patients may "outgrow" bipolar disorder by age 30, U.S. researchers suggest.
  • Tuesday, September 29

  • Pets could be called 'wonder drugs'   UPI / 12:14AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Pets lower hypertension, spur exercise and improve psychological health, and if this appeared in pill form it would be called a wonder drug, a U.S. expert says.
  • Monday, September 28

  • Planning, emotions affect landing job   UPI / 1:14AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say sound planning activities and positive emotions have a large impact on success in finding a job.
  • Thursday, September 24

  • How the brain reacts to cocaine is studied   UPI / 11:05AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- About 2 million U.S. residents use cocaine for its side-effects of euphoria and U.S. scientists want to determine how the brain reacts to the drug.
  • Wednesday, September 23

  • Former Bloch home being razed in Missouri   UPI / 12:14PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A home in Kansas City, Mo., that once belonged to H&R Block co-founder Richard Bloch is being razed to improve the value of the property, an official says.
  • Wednesday, September 16

  • Spanking linked to aggressive behavior   UPI / 2:14PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Spanking 1-year-old children leads to more aggressive behavior and less sophisticated cognitive development in the next two years, U.S. researchers say.
  • Tuesday, September 15

  • Deutsche Telecom may be pursuing Sprint   UPI / 5:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A Deutsche Telekom attempt to buy U.S. wireless carrier Sprint is a "necessary evil," good for both companies, despite the problems, an industry analyst said.
  • Friday, September 11

  • New blast-resistant glass thinner, lighter   UPI / 3:44PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Missouri say they're testing a new blast-resistant glass that is thinner and lighter than current varieties.
  • Thursday, September 10

  • Monsanto Cuts Deeper, Sheds 900 More Jobs   AP / 7:35PM
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Monsanto Co. is eliminating 900 more jobs -- doubling the cuts announced earlier this summer--as the biotech giant responds to a glut of cheap Chinese-made herbicide that's taking a bite out of Roundup sales.
  • Wednesday, September 9

  • Two brain circuits control desire for food   UPI / 3:05PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have determined two different brain circuits might control the motivation to seek food and then consume it.
  • Saturday, September 5

  • Army studies use of dogs for PTSD   UPI / 2:24AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Two U.S. researchers say dogs appear to be helpful to soldiers and former soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Monday, August 31

  • Gailey Out As Chiefs Offensive Coordinator   AP / 8:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- From the start, the union between Todd Haley as head coach and Chan Gailey as offensive coordinator made no sense to Larry Johnson.
  • Judge acquits mother in cyberbully case   UPI / 12:05PM
    ST. LOUIS, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A federal judge has officially acquitted a Missouri mother in a cyberbullying case linked to the 2006 suicide of 13-year-old Megan Meier, authorities said.
  • Friday, August 28

  • Texting ban for drivers begins in Missouri   UPI / 1:24PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Police in Missouri say they may have a hard time enforcing a new statewide ban on text messaging by young drivers.
  • Sunday, August 16

  • Enterprise deleted air bags from new cars   UPI / 2:54PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car ordered thousands of new Chevrolet Impalas whose side-curtain air bags had been purposely deleted, The Kansas City (Mo.) Star said Sunday.
  • Friday, August 14

  • Missouri man charged with $2.5M fraud   UPI / 8:10PM
    ST. LOUIS, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A St. Louis-area man was charged Friday with duping investors out of $2.5 million by claiming he was buying foreclosed real estate.
  • Thursday, July 30

  • Hill farmers help preserve rice diversity   UPI / 6:34PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 30 (UPI) -- The practices of Thailand's hill farmers have helped preserve the genetic diversity of rice, researchers in the United States and Thailand found.
  • Tuesday, July 28

  • Cat owners resent 'crazy cat lady' moniker   UPI / 1:24PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 28 (UPI) -- People who own more than one cat often are described as lonely, homebodies, cluttered and "crazy cat ladies" by non-cat owners, a U.S. survey indicates.
  • Friday, July 24

  • Researchers create 'bacteria computers'   UPI / 7:14PM
    ST. JOSEPH, Mo., July 23 (UPI) -- Researchers report creating what they call "bacterial computers" which potentially can solve complicated human mathematical problems.
  • Thursday, July 23

  • Purina exec indicted for alleged fraud   UPI / 8:14PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 23 (UPI) -- A Nestle SA U.S. pet food manager was indicted on fraud charges for allegedly spending $250,000 on himself with his company credit card, prosecutors said.
  • Wednesday, July 22

  • No Sleep Records signs twin hip-hop act   UPI / 10:54AM
    ST. LOUIS, July 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. rock label No Sleep Records says it has signed Double Vision, its first hip-hop act.
  • Tuesday, July 21

  • Jason Mraz, Wilco to perform at Farm Aid   UPI / 3:35PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 21 (UPI) -- Jason Mraz, Wilco, Jamey Johnson and Phosphorescent have joined the lineup of Farm Aid 2009 in Missouri, organizers said Tuesday.
  • Woman charged with $50M grain fraud scheme   UPI / 3:14PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 21 (UPI) -- A Missouri woman was charged Tuesday with bilking 180 farmers out of $50 million in a Ponzi scheme built on grain purchases, the state attorney general said.
  • Man charged with threatening telemarketer   UPI / 1:54PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 21 (UPI) -- An Ohio man has been jailed in St. Louis after allegedly threatening a telemarketer that he would kill the company's employees, authorities say.
  • Monday, July 20

  • Smelly pig farm yields $1.1M settlement   UPI / 4:54PM
    STOCKTON, Mo., July 20 (UPI) -- A couple who sued a nearby hog farm over the smell it creates on their Kansas property has been awarded a $1.1 million settlement.
  • Sunday, July 19

  • Mo. officials probe E. coli delay   UPI / 1:24AM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 19 (UPI) -- The Missouri attorney general is investigating whether state officials violated the law by holding back a report on E. coli in a lake, a spokeswoman said.
  • Saturday, July 18

  • Dealer offers car buyers AK-47s   UPI / 12:14AM
    BUTLER, Mo., July 18 (UPI) -- A Missouri car dealer who gave buyers vouchers for handguns last year has upped the firepower this year to AK-47s.
  • Friday, July 17

  • Turmeric may help lower breast cancer risk   UPI / 3:44PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., July 17 (UPI) -- Turmeric may help lower risk of breast cancer after exposure to hormone replacement therapy, U.S. researchers say.
  • Mo. delayed report on bacteria in lake   UPI / 2:34AM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 17 (UPI) -- A Missouri state agency says it delayed releasing a report on high levels of E. coli bacteria in a lake because officials did not want to cause "panic."
  • Economic racial divide colors perceptions   UPI / 2:05AM
    ST. LOUIS, July 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. economic racial divide between whites and blacks is immense and it colors the perceptions of people in the two races, a researcher found.
  • Thursday, July 16

  • Nelson taking Farm Aid to St. Louis   UPI / 3:05PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 16 (UPI) -- Willie Nelson says he, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews are set to perform at Farm Aid in St. Louis this fall.
  • Tuesday, July 14

  • Fish was major part of early human diet   UPI / 2:20PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 14 (UPI) -- A U.S.-led international team of scientists says it has produced the first direct evidence of substantial fish consumption by early modern humans in China.
  • Thursday, July 9

  • Pit Bulls Seized in Raids Are Rescued, but Not Yet Saved   AP / 9:34PM
    ST. LOUIS -- Technically, the 378 pit bulls seized this week by authorities in Missouri and Illinois still belong to the same men accused of training them in the blood sport of dogfighting.
  • People want to know more about their food   UPI / 8:05PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 9 (UPI) -- People want food to be local and they want to know where it comes from and how it is made, a Washington state research firm said.
  • Monday, July 6

  • Baseball players should take a day off   UPI / 11:05PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. sports medicine expert advises Little Leaguers to big league all-stars -- to stay off the disable list, it's best to stay in shape.
  • Saturday, July 4

  • Royals Finally Find Some Offense in Comeback Victory Over White Sox   AP / 7:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Maybe the Royals were just waiting for Independence Day to generate some offensive fireworks. Or perhaps they were simply overdue.
  • Study: Almost 4 percent of pig valves fail   UPI / 12:14AM
    ST. LOUIS, July 3 (UPI) -- Four out of 106 heart replacement valves from pig hearts failed, U.S. researchers found.
  • Friday, July 3

  • 'Mighty Dog' stars to be picked by public   UPI / 4:24PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 3 (UPI) -- Nestle Purina PetCare says the canine stars of the U.S. company's new short movie "Mighty Dog Nation: The Movie" will be picked by the general public.
  • Thursday, July 2

  • Judge Dismisses Case Against Cyber Bully   AP / 7:34PM
    A federal judge in Los Angeles Thursday dismissed charges against Lori Drew, the Missouri woman whose online deception had been blamed for a teenager's suicide.
  • Contaminated farm soil found in Missouri   UPI / 11:54AM
    CAMERON, Mo., July 2 (UPI) -- State and federal environmental agencies say testing has uncovered farm soil in northwest Missouri that is contaminated with chromium 6.
  • Tuesday, June 23

  • Donald Fehr Made Players Rich but Became a Villain When Steroids Surfaced in the Sport   AP / 5:34PM
    ST. LOUIS -- When Donald Fehr first came into baseball more than a quarter of a century ago, he was the sort of labor attorney who could have gone through his entire professional life without creating so much as a ripple.
  • Saturday, June 20

  • 'Troops To Teachers' fills school needs   UPI / 3:34PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 20 (UPI) -- A federal program called Troops to Teachers is helping current and former U.S. soldiers pay for the education to become classroom teachers, officials say.
  • Wednesday, June 17

  • Missouri execution date passes under stay   UPI / 10:44AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 17 (UPI) -- Missouri inmate Reginald Clemons remained on death row Wednesday as a federal court stay of his midnight execution remained in effect.
  • Sunday, June 14

  • Jolie-Pitt family donates $1M to hospital   UPI / 9:54PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo., June 14 (UPI) -- Brad Pitt's brother Doug said the actor, his family and actress Angelina Jolie have donated $1 million to St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo.
  • Tuesday, June 9

  • Bees swarm Kansas City ballpark   UPI / 10:44PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 9 (UPI) -- Bee swarms have become so common in Kansas City two have had to be removed from the stadium where the Kansas City Royals play.
  • Monday, June 8

  • Insomniac flies resemble insomniac humans   UPI / 11:14AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 8 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have created a line of fruit flies that they hope might someday help shed light on the mechanisms that cause insomnia in humans.
  • Thursday, June 4

  • Man rowing 3,700 miles to aid veterans   UPI / 1:54PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 4 (UPI) -- Adventurer Dan Cook says rowing 3,700 miles through U.S. rivers to increase awareness for disabled war veterans has been a "challenge."
  • Wednesday, June 3

  • Class phone ringing hurts test scores   UPI / 6:14PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 3 (UPI) -- The ring of a cell phone may be just as distracting as talking on a cell phone while driving, especially in a classroom setting, U.S. researchers say.
  • Tuesday, June 2

  • Body ID'd as missing 102-year-old man   UPI / 6:05PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 2 (UPI) -- A body found Tuesday morning in the Missouri River near St. Louis was tentatively identified as I.E. Millstone, 102, founder of a construction firm.
  • Drug may prevent brain injury epilepsy   UPI / 5:14PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 2 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have found an FDA-approved drug that might prevent genetically caused epilepsy also might help prevent more common forms of the condition.
  • Sunday, May 31

  • Shooting claims life of rapper Tega   UPI / 5:05PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 31 (UPI) -- Rapper Ortega Devon Henderson, who performed under the name Tega, has died of wounds suffered in a Missouri shooting, a friend says.
  • Thursday, May 28

  • WW2 vet's family gets wrong body   UPI / 4:05PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 28 (UPI) -- The body of a Kansas City man returned home Thursday, 64 years after he was killed in World War II and a day after the Army shipped the wrong remains.
  • Wednesday, May 27

  • Civil suit filed in killing of Ill. family   UPI / 1:24PM
    WATERLOO, Mo., May 27 (UPI) -- A televangelism operation in Missouri has been drawn into a wrongful death case involving a former security guard, court papers indicate.
  • Friday, May 22

  • Rigby brings 'Peter Pan' to Branson   UPI / 11:14PM
    BRANSON, Mo., May 22 (UPI) -- The musical "Peter Pan," starring ex-Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby, is to start a three-month run at the Mansion Theatre in Branson, Mo., the theater announced.
  • Thursday, May 21

  • Indians Outlast Greinke Before Feasting on Royals' Bullpen in Victory   AP / 9:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Catcher Miguel Olivo stood in the Royals' clubhouse, disappointment painted on his face, and pointed his hand in the shape of a gun at his head as he looked around before pulling the trigger in pantomime.
  • Wednesday, May 20

  • Woman's cancer cure a miracle?   UPI / 2:34PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 20 (UPI) -- A young St. Louis woman's apparent recovery from her third bout with cancer is being attributed as a miracle by the founder of the Marianist order.
  • Monday, May 18

  • Proposed defense cut worry suppliers   UPI / 1:05PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 18 (UPI) -- Parts suppliers for U.S. plane maker Boeing said cuts in defense contracts would ripple through the economy, leading to possible layoffs.
  • Man, 21, wins U.S. Chess Championship   UPI / 12:35PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 18 (UPI) -- A 21-year-old New York resident earned $40,000 for winning his second U.S. Chess Championship, in St. Louis, say tournament officials.
  • Tuesday, May 12

  • Study: Genetics involved in gallstone risk   UPI / 2:34PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 12 (UPI) -- Although obesity and gallstones often go together, U.S. scientists say genetically modified mice fed high-fat food don't grow fat, but do develop gallstones.
  • Thursday, May 7

  • Royals Extend Winning Streak to Six Games With Victory Over Mariners   AP / 7:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Who knows if the Royals are really this good? And who knows how long this will last? But right now -- right now -- the Royals are pretty much getting whatever they need whenever they need it.
  • Tuesday, May 5

  • Autism diagnosis may occur years late   UPI / 10:34PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 5 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers suggest autism diagnoses are not occurring soon enough.
  • Early Alzheimer's, think less efficiently   UPI / 12:54AM
    ST. LOUIS, May 5 (UPI) -- Alzheimer's patients sift the important from less important less efficiently early on, U.S. researchers say.
  • Wednesday, April 29

  • Obama touts progress in 100 days   UPI / 4:55PM
    ARNOLD, Mo., April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, speaking to a town hall meeting in Missouri on his 100th day in office, said Americans "have begun to pick ourselves up."
  • Saturday, April 25

  • Props from Clooney movie to be sold   UPI / 11:44AM
    ST. LOUIS, April 25 (UPI) -- Various props from actor George Clooney's newest movie, "Up in the Air," will be sold at an upcoming event in St. Louis, event organizers say.
  • Wednesday, April 22

  • Med imaging possible using smartphones   UPI / 3:35PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 22 (UPI) -- U.S. engineers say they have created a USB-based ultrasound probe technology that enables a smart phone to become a medical imaging device.
  • Monday, April 20

  • Colleges attempting to ban campus smoking   UPI / 12:24PM
    COTTLEVILLE, Mo., April 20 (UPI) -- More than 130 colleges throughout the United States have imposed bans on campus smoking, but the bans can be less than well-received, officials say.
  • Saturday, April 18

  • Missouri, Nevada banks shuttered   UPI / 9:24AM
    WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Banks in Missouri and Nevada have been closed by regulators, marking the 24th and 25th U.S. banks to fail so far in 2009, officials said.
  • Wednesday, April 15

  • Heart attack bleeding risk test created   UPI / 1:24PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 15 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists say they have developed a method of estimating the bleeding risk in heart attack victims.
  • Friday, April 10

  • Heartburn drugs do not help control asthma   UPI / 9:44AM
    ST. LOUIS, April 9 (UPI) -- Heartburn among asthma sufferers led some doctors to prescribe heartburn medication, but heartburn drugs do not help control asthma, U.S. researchers said.
  • Wednesday, April 8

  • Non-drug post heart surgery therapies work   UPI / 10:54PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 8 (UPI) -- Non-pharmacological interventions appear more effective than usual care for treating depression after coronary artery bypass surgery, U.S. researchers say.
  • Sunday, April 5

  • Otter 'traumatized' by loss of friend   UPI / 1:54PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., April 5 (UPI) -- A river otter in Columbia, Mo., was "traumatized" when a fellow otter died of an infection caused by an abscessed tooth, an expert says.
  • Friday, April 3

  • Sleep may help clear brain for learning   UPI / 3:44PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 3 (UPI) -- Sleep, already recognized as a promoter of long-term memories, also helps clear room in the brain for new learning, U.S. researchers said.
  • Waking up during surgery fairly common   UPI / 2:24PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 3 (UPI) -- Waking up during surgery with subsequent recall is surprisingly common, affecting around 1-in-500 surgical cases, U.S. researchers conclude.
  • Thursday, April 2

  • Scientists define epigenetic traits   UPI / 2:24PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have proposed a definition of "epigenetics" -- a new research field focusing on heritable genetic alterations not caused by DNA.
  • Wednesday, April 1

  • Older women need solid safety advice   UPI / 7:35PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., April 1 (UPI) -- To be safe at home, older women need to recognize potential dangers and take proper precautions to prevent intrusions, a nursing professor in Missouri says.
  • St. Louis Zoo says animal deaths natural   UPI / 2:24PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 1 (UPI) -- St. Louis Zoo officials say the recent deaths of a polar bear and two simians aren't an indication of something unusual going on.
  • Sunday, March 29

  • 19th century ophans get grave marker   UPI / 12:54PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 29 (UPI) -- The place where 25 children from the St. Louis Protestant Orphan Asylum are buried has been given a new marker, an organizer of the effort says.
  • Tuesday, March 24

  • Luminol used to ID immune inflammation   UPI / 10:54AM
    ST. LOUIS, March 23 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've discovered luminol -- a compound used at crime scenes to make blood residue glow -- can also identify immune inflammation.
  • Monday, March 23

  • Earth's crust melts easier than thought   UPI / 11:35AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., March 23 (UPI) -- U.S. geologists say they've determined that as rocks become hotter in the Earth's crust, they become better insulators but poorer conductors.
  • Thursday, March 19

  • Cal Falls to Maryland   AP / 11:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was a moment that led to the end of Cal's basketball season, and it neatly defined why the Golden Bears aren't playing deeper into the NCAA Tournament.
  • Sallie Scores 35 Points to Lead Memphis in Tough Battle With Cal State Northridge   AP / 9:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Memphis guard Roburt Sallie is not a morning person. When the schedule calls for games to begin before noon, Sallie usually is still in a slumber.
  • Wednesday, March 18

  • Engineer finds ways to improve gas mileage   UPI / 5:44PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 18 (UPI) -- A U.S. engineer says he is trying to develop methods of reducing vehicle drag so as to improve the gas mileage of planes, automobiles and trucks.
  • Monday, March 16

  • Gene involved in neuropathy is identified   UPI / 2:04PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists say they've identified the first gene that kills nerve cell branches from within the cell, possibly causing neuropathy.
  • Friday, March 13

  • A True Professional, Torry Holt Will Be Missed By Rams and St. Louis   AP / 11:34PM
    ST. LOUIS -- One of the more uncomfortable truths in sports is that there are very few graceful exits. From the living legend to the obscure athletic foot soldier, everyone who has ever put on a uniform has felt the sting of being a helpless bystander in your athletic exit strategy.
  • Thursday, March 12

  • Enzyme found to help maintain the brain   UPI / 3:14PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 12 (UPI) -- A U.S. study has determined an enzyme known for its connections with cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke also helps create and maintain the brain.
  • Man accused of issuing threats to judges   UPI / 12:34PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 12 (UPI) -- A 52-year-old man threatened multiple St. Louis County, Mo., judges and offered to fight U.S. Supreme Court members, authorities allege.
  • Wednesday, March 11

  • Breath/urine test for cancer, diabetes   UPI / 6:44PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they are working on a breath analyzer or urine test for detecting cancer, diabetes or asthma.
  • Linking Lyme Disease to Violence is Premature, Specialist Says   AP / 1:35PM
    ST. LOUIS -- Doctors say it's premature to link Lyme disease to violent behavior following the Sunday shooting of a Maryville, Ill., church pastor.
  • Thursday, March 5

  • Castro daughter: Keep embargo on Cuba   UPI / 6:14PM
    COTTLEVILLE, Mo., March 5 (UPI) -- Fidel Castro's estranged daughter said Washington should maintain its embargo of Cuba until Havana does something significant, like free political prisoners.
  • Depression increases heart disease risk   UPI / 12:34AM
    ST. LOUIS, March 5 (UPI) -- A history of major depression raises the risk of heart disease over and above any genetic predisposition, U.S. researchers found.
  • Tuesday, March 3

  • Feds investigate gorilla death   UPI / 10:34AM
    ST. LOUIS, March 3 (UPI) -- Federal inspectors say they're investigating the death of an 8-year-old gorilla that apparently strangled himself at the St. Louis Zoo.
  • Saturday, February 28

  • Chiefs Trade for Patriots Quarterback Matt Cassel   AP / 8:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs acquired quarterback Matt Cassel and linebacker Mike Vrabel from the New England Patriots for their second-round pick in this year's draft.
  • Friday, February 27

  • Scientists move closer to MD solution   UPI / 1:54AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A University of Missouri team of scientists identified the location of the genetic material vital to curing muscular dystrophy.
  • Friday, February 20

  • AMC offers Oscar marathon for $30   UPI / 10:06AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- AMC Entertainment Inc. says it plans to screen all five films nominated for best picture as part of a special pre-Oscar movie marathon at some U.S. theaters.
  • Tuesday, February 10

  • The Kansas City Star, Mo., Joe Posnanski Column: The Basketball Border War is Back   AP / 3:34AM
    Feb. 10--COLUMBIA -- Well, we got Missouri-Kansas basketball back. That was the beauty of Monday night. For years now, this was a rivalry on fumes, a twice-a-year matchup that had plenty of history and a few rude chants and some bad blood. But when it came down to the basketball, Kansas was supreme, Missouri played for the upset, and the rest was as predictable as San Diego weather.
  • Tuesday, February 3

  • Carnahan enters Missouri Senate race   UPI / 8:05PM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Robin Carnahan of Missouri's most prominent Democratic family announced Tuesday she will run for the U.S. Senate to succeed retiring Republican Kit Bond.
  • Monday, February 2

  • Workers sue maker of U.S. uniforms   UPI / 10:44AM
    ST. CHARLES, Mo., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Union organizers in Puerto Rico allege a firm that makes U.S. military uniforms illegally denies its workers one day of paid sick leave per month.
  • Monday, January 26

  • Scientists study developing chicken hearts   UPI / 3:34PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. medical researchers are examining developing hearts in chickens in an effort to find solutions for human heart abnormalities
  • Sunday, January 25

  • Thousands vie to be extras in Clooney film   UPI / 11:54AM
    CRESTWOOD, Mo., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Thousands of people arrived at an open casting call in Crestwood, Mo., with hopes of appearing as an extra in the next George Clooney film, an official says.
  • Friday, January 23

  • BRIEF: Mo. Father Charged With Incest, Killing Infant   AP / 3:34PM
    Jan. 23--HARRISONVILLE, Mo. -- Authorities in Missouri say a man fathered four children with his teenage daughter and killed at least one of the children.
  • Tuesday, January 13

  • Chiefs Get Their GM Man in Scott Pioli   AP / 11:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- From the start, a union between the Kansas City Chiefs and Scott Pioli made too much sense for it not to happen.
  • Friday, January 9

  • Child recognition may avoid depression   UPI / 11:24PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A student who struggles in first grade and has negative self-perceptions in sixth grade may have depression symptoms by seventh grade, U.S. researchers said.
  • Jeremy Maclin is Leaving for the NFL but Says It Was Hard to Leave the Family He's Made at Missouri   AP / 9:34PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Revealing his decision to leave Missouri for
  • Missouri's Maclin to Enter NFL Draft   AP / 4:34PM
    Sophomore All-American wide receiver Jeremy Maclin announced Friday he will leave the Missouri Tigers and enter the 2009 NFL Draft.
  • Thursday, January 8

  • Sen. Kit Bond of Mo. announces retirement   UPI / 6:14PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., said Thursday that he will not seek a fifth term in 2010, becoming the fourth Republican senator to plan retirement then.
  • Wednesday, December 31

  • Justice Dept. files suit on behalf of vet   UPI / 5:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department said it filed a lawsuit on behalf of an Air Force reservist, accusing his employer of violating the reservists' employment rights.
  • Monday, December 29

  • Nuns leaving Kansas town   UPI / 1:05PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The Ursuline order of Roman Catholic nuns will be leaving Paola, Kan., after 113 years there as part of a consolidation, the town's mayor says.
  • Friday, December 26

  • Abused women seek more infant healthcare   UPI / 11:54PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- University of Missouri researchers say women who experience intimate partner violence are more likely to seek healthcare for their infants.
  • Thursday, December 25

  • Study says 2M drunken drivers on roads   UPI / 12:14AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- An estimated 2 million intoxicated drivers with three or more convictions will be on the roads this holiday season, U.S. researchers said.
  • Thursday, December 18

  • Selflessness linked to part of the brain   UPI / 3:24PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher suggests people, despite cultural background or religion, experience the same neuropsychological functions during spiritual experiences.
  • Priest removes Obama books from school   UPI / 1:14PM
    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A priest has removed two books about Barack Obama from a Missouri Roman Catholic school's library because of the president-elect's abortion position.
  • Wednesday, December 17

  • $500,000 settlement proposed in Taser case   UPI / 1:34PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A man who fell from an overpass in Columbia, Mo., after police allegedly shocked him with a stun gun should receive a $500,000 settlement, his lawyer says.
  • Tuesday, December 9

  • Oil spray reduces emissions, study finds   UPI / 9:14PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Oil spray has been found to reduce methane and carbon dioxide from large-scale animal feeding operations, U.S. scientists found.
  • Tuesday, December 2

  • Mayor: I'm the victim in harassment case   UPI / 1:05PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Mark Funkhouser says he feels like he is the aggrieved party, regarding what he calls untrue discrimination charges leveled at him.
  • Vitamin D a cardiovascular risk factor   UPI / 1:24AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Vitamin D deficiency is an unrecognized, emerging cardiovascular risk factor, which should be screened for and treated, a U.S. researcher says.
  • Monday, December 1

  • Wyo. Reportedly Set to Name Football Coach   AP / 7:34PM
    Wyoming was reported ready Monday to name Missouri offensive
  • Wednesday, November 26

  • Mom cleared on MySpace suicide felonies   UPI / 3:14PM
    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles jury convicted a Missouri woman on misdemeanor charges stemming from a MySpace hoax that allegedly drove a teenage girl to suicide.
  • Tuesday, November 25

  • Cyberbullying case goes to jury   UPI / 9:54AM
    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The fate of a 49-year-old Missouri woman accused of "cyberbullying" a 13-year-old girl into killing herself was set to go to a California jury, officials say.
  • Wednesday, November 19

  • Royals Get Coco Crisp From Red Sox for Ramon Ramirez   AP / 5:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals pulled off their second major trade of the off-season Wednesday morning by acquiring outfielder Coco Crisp from the Boston Red Sox for reliever Ramon Ramirez.
  • Mortgage meltdown may impact colleges   UPI / 9:34AM
    ANN ARBOR, Mo., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A University of Michigan economist says higher education may be the next sector of the economy affected by the sub-prime mortgage mess.
  • Sunday, November 16

  • Report: Blunt misled public on e-mails   UPI / 6:54PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt's administration misled the public on several issues, including whether e-mail records were saved, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
  • Clint Bowyer Wins the Biggest Prize; Edwards Wins the Nationwide Race   AP / 12:35AM
    MIAMI -- Seven years ago, Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer raced against each other on a dirt track in the small town of Moberly, Missouri.
  • Thursday, November 13

  • Missouri's presidential outcome undecided   UPI / 2:44PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- More than a week after the U.S. presidential election, Missouri remains the only state not to have declared an Electoral College winner.
  • Monday, November 10

  • Judge Leans Against Mention of Suicide in Cyberbully Trial   AP / 8:34PM
    ST. LOUIS -- A judge said Monday he probably will bar mention of suicide to jurors in the computer harassment case against Lori Drew. That could delay next week's trial while prosecutors appeal the ruling.
  • Friday, November 7

  • Hot men do not make males self-conscious   UPI / 9:44AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Female models have had a negative impact on how women view their own bodies, but male models have an opposite effect on men, U.S. researchers said.
  • Wednesday, November 5

  • Ron Prince Out at Kansas State   AP / 8:34PM
    Kansas State University announced Wednesday that head
  • Tuesday, November 4

  • Nixon set to win Missouri governor's race   UPI / 11:05PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Jay Nixon is become Missouri's next governor, after serving as the Show-Me State's longtime attorney general, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported Tuesday.
  • Mo. governor remains in defamation suit   UPI / 8:14PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A Missouri judge has refused to remove Gov. Matt Blunt from a lawsuit by a former aide who says he was fired after warning the governor about deleting e-mails.
  • Sunday, November 2

  • Police seek St. Louis-area cop killer   UPI / 1:14PM
    UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A 41-year-old man suspected of shooting a St. Louis-area police officer to death was being sought Sunday, officials said.
  • Saturday, November 1

  • Tigers Drive for a 21-7 Halftime Lead at Baylor   AP / 8:34PM
    Nov. 1--WACO, Texas -- Missouri stopped itself twice with an interception thrown in the end zone and a fumble lost at the Baylor 35.
  • Obama hits red states   UPI / 6:44PM
    HENDERSON, Nev., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama campaigned Saturday in states that went Republican in 2004: Nevada, Colorado and Missouri.
  • Candidates push hard in last 72 hours   UPI / 6:44AM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama is pressing hard in normally Republican-friendly states Saturday, with campaign stops scheduled in Missouri, Colorado and Nevada.
  • Friday, October 31

  • Die-off of bats linked to new fungus   UPI / 12:54PM
    HOWES CAVE, N.Y., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A previously unrecognized fungus strain has been linked to a mysterious die-off of bats in the U.S. Northeast, a Missouri biologist says.
  • Friday, October 24

  • Med student assessment can be influenced   UPI / 11:54PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. medical students taking part in a study gave more serious cardiac risk estimates to Christians than Muslims with identical characteristics and symptoms.
  • Wednesday, October 22

  • Store worker fired for insulting receipt   UPI / 2:05PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- An employee of a shoe-store chain was fired after a customer in Kansas City said he received a receipt with a racial slur printed on it.
  • Tuesday, October 21

  • Missouri Botanical Garden sets a record   UPI / 1:44PM
    ST. LOUIS, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The 149-year-old Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, one of the world's largest botanical collections, has received its 6 millionth herbarium specimen.
  • Monday, October 20

  • McCain, Palin hint Obama plan is socialist   UPI / 4:14PM
    ST. CHARLES, Mo., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- John McCain and Sarah Palin pressed their attacks on Barack Obama's tax plan Monday, both saying it would "spread the wealth" of U.S. taxpayers.
  • Sunday, October 19

  • Governor calls Palin 'perfect' candidate   UPI / 6:44PM
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is the "perfect" candidate for the battleground state of Missouri, Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt said Sunday.
  • Saturday, October 18

  • Obama addresses huge rally in Missouri   UPI / 5:54PM
    ST. LOUIS, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama addressed a huge and enthusiastic crowd Saturday at the St. Louis Arch.
  • Thursday, October 16

  • High school to have HIV testing site   UPI / 1:34PM
    NORMANDY, Mo., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Officials in Normandy, Mo., say they're putting an HIV-AIDS testing center in the high school because several students may have been exposed to the virus.
  • Friday, October 10

  • Exercise intervention helps with arthritis   UPI / 5:14PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- University of Missouri researchers say adults with arthritis who received exercise interventions increased their physical activity and felt less pain.
  • State races as fierce as national tilt   UPI / 1:05PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The heated U.S. presidential race is mirrored in several gubernatorial races, with observers saying some state races mirror their national counterpart.
  • Wednesday, October 8

  • Suit: Cyberbullying traumatized teenager   UPI / 1:35PM
    CLAYTON, Mo., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A lawsuit filed by a concerned father in St. Louis County Circuit Court alleges his teenage daughter was traumatized by Internet harassment.
  • Rhino dies during transport to Ore. zoo   UPI / 1:05PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Zoo lost a member of its rare rhino collection when the endangered animal died en route to an Oregon zoo, zoo officials said.
  • Scientists watch as HIV matures   UPI / 10:54AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have, for the first time, witnessed the human immunodeficiency virus mature from an inactive form into an active infection.
  • Tuesday, October 7

  • Teacher suspended after pro-Obama video   UPI / 5:44PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A Kansas City, Mo., charter school teacher has been suspended after video of his class chanting the praises of Barack Obama surfaced on YouTube.
  • Missouri girl named 'Top Young Scientist'   UPI / 4:05PM
    GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency said Melissa Rey, 14, of Parkway Central Middle School in Chesterfield, Mo., has won the "America's Top Young Scientist" competition.
  • Monday, October 6

  • 'Precious Doe' slay trial under way   UPI / 3:54PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A trial was under way Monday in Kansas City, Mo., for the accused killer of "Precious Doe," a young girl whose head was found in a trash bag in 2001.
  • Sunday, October 5

  • Tigers Thumb Noses at Huskers, History   AP / 3:34PM
    Oct. 5--LINCOLN, Neb. -- For the last two weeks, the hot topic in Missouri was whether the MU football team could win at Nebraska for the first time since 1978. There weren't any ghosts tackling Tigers last night. Come to think of it, there weren't many Cornhuskers tackling Tigers either.
  • Wednesday, October 1

  • No bailout means disaster, McCain says   UPI / 12:34PM
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Disaster looms if the U.S. Congress cannot pass a bill to bailout the financial markets, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Wednesday.
  • Marc Bulger Takes the High Road in His Return   AP / 12:34AM
    ST. LOUIS -- For the first time since Seattle, Marc Bulger was back in the starting lineup -- and back in front of the media.
  • Missouri hit by hooping cough   UPI / 12:34AM
    ST. LOUIS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Health officials say 16 cases of pertussis have been reported in the past two months in St. Charles County, a suburban area outside St. Louis.
  • Tuesday, September 30

  • Missouri fake fed called a psych puzzle   UPI / 3:14PM
    ST. LOUIS, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A lawyer said a need to be seen as successful drove his client to impersonate a fearless federal narcotics agent in rural Missouri.
  • Sunday, September 28

  • Turner to begin 'Tina Live Tour'   UPI / 4:14PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Rock singer Tina Turner says she is excited to officially begin her "Tina Live Tour" in Kansas City, Mo.
  • Saturday, September 20

  • Missouri Routs Buffalo   AP / 10:34PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Gary Pinkel accepted victory on Saturday, but the Missouri football coach sure seemed uncomfortable handling it.
  • Tigers Overcome Stumbles, Thump Buffalo: Maclin Finished With a Career-Best and Game-High 14 Catches for 168 Yards, While Washington Ran for 89 on 18 Carries.   AP / 9:34PM
    Sep. 20--Football looked easy for Missouri the last two weeks, but for the first time on Faurot Field this season, the Tigers got a taste of adversity Saturday against what should have been an overmatched opponent.
  • Wednesday, September 17

  • BPA linked to heart disease, diabetes   UPI / 1:14AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A major U.S. study links bisphenol A, a chemical commonly used in hard plastics, to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and liver-enzyme abnormalities.
  • Sunday, September 14

  • Chiefs' Quarterbacks Struggle in Loss to Raiders   AP / 11:35PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Damon Huard walked alone on the Arrowhead Stadium sideline during the third quarter Sunday and stared toward the scoreboard.
  • Friday, September 12

  • Cubs' Rich Harden Doesn't Have the Same Juice   AP / 12:34AM
    ST. LOUIS -- When the Cubs were discussing a trade for Rich Harden, first internally and then with the Oakland Athletics, Jim Hendry leaned heavily on the counsel of his top scout, Gary Hughes.
  • Tuesday, September 9

  • Drug store limits don't deter meth cookers   UPI / 1:24PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Narcotics investigators say the use of paper logs to record sales of cold medicine is a loophole for methamphetamine cookers.
  • Wednesday, August 27

  • Brain tumors prompt town's lawsuits   UPI / 11:44AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Two class action lawsuits filed on behalf of residents of Cameron, Mo., allege an area plant caused a sudden outbreak of brain tumors among residents.
  • McCain VP choice will have busy start   UPI / 11:34AM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain's choice of running mate will hit the ground running this weekend with rallies in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Missouri, say campaign insiders.
  • Tuesday, August 26

  • Demand for nuclear engineers rising   UPI / 12:14AM
    ROLLA, Mo., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Demand for young nuclear engineers is on the rise, with nearly 20,000 veteran engineers poised to retire by 2012.
  • Friday, August 22

  • With Deal Done, Steven Jackson Seeks Peace With Fans   AP / 12:34AM
    ST. LOUIS -- Steven Jackson has fresh legs and a fresh contract. Now, he wants a fresh start -- with Rams fans in St. Louis.
  • Thursday, August 21

  • Missouri diocese settles abuse suits   UPI / 9:54AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A tentative settlement has been reached between the Roman Catholic diocese of Kansas City, Mo., and 47 people who claim they were molested by priests.
  • Wednesday, August 6

  • Mo. farm to close after tiger mauling   UPI / 12:34PM
    WARRENTON, Mo., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The operators of an exotic animal farm in Missouri say they will close down following a weekend attack by a tiger that cost a man his leg.
  • Monday, August 4

  • 'Exercise pill' may not replace exercise   UPI / 8:04PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Media reports have described an "exercise pill" that may end the need for exercise, but U.S. researchers say this may not eliminate the need.
  • Tiger shot after Mo. farm attack   UPI / 3:24PM
    WARRENTON, Mo., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The owner of a Missouri animal farm says she shot a tiger after it had attacked and injured a 26-year-old volunteer.
  • Wednesday, July 30

  • Invading Asian beetle found in Missouri   UPI / 5:34PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 30 (UPI) -- An invading Asian beetle, the emerald ash borer, has been found in trees in southern Missouri for the first time, scientists say.
  • Thursday, July 24

  • Concussions from sports often unrecognized   UPI / 6:14PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 24 (UPI) -- Sports-related concussions in athletes often go unrecognized and often don't receive proper respect for their potential seriousness, U.S. researchers said.
  • McCain mum on Budweiser sale   UPI / 5:44PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 24 (UPI) -- Political observers say they wonder if Republican John McCain would continue his tradition of not taking positions on alcohol issues if he is elected president.
  • Young athletes need downtime   UPI / 4:04PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 24 (UPI) -- For physical and emotional reasons, children need time off from sports, a researcher at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said.
  • Tuesday, July 22

  • Mo. healthcare facility to pay $60M   UPI / 9:34PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 22 (UPI) -- A Missouri healthcare facility will pay $60 million for allegedly engaging in improper Medicare billing practices, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.
  • Monday, July 21

  • Decorated soldier awaits citizenship   UPI / 4:15AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 20 (UPI) -- A decorated U.S. soldier who was born in Iraq has filed suit in federal court intended to speed up government action on his bid to become a U.S. citizen.
  • Saturday, July 19

  • Jury awards ex-Missouri worker $337,000   UPI / 4:34PM
    CLAYTON, Mo., July 19 (UPI) -- A former Missouri Department of Natural Resources supervisor should receive $337,000 for being forced to endure a hostile work environment, a jury has ruled.
  • Friday, July 18

  • U.S. scooter sales take off on $4 gas   UPI / 3:14PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 18 (UPI) -- A spike in gasoline prices in the United States has prompted a run on scooters that boast mileage as high as 60 to 100 miles per gallon, industry analysts said.
  • Monday, July 14

  • Stem-cell treatment called 'medical hoax'   UPI / 10:54PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 14 (UPI) -- Pediatric eye surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis warn against umbilical cord stem-cell treatment for optic nerve hypoplasia.
  • Concrete side-steps some oil price hikes   UPI / 3:05PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 14 (UPI) -- U.S. concrete prices have held relatively steady in the past year compared with the rival road-building substance asphalt, industry observers said.
  • Poll: Missouri AG Nixon has big gov. lead   UPI / 12:14PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 14 (UPI) -- Democratic Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon has a commanding lead in the race to choose the state's next governor, a poll indicated Monday.
  • Anheuser-Busch Board Bows to InBev, Approves Takeover By Belgian Giant   AP / 2:34AM
    ST. LOUIS -- The board of directors of Anheuser-Busch Cos. accepted a $52 billion takeover offer from Belgium's InBev on Sunday, putting a quick end to a monthlong standoff between the companies. The agreement paves the way for a brewing colossus controlling about a quarter of the world's beer market.
  • Sunday, July 13

  • Kansas City loses bid for Bombardier plant   UPI / 7:14PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 13 (UPI) -- Bombardier Aerospace says it will produce its new C-Series aircraft in Montreal instead of building a new assembly plant at Kansas City International Airport.
  • Sandbag removal is post-flood concern   UPI / 11:54AM
    WINFIELD, Mo., July 13 (UPI) -- Community leaders along the Mississippi River say they are figuring out how to deal with millions of sandbags left over from fighting recent floods.
  • Saturday, July 12

  • Poll: Missouri voters leaning toward Obama   UPI / 4:54PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 12 (UPI) -- A poll of 800 voters in Missouri indicates presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama may win the electoral swing-state.
  • Thursday, July 10

  • Special needs costs vary by state   UPI / 4:24PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. study found the extra costs of raising a child with special needs can vary widely depending on the state in which the family lives.
  • Tuesday, July 8

  • Mouse embryonic stem cells build a heart   UPI / 10:34AM
    ST. LOUIS, July 8 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have shown mouse embryonic stem cells can build the heart, thereby moving science closer to heart disease treatments using human stem cells.
  • Baseball may favor southpaws   UPI / 2:14AM
    ST. LOUIS, July 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. mechanical engineer who specializes in aircraft and helicopter engineering says baseball was designed to favor left-handers.
  • Monday, July 7

  • Obama plane diverted by emergency slide   UPI / 4:34PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 7 (UPI) -- Federal investigators say the inflation of an emergency slide caused presidential candidate Barack Obama to make an unscheduled landing in St. Louis Monday.
  • Mayer jokes at concert about rumors   UPI / 3:26PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 5 (UPI) -- U.S. singer John Mayer took time during a concert in St. Louis to joke about Internet rumors about his personal life.
  • Kerry Wood Blows Two-Run Lead in Cubs' Loss to Cardinals   AP / 3:26PM
    ST. LOUIS -- When Chicago Cubs closer Kerry Wood entered in the ninth inning Saturday at Busch Stadium with a two-run lead over St. Louis, it seemed safe to say the game was history.
  • BRIEF: Suspect in 8 Slayings Asks for Private Lawyer   AP / 3:26PM
    Jul. 4--Nicholas Troy Sheley, suspected of killing eight people in Illinois and Missouri, wants 30 days to find a private attorney. Sheley declined an offer from a Knox County judge for a public defender. PAGE 3.
  • Friday, July 4

  • Weight Watchers compared to going to gym   UPI / 4:16AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., July 3 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers compared the commercial weight loss program Weight Watchers to gym membership programs to determine which worked best.
  • Water levels begin to fall on Mississippi   UPI / 4:16AM
    ST. LOUIS, July 2 (UPI) -- Mississippi River waters have finally begun to recede with the National Weather Service expecting a fall below flood stage in St. Louis by early next week.
  • Missouri May Seek Death Penalty Against Sheley   AP / 4:16AM
    Jul. 2--Missouri law enforcement officials have begun discussing whether to seek the death penalty for Nicholas T. Sheley, 28, who was captured Tuesday night outside a Granite City bar after the FBI linked him to eight killings.
  • Missouri Likely to Seek Death for Sheley   AP / 4:16AM
    Jul. 3--Missouri law enforcement officials have begun discussing whether to seek the death penalty for Nicholas T. Sheley, who was captured Tuesday night outside a Granite City bar after the FBI linked him to eight killings in Missouri and Northern Illinois.
  • Wednesday, July 2

  • Mississippi River recedes; storms on way   UPI / 4:15AM
    ST. LOUIS, July 1 (UPI) -- Low-lying areas along the Mississippi River in Missouri and Illinois are emerging from their watery cover as flood waters withdraw back into their banks.
  • Submerged trees reduce global warming   UPI / 4:15AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., July 1 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've discovered submerged trees have the potential to be used as carbon credits since they can store carbon for thousands of years.
  • Chrysler turns toward smaller cars   UPI / 4:15AM
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 1 (UPI) -- Chrysler LLC announced it would close a minivan plant in Missouri as it steers itself toward production of more fuel-efficient vehicles.
  • Monday, June 30

  • New evidence found in 1988 K.C. blast case   UPI / 4:05PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 30 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say new allegations have surfaced in the case of five people convicted of murder in a 1988 explosion that killed six Kansas City firefighters.
  • Obama praises McCain, warns critics   UPI / 3:05PM
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo., June 30 (UPI) -- Likely Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama praised his Republican opponent in a speech Monday on U.S. patriotism in Independence, Mo.
  • Mississippi River cresting, receding   UPI / 8:14AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 30 (UPI) -- Cleanup began Monday in Mississippi River communities upriver from St. Louis, as the river began to drop after swamping low-lying areas, officials said.
  • Sunday, June 29

  • Virtual farmer gets a flooded reality   UPI / 4:34PM
    WEST ALTON, Mo., June 29 (UPI) -- A Missouri farmer known for his role on a virtual TV series acknowledges reality has flooded in on his life.
  • Missouri copes with river, flash flooding   UPI / 8:24AM
    BRANSON, Mo., June 29 (UPI) -- While northern and eastern Missouri residents contended with Mississippi River flooding, those in the southwest battled flash floods Sunday, officials said.
  • Saturday, June 28

  • Levee breaks near Winfield, Mo.   UPI / 6:14PM
    WINFIELD, Mo., June 28 (UPI) -- National Guard troops using battlefield technology in a last-ditch effort to save part of Winfield, Mo., failed to hold back the Mississippi River Saturday.
  • Friday, June 27

  • Historian: Mormon land grabbed in Missouri   UPI / 9:54PM
    SALT LAKE CITY, June 27 (UPI) -- A historian at Brigham Young University argues that Mormons were persecuted in Missouri in 1838 in a deliberate and successful effort to get their land.
  • Sodden levee breaches, prompts evacuations   UPI / 8:54AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 27 (UPI) -- The Mississippi River broke through the Pin Oak levee north of St. Louis Friday, prompting emergency evacuations in areas of Winfield, Mo.
  • Thursday, June 26

  • More rain forecast for rain-weary Midwest   UPI / 7:14AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 26 (UPI) -- Heavy rains and forecasts for more rain dashed officials' hopes of taking pressure off rain-soaked levees holding back the Mississippi River north of St. Louis.
  • Wednesday, June 25

  • Waterlogged Midwest prepares for more rain   UPI / 3:34PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 25 (UPI) -- Strong storms moved across the Midwest United States Wednesday, prompting flood watches and warnings in the already soaked region.
  • Tuesday, June 24

  • Levees break up river from St. Louis   UPI / 3:24PM
    WINFIELD, Mo., June 24 (UPI) -- A flash-flood warning was issued early Tuesday when a levee broke in St. Charles County just up the Mississippi River from St. Louis.
  • Some cancer drugs bad for heart patients   UPI / 3:05PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 24 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists say a set of promising new anti-cancer agents called hedgehog antagonists might present a risk for people with heart disease.
  • Animal vertebrae development studied   UPI / 4:16AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 23 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they have discovered the mechanism that causes animals to develop varying numbers of vertebrae.
  • 1994 report called for levee overhaul   UPI / 4:16AM
    CANTON, Mo., June 22 (UPI) -- Few improvements have been made to levees along the Mississippi River since the 1993 flood, officials say.
  • Missouri eyes river as Iowa eyes cleanup   UPI / 4:16AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 23 (UPI) -- Mississippi River communities in Missouri watched several levees for leaks as forecasters predict river levels would crest Wednesday.
  • Sunday, June 22

  • Flooded Mississippi crests in St. Louis   UPI / 4:15AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 21 (UPI) -- The swollen Mississippi River was slowly starting to recede at St. Louis Saturday after reaching a crest below 1993's record, meteorologists said.
  • Saturday, June 21

  • Mold from floods can trigger allergies   UPI / 4:15AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 20 (UPI) -- The floods in the Midwest are causing a huge emotional and financial impact, but it can also bring health problems, U.S. researchers say.
  • Lower crests predicted on Mississippi   UPI / 4:15AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 20 (UPI) -- Forecasters say the coming crest of the Mississippi River in historic Hannibal, Mo., will be about a foot lower than previously expected.
  • Friday, June 20

  • Swollen Mississippi moves toward St. Louis   UPI / 4:16AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 19 (UPI) -- The Mississippi River spread its watery destruction Thursday surging over nearly a dozen levees in the St. Louis area, submerging vast areas of farmland.
  • Missouri set to play bellwether role   UPI / 4:16AM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo., June 19 (UPI) -- Missouri is set to play a pivotal role in the fall presidential election thanks to the state's history of picking electoral winners, political observers say.
  • Wednesday, June 18

  • St. Louis Zoo welcomes newborn giraffe   UPI / 10:54PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 18 (UPI) -- A crowd of 400 onlookers graciously welcomed a 6-foot tall, 143-pound giraffe to the St. Louis Zoo as he was born, zoo officials say.
  • Crops take hit in Midwest flooding   UPI / 1:34PM
    QUINCY, Ill., June 18 (UPI) -- Officials and volunteers battling floods along the Mississippi River in Illinois and Missouri say thousands of acres of farm crops have been lost in the area.
  • Tuesday, June 17

  • Albino crawfish found on lawmaker's land   UPI / 8:04PM
    REPUBLIC, Mo., June 17 (UPI) -- Efforts to protect endangered albino crawfish living in a cavernous opening in a Missouri state lawmaker's backyard are on hold, he says.
  • Saturday, June 14

  • New St. Louis flood maps proposed   UPI / 3:05PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 14 (UPI) -- A proposed flood map for the St. Louis metropolitan region could mean higher building and insurance costs, experts say.
  • Thursday, June 12

  • Mystery of 1780's 'Dark Day' is solved   UPI / 4:16AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have solved the mystery of what caused "New England's Dark Day" on May 19, 1780, by finding evidence of massive Canadian wildfires.
  • Tuesday, June 10

  • Pregnancy diet can affect sheep's gender   UPI / 2:54PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., June 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests the maternal diet of sheep can influence the chances of having male or female offspring.
  • Polar ice river emits seismic signals   UPI / 2:34PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 10 (UPI) -- A U.S.-led team of seismologists has discovered seismic signals from an Antarctic ice river that they say make California earthquakes sound trivial.
  • Thursday, June 5

  • Aftershock earthquake shakes Illinois   UPI / 7:14PM
    ALLENDALE, Mo., June 5 (UPI) -- A minor earthquake described as an aftershock of a more serious April quake hit southern Illinois early Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
  • Wednesday, June 4

  • Solange Knowles breaks foot, keeps singing   UPI / 2:54PM
    SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 4 (UPI) -- Singer Solange Knowles kept her concert date in Kansas City, Missouri, even after she broke her foot on her way to the stage, Interscope Records said Wednesday.
  • Thursday, May 29

  • Dry tomatoes prevent prostate cancer best   UPI / 1:44AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., May 29 (UPI) -- The greatest protective effect of tomatoes against prostate cancer comes by rehydrating tomato powder into tomato paste, U.S. researchers said.
  • Tuesday, May 27

  • Only known WWI vet, 107, honored   UPI / 1:15AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 26 (UPI) -- Frank Woodruff Buckles of West Virginia, at 107 years old, is the only known remaining United States veteran of World War I.
  • Wednesday, May 21

  • David Cook is new 'American Idol'   UPI / 11:14PM
    LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- David Cook, a bartender from Missouri, was declared the winner of the U.S. singing competition show "American Idol" Wednesday night.
  • Disabling mouse enzyme increases fertility   UPI / 1:24PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. study shows changing the sugars attached to a hormone produced in the pituitary gland of mice increased fertility levels by nearly 50 percent.
  • Hearing for accused killer, 13, continued   UPI / 12:34PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 21 (UPI) -- A Kansas City judge rescheduled a hearing on whether a 13-year-old boy should be tried as an adult in the shooting death of his football coach.
  • Tuesday, May 20

  • Drug may be first to treat the common cold   UPI / 4:05PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 20 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists say they've discovered a smallpox drug might also target the adenovirus -- one cause of the common cold.
  • Monday, May 19

  • Bone drug may prevent breast cancer spread   UPI / 7:24PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 19 (UPI) -- Maintaining bone density could be a key to decreasing the spread of cancer -- metastasis -- in women with advanced breast cancer, U.S. researchers said.
  • New hope for chronic lung disease patients   UPI / 1:24PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 19 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists have found a new type of immune response that might lead to improved treatment of people with chronic inflammatory lung disease.
  • Saturday, May 17

  • Rays Stop the Offense-Less Cardinals   AP / 2:34AM
    ST. LOUIS -- As the faltering Cardinals grope to keep their spirited start from falling apart, they got a look at an American League club that has its game all together.
  • Thursday, May 15

  • Breast cancer risk reduced by exercise   UPI / 5:34PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 15 (UPI) -- Girls and young women who exercise regularly between ages 12 to 35 have a substantially lower risk of breast cancer before menopause, a U.S. study said.
  • Tuesday, May 13

  • Scientists closer to preventing diabetes   UPI / 1:40PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 13 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've taken the first step toward starting a "misdirected immune system attack" that might prevent development of type 1 diabetes.
  • More storms headed for tornado-damaged Mo., Ark.   AP / 9:10AM
    SENECA, Mo. - Another round of storms headed toward tornado-ravaged areas of Missouri, Arkansas and several other states early Tuesday where residents are still picking up from the weekend's killer twisters.
  • Obama turns attention to general election   UPI / 8:50AM
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., May 13 (UPI) -- With voting underway in the West Virginia Democratic primary, Sen. Barack Obama Tuesday turned his attention to a general election battleground.
  • Monday, May 12

  • Tiger's rehab going well; hopes to play in 2 weeks   AP / 8:30PM
    ST. LOUIS - Tiger Woods is chipping and putting again, and he hopes to play in the Memorial in two weeks. But even if he can't compete until the U.S. Open, he doesn't expect the same result as his last layoff during a season.
  • Tiger's rehab going well; hopes to play in 2 weeks   AP / 6:50PM
    ST. LOUIS - Tiger Woods is chipping and putting again, and he hopes to play in the Memorial in two weeks. But even if he can't compete until the U.S. Open, he doesn't expect the same result as his last layoff during a season.
  • Voter ID ammendment pending in Missouri   UPI / 4:50PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., May 12 (UPI) -- An amendment to the Missouri constitution that would require voters to show proof of citizenship goes before the state Legislature this week.
  • Sunday, May 11

  • Gospel singer Dottie Rambo dies in tour bus wreck in Mo.   AP / 7:50PM
    MOUNT VERNON, Mo. - Joyce "Dottie" Rambo, an influential gospel singer and songwriter, died early Sunday when her tour bus ran off the highway and struck an embankment. She was 74.
  • 19 dead in Missouri, Oklahoma after new round of tornadoes   AP / 4:49AM
    PICHER, Okla. - Many have fled this depressed, pollution-scarred mining town. Those who have chosen to stay or have not yet relocated face a new heartache. A tornado ripped through a 20-block swath of Picher late Saturday afternoon, killing at least seven people. The same storm system then moved into southwest Missouri where tornadoes took the lives of at least 12 others, authorities said.
  • 18 dead in Missouri, Oklahoma after new round of tornadoes   AP / 3:14AM
    SENECA, Mo. - Tornadoes that spun across the Oklahoma-Missouri border killed at least 18 people as severe storms raked the nation's heart Saturday, injuring many and mangling buildings in the storm-weary region.
  • Saturday, May 10

  • At least 11 dead in Central US in new round of tornadoes   AP / 11:50PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A tornado that spun across the Oklahoma-Missouri border killed several people as severe storms raked the nation's heart Saturday, taking at least 11 lives, mangling buildings and trapping people in rubble in the storm-weary region.
  • Thursday, May 8

  • New technology cuts hospitalization need   UPI / 3:32PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., May 8 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say a new telecommunication technology, Telehealth, is delaying hospital stays when compared with patients receiving traditional care.
  • Method found to make tumors easier to kill   UPI / 12:50PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 8 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists have found a vulnerability they say can be used to make cancer cells easier to heat and radiate and, therefore, easier to destroy.
  • Wednesday, May 7

  • Teen hospitalized after lip pierce attempt   UPI / 7:22PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 7 (UPI) -- A Missouri teen has been hospitalized with an infection, said to be life-threatening, that resulted from an attempt to pierce his own lip.
  • Monday, May 5

  • Small earthquake shakes Missouri; no reports of damage   AP / 12:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - A small earthquake shook the St. Louis area Monday, causing some residents to awake to a disconcerting rumbling for the second time in less than a month.
  • Too much technology kills good bacteria   UPI / 10:41AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., May 5 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist says he's fearful the increasing use of silver nanoparticles in wastewater treatment might be killing beneficial bacteria.
  • Friday, May 2

  • Missouri elected officials reap money from tax credits   AP / 5:51PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - About 20 past or present Missouri officials have received more than $400,000 in tax credits for investing in alternative fuels such as ethanol or biodiesel.
  • Bush: Economic improvements need patience   UPI / 5:41PM
    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo., May 2 (UPI) -- President George Bush Friday told those seeking a quick fix for the slumping U.S. economy that patience is required.
  • 80 mph winds damage hundreds of Mo. homes, businesses   AP / 11:50AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hurricane-force winds, hail and heavy rain moving through Missouri have left hundreds of homes and businesses damaged.
  • Tuesday, April 29

  • It's possible to undo fast-food diet harm   UPI / 8:50PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 29 (UPI) -- Diets high in fast food can be highly toxic to the liver and other internal organs, but that damage can be reversed, a U.S. researcher says.
  • Monday, April 28

  • U.S. raising more goats for meat   UPI / 5:20PM
    HILLSBORO, Mo., April 28 (UPI) -- Goat farmers in the United States say they are seeing growing demand for meat, especially from immigrant communities.
  • Saturday, April 26

  • Schumaker's single in 9th lifts Cards, ends Astros' streak   AP / 4:50PM
    ST. LOUIS - Skip Schumaker singled to left to score pinch-runner Cesar Izturis in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 4-3 victory that snapped the Houston Astros' six-game winning streak.
  • Friday, April 25

  • Zoo welcomes rare newborn Somali wild ass   UPI / 3:50PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 25 (UPI) -- The first Somali wild ass to be born at the St. Louis Zoo arrived earlier this month.
  • Thursday, April 24

  • Human working memory holds 3 to 4 things   UPI / 2:15AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., April 24 (UPI) -- The average person can keep just three or four things in their "working memory" or conscious mind at one time, U.S. researchers say.
  • Thursday, April 17

  • Components of a genetic complex identified   UPI / 2:30PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've identified the components of an enzyme-protein complex essential to the functioning of chromosomes in multi-cellular organisms.
  • Wednesday, April 16

  • Missouri AG: Tobacco settlement squandered   UPI / 11:20PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 16 (UPI) -- Missouri is not using its share of tobacco settlement money for anti-smoking programs, state Attorney General Jay Nixon said Wednesday.
  • Friday, April 11

  • Macho men may have harder time injured   UPI / 2:30AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., April 11 (UPI) -- Men with strong traditional masculine ideas and who abuse alcohol may have a harder time dealing with emotions if seriously injured, a U.S. researcher said.
  • Storms Pound Midwest With Rain, Snow   AP / 1:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - A line of severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and even snow pounded the nation's heartland on Thursday, flooding nearly 200 roads in Missouri, closing schools in Arkansas and ripping the roofs of dozens of houses in Texas.
  • Thursday, April 10

  • Storms Pound Midwest With Rain, Snow   AP / 8:12PM
    ST. LOUIS - A line of severe thunderstorms, possible tornadoes and even snow pounded the nation's heartland on Thursday, flooding nearly 200 roads in Missouri, closing schools in Arkansas and ripping the roofs of dozens of houses in Texas.
  • Origin of Alzheimer brain plaques studied   UPI / 2:11PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 10 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've found a nerve cell's normal intake and communication processes are essential to the production of Alzheimer's brain plaques.
  • Positive experiences ease MS depression   UPI / 1:07PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 10 (UPI) -- Increased positive experiences ease symptoms of depression often accompanying multiple sclerosis, U.S. researchers said.
  • Monday, April 7

  • Clinton soldiers on   UPI / 4:00PM
    MISSOULA, Mo., April 7 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton signaled she is in the campaign for the long-haul at an event in Montana, which holds one of the last presidential primary elections.
  • Sunday, April 6

  • Barr: Libertarians give a 'real choice'   UPI / 2:41PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 6 (UPI) -- Bob Barr, a former Republican congressman from Georgia, has begun a presidential exploratory committee for a possible run as a Libertarian.
  • Saturday, April 5

  • Doctors downplay spider bite death   UPI / 4:56PM
    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo., April 5 (UPI) -- The recent death of a Missouri woman from a spider bite does not signal a growing public danger, doctors and biologists say.
  • Friday, April 4

  • Woman Sentenced in Death of Mother-To-Be   AP / 3:16PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A woman was sentenced to death Friday for killing a Missouri mother-to-be and cutting the baby from her womb.
  • Thursday, April 3

  • Mo. Asked to Ban 'Cage Fighting' by Kids   AP / 5:17PM
    JOPLIN, Mo. - Legislators are seeking to ban mixed martial arts competitions - sometimes called "cage fighting" - among children in Missouri, which appears to be the only state where youth matches are allowed.
  • Nanoparticle chemo slows tumor growth   UPI / 12:20PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists said they have slowed the growth of tumors using nanoparticles in a chemotherapy drug dose 1,000 times smaller than currently used.
  • Study: April flooding might occur   UPI / 11:40AM
    ST. LOUIS, April 3 (UPI) -- A U.S. professor says Midwestern weather patterns this spring are eerily reminiscent of 1993 and 1994 -- back-to-back years of serious flooding.
  • Wednesday, April 2

  • How HRT is linked to breast cancer   UPI / 6:56PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., April 2 (UPI) -- Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, may play a role in promoting cancer tumor cell proliferation, U.S. researchers suggest.
  • Study shows how plants fight pathogens   UPI / 11:20AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists said they've discovered how plants sense and resist attacks by pathogens in a study that might lead to enhanced disease resistant crops.
  • Hillary Clinton's expectations contradict   UPI / 2:10AM
    ST. LOUIS, April 2 (UPI) -- The challenge facing Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is that people have contradictory expectations of women leaders, a U.S. researcher says.
  • Monday, March 31

  • Citizens less worried about global warming   UPI / 11:40AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., March 31 (UPI) -- University of Missouri scientists said a survey suggests U.S. citizens are more focused about local-national environmental issues than about global warming.
  • Wednesday, March 26

  • Judge refuses to block river water release   UPI / 2:20PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 26 (UPI) -- Missouri officials have lost a court fight in which they tried to block release of water from an upstream Missouri River dam to help an endangered sturgeon.
  • Fruit fly brains aid medical researchers   UPI / 2:20PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., March 26 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered a mechanism in fruit fly memory development that might benefit Parkinson's disease patients.
  • Tuesday, March 25

  • NASA discusses space exploration benefits   UPI / 11:50AM
    ST. LOUIS, March 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. space agency deputy administrator and Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder discussed how space exploration can benefit that state's economy.
  • Rivers Keep Rising in Arkansas, Missouri   AP / 8:37AM
    DES ARC, Ark. - Forecasters issued flash-flood warnings for parts of Arkansas' prairie as the state's largest water surge in a quarter-century continued its way downstream.
  • Sunday, March 23

  • Prison officials accused of failing inmate   UPI / 2:00PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., March 23 (UPI) -- Several Missouri politicians have asked why an admitted sex offender, who later killed a journalist, was not offered sex offender treatment in prison.
  • Saturday, March 22

  • Meramec River rises toward record heights   UPI / 11:25AM
    PACIFIC, Mo., March 22 (UPI) -- The flooding Meramec River in Missouri ruined homes and threatened to close a main highway as it rises to near record levels Saturday.
  • Friday, March 21

  • Flood-ravaged states get some dry weather   UPI / 8:30AM
    ST. LOUIS, March 21 (UPI) -- The Meramec River rose toward record crests in several locations as Missouri and other states hit by deadly flooding began drying out.
  • Thursday, March 20

  • Taking the elevator could kill you   UPI / 11:50AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., March 20 (UPI) -- For those who think taking the stairs is too daunting, U.S. researchers say regularly taking elevators and reducing physical activity can cause disease.
  • Tuesday, March 18

  • Woman charged with killing husband dies   UPI / 11:21PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 18 (UPI) -- A St. Louis woman who allegedly shot and killed her husband for bringing her a warm beer has died.
  • Study: Alzheimer's diagnosis brings relief   UPI / 12:50PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 18 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered patients and caregivers experience relief, not anxiety or depression, when told of a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Monday, March 17

  • Donkey domestication is documented   UPI / 12:46PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 17 (UPI) -- A U.S.-led team of scientists has found evidence of the earliest transport use of the donkey and the early phases of donkey domestication.
  • Wednesday, March 12

  • Omega-3 fatty acids always benefit heart   UPI / 4:11PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 12 (UPI) -- Omega-3 fatty acids may sometimes result in "fishy burp," but the fatty acids always benefit the cardiovascular system, a U.S. doctor says.
  • Monday, March 10

  • McCain plans fundraising blitz   UPI / 9:26PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 10 (UPI) -- John McCain, the presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee, is feverishly trying to offset his Democratic rivals' fundraising advantage, a report said.
  • Sudden increase in demand for U.S. coal   UPI / 1:00AM
    ST. LOUIS, March 10 (UPI) -- With demand for coal soaring around the world, Peabody Energy Co. in St. Louis has already exported more in 2008 than it did in all of 2007.
  • Sunday, March 9

  • St. Louis Art Museum exhibits quilts   UPI / 5:20PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 9 (UPI) -- The St. Louis Art Museum began exhibiting historic selections from the Winterthur quilt collection this month.
  • Wednesday, March 5

  • Heart attack risk higher if depressed   UPI / 12:00AM
    ST. LOUIS, March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say heart attack patients who are depressed have a higher risk of sudden death for up to five years.
  • Sunday, March 2

  • Report: Upper Midwest may face flooding   UPI / 12:41AM
    ST. LOUIS, March 1 (UPI) -- This spring could see a fair amount of flooding along the banks of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers in the upper U.S. Midwest, it was reported Saturday.
  • Tuesday, February 26

  • Candidate admits he's never voted   UPI / 5:50PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Brock Olivo, the Missouri football star who is running for Congress, says he has never voted in an election.
  • Wednesday, February 20

  • New craniosynostosis surgery is effective   UPI / 12:40PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have found a minimally invasive surgical technique to treat craniosynostosis -- the premature fusion of an infant's skull -- is effective.
  • Sunday, February 17

  • Heavy Snow Shuts Down Missouri Airport   AP / 2:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Heavy snow and slush has forced officials at Kansas City International Airport to close and cancel numerous flights.
  • Wednesday, February 13

  • Man charged with unprotected sex   UPI / 2:02AM
    ST. CHARLES, Mo., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- An HIV-positive Missouri man has been charged with having unprotected sex with a woman in St. Charles County without warning her she might get AIDS.
  • Wednesday, February 6

  • Obama, McCain claim wins in Missouri   UPI / 1:17AM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama came from behind to win the Missouri Democratic primary Tuesday, while Sen. John McCain laid claim to the state's Republican contest.
  • Sunday, February 3

  • Charges filed in death of Mo. journalist   UPI / 3:10PM
    CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A convicted burglar who was free on parole is facing charges he raped and then killed a former St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor in Chesterfield, Mo.
  • Saturday, February 2

  • Polls indicate McCain leading in Missouri   UPI / 2:06PM
    CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has a slight electoral edge in Missouri on his fellow candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, polls indicate.
  • Friday, February 1

  • Bush: Homeowner, not lender, needs help   UPI / 1:00PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The federal government has the responsibility to act to help U.S. homeowners stay in their homes, U.S. President George Bush said Friday.
  • Sunday, January 27

  • Poll: McCain leading Republicans in Mo.   UPI / 4:10PM
    ST. LOUIS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- John McCain is leading all candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in Missouri, a poll indicates.
  • Friday, January 25

  • Posing As Girl, Retired Cop Nabs Prey   AP / 4:10AM
    DIAMOND, Mo. - No one will ever confuse Jim Murray with a teenager. His tall frame, broad shoulders and clipped gray hair give him away for the grandfather he is. But the 69-year-old retired police chief of this small Missouri town cuts a credible figure as a 13-year-old girl surfing the Web, looking for friends. He knows all the instant-messaging shorthand, the emoticons.
  • Monday, January 21

  • Missouri Inmates Want Executioners Named   AP / 2:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - Lawyers for five death row inmates are pressing Missouri to identify members of its execution team after a newspaper revealed that a nurse on the team was once accused of stalking.
  • Friday, January 11

  • Losing weight gives immediate heart help   UPI / 11:52PM
    ST, LOUIS, Mo., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found those overweight who lose some weight get an immediate heart benefit.
  • Doctors discuss errors with colleagues   UPI / 10:30PM
    BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Thirty percent of physicians in Missouri and Washington state say the current systems for reporting patient safety events are adequate, a study found.
  • Ex-counsel says Mo. governor broke law   UPI / 6:10AM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A former deputy counsel for Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt has filed a lawsuit accusing the governor of violating the state Sunshine Law by destroying e-mails.
  • Wednesday, January 9

  • Six F-15 Eagles take flight   UPI / 9:40PM
    LANGLEY, Va., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Six F-15 Eagles took flight from Langley Air Force Base in Virginia Wednesday for the first time since a C Model crumpled mid-flight in Missouri in November.
  • Friday, January 4

  • Company settles suit over toxic dog food   UPI / 3:00PM
    META, Mo., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A pet food company has agreed to pay more than $3 million to settle a lawsuit over contaminated dog food made in South Carolina.
  • Saturday, December 22

  • 2 Dead As Blinding Snowstorm Hits Plains   AP / 8:10PM
    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - A blinding snowstorm blew across the Plains on Saturday, causing at least two deaths and dozens of injuries in numerous multi-car pileups and forcing authorities to close portions of several major highways.
  • Friday, December 21

  • Acknowledging loss is the key to maturity   UPI / 12:10AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A University of Missouri study suggests individuals who take time to stop and think about their losses are more likely to mature and achieve happiness.
  • Tuesday, December 18

  • Abortion may be on Mo. ballot in 2008   UPI / 4:40PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit in Missouri seeking to block a ballot initiative that would ban abortions unless they are "medically necessary."
  • Monday, December 17

  • Vermont parents tops in bedtime reading   UPI / 11:35PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A just-released study, "Reading Across the Nation," says Vermont parents top all other states when it comes to reading to their children.
  • Sunday, December 16

  • Favre Sets Passing Yardage Record   AP / 4:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Brett Favre became the NFL career leader in yards passing Sunday, overtaking Dan Marino for his latest achievement in a milestone season. The three-time NFL MVP pulled 1 yard behind Marino with a 44-yard touchdown pass to Greg Jennings, catching the St. Louis Rams in a blitz. That put the Green Bay Packers ahead 27-14 with 5:58 to go in the third quarter. He passed Marino on the Packers' next series on the first play, a 7-yard slant pattern to Donald Driver with 23 seconds gone in the fourth quarter.
  • Tuesday, December 11

  • Ice Storm Causes Blackouts, 17 Deaths   AP / 1:10AM
    OKLAHOMA CITY - A wintry storm caked the center of the nation with a thick layer of ice Monday, blacking out more than 600,000 homes and businesses, and more icy weather was on the way. At least 18 deaths in Oklahoma and Missouri were blamed on the conditions, with 15 of them killed on slick highways.
  • Monday, December 10

  • Ice Storm Causes Blackouts, 15 Deaths   AP / 9:10PM
    OKLAHOMA CITY - A wintry storm caked the center of the nation with a thick layer of ice Monday, blacking out more than 600,000 homes and businesses, and more icy weather was on the way. At least 15 deaths in Oklahoma and Missouri were blamed on the conditions, with 13 of them killed on slick highways.
  • Tuesday, December 4

  • Cops: More Smoke Toad Venom to Get High   AP / 6:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Law enforcement authorities have discovered that people are willing to go to great lengths to get high, including a troubling new method that features a frightened toad.
  • Fat cats linked to diabetes   UPI / 4:50PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- America's obesity epidemic extends to cats and overweight kitties may be the reason more cats are getting diabetes mellitus, a U.S. veterinarian suggests.
  • Software created for complex space mission   UPI / 9:10AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. engineers have created highly sophisticated mathematical algorithm software that determines the most efficient path for a spacecraft's journey.
  • Thursday, November 29

  • Ameren agrees to $180 settlement in Mo.   UPI / 12:30AM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Missouri has reached a $180 million settlement over the collapse of Ameren's Taum Sauk Reservoir.
  • Wednesday, November 28

  • NASCAR's Petty wants to help ailing kids   UPI / 7:50PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and his family are considering Kansas City, Mo., as a possible site for their second camp for seriously ill children.
  • Tuesday, November 20

  • Exercise can't compensate for sitting   UPI / 12:51PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Even exercising for an hour a day isn't sufficient to reverse the effects of sitting the rest of the day, U.S. researchers found.
  • H&R Block ousts CEO, names new chairman   UPI / 12:31PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- No. 1 U.S. tax preparer H&R Block Inc. replaced Chairman and Chief Executive Mark Ernst Tuesday after shareholders renounced his stewardship.
  • U.S. presidential debate schools named   UPI / 8:25AM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Commission on Presidential Debates named schools in Mississippi, Tennessee, New York and Missouri as sites for 2008 presidential candidate debates.
  • Friday, November 16

  • Garth Brooks Closes Tour With KC Shows   AP / 8:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An international audience joined a Kansas City crowd as Garth Brooks played the final show of the concert series that ended his nine-year touring hiatus. The show was simulcast to fans in movie theaters across North America and Europe on Wednesday. The 45-year-old country singer had retired from touring to be a stay-at-home dad.
  • Tuesday, November 13

  • Brooks sees touring future on big screen   UPI / 9:20AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- As he finishes his nine-show stand in Kansas City, Mo., country music icon Garth Brooks said he thinks concert simulcasts may be the wave of the future.
  • Friday, November 9

  • Two Men Arrested in Mo. Girl's Death   AP / 10:10PM
    NEOSHO, Mo. - Two men have been arrested in the death of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found Friday in a hillside cave in southwest Missouri, authorities said.
  • Monday, November 5

  • Air Force grounds F-15 missions   UPI / 6:00PM
    ST. LOUIS, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- All non-critical F-15 fighter jet missions have been grounded by the U.S. Air Force after a crash in Missouri because of "a possible structural failure."
  • Friday, November 2

  • Air Guard jet crashes in Missouri   UPI / 6:50PM
    ST. LOUIS, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- An Air National Guard fighter jet crashed Friday morning in Missouri after the pilot ejected safely.
  • Sunday, October 14

  • Brown, No. 6 Sooners Top No. 11 Mizzou   AP / 8:25AM
    NORMAN, Okla. - Chris Brown ran for three second-half touchdowns, Curtis Lofton returned a fumble for a touchdown and No. 6 Oklahoma knocked No. 11 Missouri from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 41-31 victory Saturday night.
  • Friday, October 12

  • Wine may protect against food pathogens   UPI / 1:20PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Red wine and grape juice help protect the heart, but may also protect against common foodborne diseases, a University of Missouri-Columbia study found.
  • Thursday, October 11

  • More to back treatment than pills   UPI / 12:30PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Acupressure, adaptive devices, relaxation, breathing techniques, imagery and visualization can all help with chronic back pain, a U.S. study found.
  • Thursday, October 4

  • Fraternities Move Away From Party Image   AP / 4:26AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - The basement of the Sigma Phi Epsilon house at the University of Missouri-Columbia is filled with familiar fraternity icons like a well-worn pool table, stacks of violent films like "Kill Bill" on DVD, and of course, the stench of stale beer.
  • Wednesday, October 3

  • Scientists find possible origin of adenine   UPI / 11:20AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Along with oxygen, carbon and water, the organic element adenine is necessary to support life on Earth and U.S. researchers might have found its origin.
  • Tuesday, September 18

  • Other Jesse James film to premiere in Mo.   UPI / 10:20PM
    KEARNEY, Mo., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The Missouri Division of Tourism says it is planning a ride-in premiere of the new film "Jesse James of Clay County" at the 19th Century outlaw's historic farm.
  • Tuesday, August 28

  • 19 'positive' songwriters in Posi Awards   UPI / 1:50PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Nineteen songwriters and their songs are finalists in an international awards event recognizing unifying "positive" music, the U.S. event organizer said.
  • Monday, August 27

  • Judge Blocks New Missouri Abortion Law   AP / 10:14PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A federal judge temporarily blocked a new Missouri abortion law Monday after Planned Parenthood said the law would harm women by dramatically reducing the clinics available to provide the procedure.
  • Sunday, August 26

  • Cards End Hudson's Winning Streak at 9   AP / 4:33AM
    ST. LOUIS - Jim Edmonds and Albert Pujols had two hits and an RBI each and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Saturday night, snapping Tim Hudson's nine-game winning streak.
  • Tuesday, August 21

  • Thompson tells VFW U.S. can't fail in Iraq   UPI / 10:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Fred Thompson told the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention Tuesday the United States must not fail in Iraq.
  • Monday, August 20

  • South African families coping with AIDS   UPI / 7:20PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Many say the AIDS epidemic may be the downfall of families in Africa, but a study of South African families found many coping.
  • Thursday, August 16

  • Balcony homicide blamed on medical bills   UPI / 8:41AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A Kansas City, Mo., man charged with killing his ailing wife by throwing her from a balcony told police he couldn't afford her monthly medical bills.
  • U.S.-made toys benefit from China recall   UPI / 1:25AM
    LOUISIANA, Mo., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- U.S.-made toys are enjoying a resurgence as more than 20 million Chinese-made toys with lead in their paint are recalled, the U.S. companies say.
  • Wednesday, August 15

  • Veterans event will likely test candidates   UPI / 3:40PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- An upcoming convention in Missouri for U.S. veterans may spell trouble for presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, one group's spokesman said.
  • Saturday, August 11

  • Ankiel Homers Twice, Cards Beat Dodgers   AP / 8:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Rick Ankiel homered twice and drove in three runs, the latest power display by the former pitcher, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 on Saturday.
  • Wednesday, August 8

  • Mo. Prescription Drug Program Unused   AP / 8:10AM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A few years ago, as prescription drug costs soared, the Missouri Legislature created a new program to help redirect extra, unused prescription drugs to the needy.
  • Monday, July 30

  • RVCL disorder is linked to mutated gene   UPI / 11:10AM
    ST. LOUIS, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have linked a fatal genetic disorder known as "retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukodystrophy" to mutations of a gene known as TREX1.
  • Gene therapy may address blindness in many   UPI / 10:00AM
    ST. LOUIS, July 29 (UPI) -- Improved gene therapy may one day treat some of the nearly 200 inherited forms of blindness, according to U.S. scientists.
  • Sunday, July 29

  • No 'Ike Turner Day' in St. Louis   AP / 2:20PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Music legend Ike Turner said he holds nothing against St. Louis' mayor for a decision not to issue a City Hall proclamation in his honor.
  • Saturday, July 28

  • Turner bears no grudge against St. Louis   UPI / 7:20PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 28 (UPI) -- R&B pioneer Ike Turner says he bears no ill will toward the mayor of St. Louis, who turned down a request to make Sept. 2 "Ike Turner Day" in the city.
  • Edwards chides Clinton, Obama on feud   UPI / 1:10PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 28 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards say the bickering between his two main rivals illustrates what's wrong with U.S. politics.
  • Friday, July 27

  • Gene key to better anti-itch treatment   UPI / 2:12PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 27 (UPI) -- A better anti-itch remedy may be in the works, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
  • More Mont. Homes Evacuated As Fire Grows   AP / 2:10AM
    HELENA, Mont. - Authorities asked residents of more than 60 homes along the Missouri River to leave ahead of a growing wildfire on Thursday.
  • Wednesday, July 25

  • Anheuser-Busch 2Q Profit Rises   AP / 4:24PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc., the nation's largest brewer, said Wednesday that higher beer prices and stronger demand helped push its profit up 6.1 percent in the second quarter on a similar rise in sales.
  • Monday, July 23

  • Traffic Deaths Decline, NHTSA Says   AP / 8:50PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Traffic deaths in the United States fell to their lowest total in five years in 2006, and the rate of deaths per miles traveled dropped to a record low, a federal safety official said Monday.
  • Mo. Stem Cell Movement Suffers Setbacks   AP / 4:00PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Eight months ago, Missouri seemed well on its way to becoming a national leader in stem cell research.
  • Sunday, July 22

  • Arch Runs at Half-Strength After Failure   AP / 9:20PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- One of the two trams that take visitors to the top of the Gateway Arch was out of service Sunday after a power failure trapped about 200 people for hours inside the landmark the night before.
  • 200 Trapped in Gateway Arch for 2 Hours   AP / 10:33AM
    ST. LOUIS - About 200 people were trapped inside the 630-foot Gateway Arch for about two hours after an apparent power outage, authorities said.
  • Apparent Power Outage Traps 200 in Arch   AP / 3:23AM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- About 200 people were trapped inside the 630-foot Gateway Arch for about two hours after an apparent power outage, authorities said.
  • Friday, July 20

  • Mayor Won't Proclaim Ike Turner Day   AP / 12:40PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ike Turner will have the stage, but not the day, when he performs in St. Louis in September.
  • Thursday, July 19

  • Mayor rejects Ike Turner Day   UPI / 7:20PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 19 (UPI) -- St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay rejected a request to honor Ike Turner, the iconic musician who admitted to hitting his ex-wife, entertainer Tina Turner.
  • Sprint, Clearwire Team Up on New Network   AP / 5:14PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Almost a year after Sprint Nextel Corp. announced it would develop a mobile broadband network using WiMax technology, the wireless provider said Thursday it was teaming up with competing provider Clearwire Corp. to help build it.
  • Wednesday, July 18

  • Antiperspirant helps with insect bites   UPI / 3:40PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 18 (UPI) -- Mosquito bites may seem a part of summer, but if a person gets an insect bite, a U.S. expert advises using roll-on antiperspirant.
  • Tuesday, July 17

  • Origin of human bipedalism is studied   UPI / 12:20PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 17 (UPI) -- U.S. anthropologists believe they have confirmed the theory that early humans began walking on two legs as a way to reduce locomotor energy costs.
  • Monday, July 16

  • Male actor to play Peter Pan at the Muny   UPI / 3:00PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 16 (UPI) -- The character of Peter Pan -- traditionally played by women on Broadway -- will be portrayed by a male actor in an upcoming production at the Muny in St. Louis.
  • Friday, July 13

  • Energizer to Acquire Playtex for $1.16B   AP / 4:41PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Energizer Bunny is taking on skin care products, wet wipes and sippy cups. Energizer Holdings Inc., known for its infinitely running bunny, will buy Playtex Products Inc. for $1.16 billion as the company expands its portfolio of personal care products.
  • Thursday, July 12

  • Report Defends 1995 Missouri Execution   AP / 5:30PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri did not execute an innocent man when Larry Griffin was put to death in 1995, the St. Louis circuit attorney said in a report Thursday.
  • Lung transplantation mouse model developed   UPI / 11:54AM
    ST. LOUIS, July 12 (UPI) -- U.S. surgeons at the Washington University School of Medicine have developed what they say is the first mouse model of lung transplantation.
  • Wednesday, July 11

  • Golf courses: Good wildlife sanctuaries?   UPI / 1:10PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have determined that golf courses, if managed properly, might also become important wildlife sanctuaries.
  • Tuesday, July 10

  • Sprint Nextel Defends Cutting Customers   AP / 8:24AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sprint Nextel Corp. isn't apologizing for its decision to ax customers it determined were calling customer service too often.
  • Monday, July 9

  • Stepdad: Son Doing OK After Abduction   AP / 10:40PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A teenager found more than four years after he was abducted from his hometown has been tutored privately since his astonishing return home in January and may attend a private school in the fall, his stepfather said Monday.
  • Beyonce Visits 2 Hurt by Fireworks   AP / 5:11PM
    ST. LOUIS - Two people injured when pyrotechnics went awry at Beyonce Knowles' concert in St. Louis received a surprise emergency room visit from the singer.
  • Monday, July 2

  • Mo. Conceals Executioners' Identities   AP / 9:10PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- People who carry out executions can sue others who disclose their identities, under a new law that followed reports that a doctor who attended Missouri executions had been sued for malpractice more than 20 times.
  • MS antibody higher in blacks   UPI / 8:12PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 2 (UPI) -- Blacks with multiple sclerosis have higher levels of an antibody called IgG in their spinal fluid than whites with the disease, say U.S. researchers.
  • Flooding Forces Kansas Town's Evacuation   AP / 6:20AM
    OSAWATOMIE, Kan. (AP) -- Even after sunshine returned to southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri, rivers swollen by days of heavy rain inched dangerously upward across the Plains.
  • Friday, June 29

  • Marines Drop Case Against Iraq Veteran   AP / 8:51PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Marines won't kick out an Iraq war veteran who made anti-war statements in a speech and wore part of his uniform at a protest, the service said Friday, despite a recommendation to discharge him early.
  • Pallid sturgeon spawning in Missouri River   UPI / 12:10AM
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D., June 28 (UPI) -- The rare pallid sturgeon has started spawning in the Missouri River between South Dakota and Nebraska, scientists said.
  • Thursday, June 28

  • Emotions can affect hip surgery recovery   UPI / 11:10AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 28 (UPI) -- The emotional state of a patient plays a significant role in his or her recovery from hip surgery, suggests a Saint Louis University study.
  • Monsanto 3Q Earnings Surge 71 Percent   AP / 10:20AM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Seed company Monsanto Co. said Thursday its fiscal third-quarter earnings surged 71 percent on increased U.S. sales of corn seed, traits and herbicide.
  • Wednesday, June 27

  • New Marketing for Sprint Nextel   AP / 1:20PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Sprint Nextel, which has struggled to attract customers with marketing criticized as confusing and unfocused, will try again when it rolls out new advertising this weekend.
  • Gene defect underlies scoliosis   UPI / 8:54AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 27 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have discovered the gene that underlies scoliosis, or abnormal curvature of the spine.
  • States Urged on Teacher Qualifications   AP / 12:30AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new public school teacher in North Dakota works for a year on probation before getting job security. For a teacher in Missouri, it's five years. It's just one example of how policies affecting the teaching profession vary from state to state, according to a report by the National Council on Teacher Quality, a private group in Washington.
  • Tuesday, June 26

  • Payless ShoeSource to Sell Dexter Brand   AP / 1:30AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Payless ShoeSource Inc. will become the exclusive U.S. seller of Dexter brand shoes, adding a big piece to Payless' strategy of distancing itself from its bargain-bin shoe past, the companies said Tuesday.
  • Monday, June 25

  • Man dies during triathlon   UPI / 12:14AM
    INNSBROOK, Mo., June 24 (UPI) -- A man drowned in Innsbrook, Mo., while swimming a 500-yard race as part of a triathlon.
  • Sunday, June 24

  • Man Charged With Killing Wife, 3 Kids   AP / 5:50AM
    JOLIET, Ill. - Police initially said they did not suspect Christopher Vaughn in the deaths of his wife and three young children, but in the end they arrested him just hours before he was to attend their memorial service.
  • Saturday, June 23

  • Man Charged in Deaths of Wife, 3 Kids   AP / 8:50PM
    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Just hours before a man was to attend a memorial service for his wife and three young children, authorities arrested him at a Missouri funeral home on charges of gunning down his family in their sport utility vehicle.
  • Thursday, June 21

  • H&R Block Reports $85.6 Million 4Q Loss   AP / 5:14PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Trouble in H&R Block Inc.'s subprime lending unit led the company Thursday to report fourth-quarter and full-year losses and predict smaller 2008 earnings than those expected by Wall Street.
  • Astronomer studies extrasolar atmospheres   UPI / 1:10PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 21 (UPI) -- With increasingly frequent discoveries of extrasolar planets, a U.S. astronomer is working to better understand the atmosphere of such planets.
  • Wednesday, June 20

  • Study seeks snake, human harmony   UPI / 11:44AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 20 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists are tracking snakes in Missouri to develop ways in which people can live with snakes and avoid becoming "nature vigilantes" by killing them.
  • Monday, June 18

  • Scientists study Missouri bear status   UPI / 4:40PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., June 18 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists are attempting to determine the status of black bears in Missouri -- where they are believed to be nearly extinct.
  • Exercise alone makes diabetic progress   UPI / 11:50AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., June 18 (UPI) -- Diabetics who attended classes to increase exercise had more improvement than people who focused on diet modification and medication, says a U.S. study.
  • Saturday, June 16

  • Battle Over Memorializing Sitting Bull   AP / 12:50PM
    STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION, S.D. (AP) -- You have to travel back in time to get from the nearest town to the chipped and wind-whipped little stone face that peers out over the Missouri River and the endless plains beyond.
  • Ferlin Husky Has Leg Surgery   AP / 5:40AM
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Country singer Ferlin Husky was resting in a Missouri hospital after surgery on his leg, his spokesman said.
  • Friday, June 15

  • Genes linked to smallpox vaccine reaction   UPI / 9:20AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests a link between genetic factors and certain adverse events related to smallpox vaccination.
  • Thursday, June 14

  • MLB Takes Fantasy League to Court   AP / 4:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Attorneys representing Major League Baseball argued Thursday that online fantasy baseball companies cannot operate without paying license fees to MLB to compensate players for the use of their names.
  • Anti-war Marine keeps benefits   UPI / 12:30PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 14 (UPI) -- An anti-war Marine who served in Iraq plans to fight to keep his honorable discharge all the way to federal court, if necessary.
  • Wednesday, June 13

  • Anti-War Marine Gets General Discharge   AP / 6:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An Iraq war veteran was kicked out of the Marines early with a general discharge after he wore his uniform during an anti-war demonstration, the military announced Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, June 12

  • N.Y., Mo. Courts Split on Wal-Mart Suits   AP / 7:40PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. won one and lost one Tuesday as state courts in Missouri and New York split on whether worker lawsuits over alleged unpaid wages should be granted class-action status.
  • Friday, June 8

  • Defendant's death ends Supreme Court case   UPI / 12:20AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 7 (UPI) -- The death of a St. Louis man shot during the theft of a truck has ended what could have been a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case on federal sentencing.
  • Thursday, June 7

  • Pregnant women safe to lose weight   UPI / 8:10AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 7 (UPI) -- Obese moms-to-be can safely exercise and diet to lose weight during pregnancy, found a small pilot study by Saint Louis University researchers.
  • Wednesday, June 6

  • Police Find Body in Missouri Search   AP / 10:00PM
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- Police on Wednesday found a body they believe is that of a teenager who disappeared four days ago after she was apparently abducted from a store parking lot.
  • Police Find Body in Missouri Search   AP / 8:10PM
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Police on Wednesday found a body they believe is that of a teenager who disappeared four days ago after she was apparently abducted from a department store parking lot.
  • Police Find Body in Missouri Search   AP / 5:20PM
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- Police on Wednesday found a body they believe is that of a teenager who disappeared four days ago after she was apparently abducted from a department store parking lot.
  • Bridge terror walls under development   UPI / 11:01AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., June 6 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers are working with government officials to develop a technology that can protect the nation's bridges from terror attacks.
  • Monday, June 4

  • $6 million Alzheimer grant announced   UPI / 4:10PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., June 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health has awarded a $6 million grant for the continuation of a promising study into Alzheimer's disease treatments.
  • Court Backs Mo. Death Penalty Procedure   AP / 4:00PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A federal appeals court opened the way for Missouri to resume executing inmates, ruling Monday that the state's lethal injection procedure is not cruel and unusual punishment.
  • Friday, June 1

  • Report disputes Lunar Laser Ranging   UPI / 10:10PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., June 1 (UPI) -- A Missouri physicist says the Lunar Laser Ranging technique used to detect gravitomagnetic fields is ineffective.
  • Test detects dementia with Lewy bodies   UPI / 2:50PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 1 (UPI) -- A simple personality test could help doctors detect dementia with Lewy bodies, a form of dementia often confused with Alzheimer's disease, says a U.S. study.
  • Mo. Gets New Group Home Sprinkler Law   AP / 2:00PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's governor signed new fire safety requirements Friday for the state's long-term care facilities in response to a deadly fire at a group home for the mentally ill and disabled.
  • Woman Faces Deportation, Losing Children   AP / 9:30AM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- For two years, American-born Khadijah Heather Jones has fought a custody battle in Oman. Now, with the custody hearing in the Middle Eastern country less than a week away, she faces deportation before she can make her case.
  • Thursday, May 31

  • Marine Vet Faces Hearing Over Protest   AP / 6:30PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- An Iraq war veteran could lose his honorable discharge status after being photographed wearing fatigues at an anti-war protest.
  • Justice Conditions Monsanto Acquisition   AP / 5:10PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Justice Department on Thursday approved Monsanto Co.'s $1.5 billion acquisition of cotton company Delta and Pine Land Co., but required the companies to sell assets related to cottonseed production.
  • Wednesday, May 30

  • Sailors Arrested, Face Desertion Charges   AP / 11:40AM
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- An anonymous tip led to the arrests of two young sailors listed as deserters from a Virginia-based Navy frigate, police said.
  • Tuesday, May 29

  • Fly ash bricks pass safety testing   UPI / 9:31AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., May 29 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have developed bricks made from fly ash -- the waste produced by coal-fired power plants -- that might be even safer than predicted.
  • Monday, May 28

  • Missouri officials want to contain mussels   UPI / 5:33PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 28 (UPI) -- Wildlife officials in Missouri are trying to get boaters to help stop the spread of invasive zebra mussels through the region's lakes and rivers.
  • Muslim group salutes U.S. veterans   UPI / 4:13PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 28 (UPI) -- The American Muslim Coalition engaged in its first event, honoring veterans at Missouri's Jefferson Barracks during a Memorial Day celebration.
  • Mo. Man Burns Books As Act of Protest   AP / 7:33AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Tom Wayne has amassed thousands of books in a warehouse during the 10 years he has run his used book store, Prospero's Books.
  • Friday, May 25

  • Binge drinking hurts judgment skills   UPI / 6:40PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., May 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. study says binge drinking among college students is linked to poor decision-making skills.
  • N.Y. drivers rank worst in nation   UPI / 12:01AM
    ST. LOUIS, May 24 (UPI) -- New York drivers are among the worst in the country, a new survey found.
  • Thursday, May 24

  • Glycerin tested as alternative cattle feed   UPI / 3:50PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., May 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. team of agricultural scientists is conducting a six-month study into the feasibility of using glycerin, a biodiesel byproduct, as cattle feed.
  • New insect species found in Thailand   UPI / 2:10PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., May 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. entomologist has discovered several new aquatic insect species in Thailand and some of the bugs pack quite a powerful bite.
  • Wednesday, May 23

  • 100 Suspected Illegal Workers Arrested   AP / 1:13AM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Federal immigration agents raided a poultry plant Tuesday morning and arrested more than 100 workers who are believed to be illegal immigrants.
  • Monday, May 21

  • Twins fight over paternity of a love child   UPI / 9:52PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May 21 (UPI) -- Missouri twins Raymon and Richard Miller are unsure who is the father and who is the uncle of a 3-year-old girl even after three years in court.
  • Missouri Acts to Protect Executioners   AP / 8:12PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers passed a bill protecting the anonymity of the state's executioners and allowing them to sue anyone -- even a news organization -- who discloses their names.
  • Mo. Kidnapping Suspect Pleads Not Guilty   AP / 5:40PM
    POTOSI, Mo. (AP) -- A former pizzeria manager accused of abducting two boys pleaded not guilty Monday to kidnapping, sexually abusing and trying to suffocate the one he is suspected of holding for four years.
  • New respiratory virus is discovered   UPI / 12:00PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 21 (UPI) -- U.S. medical researchers have reported the discovery of a virus that's linked with unexplained respiratory infections.
  • Friday, May 18

  • Mo. Boys Rebuild Lives After Kidnapping   AP / 3:20PM
    BEAUFORT, Mo. (AP) -- Four months after they were rescued, two boys who were allegedly kidnapped by a former pizzeria manager are trying to rebuild their lives as they undergo counseling and return to their studies.
  • Thursday, May 17

  • Anheuser-Busch Halts Spykes Production   AP / 10:32PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Anheuser-Busch said Thursday it will stop selling a malt beverage called Spykes, a product under fire from critics who charged that it appealed to underage drinkers.
  • Herpes infection might have an up side   UPI / 3:50PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 17 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists say a herpes virus infection has an unexpected up side, at least in mice, since it protects them against bacterial infections.
  • Boeing, Machinists Reach Tentative Deal   AP / 1:20AM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Boeing Co. said it reached a tentative agreement with the its workers represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 837 in St. Louis.
  • Wednesday, May 16

  • Scattering Choices Grow With Cremations   AP / 4:30PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Dwight Smith and his mother made several trips to Ireland over the years, reveling in the beauty of the Killarney lakes in the southwest corner of the country.
  • Tuesday, May 15

  • Genes attached to maize mini-chromosomes   UPI / 11:20AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., May 15 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered a way to create engineered mini-chromosomes in maize and attach genes to them.
  • New method devised to repair nerves   UPI / 9:44AM
    ST. LOUIS, May 15 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists have discovered it's best to use similar nerves when repairing severed or damaged motor nerves with a donor graft.
  • Monday, May 14

  • Everyone should prepare for a tornado   UPI / 3:20PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 14 (UPI) -- After the recent devastation in Greensburg, Kan., it's more important than ever for Americans to prepare for a twister, no matter where they live.
  • Scientists link autism to DNA regions   UPI / 11:00AM
    ST. LOUIS, May 14 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists using a statistical approach have discovered regions of DNA that appear to be linked with autistic spectrum disorders.
  • Sunday, May 13

  • AP Interviews 5 Mo. Condemned Prisoners   AP / 12:50PM
    POTOSI, Mo. (AP) -- One after another, the condemned men arrive. Usually, this spartan room -- deep inside the concrete-and-razor-wire fortress that is Potosi Correctional Center, Missouri's maximum-security prison -- is used for parole hearings. But on this day, five CPs (capital punishment offenders) have agreed to be interviewed.
  • Saturday, May 12

  • 3,000 Gather for Obama Rally in Missouri   AP / 10:11PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama urged about 3,000 supporters Saturday to help send members to Congress who will oppose the war in Iraq.
  • 4 Arrested in K.C. Prostitution Raids   AP / 6:40AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Federal authorities charged four people with bringing women from China to the Kansas City area for prostitution after a series of raids at businesses billed as massage parlors.
  • Friday, May 11

  • Model of cancer-preventing enzyme studied   UPI / 6:20PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they have created a model of a cancer-preventing enzyme.
  • Water levels in Missouri still threatening   UPI / 3:04PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 11 (UPI) -- Residents along the Missouri River and other rivers Friday waited for the water levels to drop and the flooding to stop.
  • Thursday, May 10

  • More Mo. Flooding; Parts of River Crest   AP / 8:11PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Floodwaters rose still higher across northwest and central Missouri Thursday, leading nervous residents to remove valuables from their homes and fill sandbags to protect river communities.
  • More Mo. Flooding; Parts of River Crest   AP / 7:51PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Floodwaters rose still higher across northwest and central Missouri Thursday, leading nervous residents to remove valuables from their homes and fill sandbags to protect river communities.
  • Woman Who Killed Abusive Husband Freed   AP / 5:40PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A woman left prison after nearly 21 years Thursday, the second Missouri woman in a week to be freed from a life sentence given for the death of an abusive husband.
  • Scientists study silver nanoparticles   UPI / 4:04PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., May 10 (UPI) -- A group of U.S. scientists is about to launch a study of silver nanoparticles, attempting to determine the material's environmental impact.
  • Missouri rivers cause flooding   UPI / 12:30PM
    LEVASY, Mo., May 10 (UPI) -- Tractors and boats were the vehicles of choice in Levasy, Mo., where the Missouri River flooded city streets and houses.
  • Wednesday, May 9

  • Missouri under water   UPI / 7:10PM
    BIG LAKE, Mo., May 9 (UPI) -- Parts of northwestern Missouri remained under water Wednesday with rivers not expected to crest further south until later in the week.
  • Tuesday, May 8

  • Midwest Flooding Could Near 1993 Levels   AP / 9:51PM
    AGENCY, Mo. (AP) -- Five burst levees along the Missouri River sent a deluge of water that submerged the tiny town of Big Lake on Tuesday, as thousands in the region fled their homes amid warnings that the flooding could approach the devastation of 1993.
  • University of Missouri Hit by Hackers   AP / 4:00PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A computer hacker accessed the Social Security numbers of more than 22,000 current or former students at the University of Missouri, the second such attack this year, school officials said Tuesday. The FBI is investigating.
  • Sorority Members Charged in Hazing Case   AP / 3:00PM
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Three sorority members at Southeast Missouri State University face charges for hazing a student by forcing her to eat garbage, hitting her and spraying something in her face, authorities said.
  • Monday, May 7

  • Technology monitors myriad molecules   UPI / 12:00PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist has created a computer chip consisting of thousands of electrodes yielding molecules that bind to receptor sites.
  • Saturday, May 5

  • Aging Airmen Thank European Rescuers   AP / 4:00AM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Milan Buros still has one of their flight jackets, but he can no longer remember the names of four U.S. airmen he led to safety in the forests of his native Slovakia in 1944.
  • Friday, May 4

  • Mo. Paroles Killer of Abusive Husband   AP / 2:00PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A 76-year-old woman left prison Friday after living 25 years behind bars for helping kill her husband, who she said had been abusing her.
  • Mo. Teen Brutally Stabbed on School Bus   AP / 1:34PM
    STEELE, Mo. (AP) -- A teenager boarded a school bus with a hunting knife and stabbed another student more than a dozen times before bystanders could pull him away, police and the victim said.
  • Thursday, May 3

  • Alcohol at-risk men, women seek each other   UPI / 7:30PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 3 (UPI) -- Alcoholism is more common among partners of alcoholics than partners of non-alcoholics, but not as common as expected, says a U.S. and Australian study.
  • Treatment for accelerated aging studied   UPI / 11:14AM
    ST. LOUIS, May 3 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say there's new hope for treatment of a rare genetic disease that causes rapid aging, leading to a life expectancy of 13 years.
  • Statins may cut heart failure death risk   UPI / 10:34AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., May 3 (UPI) -- A U.S. study has determined statin drugs, known for their ability to lower cholesterol, also might reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death.
  • Wednesday, May 2

  • Sprint Nextel Swing to 1Q Loss   AP / 4:50PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Sprint Nextel Corp., the nation's third-largest wireless carrier, said Wednesday it swung to a first-quarter loss as investments in operations wiped out modest gains in sales.
  • St. Louis leads smallpox study   UPI / 2:00PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 2 (UPI) -- St. Louis University announced it will lead a study to assess whether a new smallpox vaccine is as effective as the current treatment.
  • Senator Asked Not to Speak at Graduation   AP / 12:40PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- An invitation to Sen. Claire McCaskill to speak at her daughter's graduation from a Roman Catholic high school was withdrawn because of her positions on abortion and stem cell research.
  • Tuesday, May 1

  • Mo. to Free 2 Who Killed Abusive Mates   AP / 1:21PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The state parole board has agreed to release two women from prison two years after the governor commuted their life sentences for killing abusive husbands.
  • Monday, April 30

  • Clinics address child cancer effects   UPI / 2:43PM
    ST.LOUIS, Mo., April 30 (UPI) -- The cure rates for some childhood cancers are 80 percent or more, but some long-term effects from cancer therapy are not good, says a U.S. researcher.
  • 4 Dead After Day of Violence in Missouri   AP / 12:13AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A man driving a dead woman's car shot a police officer, then opened fire in a parking lot and a mall Sunday, authorities said. By the end of the day, four people, including the gunman, were dead.
  • Sunday, April 29

  • Woman gets 37 months for kiddie porn   UPI / 2:10AM
    ST. LOUIS, April 29 (UPI) -- A St. Louis woman has been sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography.
  • Thursday, April 26

  • Bishop says singer's views push moral evil   UPI / 6:10PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 26 (UPI) -- A Roman Catholic archbishop accused rock singer Sheryl Crow of pushing "moral evils" with her support of embryonic stem cell research and abortion rights.
  • Wednesday, April 25

  • Archbishop Blasts Sheryl Crow Appearance   AP / 10:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Archbishop Raymond Burke denounced a Catholic charity Wednesday for scheduling a benefit-concert appearance by Sheryl Crow, who supports abortion rights.
  • Study: Horses also suffer obesity   UPI / 8:30PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., April 25 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say horses are inheritably couch potatoes, with overeating, slothful horses suffering obesity problems just like humans.
  • New family of nano-sized compounds found   UPI / 4:50PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., April 25 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say their discovery of a new family of pseudo-metallic chemicals may change how disease is fought and electronic materials are created.
  • Over 90 less likely to get cardiac treatment   UPI / 2:01PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 25 (UPI) -- U.S. patients age 90 and older who come to an emergency room with acute coronary syndromes are less likely to receive recommended treatments.
  • Neanderthals' link to early humans studied   UPI / 1:51PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher has determined Neanderthals influenced the early modern humans that succeeded them.
  • Anheuser-Busch 1Q Earnings Rise 3.7 Pct   AP / 12:40PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Pricier beer and fewer discounts pushed Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. earnings up 3.7 percent in the first quarter, the nation's largest brewer said Wednesday, but the results were below Wall Street expectations.
  • Saturday, April 21

  • Redmond, Punto Power Twins Past Royals   AP / 6:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mike Redmond had three hits and three RBIs to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 7-5 Saturday. The teams were tied at 5 before Nick Punto tripled in Alexi Casilla in the seventh inning. Punto scored on Joe Mauer's sacrifice fly.
  • Man Drowns in Casino Moat   AP / 3:02PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A man fleeing security drowned early Saturday after he leaped over a railing into a moat surrounding a casino, authorities said.
  • Friday, April 20

  • Anheuser-Busch Will Push Bud.TV   AP / 5:40PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cyberspace can be a rough neighborhood, even for the king of beers.
  • H&R Block Sells Subprime Unit   AP / 5:00PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- After three weeks of speculation, H&R Block Inc. made good on a promise to offload its struggling mortgage lending business, agreeing Friday to sell Option One Mortgage Corp. to a private equity firm.
  • Thursday, April 19

  • Home garden key to children eating produce   UPI / 3:50PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 19 (UPI) -- If parents have a hard time getting their children to eat salads, they should try growing it themselves, suggests a Saint Louis University study.
  • Wednesday, April 18

  • Schools Review Safety After Va. Massacre   AP / 9:32PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Cell phone text messages. Loudspeakers on towers. Cameras that detect suspicious activity. Colleges and universities are considering these and other measures in the aftermath of the Virginia Tech massacre, seeking to improve how they get the word out about emergencies to thousands of students across sprawling campuses.
  • Mo. Man Charged With Plotting to Kill 14   AP / 8:20PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri man acquired whips, handcuffs, dog chains and a girl's tank top with "Princess" printed on it in a plot to kidnap, rape and kill two girls and kill 12 others, police said Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, April 17

  • New Charges in Missouri Boys' Abductions   AP / 6:20PM
    POTOSI, Mo. (AP) -- Seven more charges, including attempted murder, have been filed against a former pizzeria manager accused of kidnapping two boys and holding one of them for four years.
  • Monday, April 16

  • Sunken Barge Found in Mississippi River   AP / 3:20PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A sunken barge loaded with grain was found Monday, a day after it drifted off in a towboat accident on the Mississippi River.
  • Model building is earthquake tested   UPI / 2:42PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. earthquake engineer has successfully performed the first test of wireless sensors in the simulated structural control of a model building.
  • Friday, April 13

  • Mo. Serial Killer Gets Life in Prison   AP / 7:53PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A judge sentenced a former trash company supervisor to life in prison without parole Friday for strangling six women in the 1980s.
  • Juries more often sympathize with doctors   UPI / 7:00PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., April 13 (UPI) -- It's a common belief that juries frequently side with patients in lawsuits involving medical malpractice, but a study finds that's not true.
  • Thursday, April 12

  • Study yields facts about premature brains   UPI / 3:42PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 12 (UPI) -- U.S. medical researchers have determined a different approach is needed to protect the brains of premature infants.
  • Study: Brain tumors are aided by microglia   UPI / 11:10AM
    ST. LOUIS, April 12 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered developing brain tumors can coax assistance from nearby cells known as microglia, thereby accelerating tumor growth.
  • Finger points way to city's naming   UPI / 3:31AM
    FESTUS, Mo., April 11 (UPI) -- Finger-pointing placed Festus, Mo., on the map and in the lyrics of a country song heard in Chevrolet ads.
  • Apple Enthusiast Has Quite a Collection   AP / 1:30AM
    O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) -- Step down the stark, white stairs into Jeremy Mehrle's basement and meet his Apple computer collection. He's got 99 computers. No, wait. Make that 100. He just got another last night, he said during a recent visit to his home about 35 miles west of St. Louis. Dozens of his Apple Macintosh computers are on display down here, a techie's dream party pad.
  • Wednesday, April 11

  • Midwest freeze destroys millions in crops   UPI / 1:10AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., April 10 (UPI) -- An April freeze following unseasonably warm weather in March could cost farmers in the U.S. Midwest millions of dollars.
  • Tuesday, April 10

  • Extended freeze kills U.S. fruit crops   UPI / 6:10PM
    MARTHASVILLE, Mo., April 10 (UPI) -- A freeze of historic proportions has wiped out the fruit crops of many Midwest U.S. farmers, agriculture officials said.
  • Saturday, April 7

  • Tax Prep Chains Attract Immigrants   AP / 7:40PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Pedro Morales filed his first income tax return four years ago, a difficult decision for an illegal immigrant and one that caused years of headaches because the apartment manager who prepared his return made so many mistakes.
  • Gay Coach Struggles to Find His Way   AP / 12:50PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Frustrated Coach had nowhere else to turn.
  • Opera Artistic Director Graham Dies   AP / 1:00AM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Colin Graham, the artistic director of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, died Friday. He was 75.
  • Friday, April 6

  • Treatment may help foot deformity   UPI / 6:00PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. pediatric orthopaedic surgeon has had early success in a treatment to correct a congenital foot deformity that causes a rigid flatfoot.
  • Tax Prep Chains Attract Immigrants   AP / 3:30PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Pedro Morales filed his first income tax return four years ago, a difficult decision for an illegal immigrant and one that caused years of headaches because the apartment manager who prepared his return made so many mistakes.
  • Midwest Grape Growers Fear for Wine Crop   AP / 11:31AM
    AUGUSTA, Mo. - Grape grower Tony Kooyumjian has sensors in his vineyards that sound alarms in his house when temperatures fall to just above freezing during the growing season. He said some farmers burn hay or light smudgepots to keep the frost at bay.
  • Mo. Town Shocked by Child Sex Accusation   AP / 4:20AM
    STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. (AP) -- Al McDaniel waited nervously inside the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff's Department as detectives interviewed his 6-year-old grandson.
  • Mo. Man Accused of Day Care Sex Abuse   AP / 4:00AM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The husband of a day-care operator has been charged with sexually abusing two children who attended the center and may have molested as many as 40 children over the past 30 years, police said Tuesday.
  • Court: Pair May Take Dillard's to Court   AP / 1:14AM
    ST. LOUIS - A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that there is enough evidence for a jury trial in a lawsuit filed by a black couple who say they suffered racial discrimination at a Dillard's department store.
  • Thursday, April 5

  • Malls Try Teen Curfews to Draw Shoppers   AP / 1:36PM
    RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. - Chaz Brewer visits the upscale St. Louis Galleria mall about once a week, checking out clothing stores like Aeropostale and American Eagle and hanging out in the food court.
  • Mo. Dog Found in Mont. 4 Years Later   AP / 12:14AM
    LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - A Boston terrier named Mickey that disappeared four years ago from his suburban Kansas City backyard was found in Montana and reunited with his owners this week.
  • Wednesday, April 4

  • Cops disciplined in scalped ticket scam   UPI / 5:07PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 4 (UPI) -- Eight St. Louis police officers were disciplined for allegedly giving friends and family members baseball playoff tickets confiscated from scalpers last fall.
  • Study: Sexual harassment all about power   UPI / 4:47PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., April 4 (UPI) -- Sexual harassment is not about the sex, it's about the power, a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher says.
  • Parkinson's drugs show promise in stroke   UPI / 4:37PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 4 (UPI) -- Drugs for Parkinson's disease -- which affects the brain's ability to process dopamine -- may also benefit stroke patients, say U.S. researchers.
  • Monsanto 2Q Profit Boosted by Corn Sales   AP / 1:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Monsanto Co., the world's largest seed company, said Wednesday a booming market for corn-based ethanol has fueled its corn seed sales and boosted profits by 23 percent in the second-quarter. The company's shares soared nearly 6 percent.
  • Tuesday, April 3

  • FDA approves Stereotaxis' catheter   UPI / 10:20AM
    ST. LOUIS, April 3 (UPI) -- Stereotaxis said Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its 8 mm ablation catheter for treating heart arrhythmias.
  • Monday, April 2

  • Mets Spoil Cards' Big Night With 6-1 Win   AP / 9:00AM
    ST. LOUIS - Tom Glavine earned his 291st win, Paul Lo Duca and Carlos Delgado knocked in five runs, and Carlos Beltran contributed with his bat and arm in a 6-1 Mets victory over the Cardinals on Sunday night.
  • Sunday, April 1

  • Woman on FBI List Captured, Faces Charge   AP / 9:03PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The lone woman on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list was captured and charged with one count of second-degree murder, authorities said.
  • Woman on FBI's Most Wanted List Captured   AP / 5:20PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The lone woman on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list was captured and charged with one count of second-degree murder, authorities said.
  • Saturday, March 31

  • Stolen Fetus Defendant Pleads Not Guilty   AP / 12:01PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A woman accused of killing an expectant mother and cutting her fetus from the womb has pleaded not guilty to a new version of her indictment.
  • Friday, March 30

  • Ugandan Lesbian Seeks U.S. Asylum   AP / 3:31PM
    ST. LOUIS - Olivia Nabulwala says her family in Uganda was so angry and ashamed to learn she was a lesbian that her relatives hurled insults at her, pummeled her and, finally, stripped her and held her down while a stranger raped her.
  • Wrongly Convicted Man Freed From Jail   AP / 2:50AM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A man who spent 11 years in prison for a carjacking he didn't commit was freed Thursday after DNA analysis exonerated him.
  • Innocent Man Freed After 11 Years   AP / 1:30AM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A man who spent 11 years in prison for a carjacking he didn't commit was freed Thursday after DNA analysis exonerated him.
  • Thursday, March 29

  • Science teachers get new maps   UPI / 9:56PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 29 (UPI) -- A new Atlas of Science Literacy has been created to give U.S. teachers a comprehensive K-12 guide to science education.
  • Tornado Swarm Kills 4 People in 3 States   AP / 6:33PM
    HOLLY, Colo. (AP) -- A massive spring storm spawned dozens of tornadoes from the Rockies to the Plains, killing at least four people in three states, including a woman who was flung into a tree by a twister as wide as two football fields.
  • Supplements, herbs, drugs don't mix   UPI / 4:06PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 29 (UPI) -- Mixing supplements, herbs, over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs can result in dangerous side effects, warns a U.S. doctor.
  • Tornado Swarm Kills 4 in 3 States   AP / 2:02PM
    OKLAHOMA CITY - A tornado as wide as two football fields carved a devastating path through an eastern Colorado town as a massive spring storm swept from the Rockies into the Plains, killing at least four people in three states, authorities said Thursday.
  • Tornado Swarm Kills 3 in 2 States   AP / 12:40PM
    OKLAHOMA CITY - A tornado as wide as two football fields carved a devastating path through an eastern Colorado town as a massive spring storm swept from the Rockies into the Plains, killing at least three people in two states.
  • Tornado Swarm Kills 3 in 2 States   AP / 11:01AM
    OKLAHOMA CITY - An early spring storm swept across the Plains early Thursday, spinning off tornadoes that killed an Oklahoma couple in a home that was blown to pieces and a Colorado woman whose small town was nearly destroyed.
  • Strong Storm Brings Tornadoes to Plains   AP / 10:15AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An early spring storm lashed the Rockies and Plains, dumping snow and spinning off tornadoes that killed an Oklahoma couple whose home was blown to pieces.
  • Tuesday, March 27

  • Nanoparticles used to track cells   UPI / 11:36AM
    ST. LOUIS, March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have developed a technique using magnetic resonance imaging and nanoparticles to track cells injected into mice.
  • Monday, March 26

  • Mo. Man Who Documented Meth Use Dies   AP / 9:36PM
    ST. LOUIS - A southeast Missouri man who drew global attention for his documentary about how methamphetamine hopelessly ravaged his body died Monday still optimistic his film steers others from the highly addictive stimulant.
  • Former CFO of Defense Company Indicted   AP / 6:05PM
    ST. LOUIS - The former chief financial officer for the defense contractor Engineered Support Systems Inc. backdated stock options without disclosing his actions, then made false statements in reports to the SEC, the U.S. Attorney's office said Monday.
  • Thin models make all women feel badly   UPI / 2:53PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., March 26 (UPI) -- The rail-thin, boyish figures of models on magazine covers make all women feel bad about their own bodies, according to a U.S. study.
  • Thursday, March 22

  • St. Louis Schools Face State Takeover   AP / 5:40PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The state school board voted Thursday to strip accreditation from the St. Louis school district and take control of its struggling schools.
  • Wednesday, March 21

  • Mennonites Leaving Mo. Over Photo Law   AP / 4:01PM
    HUNTSVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- The grocer, the butcher, a cabinet maker and several other members of the town's Mennonite community are planning to move to Arkansas over a Missouri requirement that all drivers be photographed if they want a license.
  • Tuesday, March 20

  • R&B Singer Luther Ingram Dies at 69   AP / 8:50PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Luther Ingram, the R&B singer and songwriter best known for the hit "If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want to Be Right)," has died. He was 69.
  • Bush touts energy independence   UPI / 6:10PM
    CLAYCOMO, Mo., March 20 (UPI) -- President Bush visited two Kansas City-area auto plants that make hybrid vehicles Tuesday to push for his plan to reduce reliance on foreign oil.
  • Negative news stories hurt clinical trials   UPI / 2:53PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., March 20 (UPI) -- University of Missouri-Columbia researchers have found newspaper stories about clinical trials are overwhelmingly negative.
  • PAWP protein vital for human reproduction   UPI / 8:31AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. and Canadian scientists have determined human reproduction, during its early and most critical states, requires precise, vital functions.
  • Monday, March 19

  • Online book explains stroke to children   UPI / 11:50PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 19 (UPI) -- An online book written by a U.S. college student aims to teach children how to cope when a relative suffers a stroke.
  • Friday, March 16

  • Guilty of Serial Killings in 80s   AP / 6:00PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A former trash company supervisor was convicted on Friday of murdering six women whose strangled bodies were found scattered around the area two decades ago.
  • 'Manly men' may have edge in recovery   UPI / 5:11PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., March 16 (UPI) -- The masculine identity, or "manly man," often associated with men in the armed forces and high-risk jobs, may quicken a man's recovery, says a U.S. study.
  • Thursday, March 15

  • Belly fat may encourage inflammation   UPI / 11:12PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests that belly fat may promote inflammation, which plays a role in heart disease and perhaps cancer.
  • Post-stroke disabilities studied   UPI / 12:51PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 15 (UPI) -- U.S. neuroscientists have linked a common post-stroke disability with impaired communication between brain regions.
  • Scientists study red oak borer infestation   UPI / 10:13AM
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., March 15 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists are utilizing modern spatial technologies to study a borer infestation that devastated numerous red oak trees across Arkansas and Missouri.
  • Anti-epileptic drugs may help hearing loss   UPI / 8:11AM
    ST. LOUIS, March 15 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists have discovered some anti-epileptic drugs might help prevent or treat noise-induced hearing loss.
  • Wednesday, March 14

  • H&R Block 3Q Loss: $60.3 Million   AP / 11:10AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- H&R Block Inc. shares dropped about 5 percent on Wednesday after the nation's largest tax preparer said it was boosting its third-quarter loss after cutting the value of a subprime mortgage subsidiary.
  • Tuesday, March 13

  • Mo. Town to Honor Actor Steve McQueen   AP / 12:40PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Steve McQueen, aka the "King of Cool," will be honored later this month in the central Missouri town of Slater, where he grew up.
  • Monday, March 12

  • Pregnant women fail to relieve back pain   UPI / 12:01PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 8 (UPI) -- Less than 10 percent of pregnant women with musculoskeletal back pain were satisfied with the symptom relief they obtained, a U.S. study found.
  • GM technology alters too quickly in India   UPI / 12:01PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 12 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist has completed the first detailed anthropological study of how genetically modified crops affect, and are affected by, local culture.
  • Scientists study May's Tonga earthquake   UPI / 10:21AM
    ST. LOUIS, March 12 (UPI) -- A U.S.-led team of seismologists says it has determined why last May's major earthquake in Tonga did not cause a large tsunami.
  • Bacteria-mediated immune paralysis studied   UPI / 8:52AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 12 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have determined how the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus, a major cause of hospital-related infections, disables the immune system.
  • Friday, March 9

  • Kidney ills linked to metabolic syndrome   UPI / 1:21PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. study of kidney dialysis patients found nearly 70 percent had metabolic syndrome, considered a predictor of cardiovascular disease.
  • Thursday, March 8

  • Techie Upstart Taking on Stock Markets   AP / 7:40PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- As the markets dropped sharply last week, sending volume soaring and backing up trades handled by the New York Stock Exchange, at least one stock market player was resting easy.
  • Pregnant women fail to relieve back pain   UPI / 3:01PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 8 (UPI) -- Less than 10 percent of pregnant women with musculoskeletal back pain were satisfied with the symptom relief they obtained, a U.S. study found.
  • Wednesday, March 7

  • Mo. Indictment: 5 Sent Money to Iraq   AP / 6:30PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Four associates of a Missouri-based Islamic charity and a fifth man in the Middle East were indicted on charges that they illegally sent money to Iraq, the U.S. attorney's office announced Wednesday.
  • Walgreen Sued for Bias Against Blacks   AP / 4:40PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The federal government Wednesday sued Walgreen Co., alleging widespread racial bias against thousands of black workers throughout the nation's largest drugstore chain.
  • Baby Elephant Gets a Name: Jade   AP / 1:50PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The new baby elephant at Saint Louis Zoo will be known as Jade.
  • Light-activated compound tackles seizures   UPI / 11:11AM
    ST. LOUIS, March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have developed a light-activated compound that calms nerves involved in seizures and might one day help people suffering from epilepsy.
  • Tuesday, March 6

  • Deal in Works for Alleged Mo. Kidnapper   AP / 8:50PM
    UNION, Mo. (AP) -- Federal and local prosecutors are considering a plea deal that would mean life in prison for a man accused of kidnapping two boys and sexually abusing one of them, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
  • Monday, March 5

  • Kansas City Serial Killings Go to Trial   AP / 5:30PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A former trash company supervisor charged with strangling seven women had sex with them just before they died, a prosecutor told a judge Monday as the man's trial opened.
  • Friday, March 2

  • More Charges Against Mo. Kidnap Suspect   AP / 10:10PM
    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri man suspected of kidnapping and molesting two boys was indicted for the third time in as many days Friday, accused by a grand jury in St. Louis County of 71 counts of kidnapping and sodomy.
  • Boeing Ceases Orders for C-17 Parts   AP / 6:20PM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Boeing Co. on Friday said it will cease ordering parts for C-17 military cargo jets that are not under contract or firm commitments, a step that could mark the end of the aircraft's production altogether.
  • Thursday, March 1

  • Tornadoes Kill 18 in 'Bama; 15 at School   AP / 8:40PM
    ENTERPRISE, Ala. (AP) -- Apparent tornadoes ripped through Alabama and killed at least 18 people Thursday, including 15 at a high school where students became pinned under debris when a roof collapsed, state officials said.
  • Tornadoes Kill 18 in Alabama; Mo. Girl   AP / 8:10PM
    ENTERPRISE, Ala. (AP) -- Apparent tornadoes killed at least 18 people in Alabama on Thursday, including fifteen at a high school where students were trapped under a collapsed roof, state officials said. State Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Yasamie Richardson said some fatalities "are in relation to the high school but whether they are all students or some students and teachers we're not sure."
  • Child Porn Charges Added to Mo. Case   AP / 6:30PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Missouri man accused of kidnapping and molesting two boys was indicted Thursday on federal charges he took pornographic pictures and videos of one of the youngsters.
  • Most U.S. workers have no disability plan   UPI / 6:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 1 (UPI) -- More than half of U.S. workers would not be able pay their bills or meet expenses if they become disabled and unable to work, an insurance survey found.
  • Tornado Hits Alabama School, Kills 8   AP / 6:10PM
    ENTERPRISE, Ala. (AP) -- Apparent tornadoes killed at least 13 people in Alabama on Thursday, including eight at a high school where students were trapped under a collapsed roof, state officials said.
  • Tornado Kills 7-Year-Old in Missouri   AP / 5:20PM
    CAULFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A tornado struck southern Missouri, killing a 7-year-old girl and damaging homes and businesses Thursday, and another apparent twister injured dozens at an Alabama high school, authorities said.
  • Unabomber-Like Figure Baffles Feds   AP / 2:30PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- He calls himself "The Bishop." Exactly why is just one of the many mysteries surrounding the increasingly menacing figure.
  • Conference Attempts to Foster Innovation   AP / 12:30AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- One day a company called KCBioMedix could produce technology that helps teach babies to nurse. Another, called ImmunoGenetix Therapeutics, could develop an HIV vaccine. The challenge for both will be figuring out a way to tap into grant money, build a promising idea into a viable company, and catch the attention of investors who can provide the economic means to take their innovations to market.
  • Wednesday, February 28

  • Mo. Man Indicted in Teen's Abduction   AP / 10:20PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A grand jury charged a former pizzeria manager Wednesday with kidnapping and armed criminal action against a 13-year-old who was found in the man's apartment with another missing boy.
  • Son Gets 5 Months in Body Burning Fraud   AP / 12:30PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A man who admitted burning his father's body a decade ago so the family could continue to cash his Social Security disability checks was sentenced to five months in prison and ordered to pay $133,000 in restitution.
  • Film distribution change recommended   UPI / 12:57AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Movie studios could increase revenues significantly by changing how movies are distributed, researchers from the United States, Germany and Britain said.
  • Tuesday, February 27

  • Rat Disfigures Mo. Baby Sleeping in Crib   AP / 7:30PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Exterminators began sweeping a Kansas City neighborhood infested with rats after one of the rodents crawled into a baby's crib and severely disfigured the girl's face.
  • 'Anthrax' at Mo. School Was Sugar   AP / 5:37PM
    ROLLA, Mo. (AP) -- A distraught graduate student claiming to have a bomb and anthrax sparked a scare early Tuesday that shut down the University of Missouri-Rolla, officials said, but the threat turned out to be a hoax.
  • Student Claimed to Have Bomb, Anthrax   AP / 4:50PM
    ROLLA, Mo. (AP) -- A distraught graduate student claiming to have a bomb and anthrax sparked a scare early Tuesday that shut down the University of Missouri-Rolla for several hours, officials said.
  • White Powder Scare Follows UMR Standoff   AP / 9:38AM
    ROLLA, Mo. (AP) -- Nearly two dozen people were being decontaminated Tuesday after a white, powdery substance was found on a man threatening "terrorist-type" actions at the University of Missouri-Rolla, school officials said.
  • Saturday, February 24

  • Roof Fire Prompts Mo. Airport Evacuation   AP / 12:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A fire in a restaurant's grill vent forced travelers to briefly evacuate a terminal at the Kansas City International Airport early Saturday.
  • Friday, February 23

  • Subprime Mortgage Fix Will Take Time   AP / 4:50PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- While the subprime lending industry's woes have kicked up dust in the past few weeks, observers say the problems underlying the bad news have been percolating for much longer.
  • Thursday, February 22

  • Subprime U.S. mortgage default rate up   UPI / 12:21PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Rising loan default rates among borrowers with spotty credit are hurting the U.S. subprime mortgage business, a published report said.
  • Wednesday, February 21

  • States Want to Crack Down on Metal Theft   AP / 2:30PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The thieves weren't interested in the collection boxes or the computer equipment at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church. They were after the copper on the roof and along the sides.
  • Tuesday, February 20

  • Corncobs may lead to natural gas cars   UPI / 2:00PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've created a methane storage system using corncob waste that can retain record-breaking amounts of nature gas.
  • Friday, February 16

  • Mo. Family Sues ConAgra Over Salmonella   AP / 7:40PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A couple sued ConAgra Foods Inc. on Friday over a salmonella outbreak linked to its peanut butter, and their attorney predicted more suits would follow.
  • 5 Firefighters Hurt in Mo. Blaze   AP / 7:30PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Five firefighters were injured Friday morning while battling a blaze at a 1920s building that once housed vaudeville productions and showings of silent films.
  • Chemical exposure may cause obesity   UPI / 4:10PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Early exposure to chemicals found in plastics and pesticides can make humans more prone to obesity, a University of Missouri researcher says.
  • Wednesday, February 14

  • Study: News quality improves profits   UPI / 7:10PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Improving news-reporting excellence is the best way for newspapers to boost their bottom lines, a U.S. university study said Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, February 13

  • Applebee's to Consider Possible Sale   AP / 6:20PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Casual dining chain Applebee's International Inc. said Tuesday it is exploring its strategic options, including a possible sale of the company. The company's shares soared nearly 9 percent.
  • St. Louis Surgeon Transplants Ovary   AP / 2:30PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- When Joy Lagos learned she had cancer, she was confident she would beat it. What brought the San Francisco resident to tears, however, was knowing that radiation and chemotherapy would lead to early menopause and rob her of the chance to have children.
  • Monday, February 12

  • Mo. Kidnap Suspect's Place Full of Toys   AP / 7:30PM
    KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- Movers clearing out the tiny apartment where police found two missing boys worked briskly through a drizzle Monday, hauling a beat-up skateboard, video game consoles and play sets for plastic soldiers.
  • Wednesday, February 7

  • Acute exercise helps prevent diabetes   UPI / 10:01PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A University of Missouri-Columbia study says as little as 15 minutes a day of acute exercise can help prevent and fight diabetes.
  • Kansas City Chemical Plant Explodes   AP / 8:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Several explosions engulfed a chemical plant in flames Wednesday, forcing a broad evacuation as the fire spewed a sticky substance that residents were warned not to touch.
  • Tuesday, February 6

  • Underwater sensors to track tectonic moves   UPI / 11:10AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists plan to place sensors on a mid-ocean ridge called the East Pacific Rise to better understand the movement of tectonic plates.
  • Mammalian egg maturation process detailed   UPI / 10:50AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered how mammalian eggs undergo maturation through an intricate process of asymmetric cell division.
  • Monday, February 5

  • Mo. Suspect Charged With Molesting Boys   AP / 8:28PM
    CLAYTON, Mo. - A Missouri man accused of kidnapping two boys and holding one for more than four years was charged Monday with molesting them nearly 70 times.
  • Mo. Suspect Charged With Molesting Boys   AP / 6:28PM
    CLAYTON, Mo. - A Missouri man accused of kidnapping two boys and holding one for more than four years was charged Monday with molesting them nearly 70 times. The charges were the first time authorities have openly accused Michael Devlin of molesting the children.
  • Mo. Suspect Charged With Forcible Sodomy   AP / 5:27PM
    CLAYTON, Mo. - A Missouri man accused of kidnapping two boys and holding one for more than four years was charged Monday with forcible sodomy.
  • Kidnapping Suspect to Face More Charges   AP / 2:17PM
    CLAYTON, Mo. - A man accused of kidnapping two Missouri boys and holding one for more than four years will face more charges on Monday, a prosecutor said.
  • Saturday, February 3

  • St. Louis Set for Entertainment Upswing   AP / 3:40PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- When Tom Bussmann first moved into a loft condominium six years ago, this city's downtown scene was "pretty bleak," a dilapidated urban core largely known for a mass exodus at the end of the work day.
  • Friday, February 2

  • Cops suspended for failing to help woman   UPI / 9:50PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Two Kansas City police officers have been suspended for failing to provide medical assistance for a pregnant woman arrested on a traffic violation.
  • Pipe Bombs Found in Kansas City, Chicago   AP / 12:30PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A pipe bomb was delivered to a Chicago skyscraper a day after a similar device arrived at a Kansas City business, and federal agents were investigating possible connections.
  • Thursday, February 1

  • Official: Abducted Boy Guarded 2nd Teen   AP / 6:30PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Abducted teen Shawn Hornbeck was ordered to guard fellow captive Ben Ownby and hide him from police when they were repeatedly left alone in their captor's apartment, an official close to the investigation told The Associated Press on Thursday.
  • Official: Boy Guarded Other Teen   AP / 3:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Abducted teen Shawn Hornbeck was ordered to guard fellow captive Ben Ownby and hide him from police after they were repeatedly left alone in their captor's apartment, an official close to the investigation told The Associated Press Thursday.
  • Wednesday, January 31

  • Woman Says Police Caused Miscarriage   AP / 7:00PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A woman who miscarried her fetus a day after she was thrown in jail is suing the police department and two arresting officers who ignored her pleas for medical help.
  • Investigation of Kidnap Suspect Widens   AP / 4:30PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The investigation of child kidnapping suspect Michael Devlin has expanded, with authorities searching one of his previous homes and investigators in Illinois looking into a possible connection to the 2003 murder of a 7-year-old boy.
  • Tuesday, January 30

  • Suit says airline didn't block kidnapping   UPI / 9:40PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts man is suing Continental Airlines, claiming the airline failed to follow its own rules when his ex-wife took their daughter to Mexico.
  • School Bus Overturns; No Kids Badly Hurt   AP / 11:00AM
    DITTMER, Mo. (AP) -- No children were seriously hurt, but the driver of another vehicle was injured when a school bus overturned Tuesday morning in Jefferson County.
  • Monday, January 29

  • WWII Vet, 84, Claims $254M Lottery Prize   AP / 7:00PM
    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A World War II veteran and his family stepped forward Monday to claim a Powerball jackpot worth more than a quarter-billion dollars, one of the largest single-ticket lottery prizes in U.S. history.
  • Saturday, January 27

  • Family Recovers After Abduction   AP / 8:40PM
    BEAUFORT, Mo. (AP) -- Hours before 13-year-old Ben Ownby was rescued, his family's living room was a desparate place, filled with volunteers folding fliers with his photo on them.
  • Mo. Kidnap Suspect Had Good Childhood   AP / 2:20PM
    WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. (AP) -- By most accounts, Michael Devlin had a childhood a lot of kids might envy.
  • Friday, January 26

  • 1 Boy Fades Into Shadows in Devlin Case   AP / 3:40AM
    BEAUFORT, Mo. (AP) -- Shawn Hornbeck has a new Web site and is getting a new home. Mitchell Hults was given a truck, a $5,000 scholarship and free tickets to see his favorite comedian.
  • Wednesday, January 24

  • Detectives Probe Photos in Devlin Case   AP / 7:40PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Detectives investigating accused kidnapper Michael Devlin have shown photographs to relatives of a child missing since 1991 that look like they could be of the long-lost boy, the family members say.
  • Tuesday, January 23

  • Free `Freedom Writers' Tix for Teachers   AP / 7:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- AMC Entertainment Inc., the nation's second-largest theater chain, said Tuesday it will offer free tickets for teachers wanting to see the movie "Freedom Writers," starring Hilary Swank.
  • Monday, January 22

  • Cancer stem cell development is documented   UPI / 1:30PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have clarified how normal stem cells become cancer stem cells, as well as how cancer stem cells can cause the formation of tumors.
  • Sunday, January 21

  • Mo. Kidnappings Suspect: Life Was Good   AP / 3:28PM
    NEW YORK - The man accused of kidnapping two Missouri boys and holding one of them for four years said life was good for him during that period, a newspaper reported Sunday.
  • Report: Missing Mo. Boy Met With Police   AP / 1:00AM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ten months after Shawn Hornbeck's disappearance, he spoke with police to report his bike had been stolen but gave no clue that he was a missing child, a newspaper reported Saturday.
  • Saturday, January 20

  • Paper: Missing Mo. Boy Met With Police   AP / 6:50PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ten months after Shawn Hornbeck's disappearance, he spoke with police to report his bike had been stolen but gave no clue that he was a missing child, a newspaper reported Saturday.
  • Missing Mo. Boy Called Police About Bike   AP / 2:29PM
    ST. LOUIS - Ten months after Shawn Hornbeck's disappearance, he spoke with police to report his bike had been stolen but gave no clue that he was a missing child, a newspaper reported Saturday.
  • Friday, January 19

  • Task Force Probes Missing Child Cases   AP / 6:21PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Investigators on Friday announced a task force of federal, state and local investigators to examine whether the man accused of abducting two boys may have snatched other children who are still missing.
  • Stepdad: Old Room Amazes Kidnapped Boy   AP / 9:49AM
    ST. LOUIS - The parents of a 15-year-old Missouri boy said Friday their son was amazed to find his room virtually the same as when he had last seen it before he was abducted 4 1/2 years ago.
  • Thursday, January 18

  • Mo. Kidnapping Suspect Pleads Not Guilty   AP / 7:50PM
    ST. LOUIS - The parents of a kidnapped Missouri boy said Thursday they believe their son was molested during the four years he was missing, and his grandmother claimed his captor had awakened the boy every 45 minutes, apparently as a way to control him.
  • Mo. Kidnapping Suspect Pleads Not Guilty   AP / 1:00PM
    UNION, Mo. (AP) -- The parents of a Missouri teen told Oprah Winfrey in a show airing Thursday that their son hasn't told them directly but they believe he was sexually abused during the more than four years he was missing.
  • Scientists order crystal polar molecules   UPI / 12:20PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have found a way to order polar molecules in crystals -- a discovery that holds promise for telecommunications and computing.
  • Mo. Kidnapping Suspect Pleads Not Guilty   AP / 12:10PM
    UNION, Mo. - The parents of a Missouri teen told Oprah Winfrey in a show airing Thursday that their son hasn't told them directly but they believe he was sexually abused during the more than four years he was missing.
  • Mo. Kidnapping Suspect Pleads Not Guilty   AP / 10:50AM
    UNION, Mo. - A pizzeria worker pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of kidnapping a 13-year-old boy who was found four days later in the man's apartment with another boy who had been missing for more than four years.
  • Mo. Suspect Charged in Second Kidnapping   AP / 3:40AM
    POTOSI, Mo. (AP) -- A missing 15-year-old boy found last week in a suburban St. Louis apartment didn't run away more than four years ago. Rather, he was terrorized with a handgun into cooperating with his abductor, prosecutors allege.
  • Wednesday, January 17

  • Mo. Suspect Charged in Second Kidnapping   AP / 6:50PM
    POTOSI, Mo. - A man arrested after two missing boys were found in his apartment terrorized one of them with a handgun to get him to cooperate, prosecutors allege in new charges filed Wednesday.
  • Mo. Suspect Eyed in Unsolved Kidnapping   AP / 5:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - A suburban St. Louis man suspected of kidnapping two youngsters also is under investigation in the disappearance of another Missouri boy 16 years ago, The Associated Press has learned.
  • Accused Mo. Kidnapper Didn't Fit Profile   AP / 4:40AM
    ST. LOUIS - The man accused of abducting two Missouri boys was not one of the usual suspects - and that may have kept police at bay for years.
  • Teen Called Hero for Missing-Boy Tip   AP / 1:50AM
    BEAUFORT, Mo. (AP) -- Mitchell Hults is a young man of few words. But when it mattered most, he talked late into the night, giving authorities the information they needed to rescue his friend and another boy held captive.
  • Tuesday, January 16

  • Teen Called Hero for Missing-Boy Tip   AP / 10:50PM
    BEAUFORT, Mo. (AP) -- Mitchell Hults is a young man of few words. But when it mattered most, he talked late into the night, giving authorities the information they needed to rescue his friend and another boy held captive.
  • Monday, January 15

  • 330,000 Without Power in Mo. After Storm   AP / 11:28AM
    ST. LOUIS - Utility crews worked on Monday to restore electricity to about 330,000 Missouri households and businesses that were still without power in chilly weather following a storm blamed for 30 deaths across six states.
  • Sunday, January 14

  • Ice Storm Lashes Much of Country   AP / 6:31PM
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The ice storms that have been blamed for at least 19 deaths continued to lash much of the nation Sunday, as crews tried to restore power to hundreds of thousands and slick roads spawned accidents.
  • Experts: Mo. Boy Controlled by Captor   AP / 3:00PM
    KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- For more than four years, Shawn Hornbeck seemed to have had every chance to escape, left alone for hours to ride his bike, play video games and walk past missing-child posters showing his own age-progressed image.
  • Boys' Case Stands Out Among Abductions   AP / 5:29AM
    KIRKWOOD, Mo. - The safe return of two kidnapped boys - one missing for four days, the other for four years - is being heralded as nothing short of a miracle by their families.
  • 7 Deaths Blamed on Icy Midwest Storm   AP / 3:30AM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A crippling winter storm lashed the central part of the nation with another blast of freezing rain, sleet and snow Saturday, causing widespread power outages and tying up highways and airports.
  • Saturday, January 13

  • Mo. Boys Found, but Questions Remain   AP / 7:20PM
    KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- Investigators who made the incredible discovery of two kidnapped boys in a tiny apartment turned Saturday from euphoria to some troubling questions.
  • Secret Santa Who Gave Away $1.3M Dies   AP / 6:30PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Larry Stewart, a millionaire who became known as Secret Santa for his habit of roaming the streets each December and anonymously handing money to people, died Friday. He was 58.
  • Man Known as Secret Santa Dies in Mo.   AP / 12:12AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Larry Stewart, a millionaire who became known as Secret Santa for his habit of roaming the streets each December and anonymously handing money to people, died Friday. He was 58.
  • Friday, January 12

  • Man Charged With Kidnapping Mo. Boy   AP / 11:32PM
    BEAUFORT, Mo. - A 13-year-old boy who vanished from the gravel road near his home five days ago was found alive Friday about 60 miles away in a suburban St. Louis home, along with a 15-year-old boy missing since 2002, authorities said.
  • Man Charged With Kidnapping Mo. Boy   AP / 7:20PM
    BEAUFORT, Mo. (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy who vanished from the gravel road near his home five days ago was found alive about 60 miles away in a suburban St. Louis home, along with a 15-year-old boy missing since 2002, authorities said Friday.
  • Thursday, January 11

  • Kansas City Is Hub of Animal Health Care   AP / 2:30AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The vast cattle pens that once helped move much of the nation's meat supply are gone, replaced by aging warehouses and the frequent belief that this former frontier town left its agricultural roots far behind.
  • Tuesday, January 9

  • Boy Missing in Mo.; FBI Investigating   AP / 7:21PM
    BEAUFORT, Mo. (AP) -- Searchers fanned out in wooded areas Tuesday looking for a 13-year-old boy who disappeared after stepping off his school bus a day earlier. The FBI is investigating, and officials fear the boy may have been kidnapped.
  • Anheuser-Busch, Czech Brewer Strike Deal   AP / 2:20AM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Beer causes fights. Beer kindles friendships. In the case of Anheuser-Busch and its longtime Czech rival, beer is making both things happen at once.
  • Monday, January 8

  • Historians trying to secure Civil War site   UPI / 3:19PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A group of historians is attempting to raise funds to preserve the site of a pivotal Civil War battle in Kansas City, Mo., a report said.
  • Thursday, January 4

  • Monsanto 1Q Profit Rose 53 Percent   AP / 5:20PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Monsanto Co. reported Thursday its fiscal first-quarter earnings surged 53 percent and the world's biggest seed company said strong early orders for next year's crop suggest it will hit the high end of its earnings guidance for the full year.
  • Tourist City Sues Sites Over Hotel Taxes   AP / 3:10PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- The Ozarks tourist town of Branson is suing 15 Internet travel companies, including Travelocity and Expedia, claiming unpaid back taxes on hotel room bookings.
  • TV, family meals, neighborhood affect weight   UPI / 10:31AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Watching television, eating family meals and neighborhood safety all impact a child's weight, according to researchers at the University of Missouri.
  • Tuesday, December 26

  • 2 Die From Wounds in K.C. Club Shooting   AP / 2:20PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A gunman shot eight people outside a Kansas City nightclub over the weekend, and two have since died from their injuries, police said Tuesday.
  • Monday, December 25

  • Gallagher Sued for Breach of Contract   AP / 7:38PM
    BRANSON, Mo. (AP) -- Comedian Gallagher, known for smashing watermelons during his performances, was accused of shoving an audience member here last summer and now faces a lawsuit.
  • Thursday, December 21

  • Mo. Group Home Fire Toll Rises to 11   AP / 5:00PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- An 11th person has died of injuries suffered in a fire last month at a group home for the mentally ill, officials said Thursday.
  • Wednesday, December 20

  • 2 Missing Amish Boys, Age 12, Found Safe   AP / 9:30PM
    BOWLING GREEN, Mo. (AP) -- Two 12-year-old Amish boys who set out on an adventure, perhaps inspired by Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, were found late Wednesday afternoon after they were missing overnight, authorities said.
  • Tuesday, December 19

  • Electrical Short Preceded Fatal Mo. Fire   AP / 5:11PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Hours before a deadly fire at a group home, a maintenance man intentionally short-circuited some wiring to cut off power while he worked on the furnace, investigators said in a report issued Tuesday.
  • Electrical Short Preceded Fatal Mo. Fire   AP / 3:11PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Hours before a fatal fire at a Missouri group home, a maintenance man trying to fix a furnace shorted the electrical wiring running through the attic where investigators believe the fire started, according to documents released Tuesday.
  • Monday, December 18

  • Express Scripts Bids $26B for Caremark   AP / 5:40PM
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts launched an unsolicited $26 billion bid Monday to acquire its larger competitor Caremark Rx, potentially scuttling a competing offer from the CVS drug store chain. The deal, if approved, may help cut drug prices for consumers.
  • Thundersnow might mean heavy snowfall   UPI / 2:20PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Beware thundersnow, for U.S. scientists say when a snowstorm produces lightning and thunder it often is the precursor to 10 inches or more of snowfall.
  • 'Strange Odor' Leads Police to 7 Bodies   AP / 1:50PM
    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- A woman and her two young children were among seven people found dead after a "strange odor" was reported coming from a duplex apartment, police said Monday.
  • Police: 7 People Found Dead in Mo. House   AP / 1:10AM
    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. - Seven people were found dead Sunday in a duplex in northeast Missouri, and police were waiting for autopsies to determine whether foul play was involved.
  • Saturday, December 16

  • Berlin film festival honors Arthur Penn   UPI / 6:10PM
    BERLIN, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. director Arthur Penn will receive the lifetime achievement award at the Berlin Film Festival for such films as "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Missouri Breaks."
  • Man Kills 5, Then Himself in Mo. Spree   AP / 5:09PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man killed five people, including three of his children, before fatally shooting himself Saturday, and a fourth child has life-threatening wounds, police said.
  • Rural Mo. Area Grapples With Suicides   AP / 4:30PM
    CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- The first of the young men to hang himself loved to spend time outdoors hunting and fishing.
  • Wednesday, December 13

  • Murder Charge Cut Despite Man's Claim   AP / 10:29PM
    HARRISONVILLE, Mo. - A man who claimed to have lured drug dealers to his remote western Missouri cabin, killed them and spread their remains across the property was cleared of a murder charge Wednesday after experts determined most of the fragments were not human.
  • Tuesday, December 12

  • Regulators Had Targeted Group Home   AP / 6:10PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Several months before a fatal fire killed 10 people in a group home, state regulators had sought to take away the operator's license, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
  • Monday, December 11

  • No Kudos for Bush in Annan's Farewell   AP / 6:30PM
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan took his criticism of the Bush administration to the nation's heartland Monday, saying America must not sacrifice its democratic ideals while waging war against terrorism.
  • Annan lists top 5 lessons from U.N. post   UPI / 4:10PM
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Kofi Annan, delivering his final speech as U.N. secretary-general in Missouri, said Monday the Security Council reflects the reality of 1945, not today.
  • Annan Criticizes U.S. in Farewell Speech   AP / 11:10AM
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in his farewell address, criticized the Bush administration, warning that America must not sacrifice its Democratic ideals while waging war against terrorism.
  • Friday, December 8

  • Monsanto Makes Moves in Seed Wars   AP / 12:40AM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Winter months are quiet on the farm, but it's crunch time for seed companies Monsanto Co. and Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.
  • Monday, December 4

  • Cold Staggers St. Louis Amid Blackout   AP / 7:20PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- People slept among strangers and browsed a little longer in lighted bookstores during their search for warm surroundings Monday, the fifth day of a blackout caused by a winter storm.
  • Chill Still Felt in Missouri, Illinois   AP / 11:50AM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Tawana Jean Cooper and her family escaped their frigid suburban home for the warmth of an urban Red Cross center after roads were cleared of ice, downed power lines and broken tree limbs left by a devastating Midwest ice and snow storm.
  • Sunday, December 3

  • Group Home Owner Has 'Nothing to Hide'   AP / 3:10PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The owner of the group home for the mentally ill where 10 people died in a fire says he has nothing to hide, despite questions about his role in the facility and what started the blaze.
  • Friday, December 1

  • World War I Museum Opening in Mo.   AP / 6:29PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- World War I ended nearly 90 years ago, only a few of its U.S. veterans are still alive, and about a decade ago, its monument was closed after years of neglect and deterioration.
  • Polonium 210 kills if swallowed or inhaled   UPI / 4:30PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Polonium 210 is a deadly element only if a person swallows or inhales it, a University of Missouri nuclear expert said Friday.
  • Thursday, November 30

  • Snow, Freezing Rain Moves Into Midwest   AP / 11:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The first major snowstorm of the season blew across the Plains and Midwest on Thursday, grounding hundreds of flights, closing schools, glazing highways and threatening to dump up to a foot of snow on communities that had basked in balmy weather only days earlier.
  • Snow, Freezing Rain Moves Into Midwest   AP / 6:31PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The first major snowstorm of the season blew across the Plains and Midwest on Thursday, grounding hundreds of flights, closing schools, glazing highways and threatening to dump up to a foot of snow on communities that had basked in balmy weather only days earlier.
  • H&R Block 2Q Loss Grows   AP / 4:50PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- H&R Block Inc. on Thursday said its second-quarter loss almost doubled, missing Wall Street expectations as the company's mortgage lending arm continued to hemorrhage cash.
  • Study: Single impact killed the dinosaurs   UPI / 8:50AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher says he's obtained compelling evidence that one and only one meteor impact caused the mass extinction of the dinosaur.
  • Fire at Mo. Plant Leads to Evacuations   AP / 2:20AM
    PLEASANT HOPE, Mo. (AP) -- A fire at a pork processing plant in southwest Missouri forced the evacuation of nearly 100 people from a neighboring town amid concerns of ammonia fumes released by the blaze.
  • Fire Forces Evacuation in Mo. Town   AP / 12:30AM
    PLEASANT HOPE, Mo. (AP) -- A fire at a poultry processing plant in southwest Missouri forced the evacuation of nearly 100 people from a neighboring town, authorities said. Officials were concerned about ammonia fumes released by the blaze.
  • Wednesday, November 29

  • 1 Dead in Mo. Fraternity House Fire   AP / 2:12PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A fire at a fraternity house near the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus killed a student early Wednesday, less than two weeks after a fatal blaze at the home of a Nebraska fraternity.
  • Tuesday, November 28

  • Arson to Be Ruled Out in Group Home Fire   AP / 8:21PM
    ANDERSON, Mo. (AP) -- Investigators expect to rule out arson as the cause of a fire that killed 10 people at a group home for the elderly and mentally ill, a police spokesman said Tuesday.
  • Investigators Look for Cause of Mo. Fire   AP / 5:20PM
    ANDERSON, Mo. (AP) -- The owner of a group home where 10 people were killed in a suspicious fire had been convicted in 2003 in a Medicare fraud case, raising questions of whether he was legally allowed to operate the place.
  • Mo. Fire Probe Eyes Records, Rubble   AP / 10:31AM
    ANDERSON, Mo. (AP) -- A man who worked at a southwest Missouri group home with his wife was among 10 people killed in a fire that gutted the building, the state patrol said Tuesday.
  • Operator in Deadly Mo. Home Fire Eyed   AP / 6:19AM
    ANDERSON, Mo. (AP) -- As investigators sifted through the rubble of a group home where a fire killed 10 people, questions were raised about why a convicted felon was hired as the operators' executive director, what caused another fire at the facility two days previously, and whether fire-code violations at a sister home three years ago had any connection to the latest blaze.
  • Monday, November 27

  • Mo. Group Home Fire Kills 10, Injures 24   AP / 9:30PM
    ANDERSON, Mo. (AP) -- An early morning fire broke out in a group home for the elderly and mentally ill Monday, killing 10 people and injuring two dozen others in a blaze that the governor said was being treated as a crime.
  • 10 Dead in Mo. Group Home Fire   AP / 8:10PM
    ANDERSON, Mo. - An early morning fire broke out in a group home for the elderly and mentally ill Monday, killing 10 people and injuring two dozen others in a blaze that the governor said was being treated as a crime.
  • 10 Dead in Mo. Group Home Fire   AP / 5:30PM
    ANDERSON, Mo. - An early morning fire broke out in a group home for the elderly and mentally ill Monday, killing 10 people and injuring two dozen others in a blaze that the governor said was being treated as a crime.
  • 10 Dead in Mo. Group Home Fire   AP / 3:30PM
    ANDERSON, Mo. - A fire gutted a group home for the mentally ill in southwest Missouri early Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 24, authorities said.
  • Wednesday, November 22

  • Youth Suicides Concern Mo. County   AP / 6:00PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Four young men from the same rural Missouri county have committed suicide by hanging themselves in a similar fashion in the past five months, and authorities are investigating whether the cases are related.
  • Sunday, November 19

  • Electronic Medical Records Use May Rise   AP / 5:40PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Health care advocates have long encouraged physicians to switch to computerized medical records, saying they could improve patient care and increase efficiency. Doctors, however, have been more concerned about the high price tag -- often more than $20,000 per physician for software, hardware and Internet connections -- as well as having to maintain a computer network. Surveys estimate less than 20 percent of doctors have fully automated their offices.
  • Saturday, November 18

  • Hotel chain blocks CNN   UPI / 1:00AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A chain of 10 hotels in Missouri and other Midwestern states has blocked CNN over the cable channel's airing of video of snipers shooting U.S. soldiers.
  • Friday, November 17

  • Fire Cuts Power to St. Louis Airport   AP / 5:41PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- An electrical shop caught fire Friday near Lambert Airport, cutting power to part of the main terminal and delaying some flights.
  • 4 Shot to Death in Kansas City Home   AP / 2:40PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A woman and three friends were shot to death in her Kansas City home early Friday in a crime police said may have been related to drugs.
  • Four People Shot to Death in Mo. House   AP / 10:10AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Four people were shot to death early Friday in a Kansas City house, and a woman who was in an upstairs room reported seeing a man running from the area, police said.
  • Grandmas in the middle depressed, burdened   UPI / 1:00AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Grandmothers caring for parents or in-laws and raising grandchildren experience a greater sense of burden and depression, finds a U.S. study.
  • Thursday, November 16

  • Midwest Hotel Chain Drops CNN Over Video   AP / 6:20PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A Midwest hotel chain has pulled CNN from the TV channel lineup in its guest rooms, saying the cable network was aiding terrorism with the broadcast of a video showing Iraqi snipers shooting at U.S. troops.
  • Woman Wins Religious Discrimination Case   AP / 5:00AM
    SAVANNAH, Mo. (AP) -- Three years after she was fired for refusing to work on Sundays, Connie Rehm has won back her job on the staff of this small town's public library, and her employers have received a costly education in employment rights law.
  • Friday, November 10

  • Rapper TechN9ine makes triumphant return   UPI / 7:49PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- After four years of releasing no new material, Kansas City, Mo., rapper Tech N9ne is enjoying success with his new album, "Everready."
  • Study: 7 rules predict heart failure death   UPI / 3:31PM
    ST LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Seven simple factors can tell physicians who among elderly patients is most at risk of dying from heart disease, U.S. researchers said Friday.
  • U.S. Settles Case Against BetOnSports   AP / 6:30AM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A federal prosecutor reached a settlement Thursday with online gambling company BetOnSports PLC that permanently bars the London-based company from accepting any bets from the United States.
  • Bus Crashes Kill 2 in Mo., 1 in Fla.   AP / 12:20AM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A crash involving a school bus, two tractor-trailers and a car killed a couple Thursday, but no children were seriously injured, officials said.
  • Wednesday, November 8

  • County Clink Goes Pink   AP / 12:30PM
    BUFFALO, Mo. (AP) -- Prisoners returning to a jail damaged in a failed breakout attempt will find a radically new decor -- pink with blue teddy bear accents.
  • Tuesday, November 7

  • Six states consider minimum wage boost   UPI / 12:49PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Minimum wage increases are on the ballot Tuesday in Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Montana, Nevada and Ohio.
  • Sunday, November 5

  • Mo. Catholics Back Stem Cell Research   AP / 3:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A group of prominent Catholics is challenging church leaders' opposition to stem cell research and to the proposed Constitutional amendment that would protect such research in Missouri.
  • Friday, November 3

  • Bush stumps in Missouri, Iowa   UPI / 8:50PM
    LE MARS, Iowa, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush was on the Republican campaign trail Friday with two rallies in Missouri for Sen. Jim Talent and one in Iowa for Rep. Steve King.
  • Tuesday, October 31

  • Study: Some forest roads bad for wildlife   UPI / 12:30PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests forest roads used for such activities as logging or mineral removal can negatively affect wildlife for long periods of time.
  • Ducks Lose Lead, Beat Blues in Shootout   AP / 2:28AM
    ST. LOUIS - The Anaheim Ducks are off to a fast start even though Teemu Selanne and his linemates haven't busted out yet. If they do, watch out.
  • Monsanto Strives to Breed Better Pumpkin   AP / 1:20AM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Monsanto Co. scientist Bill Johnson is trying to breed the perfect pumpkin peduncle.
  • Monday, October 30

  • High prices spark cattle rustling   UPI / 12:30PM
    FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Rising beef prices are being blamed for a resurgence of cattle rustling in Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
  • St. Louis Is U.S.'s Most Dangerous City   AP / 3:50AM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A surge in violence made St. Louis the most dangerous city in the country, leading a trend of violent crimes rising much faster in the Midwest than in the rest of nation, according to an annual list.
  • Saturday, October 28

  • Missouri Can't Overcome 5 Mistakes   AP / 4:10PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Paul Thompson threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score as No. 19 Oklahoma turned five Missouri mistakes into points in a 26-10 victory Saturday.
  • Wednesday, October 25

  • MyActivity Pyramid urges exercise   UPI / 12:50PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The MyActivity Pyramid is being distributed to U.S. classrooms to show children what types of daily activities they should do to stay fit and active.
  • Most feel stepchildren need not give care   UPI / 12:50PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A University of Missouri-Columbia researcher says most Americans do not think step children feel obligated to care for an aging stepparent.
  • Alzheimer's enzyme identified   UPI / 10:29AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have identified an enzyme responsible for the deterioration of brain function experienced by people suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
  • Tuesday, October 24

  • Brothers: FOX Stole 'Prison Break' Story   AP / 9:20PM
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- For four years in the 1960s, two brothers were on the run, fleeing authorities after a prison break at a juvenile facility. Robert Hughes, wrongfully incarcerated at 16, turned to older brother Donald, who helped him escape.
  • Doctors use, study alternative cancer test   UPI / 3:29PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Doctors across the United States are beginning to use an alternative method to help detect breast cancer that a mammogram may have missed.
  • Sunday, October 22

  • Democratic Senate takeover possible   UPI / 9:20AM
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Polls show Democrats are improving their odds of taking control of the U.S. Senate and are focusing on three states -- Missouri, Tennessee and Virginia.
  • Thursday, October 19

  • Jay-Z Gets Into the Beer Business   AP / 2:29PM
    ST. LOUIS - From Cristal to Budweiser? Anheuser-Busch has hired Jay-Z as its new co-brand director for Budweiser Select, banking on his celebrity and entrepreneurial expertise to help lift its beer brand.
  • Tuesday, October 17

  • Scientists 'hear' skin cancer cells   UPI / 5:01PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they can detect the spread of skin cancer cells through the blood by literally listening to the cells' sound.
  • Monday, October 16

  • Rapper Ali Jones Tasered by police   UPI / 11:00PM
    HAZELWOOD, Mo., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Ali Jones, a rapper in music star Nelly's St. Lunatics group, was allegedly Tasered 46 times in Hazelwood, Mo. by an area police officer.
  • Saturday, October 14

  • Pitcher's Homer Puts Cardinals Up 3-0   AP / 9:48PM
    ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals went up 3-0 over the New York Mets in the second inning of their NL championship series Saturday night on pitcher Jeff Suppan's solo home run.
  • Wednesday, October 11

  • Aggression can result from no provocation   UPI / 4:51PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. meta-analysis finds people identified as having an aggressive and irritable personality are likely to engage in aggressive behavior.
  • Sunday, October 8

  • Mo. Senate candidates debate nationally   UPI / 3:10PM
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate candidates Jim Talent and Claire McCaskill Sunday showed Missouri and the nation how they differ on Iraq, terrorism and stem cell research.
  • Saturday, October 7

  • Chris Young Keeps Padres Alive in NLDS   AP / 5:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - With their backs against the wall, the Padres turned to right-hander Chris Young. As he has done all year long, Young came through.
  • Thursday, October 5

  • Missouri to vote on stem cell issue   UPI / 11:29AM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Politicians across the United States will be watching Missouri voters next month to see how they vote on a referendum supporting stem cell research.
  • Thursday, September 21

  • Dig uncovers 200-year-old rectory in Mo.   UPI / 11:40PM
    FLORISSANT, Mo., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Archaeologists have found the remains of an 18th century rectory used by French missionaries in what is now a park in a St. Louis suburb.
  • Wednesday, September 20

  • Missouri AFL-CIO backs stem cell rule   UPI / 6:00PM
    ST. LOUIS, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The Missouri AFL-CIO endorsed an amendment for the November ballot today that will allow stem cell research within the state's boundaries.
  • Tuesday, September 19

  • Kidnapped Mo. baby found alive near home   UPI / 10:50PM
    LONEDELL, Mo., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A newborn allegedly taken from a Missouri home by a woman who slashed the mother's throat has been found alive and well and a suspect is in custody.
  • Saturday, September 16

  • Ichiro Steals Record 33rd Straight Base   AP / 10:30PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki stole his AL single-season record 33rd consecutive base in the third inning and extended another major league record in the Kansas City Royals' 7-4 victory over Seattle on Saturday night.
  • Rolen, Cardinals Demolish Giants 14-4   AP / 2:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - Scott Rolen's bat woke up Friday night. Rolen hit two home runs and drove home a career-high seven runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over San Francisco 14-4 Friday night and dent the Giants' NL wild-card chances.
  • Friday, September 15

  • Mo. Woman Says Monkey a 'Service Animal'   AP / 2:10PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A southwest Missouri woman has asked the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to allow her to take her pet monkey into local restaurants as a service animal.
  • Thursday, September 14

  • Judge tosses Mo. voter ID law   UPI / 10:21PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A Missouri judge ruled Thursday that the state's voter identification law is unfair to the elderly, poor and women.
  • Monday, September 11

  • 2 Killed in Murder-Suicide at Prison   AP / 6:10PM
    CHILLICOTHE, Mo. - A prison guard fatally shot his estranged girlfriend, then turned the gun on himself while both were on duty at a women's prison, authorities said.
  • Wednesday, September 6

  • Cards' Mulder to Have Shoulder Surgery   AP / 2:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Mark Mulder will undergo arthroscopic surgery next week to repair his rotator cuff after getting a second opinion that concurred with the team's diagnosis.
  • Tuesday, August 29

  • Team to drill below ocean earthquake zone   UPI / 4:21PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Japanese scientists will lead a multi-year international project to place seismographic instruments below the ocean's floor, where earthquakes occur.
  • Monday, August 28

  • School officials try to improve air IQ   UPI / 10:40AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Missouri researchers and school officials say their School Air IQ program is designed to use federal air-quality standards to improve school air.
  • Sunday, August 27

  • Industry Sees 2nd Tissue Scandal in Year   AP / 7:10PM
    It could have ended three years ago, when a leaky FedEx box containing an arm and legs turned up in Missouri. Or years before that, when a judge convicted him of embezzling money from the sale of a corpse that belonged to a medical school in California. But nothing stopped Philip Joe Guyett Jr. from moving steadily eastward, mining gold from the lucrative body parts trade.
  • Another Body Tissue Scandal Rocks Field   AP / 1:10PM
    It could have ended three years ago, when a leaky FedEx box containing an arm and legs turned up in Missouri. Or years before that, when a judge convicted him of embezzling money from the sale of a corpse that belonged to a medical school in California. But nothing stopped Philip Joe Guyett Jr. from moving steadily eastward, mining gold from the lucrative body parts trade. Federal officials shut down this flesh-and-bone prospector in Raleigh, N.C., earlier this month, saying his products posed a danger to public health.
  • Friday, August 25

  • Biologist urges better wetland protection   UPI / 8:40AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A Missouri biologist says scientists, managers and government regulators should do more to protect wetlands around the nation.
  • Wednesday, August 23

  • School geography key to bullying   UPI / 2:10PM
    ST, LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Schools and parents often focus on the behavior of a bully, but a school's physical structure is key, says a U.S. school violence expert.
  • Tuesday, August 22

  • Scientists solve cocktail party problem   UPI / 2:20PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have solved the so-called "cocktail party problem" faced by the CIA and others: how to separate the many voices heard at such a gathering.
  • Sunday, August 20

  • Man Confesses to Killing 7 in Missouri   AP / 8:11PM
    DREXEL, Mo. - A man who police say confessed to killing seven people in rural Missouri was charged Sunday with one count of murder. Michael Lee Shaver Jr., 33, was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action related to a killing in fall 2001.
  • Friday, August 18

  • St. Louis Cardinals Sign Preston Wilson   AP / 12:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Preston Wilson signed with the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, after being released by the Houston Astros earlier this week.
  • Tuesday, August 15

  • Ethanol plants drawing more investors   UPI / 11:30AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Government subsidies are succeeding in attracting investors to put money into building U.S. ethanol production facilities.
  • Friday, August 11

  • Fitness up, disciplinary problems down   UPI / 4:41PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- In one year, a Missouri elementary school says that its school suspensions dropped 67 percent after it adopted a wellness-based physical education program.
  • Friday, August 4

  • More Than 300 Get Rash in Mo. Park   AP / 12:11PM
    CLAYTON, Mo. - More than 300 people have called health officials to report a mysterious rash that children developed after playing in a mud-filled obstacle course at a county park.
  • Monday, July 31

  • Traffic major problem for Branson, Mo.   UPI / 11:57AM
    BRANSON, Mo., July 31 (UPI) -- Branson, a Missouri town that proportionately receives more visitors than Las Vegas, is considering an elevated train to deal with its traffic problems.
  • Thursday, July 27

  • Rocket crash destroys Montana satellite   UPI / 4:39PM
    BOZEMAN, Mo., July 27 (UPI) -- The crash of a Russian rocket destroyed the 18 small satellites it was carrying, including the first U.S. satellite built in Montana.
  • Wednesday, July 26

  • Insomnia not a normal part of aging   UPI / 5:30PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 26 (UPI) -- Despite conventional wisdom, sleep problems are not a normal consequence of aging, according to a review article by U.S. geriatricians.
  • Judge continues ban on executions in Mo.   UPI / 3:58PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 26 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ruled Missouri must supply a board-certified anesthetist for executions, leaving the death penalty in limbo in the state.
  • Feds move to stop Mo. probe into AT&T   UPI / 12:40PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 26 (UPI) -- The Bush administration went to court in a bid to halt an effort by two Missouri state regulators to find out whether AT&T turned over telephone records.
  • Friday, July 21

  • Another storm slams hard-hit St. Louis   UPI / 7:21PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 20 (UPI) -- Another violent storm battered St. Louis Friday, knocking out electrical power to more than 200,000 customers, some who had just had power restored.
  • Thursday, July 20

  • Major summer storm slams St. Louis   UPI / 7:20AM
    ST. LOUIS, July 20 (UPI) -- An intense summer storm swept through St. Louis Wednesday night, downing buildings, flipping trucks and knocking out power to 476,000 people.
  • Thursday, July 13

  • Plant gene silencing is described   UPI / 3:40PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 13 (UPI) -- U.S. biologists report a major breakthrough in understanding the pathway that plant cells take to silence unwanted or extra genes by using short bits of RNA.
  • Tuesday, July 11

  • Scientists begin to ID causes of arthritis   UPI / 4:41PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've found genetic signs indicating onset of arthritis that may someday help identify the disease as early as possible.
  • Monday, July 10

  • Perception shapes environmental policy   UPI / 6:30PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., July 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher says people's perception of their environment influences public policy and action toward that environment.
  • Estrogen linked to retaining muscle mass   UPI / 12:28PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., July 10 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers find that sedentary living combined with bouts of bed rest may put estrogen-deficient women at a very high risk for losing independence.
  • Exercise may help cope with cancer   UPI / 12:18PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., July 10 (UPI) -- University of Missouri-Columbia researchers have found that exercise can help some cancer patients cope with the side effects of treatment.
  • Sunday, July 9

  • Stem cell issue could affect state races   UPI / 4:40PM
    WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- Stem-cell research may swing the outcome of a governor's race in Wisconsin and a U.S. Senate contest in Missouri, where a research referendum in on the ballot.
  • Saturday, July 8

  • Cardinals chief's son charged as vandal   UPI / 10:21PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 8 (UPI) -- The president of the St. Louis Cardinals says his son was involved in a "knuckle-headed prank" -- throwing glass bottles into an aquatic center.
  • Friday, July 7

  • Computer users enjoy releasing control   UPI / 12:20AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., July 6 (UPI) -- A University of Missouri study finds that computer users react more positively to images that they do not control.
  • Thursday, July 6

  • Peabody buys Australian coal producer   UPI / 10:40AM
    ST. LOUIS, July 6 (UPI) -- Peabody Energy Corp. said Thursday it was paying $1.34 billion to buy an Australian coal producer.
  • Friday, June 30

  • Earlier cochlear implant, better language   UPI / 6:19PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 30 (UPI) -- The earlier a deaf infant or toddler receives a cochlear implant, the better his or her spoken language skills at age 3 and a half is, find U.S. researchers.
  • Community characteristics can up obesity   UPI / 5:00PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 30 (UPI) -- Certain characteristics of a neighborhood may put residents at greater risk of being obese, finds a study by Saint Louis University.
  • Thursday, June 29

  • Bush slams media again over terror leak   UPI / 7:58AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush once again slammed the media for revealing that the government monitors international fund transfers in the fight on terror.
  • Friday, June 16

  • Lightning kills as many as hurricanes   UPI / 5:30PM
    MARYVILLE, Mo., June 16 (UPI) -- Lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times each year, killing more people than tornadoes or hurricanes, the National Weather Service says.
  • Wednesday, June 14

  • Hormone linked to memory in diabetics   UPI / 5:28PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 14 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have found that obese patients who have diabetes who also have long-term memory problems may be affected by the hormone leptin.
  • Brain's reaction to eroticism is studied   UPI / 4:17PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 14 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've determined the human brain responds quickly when a person views erotic images.
  • Wednesday, June 7

  • Obesity high in Eastern Europe   UPI / 11:50AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 7 (UPI) -- Obesity is more prevalent in Central and Eastern European countries that formerly comprised the Soviet bloc than in Western European countries, a study shows.
  • Tuesday, June 6

  • Eminem goes after ring tone companies   UPI / 9:50PM
    DETROIT, June 6 (UPI) -- To stop illegal sales of Eminem song ring tones, representatives for the Missouri-born rapper have taken legal action against several companies.
  • Sunday, June 4

  • Cardinals' Pujols Goes on Disabled List   AP / 2:46PM
    ST. LOUIS - Albert Pujols, the major league leader in home runs and RBIs, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained muscle on his right side.
  • Thursday, June 1

  • 100 trillion human microbes focus of study   UPI / 10:31PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 1 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have conducted a year-long experiment analyzing trillions of microbes that reside in the human large intestine.
  • Low-calorie diet key to slowing aging   UPI / 4:40PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 1 (UPI) -- Calorie restriction appears better than exercise at slowing primary aging, say researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
  • Sunday, May 28

  • Industry divided on energy from coal   UPI / 11:32PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 28 (UPI) -- U.S. energy industry leaders are divided on the best way to produce energy from coal -- with some providers showing reluctance to adopt cleaner technology.
  • Saturday, May 27

  • Couple in Taped Rape May Have More Victims   AP / 6:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two suspects accused of videotaping the rape of a woman and killing her might have other victims in their past, authorities said Saturday.
  • Friday, May 26

  • Antioxidant tested to treat AIDS dimentia   UPI / 12:50PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 26 (UPI) -- Researchers said Friday a newly discovered antioxidant shows promise in preventing AIDS dementia.
  • Wednesday, May 24

  • Missouri legislator's plane hits deer   UPI / 9:20PM
    CAMDENTON, Mo., May 24 (UPI) -- A Missouri state legislator and his passengers were not hurt when the plane he was piloting struck a deer just before takeoff.
  • Saturday, May 20

  • Computerized atlas shows brain disorders   UPI / 11:47AM
    ST. LOUIS, May 19 (UPI) -- A computerized atlas developed at Washington University in St. Louis reveals 33 abnormalities in the surface of the brains of patients with Williams syndrome.
  • Thursday, May 18

  • Lawsuit over couple's denial of residency   UPI / 12:00PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 18 (UPI) -- A St. Louis suburb is being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union for denying residency to an unmarried couple and their children.
  • Monday, May 15

  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch gets new publisher   UPI / 6:00PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 15 (UPI) -- Kevin D. Mowbray, a 20-year sales executive, publisher and vice president of Lee Enterprises Inc. is the new publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  • Labor can be longer in obese women   UPI / 2:41PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 15 (UPI) -- Labor can be longer for pregnant women who are obese, according to Missouri researchers.
  • Overweight? Lose before second pregnancy   UPI / 2:41PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 15 (UPI) -- A study finds U.S. doctors should advise overweight moms considering another pregnancy to take off extra weight before they get pregnant again.
  • Induced labor raises infection risk   UPI / 2:31PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 15 (UPI) -- Women who have their labor induced or are given medication to stimulate contractions are at greater risk of developing chorioamnionitis, a U.S. study finds.
  • Thursday, May 11

  • Test to identify 'hidden' caffeine   UPI / 3:30PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 11 (UPI) -- Chemists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are developing a test they say could be the first home testing kit for caffeine.
  • Tuesday, May 9

  • Study: More than one way to treat water   UPI / 6:40PM
    ROLLA, Mo., May 9 (UPI) -- A University of Missouri-Rolla scientist says he's discovered that the use of monochloramine to disinfect drinking water can cause harmful levels of lead.
  • Monday, May 8

  • Medication may cut depression in diabetics   UPI / 4:40PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 8 (UPI) -- An anti-depressant drug may cut the risk of recurrent depression and increase the time between depressive episodes in diabetes patients, a U.S. study found.
  • U.S. wheat crop shaping up to be pitiful   UPI / 2:17PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 8 (UPI) -- This year's U.S. winter wheat crop will be one of the worst in the last 10 years, a brokerage firm said Monday.
  • Thursday, May 4

  • HIV drug may help treat hepatitis B   UPI / 11:05AM
    ST. LOUIS, May 4 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers are studying the effectiveness of a drug for patients with chronic hepatitis B that is currently used to treat HIV.
  • Wednesday, May 3

  • Bartender recognizes fugitive on TV   UPI / 8:40PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 3 (UPI) -- A Kansas City, Mo., bartender called police when she recognized a regular customer as a featured fugitive on Fox TV's "America's Most Wanted."
  • Vaccine for Hepatitis C in clinical trial   UPI / 5:50PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 3 (UPI) -- Saint Louis University Center for Vaccine Development is conducting a human clinical trial involving investigational vaccines to prevent Hepatitis C.
  • Scientists freeze, preserve pig embryos   UPI / 4:55PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., May 3 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have reported success in freezing and preserving genetically enhanced pig embryos.
  • Tuesday, May 2

  • AMC adds indies to U.S. film fare   UPI / 12:20PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 2 (UPI) -- The second-largest U.S. theater chain, AMC Theatres, plans to start showing independent films at 72 of its cinemas nationwide.
  • Sunday, April 30

  • Edmonds Gets 3 RBIs As Cards Rout Nats 9-2   AP / 8:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Hitting behind Albert Pujols, Jim Edmonds knows he's in a good spot. The Washington Nationals walked Pujols four times, and Edmonds made them pay by driving in three runs in a 9-2 victory Sunday that completed the St. Louis Cardinals' record-setting April.
  • Saturday, April 29

  • Pujols Sets HR Record, Lifts Cardinals   AP / 7:26PM
    ST. LOUIS - Leading off the eighth inning in a tie game, Albert Pujols was just trying to get something started. Instead, he made history. Pujols set a major league record with his 14th homer in April, sending the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday.
  • Thursday, April 27

  • Real/mechanical dogs tested with oldsters   UPI / 5:28PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 27 (UPI) -- Missouri geriatricians are researching what helps nursing-home residents feel less lonely -- a robotic dog or a real dog.
  • Monday, April 24

  • Dems try to gain from stem cell debate   UPI / 4:10PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., April 24 (UPI) -- Democrats are making embryonic stem cell research an issue in House and Senate races from California to New Jersey.
  • Friday, April 21

  • Avoiding a nursing home by aging in place   UPI / 1:30PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21 (UPI) -- A Missouri nurse who heads an "Aging in Place" program says the goal is to keep seniors to stay healthy and avoid nursing homes.
  • Wednesday, April 19

  • Current cancer therapy may become obsolete   UPI / 1:10PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 19 (UPI) -- A Washington University study in St. Louis suggests cancer therapy based on a tumor's anatomical location may soon become obsolete.
  • Tuesday, April 18

  • Taiwan to buy U.S. solar 'wafers'   UPI / 6:50PM
    ST. PETERSBURG, Mo., April 18 (UPI) -- Taiwan's Motech Industries Inc. has agreed to buy solar wafers from a Missouri company in a deal potentially worth $1.8 billion.
  • Amdocs paying $275M for Qpass   UPI / 7:57AM
    ST. LOUIS, April 18 (UPI) -- St. Louis' Amdocs, a medical software concern, is paying $275 million in cash for Qpass, another software maker.
  • Saturday, April 1

  • Guides for teaching evolution   UPI / 12:01AM
    LIBERTY, Mo., March 31 (UPI) -- Some U.S. students are taking it upon themselves to wedge creationism into the classroom, sometimes with snide comments and sometimes with questions.
  • Thursday, March 30

  • H&R Block Posts Increase in Tax Clients   AP / 1:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - H&R Block Inc. said Thursday it saw an 8.6 percent increase in the number of total tax clients served in the first half of March, the majority coming through digital channels.
  • Wednesday, March 8

  • Avoid exercise before PET scans   UPI / 10:45PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 8 (UPI) -- A St. Louis study finds that exercising before a PET Scan can confuse the results.
  • Missouri Housing Contract Comes With Dog   AP / 10:10PM
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. - Housing contracts can get complicated in a hurry. Just consider the clause that Jared and Whittnie Essner agreed to when they bought their first home last week:
  • PET scans used to assess lung inflammation   UPI / 9:05PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 8 (UPI) -- Washington University scientists say a new method of assessing lung inflammation should speed drug development for conditions such as cystic fibrosis.
  • Study: Plant sterols lower LDL cholesterol   UPI / 7:50PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 8 (UPI) -- Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis say a pill containing plant substances called sterols can help lower cholesterol.
  • Tuesday, March 7

  • Death blamed on cocaine, not Taser   UPI / 5:44PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 7 (UPI) -- A coroner in Missouri has ruled a man who was shocked with a Taser three times during his arrest died in jail two hours later from using too much cocaine.
  • Friday, February 24

  • FBI recovers stolen art   UPI / 10:35PM
    ST. LOUIS, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The FBI has recovered 21 paintings, including works by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, stolen from a Missouri storage facility in 2002.
  • Ill. Governor Confused by 'Daily Show' Bit   AP / 11:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - Gov. Rod Blagojevich wasn't in on the joke. Blagojevich says he didn't realize "The Daily Show" was a comedy spoof of the news when he sat down for an interview that ended up poking fun at the sometimes-puzzled Democratic governor.
  • Wednesday, February 22

  • R.J. Reynolds wins smoker suit   UPI / 1:00PM
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- An Independence, Mo., jury has found in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and other cigarette makers in an individual smoking and health case.
  • Tuesday, February 21

  • Scientists identify embryonic cell gene   UPI / 8:40PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A discovery by University of Missouri-Columbia scientists might explain why cloning often fails in farm and laboratory animals.
  • Wednesday, February 15

  • Jury: $3 million for adoption lawyer error   UPI / 2:00PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A Missouri jury awarded a woman $3 million after finding that her lawyer misrepresented her 11 years ago when she put her child up for adoption.
  • U.S. Army eases boot camp rigors   UPI / 2:00PM
    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Recruits entering U.S. Army boot camps are being yelled at a lot less by sergeants, running less and allowed to sleep longer, the Wall Street Journal reports.
  • Saturday, February 4

  • Teen Wanted in Gay Bar Shooting Is Caught   AP / 7:10PM
    NORFORK, Ark. - A teenager accused of going on a rampage at a Massachusetts gay bar with a hatchet and a gun was in a Missouri hospital Saturday after two shootings in northern Arkansas that resulted in the death of a police officer and a woman accompanying the wounded teen, state police said.
  • Monday, January 30

  • Cattle rustling on the rise in Missouri   UPI / 10:11PM
    MARIONVILLE, Mo., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Farmers and ranchers in Missouri are losing a modern-day fight against cattle rustlers.
  • Tuesday, January 24

  • Probe: Pilot Errors Caused 2004 Mo. Crash   AP / 9:31PM
    WASHINGTON - Pilot errors caused the deadly crash of a commuter airliner in northeast Missouri in 2004, and the crew's nonstop joking and expletive-laden banter in the cockpit didn't help, federal investigators said Tuesday.
  • Friday, January 20

  • Deer may have mad-cow-like disease   UPI / 3:20PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Health officials in Kansas are investigating a potential case of chronic wasting disease, a brain degeneration in deer and elk similar to mad cow disease.
  • Tuesday, January 17

  • Missouri to sue over reservoir breach   UPI / 1:30PM
    ST. LOUIS, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt wants criminal charges or civil cases brought against electric utility AmerenUE for a breach at the Taum Sauk reservoir last month.
  • Tuesday, January 10

  • Chingy pal in apparent murder/suicide   UPI / 9:11PM
    UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A former bodyguard for St. Louis rapper Chingy reportedly killed his longtime girlfriend and their 7-year-old son, then killed himself.
  • Mo. Student Receives Apology Over Kilt   AP / 6:26PM
    JACKSON, Mo. - School officials have apologized to a teenager who was ordered to change clothes after he wore a kilt to a school dance.
  • Monday, January 9

  • Violent video games linked to aggression   UPI / 9:55AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Researchers have discovered a brain mechanism that may link violent computer games with aggression.
  • Friday, December 30

  • Caviar demand threatens U.S. sturgeon   UPI / 10:01PM
    ST. LOUIS, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A shortage of the prized beluga caviar from the Caspian Sea has increased sales for caviar from the sturgeon of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.
  • Thursday, December 15

  • Experts disagree about earthquake risk   UPI / 2:35PM
    ST. LOUIS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Three independent analyses of the New Madrid seismic zone centered in Missouri indicates the fault line indicates little or no movement.
  • Tuesday, December 13

  • Southwest, American in Fresh Battle   AP / 1:10PM
    DALLAS - The first Southwest Airlines Co. flight from Dallas to Missouri left Love Field on Tuesday morning, opening a new front in the battle between the low-cost carrier and American Airlines, the nation's largest airline.
  • Tuesday, November 29

  • Suit challenges Mo. stem-cell referendum   UPI / 1:25PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Missourians Against Human Cloning has filed suit to block a petition drive on a measure that would ensure human stem-cell research remains legal in Missouri.
  • Friday, November 18

  • Second Iowa Prisoner Caught in Missouri   AP / 11:10AM
    DES MOINES, Iowa - The second fugitive sought after he and another prisoner escaped from an Iowa prison was caught Friday in Missouri. Robert Joseph Legendre, 27, was captured in Caruthersville, Mo., said Fred Scaletta, an Iowa prisons spokesman.
  • Wednesday, November 9

  • Attorney denies alleged murder motive   UPI / 4:11PM
    WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A talk radio host accused of poisoning his wife allegedly moved her from Missouri to Waltham, Mass., because the couple was under pressure to have a baby.
  • Thursday, October 27

  • Deercam TV: A federally funded project   UPI / 12:40PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The University of Missouri-Columbia says it has developed a wireless video camera that's placed on a deer's head to see how it behaves away from humans.
  • Wednesday, October 19

  • Genetic disorder mystery is solved   UPI / 6:20PM
    OXFORD, England, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Scientists have partially untangled genetic details of a mysterious disorder that caused seizures and death in infant Missouri boys within a month of birth.
  • Saturday, October 15

  • High Court Blocks Prison Abortion Order   AP / 1:16AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Supreme Court late Friday temporarily blocked a federal judge's ruling that ordered Missouri prison officials to drive a pregnant inmate to a clinic on Saturday for an abortion.
  • Wednesday, October 12

  • Monsanto Fourth-Quarter Loss Widens   AP / 10:11AM
    ST. LOUIS - Monsanto Co., maker of genetically engineered seeds and the Roundup herbicide, said Wednesday that its fiscal fourth-quarter loss widened substantially, but the results exceeded Wall Street expectations and Monsanto raised its 2006 guidance.
  • Tuesday, October 11

  • New power cell works for nearly 20 years   UPI / 5:10PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- University of Missouri-Columbia scientists say they've developed a power cell capable of providing continuous power for years.
  • Monday, October 10

  • Weeds develop resistance to Roundup   UPI / 10:51PM
    ST. LOUIS, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Weeds resistant to Monsanto's popular Roundup Ready weed-control system have been discovered in northwest Missouri.
  • Thursday, October 6

  • New cell detection process unveiled   UPI / 1:44PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A process developed by a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher can reportedly detect single cells, rather than just populations of cells.
  • Thursday, September 29

  • Amtrak Train Derails in Missouri   AP / 5:15AM
    BLACKWELL, Mo. - An Amtrak train derailed in eastern Missouri after apparently striking boulders on the tracks from a rockslide, officials said. No major injuries were reported.
  • Wednesday, September 28

  • Pair wins $800,000 from State Farm   UPI / 9:21PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Two Missouri people acquitted of automobile insurance fraud were awarded $800,000 in damages for malicious prosecution of their case.
  • Sunday, September 25

  • Indians' Wild-Card Lead Narrows With Loss   AP / 7:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Cleveland center fielder Grady Sizemore appeared to lose Paul Phillips' ninth-inning double in the sun, allowing Angel Berroa to score the winning run for the Kansas City Royals in a 5-4 victory over the Indians on Sunday.
  • Saturday, September 24

  • Indians Widen Wild-Card Lead to 1 1/2 Games   AP / 11:25PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With another big night at the plate, the Cleveland Indians boosted their AL wild-card lead to 1 1/2 games. Jhonny Peralta, Ronnie Belliard, Grady Sizemore and Coco Crisp homered to lead the Indians over the Kansas City Royals 11-4 Saturday night, the Indians' 17th win in 19 games.
  • Friday, September 23

  • Streaking Indians Defeat Royals 11-6   AP / 12:11AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Travis Hafner hit his sixth home run in five games and Coco Crisp added a two-run shot to lead Cleveland past Kansas City 11-6 on Thursday night, moving the streaking Indians within 1 1/2 games of first-place Chicago in the AL Central.
  • Monday, September 19

  • Cards Sell Out Playoff Tickets in 2 Hours   AP / 6:11PM
    ST. LOUIS - It took about two hours Monday for the NL Central champion St. Louis Cardinals to sell out all of their playoff games leading up to the World Series.
  • Thursday, September 15

  • Royals Hand ChiSox Second Straight Loss   AP / 6:11PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - John Buck hit a two-run double to key four-run seventh inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the White Sox 7-5 on Thursday to cut Chicago's lead in the AL Central to 4 1/2 games.
  • Tuesday, September 13

  • Kansas City adopts 'Kansas City'   UPI / 2:20PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Accolades are piling up for songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in "Kansas City."
  • Sunday, September 11

  • Jet Makes Emergency Landing in St. Louis   AP / 3:14AM
    ST. LOUIS - A Northwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing Saturday because of mechanical trouble with an engine and the landing gear.
  • Friday, September 9

  • Cardinals Defeat Fading Mets 3-2   AP / 11:11PM
    ST. LOUIS - Larry Walker hit a tiebreaking home run off the right-field scoreboard with two outs in the eighth inning and Jason Marquis threw eight strong innings, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 3-2 Friday night.
  • Sunday, August 28

  • Branson offers gas discount card   UPI / 5:01PM
    BRANSON, Mo., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Businesses in Branson, Mo., are extending their Gas Buster Discount Cards until the end of October to offset the high cost of gas.
  • Friday, August 26

  • Charges dropped against Fonda spitter   UPI / 9:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A man who spat on actress Jane Fonda in Kansas City, Mo., will not face criminal charges.
  • Missouri's Response to Death Questioned   AP / 5:10PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - From the frantic moments after 19-year-old Aaron O'Neal's death in July to the preseason practices leading to their first game next week, Missouri football players have publicly stood united in support of the program.
  • Eminem Sued Over Tour Bus Accident   AP / 1:11PM
    ST. LOUIS - A lawsuit was filed Thursday against Eminem, his bus driver and tour bus company seeking unspecified damages for a July accident involving seven vehicles in western Missouri.
  • Thursday, August 25

  • Royals Defeats Red Sox 4-3 in 11 Innings   AP / 1:30AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chip Ambres' sacrifice fly drove in David DeJesus with the winning run with one out in the 11th Wednesday night, lifting the Kansas City Royals to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
  • Sunday, August 21

  • Debate Over Cell Phone Towers Growing   AP / 10:11PM
    ST. LOUIS - After two years of boisterous meetings and litigation, the 150-member Southampton Presbyterian Church surrounded by closely-spaced red-brick homes is at odds with its neighbors over an issue that has nothing to do with theology.
  • Giants Win With Help From Cardinals' Goofs   AP / 6:11PM
    ST. LOUIS - Jason Schmidt allowed four hits in seven shutout innings, and the San Francisco Giants capitalized on four St. Louis errors to beat the Cardinals 4-2 Sunday.
  • Thursday, August 18

  • Cheney: Iraq victory critical to security   UPI / 9:40PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Vice President Dick Cheney told an audience of military veterans in Springfield, Mo., victory in Iraq is critical to U.S. security.
  • Wednesday, August 17

  • Sprint-Nextel Wants Affiliate Appraised   AP / 11:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sprint-Nextel Corp. on Wednesday said it wants appraisers to determine the value of shares of Nextel Partners Inc. in the event the affiliated company's shareholders push for Sprint-Nextel to buy the company.
  • Wednesday, August 10

  • Woman jumps from car that won't stop, dies   UPI / 8:40PM
    ST. CHARLES, Mo., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A Missouri woman is dead after jumping out of a car that wouldn't slow down, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
  • Stem cell research controversy expands   UPI / 11:30AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The often emotional controversy concerning stem cell research is reportedly expanding from Washington, now involving an increasing number of states.
  • Saturday, August 6

  • Hudson Gets 100th Victory As Braves Win   AP / 5:12PM
    ST. LOUIS - Tim Hudson gave up one run in seven innings for his 100th career win, while Andruw Jones homered twice, one a grand slam, and the Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-1 on Saturday.
  • Friday, August 5

  • Some Doubt Guilt of Executed Man in Mo.   AP / 2:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Many death row inmates proclaim their innocence, but Roy "Hog" Roberts, a big man, loud and profane, was adamant. He was so convinced of his innocence that in the waning days before his 1999 execution for the murder of a prison guard, he demanded a polygraph test.
  • Thursday, August 4

  • Cards said switching flagship broadcasters   UPI / 2:10PM
    ST.LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The St. Louis Cardinals' 52-year run with KMOX as the team's flagship radio station is reported ending this season with broadcasts switching to KTRS.
  • Tuesday, August 2

  • Stepfather Charged in 'Precious Doe' Case   AP / 4:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Harrell Johnson, the stepfather of a girl whose decapitated body was know only as "Precious Doe" for more than four years, has been indicted by a grand jury for first-degree murder, prosecutors said Tuesday.
  • Sunday, July 31

  • Mo. Prosecutor Reinvestigates Old Cases   AP / 7:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - After landing a job at a prestigious law firm, Jennifer Joyce was making good money with an office overlooking the Gateway Arch - and was miserable. So she took a job at half the pay as an assistant prosecutor, sharing a dingy office with three other lawyers and one computer.
  • Thursday, July 28

  • No Spike in Leukemia Found Near Mo. Town   AP / 11:31PM
    ST. LOUIS - The state Health Department has determined there is no cancer cluster in and around a town where the federal government used to process materials for nuclear weapons, officials said Thursday.
  • Wednesday, July 27

  • AP: Missouri Football Death Questionable   AP / 5:14PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Missouri football player who died after collapsing at the end of a preseason workout wasn't immediately taken to the hospital across the street but instead driven to the team offices, a university police report shows.
  • Sprint 2Q Profit Doubles Before Merger   AP / 3:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sprint Corp., which has agreed to purchase the wireless carrier Nextel Communications Inc., said Wednesday its second quarter earnings more than doubled as its wireless business continued to soar. It raised its expectations for the year. Its shares rose more than 3 percent in morning trading.
  • Monday, July 25

  • Malpractice coverage costs more, pays less   UPI / 3:21PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 25 (UPI) -- Illinois and Missouri medical malpractice insurers reportedly continued raising premiums last year, but at the same time paid less in claims.
  • U.S. coal business looking very profitable   UPI / 12:10PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 25 (UPI) -- U.S. coal producers say their business has taken a sharp turn for the better in the last three months.
  • Saturday, July 23

  • Lee Launches 32nd Homer As Cubs Win   AP / 7:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Derrek Lee hit his major league-leading 32nd homer, and Jeromy Burnitz and Aramis Ramirez also connected for the Chicago Cubs in a 6-5 victory Saturday over the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Thursday, July 21

  • Computer worm hitting iPod users   UPI / 2:35PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 21 (UPI) -- A California Internet security firm has identified a worm that is attacking Apple Computer's popular iTunes music service through AOL Instant Messenger.
  • Tuesday, July 19

  • Alchemist relives Anger tour bus crash   UPI / 12:51AM
    LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- The Emimen DJ called Alchemist Monday blamed the driver for the crash of his Anger Management tour bus in Missouri.
  • Monday, July 18

  • Broken Leg Sidelines Cardinals' Sanders   AP / 8:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Cardinals outfielder Reggie Sanders might miss a month or more because of a broken bone in his right leg. Sanders was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, three days after he collided with center fielder Jim Edmonds as they chased a flyball. Tests Sunday showed that the 37-year-old left fielder has a hairline fracture of his right fibula that team doctors estimate could keep him out four to six weeks.
  • Saturday, July 16

  • Cards Edge Past Astros 4-3 in 13 Innings   AP / 1:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer off Chad Harville in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
  • Friday, July 15

  • Railroad disruptions may drive up coal   UPI / 1:10PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 15 (UPI) -- Railway disruptions in the western United States are expected to boost the price of coal and hurt the industry's profits.
  • Thursday, July 14

  • Hip hop bus crash injures 11   UPI / 4:30PM
    ODESSA, Mo., July 14 (UPI) -- Eminem's DJ Alchemist and Atlanta rapper Stat Quo were among 11 people injured in the crash of an "Anger Management 3" tour bus in western Missouri.
  • Wednesday, July 13

  • Federated, May shareholders OK merger   UPI / 2:51PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 13 (UPI) -- Shareholders Wednesday of Federated Department Stores and May Department Stores Co. OK'd Federated's purchase of May, in separate U.S. votes.
  • Missouri removes racist covenant language   UPI / 1:30PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 13 (UPI) -- Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt has signed into law removing language in homes association documents that ban minorities from owning or renting property.
  • No dirty joke for AMC theaters   UPI / 1:11PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 13 (UPI) -- The second-largest theater chain in the United States will not show "The Aristocrats," an unrated documentary about the so-called dirtiest joke ever told.
  • Tuesday, July 12

  • Depression affects post heart attack death   UPI / 9:50PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 12 (UPI) -- It's well known depression increases the risk of death after a heart attack, but now U.S. researchers have determined why it does so.
  • Team searches for route of Santa Fe Trail   UPI / 3:31PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 12 (UPI) -- National Parks Service workers are trying to find a couple of missing links in the Santa Fe Trail's route through Kansas City.
  • Monday, July 11

  • Inergy LP buys N.Y. state gas storage unit   UPI / 4:00PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 11 (UPI) -- Inergy LP, a propane company based in Kansas City, Mo., will pay $230 million for a New York natural gas storage facility.
  • Sunday, July 10

  • Twins Tip Royals 3-2 in 12 Innings   AP / 6:11PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nick Punto scored on third baseman Mark Teahen's fielding error with two outs in the 12th inning and the Minnesota Twins overcame Mike Sweeney's two home runs to beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Sunday.
  • Thursday, July 7

  • H&R Block Buys Small Online Tax Company   AP / 4:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One month after pledging to stanch the loss of customers from its digital tax business, H&R Block Inc. said Thursday it has acquired a small, online tax service company whose founders helped create the popular Turbo Tax software.
  • Sunday, July 3

  • Cardinals Defeat Rockies 5-4   AP / 6:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Abraham Nunez singled in the winning run in the ninth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals denied the Colorado Rockies their first road series win of the year with a 5-4 victory Sunday.
  • Friday, July 1

  • Mad Cow Scare May Affect July 4 Cookouts   AP / 9:12PM
    ST. LOUIS - There will be no ribs or steaks on the grill this Fourth of July weekend at the Brown house. Worried by the latest confirmed homegrown case of mad cow disease in the United States, the Browns plan to cook up some chicken.
  • Rockies Rip Cards 7-0 for Rare Road Win   AP / 2:34AM
    ST. LOUIS - Rookie Jeff Francis pitched three-hit ball for six innings, and Garrett Atkins and Danny Ardoin homered Thursday night to lead the Colorado Rockies over the St. Louis Cardinals 7-0 for only their sixth road victory of the season.
  • Wednesday, June 29

  • LaRussa angry at ESPN   UPI / 10:50PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 29 (UPI) -- St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa strongly criticized ESPN for a time change in his team's game the night before the all-star break begins.
  • Monsanto Shares Fall on 3Q Earnings Loss   AP / 6:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Shares of Monsanto Co., the maker of RoundUp herbicide and bioengineered seeds, dropped sharply Wednesday after the company said its third-quarter earnings fell 81 percent because of a $248 million write-off of research and development related to acquisitions.
  • Monsanto's 3Q Profit Slumps on Charges   AP / 9:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - Monsanto Co., the maker of RoundUp herbicide and bioengineered seeds, said Wednesday its third-quarter earnings fell 81 percent from last year due to a $248 million write-off of research and development related to acquisitions.
  • Tuesday, June 28

  • Pomegranate juice may reduce birth defect   UPI / 9:31PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. study finds that drinking pomegranate juice may reduce the severity of some brain injuries associated with premature births.
  • Monday, June 27

  • GM deals may spark a trend   UPI / 12:21AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 26 (UPI) -- Dealerships are hoping that General Motors Corp.'s decision to extend employee-discount prices to consumers will start a trend.
  • Sunday, June 26

  • Pirates Jack Cardinals 5-4 in 10 Innings   AP / 6:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Jason Bay hit a pair of game-tying home runs and Jose Castillo hit a tiebreaking shot in the 10th inning, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
  • Saturday, June 25

  • PET scans best to detect vaginal cancer   UPI / 12:11AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 24 (UPI) -- PET scans detected twice as many primary tumors and cancerous lymph nodes as did CT scans in those with vaginal cancer, St. Louis researchers reported.
  • Friday, June 24

  • Enzyme may help arthritis   UPI / 9:10PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 24 (UPI) -- St. Louis scientists have found a new role for an enzyme that may make it a target for anti-inflammatory treatments and help in arthritis.
  • Tuesday, June 21

  • AMC, Loews Cineplex Plan to Merge   AP / 2:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The nation's second-largest theater chain AMC Entertainment Inc., announced plans Tuesday to acquire Loews Cineplex Entertainment Corp. in a move that may help the new company compete as Hollywood struggles to lure more people to the nation's megaplexes.
  • Monday, June 20

  • Crowded Van Overturns in Mo., Killing 5   AP / 2:10AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - A van carrying 20 people skidded and overturned on a Missouri highway Sunday, killing five passengers and injuring 15, police said.
  • Friday, June 17

  • Owners of St. Louis Blues Plan to Sell   AP / 12:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - The owners of the St. Louis Blues were expected to announce their plans to sell the franchise, citing tens of millions of dollars in red ink as the NHL struggles to regain its footing after a lockout canceled last season.
  • Wednesday, June 15

  • Doctor recommends new cancer scans   UPI / 9:41PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 15 (UPI) -- A Saint Louis University Hospital doctor has begun a campaign for national changes to the ways doctors scan patients for cancers.
  • Sunday, June 12

  • Sputtering Yanks Lose to the Cardinals   AP / 6:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Scott Seabol's first career homer, a two-run, pinch-hit shot in the seventh inning, provided the go-ahead run in the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-3 victory over the sputtering New York Yankees on Sunday.
  • Saturday, June 11

  • Yankees Bounce Back to Beat Cardinals 5-0   AP / 10:24PM
    ST. LOUIS - Randy Johnson and the New York Yankees responded to Joe Torre's tongue-lashing with a performance worthy of a $200 million team. Johnson outpitched Mark Mulder in a matchup of two of the game's best left-handers, and Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez each had two RBIs in a 5-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.
  • Chanel claims Web site sells counterfeits   UPI / 4:00PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 11 (UPI) -- Chanel Inc. has sued a Missouri-based Web site that offers "novelty" replicas of items bearing famous and pricey brand names.
  • Thursday, June 9

  • Study links Gulf War service to conditions   UPI / 6:11PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 9 (UPI) -- A study finds U.S. veterans who served in the Middle East during the first Gulf War are more likely to suffer from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Red Sox Defeat Cardinals 4-0 in Wet Rematch   AP / 4:45AM
    ST. LOUIS - David Wells threw eight innings of four-hit ball and the Boston Red Sox got big hits from David Ortiz and Jason Varitek in a 4-0 rain-delayed victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.
  • Wednesday, June 8

  • New mosquito repellents available   UPI / 11:50PM
    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo., June 8 (UPI) -- Spectrum Brands, in St. Louis, has helped develop two new mosquito repellents that give consumers alternatives to the familiar DEET-based repellents.
  • H&R Block Posts Higher 4Q Earnings   AP / 6:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - H&R Block Inc., the nation's largest income tax preparer, said Wednesday its fourth-quarter earnings increased 7 percent after a strong tax season, and that its board of directors has approved a two-for-one stock split.
  • Cards Wallop BoSox for 2nd Straight Night   AP / 12:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - The offense that deserted the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series is back in a big way for this interleague series against the Boston Red Sox.
  • Cards Hammer Red Sox Again; Yankees Lose   AP / 8:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - The offense that deserted the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series is back in a big way for this interleague series against the Boston Red Sox.
  • Sunday, June 5

  • Hundreds Attend Mo. Confederate Ceremony   AP / 8:10PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - About 400 people turned out for a Confederate memorial service held Sunday under the rebel battle flag, singing "Dixie" and laying roses at a Confederate monument. Miles to the west, meanwhile, protesters demonstrated their disapproval by marching outside the Missouri Governor's Mansion.
  • Wednesday, June 1

  • Royals Beat Unit, First Time in 12 Years   AP / 11:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Emil Brown hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat Randy Johnson for the first time in 12 years, handing the New York Yankees their fourth straight loss with a 3-1 victory Wednesday night.
  • Tuesday, May 31

  • Royals Hire Buddy Bell As Manager   AP / 6:23PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Buddy Bell faces a daunting rebuilding project with a team that could be headed for record losses, and he's promising no quick turnaround for the Kansas City Royals.
  • Saturday, May 28

  • Streaking Cardinals Clip Nationals 3-1   AP / 10:23PM
    ST. LOUIS - Jeff Suppan allowed four hits in seven dominant innings and Jim Edmonds homered for the second straight game, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Saturday night for their fifth straight victory.
  • Wednesday, May 25

  • Study links metabolism, atherosclerosis   UPI / 9:04PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 25 (UPI) -- "Bad" metabolism appears to cause inflammation in blood vessel walls leading to heart attacks and strokes, U.S. researchers reported.
  • Friday, May 20

  • Antarctica getting more snow   UPI / 4:20PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 20 (UPI) -- Global warming may be helping weigh down the eastern half of Antarctica by more than 45 billion tons a year, a study found.
  • Thursday, May 19

  • Royals Defeat Orioles 7-4   AP / 5:24PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Emil Brown hit a three-run homer, Angel Berroa added a solo shot and the Kansas City Royals finally held a lead against the Baltimore Orioles in a 7-4 victory Thursday.
  • Rush Limbaugh becomes a 'podcaster'   UPI / 3:00PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 19 (UPI) -- Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh jumped into the so-called podcasting world with a service available only to subscribers.
  • Monday, May 16

  • Acne drug does not increase depression   UPI / 9:00PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 16 (UPI) -- U.S. adolescents with moderate to severe acne experienced a reduction rather than an increase of depression symptoms while taking the medication isotretinoin.
  • Saturday, May 14

  • Man Gets Life Sentence for Killing Family   AP / 12:30PM
    ST. LOUIS - A civil engineer who admitted killing his wife and two children by beating them with a frying pan and suffocating them has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
  • Friday, May 13

  • Tsunami Brings Luck for Deformed Girl   AP / 3:11PM
    ST. LOUIS - The 8-year-old girl dressed in pink is in a hospital where she has been pricked with needles and had four teeth pulled. Her home, thousands of miles away, has been partly destroyed by an earthquake and probably won't be rebuilt by the time she returns to it. Yet, she is smiling.
  • Thursday, May 12

  • Doctor-directed exercise helps diabetics   UPI / 6:02PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 12 (UPI) -- Diabetics are more likely to exercise if their doctors help them create and stick to a formalized plan, research shows.
  • Cards Overwhelm the Dodgers With 9-3 Win   AP / 12:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - Larry Walker had three of St. Louis' season-high 19 hits and drove in three runs, backing a strong seven-inning effort by Jeff Suppan in the Cardinals' 9-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.
  • Wednesday, May 11

  • Tony Pena Resigns As Royals Manager   AP / 1:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The underachieving Kansas City Royals' frequent on-field mistakes finally took their toll on Tony Pena.
  • Tony Pena Resigns As Royals Manager   AP / 4:10AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tony Pena resigned as manager of the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night, less than two seasons after he was the American League Manager of the Year.
  • Tuesday, May 10

  • Not-Guilty Pleas Entered for Okla. Parents   AP / 6:11PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A judge entered not-guilty pleas Tuesday for the mother and stepfather charged with murdering a little girl found beheaded in Kansas City four years ago.
  • School Bus Crash in Mo. Kills Two in Cars   AP / 1:24AM
    LIBERTY, Mo. - A school bus slammed into two vehicles as it approached an intersection Monday morning, killing two people in the cars and injuring 23 elementary students.
  • Monday, May 9

  • School Bus Crash in Mo. Leaves Two Dead   AP / 12:13PM
    LIBERTY, Mo. - A school bus crashed into two other vehicles Monday morning, killing two people in the cars struck by the bus and injuring more than 20 children.
  • Friday, May 6

  • Mom, Stepdad Charged With Mo. Tot's Murder   AP / 10:10AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The little girl was kicked and left to die, her head then cut off with a pair of hedge clippers. For four years, she went without even a name. Then on Thursday, among the flowers and balloons at the memorial to the girl long known as Precious Doe, a handwritten sign announced the news: My name is Erica Michelle Marie Green.
  • Stepdad, Mom Charged in Precious Doe Slay   AP / 8:10AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The little girl was kicked and left to die, her head then cut off with a pair of hedge clippers. For four years, she went without even a name. Then on Thursday, among the flowers and balloons at the memorial to the girl long known as Precious Doe, a handwritten sign announced the news: My name is Erica Michelle Marie Green.
  • GE to Sell Physician Liability Insurer   AP / 8:10AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - General Electric Co. said Friday that its GE Insurance Solutions unit has agreed to sell Medical Protective Corp., a professional liability insurer for physicians and dentists, to National Indemnity, a unit of Warren Buffet's insurance holding company Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
  • Thursday, May 5

  • Ind. man charged with bank fraud   UPI / 8:51PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 5 (UPI) -- An Indiana man has been indicted in St. Louis on charges involving a scheme to defraud three area banks, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday.
  • Stepdad, Mom Charged in Precious Doe Slay   AP / 8:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For four years, she was known only as Precious Doe, a little girl whose headless body was found along a road. On Thursday, police identified the girl, arrested her mother and stepfather on murder charges, and pronounced the sad mystery solved.
  • Stepdad, Mom Charged in Precious Doe Slay   AP / 7:11PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For four years, she was known only as Precious Doe, a little girl whose headless body was found along a road. On Thursday, police identified the girl, arrested her mother and stepfather on murder charges, and pronounced the sad mystery solved.
  • Okla. Mom Charged in Girl's Decapitation   AP / 3:11PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Four years after a little girl's headless body was found, police identified an Oklahoma woman as her mother and charged her Thursday in the murder of the child who became known as Precious Doe.
  • Okla. Mom Charged in Girl's Decapitation   AP / 12:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Four years after a little girl's headless body was found, police identified an Oklahoma woman as her mother and charged her Thursday with murdering the child who became known as Precious Doe.
  • Tuesday, May 3

  • Charter Communications Loss Widens in 1Q   AP / 10:15AM
    ST. LOUIS - Charter Communications Inc., the nation's third-largest cable television provider, on Tuesday reported a wider loss for the first quarter, but said a jump in high-speed Internet subscribers powered revenue gains. Its shares rose in early trading.
  • Friday, April 29

  • LH Capuano Doubles, Brewers Top Cards 4-3   AP / 10:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - On a day the Milwaukee Brewers were originally scheduled to have off, Chris Capuano sure looked ready to work. The left-hander pitched into the seventh inning and also doubled and scored, helping the Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 on Thursday and avoid a three-game sweep.
  • Wednesday, April 27

  • Survey: 85 percent detect news bias   UPI / 8:20PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., April 27 (UPI) -- A Missouri School of Journalism survey suggests 85 percent of Americans believe the news media shows political bias.
  • Monday, April 25

  • Breakthrough treatment for West Nile Virus   UPI / 6:20PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 25 (UPI) -- Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed an antibody that successfully treats mice for West Nile Virus.
  • Sunday, April 24

  • Cardinals Beat Astros 8-5 to Sweep Series   AP / 6:11PM
    ST. LOUIS - Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer, and David Eckstein and Mark Grudzielanek each had three hits to help the St. Louis Cardinals complete a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with an 8-5 victory Sunday.
  • Saturday, April 23

  • White Sox Stop Royals 3-2 in 10 Innings   AP / 11:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Aaron Rowand singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning Saturday night and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 for the best 18-game start in their 104-year history.
  • Cardinals Nip Astros 1-0 in 10 Innings   AP / 6:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Mark Mulder threw a 10-inning shutout, outpitching Roger Clemens in a marquee matchup and leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Houston Astros 1-0 Saturday.
  • White Sox Off to Best Start Since 1935   AP / 2:24AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Freddy Garcia pitched seven strong innings, Juan Uribe had three hits and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 8-2 Friday night to stretch their winning streak to five games. Chicago's 13-4 record matches the best start in team history set in 1912, 1919 and 1935.
  • Garcia Pitches White Sox Past Royals   AP / 1:24AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Freddy Garcia pitched seven strong innings, Juan Uribe had three hits and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 8-2 Friday night to stretch their winning streak to five games.
  • Friday, April 22

  • Love and respect at bluesman's wake   UPI / 1:10PM
    ST.LOUIS, Mo., April 22 (UPI) -- There was a lot of love and respect shown at bluesman Johnnie Johnson's musicians' wake in St. Louis -- but no one should be surprised.
  • Metal worker fights record industry suit   UPI / 12:20AM
    ST. LOUIS, April 21 (UPI) -- A sheet metal worker from St. Louis has decided to take on the record industry over his right to download music from the Kazaa web site.
  • Thursday, April 21

  • Gene therapy can correct hemophilia   UPI / 9:20PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 21 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said they were able to use gene therapy to cure a form of hemophilia in newborn mice and dogs.
  • Car maker faulted in jury award   UPI / 12:41PM
    FREDERICKTOWN, Mo., April 21 (UPI) -- The foreman of a Missouri jury says the panel faulted Ford Motor Co. while reaching a $43.7 million damage verdict in a car crash death case.
  • Wednesday, April 20

  • Mo. Man Spits Tobacco Juice at Jane Fonda   AP / 9:11PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man spit tobacco juice into the face of Jane Fonda after waiting in line to have her sign her new memoir. Capt. Rich Lockhart of the Kansas City Police Department said Michael A. Smith, 54, was arrested Tuesday night on a municipal charge of disorderly conduct.
  • Mo. Man Spits Tobacco Juice on Jane Fonda   AP / 8:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man spit tobacco juice into the face of Jane Fonda after waiting in line to have her sign her new memoir. Capt. Rich Lockhart of the Kansas City Police Department said Michael A. Smith, 54, was arrested Tuesday night on a municipal charge of disorderly conduct.
  • Man spits on Jane Fonda at book-signing   UPI / 12:40PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 20 (UPI) -- Actress Jane Fonda declined to press charges against a Kansas City, Mo., man who spat tobacco juice on her at a book-signing stop.
  • Sunday, April 17

  • Washington University Hunger Strike Ends   AP / 9:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Students advocating for better pay for Washington University contract workers have ended a six-day hunger strike and will meet with Chancellor Mark Wrighton three times this week to discuss the issue.
  • Friday, April 15

  • Cadmium linked with neurological disorders   UPI / 2:44PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., April 15 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists found low levels of cadmium in the brain may contribute to neurological disorders and increase negative drug affects.
  • Friday, April 8

  • Mo. ethanol plant to cut emmissions   UPI / 10:50AM
    CRAIG, Mo., April 8 (UPI) -- An ethanol plant in Craig, Mo., has agreed to reduce emissions to settle Clean Air Act allegations, the Justice Department said Friday.
  • Thursday, April 7

  • St. Louis favorite cut from 'Idol'   UPI / 2:50PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 7 (UPI) -- "American Idol" contestant Nikko Smith has been cut from the hit series after drawing the fewest viewer votes of any of the nine finalists.
  • Tuesday, April 5

  • N. Carolina Beats Illinois for NCAA Title   AP / 8:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - Finally, Roy Williams had a good reason to cry. Stymied so many times before in his pursuit of a title, the longtime coach broke through Monday night. The tears this time were tears of joy, the result of North Carolina's 75-70 victory over Illinois that finally gave Williams the national championship that was missing from his otherwise stellar 17-year career.
  • Shooting Woes Cost Illini National Title   AP / 8:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - Illinois had the right play, and the right person taking the shot. With the game still tied and 16 seconds left, Luther Head darted behind the 3-point line and waited for someone to get him the ball. He put up a wide-open shot and then watched helplessly as the ball bounced off the rim and Sean May snatched it up.
  • Carolina Tops Illini 75-70 for NCAA Title   AP / 2:24AM
    ST. LOUIS - Finally, Roy Williams had a good reason to cry. Stymied so many times before in his pursuit of a title, the longtime coach broke through Monday night. The tears this time were tears of joy, the result of North Carolina's 75-70 victory over Illinois that finally gave Williams the national championship that was missing from his otherwise stellar 17-year career.
  • Monday, April 4

  • Ex-Coaches Watch Teams Reach NCAA Finals   AP / 2:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - One left for greener pastures. The other made a mess out of Carolina Blue. Neither Bill Self nor Matt Doherty was on the sideline Monday night when the teams they used to coach, Illinois and North Carolina, met for the national championship.
  • The Inevitable Matchup: Illinois Vs. UNC   AP / 4:23AM
    ST. LOUIS - This is the way it's supposed to be: the two best teams in the country playing for the national championship.
  • Sunday, April 3

  • Illinois to Play for First-Ever NCAA Title   AP / 12:34PM
    ST. LOUIS - Staring into the sea of orange in the stands, the Illinois players raised their forefingers high above their heads. The No. 1 team in the country needs just one more win, and 100 years of waiting for a championship will be over.
  • Saturday, April 2

  • Louisville Goes for Upset Against Illinois   AP / 4:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - They are circling in opposite spheres this week, at least so far. Roy Williams seeks the only win he needs to make his resume complete. Rick Pitino goes for another national title to solidify his standing among the greats. The two Final Four coaches are on opposite sides of the bracket in Saturday's semifinals.
  • Weber Family Takes Comfort in Basketball   AP / 12:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Instead of turning inward with grief over Dawn Weber's sudden death, the Weber family has taken comfort in basketball, watching one of her sons, David, win a state high school championship while another, Bruce, leads his team to the Final Four.
  • Mourning Webers Turn to Basketball   AP / 4:24AM
    ST. LOUIS - Instead of turning inward with grief over Dawn Weber's sudden death, the Weber family has taken comfort in basketball, watching one of her sons, David, win a state high school championship while another, Bruce, leads his team to the Final Four.
  • Friday, April 1

  • Kidney disease and cardiac problems linked   UPI / 5:40PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 1 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have linked kidney damage and cardiac problems, creating new possibilities for treating the primary cause of death in kidney disease patients.
  • Illinois' Weber Chosen AP Coach of Year   AP / 1:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Bruce Weber, who led Illinois to its winningest season, was an overwhelming choice Friday as The Associated Press national coach of the year.
  • Friday, March 25

  • Nelly's half-sister dies of leukemia   UPI / 2:00PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 25 (UPI) -- The half-sister of hip-hop star Nelly, has died of acute myelogenous leukemia at a St. Louis hospital.
  • Sunday, March 20

  • Drugs Cause Ex-Mo. Prosecutor's Downfall   AP / 6:10AM
    MACON, Mo. - A former prosecutor and family man once known for a firm grasp of the difference between right and wrong, David Masters arrived at his death bound to a chair, his final stop along a road of poor choices.
  • Friday, March 18

  • Oklahoma State Leads NCAA Wrestling   AP / 12:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - Oklahoma State put itself in early position for a third straight NCAA wrestling championship Thursday night, advancing eight athletes to the quarterfinals.
  • Wednesday, March 16

  • Best way to find prostate cancer found   UPI / 3:40PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 16 (UPI) -- St. Louis researchers say the best way to spot prostate cancer is by combining the prostate-specific antigen blood test and the digital rectal exam.
  • Missouri-Oklahoma Box   AP / 12:10PM
    Kleiza 7-15 17-19 33, Young 3-4 3-4 9, McKinney 2-10 10-10 14, Conley 3-7 2-2 8, Gardner 5-11 1-1 13, Horton 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 1-3 0-0 2, Dailey 0-0 0-0 0, Dandridge 0-0 0-0 0, Grimes 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-50 33-36 79.
  • Tuesday, March 15

  • School board keeps 'The Giver' on list   UPI / 5:50PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 15 (UPI) -- A Missouri school board has rejected parents' complaints the book "The Giver" is "twisted" and extremely violent, voting to keep the book on its reading list.
  • Sunday, March 13

  • Knight to Face Sutton in Big 12 Final   AP / 2:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The first day of Eddie Sutton's 70th year will produce a coaching matchup for the ages. Joey Graham scored 25 points Saturday, four on free throws in the final 41.4 seconds, to mark Sutton's 69th birthday Saturday with a 78-75 victory over No. 9 Kansas in the Big 12 semifinals.
  • Friday, March 11

  • Clean-air rule targets coal-fired plants   UPI / 2:31PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 11 (UPI) -- Environmentalists say a new clean-air rule issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will reduce soot and pollution from coal-fired power plants.
  • Wednesday, March 9

  • Oldest fossil human protein sequenced   UPI / 8:11PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 9 (UPI) -- U.S. and German experts have extracted and sequenced protein from a 75,000-year-old Neanderthal found in Iraq, the oldest such protein to be sequenced.
  • Quadriplegic Settles 'Apprentice' Suit   AP / 5:11PM
    ST. LOUIS - A quadriplegic attorney settled his lawsuit against producers of NBC's "The Apprentice" after they agreed to make clear the program accepts applications from the disabled.
  • Study: relocation depends on husband   UPI / 4:41PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 9 (UPI) -- Economists at Washington University in St. Louis say couples are more likely to move to a big city for employment if the husband is a college graduate.
  • Progress made on a cancer vaccine   UPI / 3:51PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 9 (UPI) -- St. Louis scientists report progress toward development of a breast cancer vaccine that reportedly stimulates immune cell recognition of tumor cells.
  • Oakland Makes NCAAs With Losing Record   AP / 9:10AM
    TULSA, Okla. - All those impossible road trips and murderous nonconference games may have finally paid off for Oakland. After starting the season with seven losses and getting roughed up at Illinois, Missouri, Xavier, Texas A&M and Michigan State, the Golden Grizzlies are going to the NCAA tournament with a 12-18 record.
  • Monday, March 7

  • Missouri River drying due to drought   UPI / 4:00PM
    PIERRE, S.D., March 7 (UPI) -- The Missouri River, known as the Big Muddy, is becoming just muddy, with less water, as a result of drought in Montana and the Dakotas.
  • Thursday, March 3

  • 'Hobit' fossil may be new human species   UPI / 4:50PM
    ST, LOUIS, Mo., March 3 (UPI) -- A fossil of a small person nicknamed "the Hobbit" likely represents a previously unrecognized species of early humans, a study says.
  • Wednesday, March 2

  • St. Louis Symphony strike is settled   UPI / 3:01PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 2 (UPI) -- St. Louis Symphony Orchestra musicians have ratified a new contract to end a fractious two-month strike, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
  • Monday, February 28

  • Yellow Roadway to Acquire USF for $1.37B   AP / 12:11PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Trucking company Yellow Roadway Corp. has agreed to buy rival USF Corp. in a deal worth about $1.37 billion in cash and stock, the two companies announced.
  • Sunday, February 27

  • Trucking Firm Yellow Roadway to Buy USF   AP / 9:14PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Trucking company Yellow Roadway Corp. has agreed to buy rival USF Corp. in a deal worth about $1.37 billion, the two companies announced Sunday.
  • Friday, February 25

  • Report: May-Federated Talks Heating Up   AP / 5:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Federated Department Stores Inc.'s possible $10 billion buyout of rival May Department Stores Co. has reached a critical point, with boards of both retailers to meet separately into the weekend to perhaps finalize the deal, the Wall Street Journal reported in Friday's editions.
  • Wednesday, February 23

  • Cancer cells should self-destruct   UPI / 11:40PM
    ST. LOUIS, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The CK2 protein stops natural clearing of colorectal cancer cells from the body by blocking the tumor's normal self-destruct trigger Missouri scientists found.
  • Thursday, February 17

  • Monsanto to Acquire Cotton-Seed Company   AP / 6:11PM
    ST. LOUIS - Continuing its recent buying spree, agribusiness Monsanto Co. said Thursday it plans to buy Emergent Genetics Inc. - the nation's third-largest cotton seed company - for $300 million.
  • Tuesday, February 15

  • Report: May-Federated Merger Talks End   AP / 11:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - Merger talks between May Department Stores Co. and rival Federated Department Stores Inc. reportedly have ended after the two retailers could not agree on how much Federated would pay for May.
  • Thursday, February 10

  • May Department Store's 4Q Earnings Slide   AP / 12:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - May Department Stores Co.'s fourth-quarter earnings slid on weaker sales at stores open at least a year, the retailer said Thursday as it continues searching for a new chief amid lingering reports it may be bought out by a rival.
  • Wednesday, February 9

  • Suit targets Missouri tax preparer   UPI / 2:10PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The Justice Department filed suit Wednesday to keep a Missouri woman, who operates "TC's Taxes and More, from filing allegedly fraudulent returns.
  • Tuesday, February 8

  • Missouri River water worries divide states   UPI / 4:50PM
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Representatives from eight Missouri River states, including four governors and two tribal chairmen, have been unable to agree on water sharing.
  • Sunday, February 6

  • Parents Sue Over Son's Boot Camp Death   AP / 7:12PM
    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The parents of a 15-year-old boy who died while attending a boot camp for troubled teens have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the facility.
  • Wednesday, February 2

  • One in five carries osteoporosis gene   UPI / 8:51PM
    ST LOUIS, Mo., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said about one in five people carries a genetic variation that may increase the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Tuesday, February 1

  • Kansas Survives Scare Against Missouri   AP / 8:10AM
    LAWRENCE, Kan. - There might not be many Missouri fans who think the school made the right decision six years ago when it hired Quin Snyder over Bill Self. By all accounts, Self - then head coach at Tulsa - was the No. 2 choice when the Tigers chose Snyder, a former Duke point guard who'd never been in charge of a program.
  • Monday, January 31

  • Lee Buys Pulitzer in Newspaper Deal   AP / 8:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - Pulitzer Inc., which publishes the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Arizona Daily Star and a dozen other daily newspapers, has been bought by Lee Enterprises Inc. in a $1.46 billion deal that Lee said would create the nation's fourth-largest newspaper publisher.
  • Tuesday, January 25

  • Instant Tea May Have Too Much Fluoride   AP / 10:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Instant tea may be a source of harmful levels of fluoride that can lead to bone pain, researchers discovered, after looking into the case of a woman who drank one to two gallons of super-strength tea every day.
  • Monday, January 24

  • Monsanto to Buy Seminis for $1B in Cash   AP / 1:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Agricultural biotechnology giant Monsanto Co. will buy vegetable and fruit seed company Seminis Inc. for roughly $1 billion in cash, broadening its portfolio of seeds and tapping into the trend of healthier diets, both companies announced Monday.
  • Friday, January 21

  • Mouse Experiment Offers Alzheimer's Hope   AP / 8:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - Brain cells in mice recovered rapidly after brain plaques characteristic of Alzheimer's disease were removed, offering hope that plaque-clearing treatments could benefit patients with the disease, Washington University researchers said Thursday.
  • Wednesday, January 19

  • Inactivity weakens body's use of insulin   UPI / 3:10PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Missouri scientists say as little as two days of physical inactivity could cut a body's efficient use of insulin.
  • Sunday, January 16

  • Blowout Loss Exposes Rams' Many Flaws   AP / 4:23PM
    ST. LOUIS - In the end, the St. Louis Rams looked more like a .500 team than a dangerous playoff spoiler. The across-the-board spanking they absorbed in Saturday's 47-17 playoff loss to the Falcons exposed so many problems that coach Mike Martz might not know where to start after a dysfunctional season.
  • Friday, January 14

  • Porn Web sites settle with Missourians   UPI / 6:32PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Two adult Web sites have settled with at least 150 Missouri customers who were billed for unauthorized services, the Kansas City Star reports.
  • May Dept. Store CEO Quits; No Reason Given   AP / 6:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - The chairman and chief executive of May Department Stores Co. resigned Friday, the company said. It did not give a reason for the resignation.
  • Thursday, January 13

  • Group Fights Child Obesity With Visits   AP / 3:11PM
    ST. LOUIS - When Jane Kostelc first started visiting families at home and asking about their eating habits, she wondered if she wasn't overstepping: "I felt like it was really none of my business what they ate for breakfast," she said.
  • Wednesday, January 12

  • New research on aggressive athletes   UPI / 5:01PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A researcher at the University of Missouri in Columbia says most parents do not encourage their children to be aggressive athletes.
  • No. 6 Oklahoma St. Tops Missouri, 78-68   AP / 3:11AM
    STILLWATER, Okla. - Eddie Sutton tied his mentor, Henry Iba, for seventh in career coaching victories when No. 6 Oklahoma State beat Missouri 78-68 on Tuesday night.
  • Monday, January 10

  • Preschoolers Become Focus of Obesity Fight   AP / 1:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - When Jane Kostelc first started visiting families at home and asking about their eating habits, she wondered if she wasn't overstepping: "I felt like it was really none of my business what they ate for breakfast," she said.
  • Thursday, January 6

  • Officials consider challenge to book   UPI / 6:51PM
    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Some parents in Blue Springs, Mo., want the book "The Giver" removed from the eighth-grade suggested reading list, saying it is lewd and twisted.
  • Wednesday, January 5

  • Storm Spreads Snow From Rockies to East   AP / 4:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Motorists and pedestrians slid on slippery pavement Wednesday morning as a storm spread snow and thick layers of ice from the Rockies to the Northeast, cutting off electricity to thousands of homes and businesses and giving some children a holiday from school.
  • Tuesday, January 4

  • Labor dispute quiets St. Louis Symphony   UPI / 5:30PM
    ST. LOUIS, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The music turned to silence in Missouri, where musicians of the St. Louis Symphony went on strike in a contract dispute.
  • Sunday, January 2

  • Rams Beat Jets in OT, Clinch Playoff Berth   AP / 6:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Rams won a finale that, in the end, they needed much more than the New York Jets. Marc Bulger threw for 450 yards and three touchdowns and Jeff Wilkins hit a 31-yard field goal with 3:03 left in overtime Sunday to give the Rams a 32-29 win over the New York Jets, clinching their fourth playoff berth in five seasons under coach Mike Martz.
  • Holt First With Five 1,300-Yard Seasons   AP / 3:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Torry Holt of the St. Louis Rams became the first player in NFL history with five straight 1,300-yard seasons when he caught a 44-yard touchdown pass near the end of the first half against the New York Jets on Sunday.
  • Friday, December 31

  • Internet Sites Allow Gift Card Exchanges   AP / 11:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - The gift card - often viewed as the little, plastic solution for keeping friends and family out of the return lines - doesn't always serve as the ideal present. Responding to consumers who don't want to buy themselves another sweater, or will take a pass on a fancy steak dinner, Internet businesses have sprung up allowing people to sell or swap unwanted gift cards.
  • Thursday, December 30

  • Mo. Woman Donates Kidney to Stranger   AP / 8:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - Madolena Key was scheduled to donate a kidney to her husband in 2002 when a perfectly matched organ from a deceased donor became available. Just like that, Key's kidney wasn't needed - until she thought about it for awhile.
  • Monday, December 27

  • Man Released in Ill. Faces Charges in Mo.   AP / 6:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - A killer whose life was spared last year when Illinois' governor emptied out death row could again face a death sentence - this time in Missouri - if convicted of murdering his boss in St. Louis.
  • Thursday, December 23

  • Slaying Suspect Waives Preliminary Hearing   AP / 1:11PM
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A woman accused of killing an expectant mother and cutting the baby from her womb waived her right to a preliminary hearing Thursday and was being moved to federal custody in Missouri.
  • No. 1 Ill. Beats Mo., Remains Undefeated   AP / 9:23AM
    Illinois had nothing but easy wins so far this season; the top-ranked Illini even cruised over the likes of Wake Forest and Gonzaga. For the first time this season they were pushed to final minute and it was still a victory, 70-64 over Missouri on Wednesday night.
  • Wednesday, December 22

  • Slay Suspect's Ex-Spouse Says Tubes Tied   AP / 11:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The woman accused of strangling a mother-to-be and cutting the baby from her womb often faked being pregnant to get attention, even though she had her tubes tied 14 years ago, according to her ex-husband.
  • Tuesday, December 21

  • Hundreds Gather to Mourn Slain Mother   AP / 7:10PM
    MARYVILLE, Mo. - Hundreds of mourners gathered Tuesday in this small northwestern Missouri farming community for the funeral of a young pregnant woman who was strangled and whose baby girl was cut from her womb.
  • Hundreds Gather to Mourn Slain Mother   AP / 5:10PM
    MARYVILLE, Mo. - Hundreds of mourners gathered Tuesday in this small northwestern Missouri farming community to bury a young woman who was strangled and her baby cut from her womb.
  • Monday, December 20

  • Pregnant-Slay Probe Followed Cyber Trail   AP / 10:23PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the end, it wasn't a fingerprint or a blood spatter that led authorities to the woman suspected of strangling a mother-to-be and cutting the baby from her womb.
  • New Menus Causing Calorie Sticker Shock   AP / 9:11PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - For the past year, many of the nation's chain restaurants have trumpeted their efforts to give consumers helpful details about the food they serve - from calories to carbs.
  • New Menus Causing Calorie Sticker Shock   AP / 5:11PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - For the past year, many of the nation's chain restaurants have trumpeted their efforts to give consumers helpful details about the food they serve - from calories to carbs.
  • Experts Say Low-Carb Craze May Be Over   AP / 9:10AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Americans appear to be losing their appetite for low-carb foods. After a glut of protein-heavy cookbooks and advertising in recent years, the latest diet trend may have run its course.
  • Saturday, December 18

  • One Charged With Killing Mom, Taking Baby   AP / 12:10AM
    MARYVILLE, Mo. - Authorities Friday arrested a woman they allege came to the home of an eight-months-pregnant woman - purportedly to buy a dog - then strangled her and cut the baby from her womb. Authorities found the abducted infant in good health, ending a day of frantic searching.
  • Friday, December 17

  • Police Find Baby Believed From Slain Mom   AP / 7:10PM
    SKIDMORE, Mo. - A baby who was cut from her mother's womb during a grisly slaying was found in good health Friday, bringing relief to authorities who had spent the last day frantically searching for the little girl.
  • Mo. Police Search for Fetus Cut From Womb   AP / 12:10PM
    SKIDMORE, Mo. - An eight-months-pregnant woman was slain in her home, and her fetus was then cut from her womb, authorities said. Believing the infant survived, they issued an Amber Alert early Friday.
  • Wednesday, December 15

  • Missouri Courts Backing Off Death Penalty   AP / 5:10PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Just a few years ago, Missouri trailed only Texas and Virginia in the number of convicted killers put to death. Today, Missouri's death row is gradually being emptied out by the courts.
  • Tuesday, December 14

  • Queen of Beale Street tries eBay   UPI / 5:30PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- When the Queen of Beale Street's New Year's Eve gig canceled, she sought work on eBay and landed a job in Kansas City even though no one bid for her services.
  • Fake insurance sales on the rise   UPI / 10:01AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The National Association of Insurance Commissioners warned Tuesday there is a rise in fake insurance sales.
  • Python Is Accidentally Shipped to N.J.   AP / 8:11AM
    CLIFTON, N.J. - The story of Paco the Python is a serpentine tale of a pet snake accidentally shipped from Missouri to New Jersey in a box with a DVD player being sent for repairs.
  • Saturday, December 11

  • Popcorn Liability Suit Ends in Settlement   AP / 7:10PM
    CARTHAGE, Mo. - A liability lawsuit against the manufacturers of an artificial butter flavoring used at a popcorn plant has ended in a settlement.
  • Wednesday, December 8

  • Anheuser-Busch Teams With Saigon Beer   AP / 4:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - Beer giant Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. continues to grow its international business, reaching a cooperation agreement with the largest brewer in Vietnam.
  • Tuesday, December 7

  • Chocolatier Says Candy Has Health Benefits   AP / 9:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Here's a novel way to sell candy: Tell people it's good for them. That's the strategy of Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier, a long-established, upscale chocolate company based in St. Louis.
  • Thursday, December 2

  • Missouri Pulls Video Games From Prison   AP / 7:10PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri's most violent criminals can no longer play video games that simulate murders, carjackings and the killing of police officers, a decision reached after prison officials were told about the content.
  • Wednesday, December 1

  • Inergy buys Moulton Gas Service   UPI / 1:52PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Inergy of Kansas City, Mo., said Wednesday it has acquired the assets of Moulton Gas Service of Wapakoneta, Ohio.
  • Small Jet Crashes in St. Louis, Killing 2   AP / 10:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - A corporate jet crashed on an island in the Missouri River shortly after taking off, killing two people, officials said.
  • Wednesday, November 24

  • Brawl Hasn't Turned Off NBA Sponsors   AP / 5:22AM
    ST. LOUIS - NBA commissioner David Stern may have called the perfect play after the brawl at the Pacers-Pistons game, at least as far as big business goes. His swift suspension of the players involved deftly soothed sponsors into sticking with the league.
  • Tuesday, November 23

  • Nanoparticles can aid medical diagnoses   UPI / 12:31PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said they have found a way to manufacture nanoparticles that is hundreds of times faster than previous methods.
  • Thursday, November 11

  • Study: Fewer fruits, veggies eaten out   UPI / 11:30AM
    SAINT LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Families who frequently dine out are less likely to eat enough fruits and vegetables, St. Louis University researchers have found.
  • Tuesday, November 9

  • DHEA helps fight abdominal fat   UPI / 8:30PM
    SL. LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The hormone dehydroepiandrosterone, or DHEA, significantly reduces abdominal fat and improves insulin action in the elderly, a U.S. study has determined.
  • Tuesday, November 2

  • Kansas City Star accused of bias   UPI / 10:50AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Star received hundreds of phone calls critical of its decision to put Monday's edition in bags urging readers to vote for President Bush.
  • Monday, November 1

  • Study: Bush attacked more on TV than Kerry   UPI / 11:20AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush's campaign used attack ads more frequently than Democrat John Kerry's, a University of Missouri study out Monday found.
  • Sunday, October 31

  • Chiefs Defeat Colts in 45-35 Shootout   AP / 7:11PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Peyton Manning passed for 472 yards and five touchdowns on Sunday. But with his Indianapolis Colts trying frantically to come back from a 10-point deficit against Kansas City, Manning's pass was intercepted by Greg Wesley in the end zone and returned 65 yards to seal the Chiefs' 45-35 victory.
  • Chiefs Defeat Colts in 45-35 Shootout   AP / 6:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Peyton Manning passed for 472 yards and five touchdowns on Sunday. But with his Indianapolis Colts trying frantically to come back from a 10-point deficit against Kansas City, Manning's pass was intercepted by Greg Wesley in the end zone and returned 65 yards to seal the Chiefs' 45-35 victory.
  • Tuesday, October 26

  • Missouri governor's race state's costliest   UPI / 5:40PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Missouri has raised far more money than her Republican opponent in what may be the state's priciest such race.
  • Monday, October 25

  • Suppan Faces Old Teammates in Game 3   AP / 8:11PM
    ST. LOUIS - Last year, Jeff Suppan had the Boston Red Sox behind him when he pitched. In Game 3 of the World Series on Tuesday night, he'll be starting against them.
  • Sprint Offering Wireless Tracking Devices   AP / 8:11AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sprint Corp. said Monday it is coming out with a suite of services aimed at helping companies better manage cell phones and PDAs they issue to employees, including a feature to remotely erase sensitive information from devices that are lost or stolen.
  • Friday, October 22

  • Stray dogs kill gazelles at KC zoo   UPI / 5:40PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Zoo is trying to determine how a pack of stray dogs entered a holding area and killed six gazelles.
  • Science: Tornadoes-El Nino linked   UPI / 12:20PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Missouri statistics professor has found a link between tornadoes and two famous weather phenomena, El Nino and La Nina.
  • Houston Comes Up Short in Playoffs Again   AP / 9:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - Make it 43 years and counting for baseball in Houston. Houston's had major league baseball longer than any city without hosting a World Series, and the Astros fell short again this season. Even with homegrown Roger Clemens on the mound in a deciding Game 7.
  • No Denying Pujols for MVP This Time   AP / 2:23AM
    ST. LOUIS - Albert Pujols, the runnerup in National League Most Valuable Player voting the last two seasons, was an obvious choice as MVP of the NL championship series after the St. Louis Cardinals' clinching 5-2 Game 7 victory Thursday night over the Houston Astros.
  • Thursday, October 21

  • Astros Lead Cards 2-1 After Four Innings   AP / 10:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Craig Biggio led off the game with his second home run of the postseason and Roger Clemens had a strong beginning, giving the Houston Astros a 2-1 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals after four innings in Game 7 of the NL championship series on Thursday night.
  • Five More Found Dead in Mo. Plane Crash   AP / 12:10AM
    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. - The bodies of five more people were found Wednesday in the wreckage of a commuter plane that crashed and burned as it carried doctors and other medical professionals to a conference.
  • Wednesday, October 20

  • 13 killed in commuter plane crash   UPI / 8:40PM
    KIRKSVILLE, Mo., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Authorities ended a search Wednesday for survivors of a commuter plane crash near Kirksville, Mo., that killed 13 people, but two passengers alive.
  • Cards, Astros Tied 4-4 After 10 Innings   AP / 8:23PM
    ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros were tied 4-4 after 10 innings of tense, seesaw play in Game 6 of the NL championship series on Wednesday.
  • Cold season also brings whooping cough   UPI / 1:20PM
    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Fewer than 20 percent of U.S. parents are concerned about whooping cough, a serious illness that arrives with cold and flu season, a report said Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, October 19

  • Big Plays Help Rams Edge Bucs, 28-21   AP / 10:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - Looks like the Greatest Show on Turf is in high gear - on offense and defense. Torry Holt caught two long touchdown passes and Adam Archuleta returned a fumble 93 yards Monday night, keying the Rams' 28-21 victory over Tampa Bay.
  • Friday, October 15

  • Ovarian Transplant Recipient Pregnant   AP / 9:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Stephanie Yarber had her first bout of morning sickness Friday, but she's not complaining. The nausea only confirmed what she had dreamed would happen some day. The Alabama woman, who came to St. Louis in April to have the first known ovary transplant in this country, is pregnant. Five weeks and four days to be precise.
  • Ovarian Transplant Recipient Pregnant   AP / 6:11PM
    ST. LOUIS - Stephanie Yarber had her first bout of morning sickness Friday, but she's not complaining. The nausea only confirmed what she had dreamed would happen some day. The Alabama woman, who came to St. Louis in April to have the first known ovary transplant in this country, is pregnant. Five weeks and four days to be precise.
  • Thursday, October 14

  • Astros Pinning Hopes on Untested Pitcher   AP / 5:11PM
    ST. LOUIS - The Houston Astros put their hopes in a pitcher untested in the postseason when they give Pete Munro the ball to start Game 2 of the NL Championship series on Thursday, one night after dropping the opener to the St. Louis Cardinals 10-7.
  • Thursday, October 7

  • Hannity pulls out of college speech   UPI / 1:30PM
    SAINT LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Talk-show host Sean Hannity has pulled out of a Missouri speaking date Friday with filmmaker Michael Moore in an alleged transportation dispute.
  • Saturday, October 2

  • Broker surrenders 94 Cardinals tickets   UPI / 7:31PM
    ST. LOUIS, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A Columbia, Mo., ticket broker has surrendered 94 Cardinals playoff tickets as part a lawsuit settlement filed by the Missouri attorney general's office.
  • Thursday, September 30

  • Cleveland Pitcher Denney Shot on Team Bus   AP / 10:23AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Cleveland Indians pitcher was shot in the right calf when a bullet pierced the team's bus and grazed another player late Wednesday night.
  • Thursday, September 23

  • Teens, 'Tweens' Invade Health Clubs   AP / 3:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - At a growing number of health clubs, gyms and YMCAs across the country, the treadmills and barbells aren't just for adults anymore.
  • Wednesday, September 22

  • Twinkies Maker Seeking Ch. 11 Protection   AP / 9:10AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Interstate Bakeries Corp., the nation's largest wholesaler baker whose products include Twinkies and Wonder Bread, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization early Wednesday, according to a published report.
  • Monday, September 20

  • Poll: Bush beats Kerry in Missouri   UPI / 4:20PM
    ST. LOUIS, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Likely Missouri voters prefer President Bush to John Kerry because of the Republican's emphasis on national security, a poll indicated Monday.
  • Red Baron showed signs of brain injury   UPI / 11:41AM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The demise of Germany's World War I flying ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen may be partly attributable to an earlier brain injury, U.S. researchers said.
  • Sunday, September 19

  • Cardinals Clinch NL Central, Move to 97-50   AP / 2:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals became the first major league team to clinch a playoff spot this season, winning the NL Central for the third time in five seasons. A few hours after the Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-0 Saturday, the playoff berth was clinched when San Francisco lost to San Diego 5-1. When the Chicago Cubs lost 6-5 at Cincinnati, the division title was assured.
  • Saturday, September 18

  • Cardinals Nip Diamondbacks 4-3   AP / 12:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - Jim Edmonds tripled home the winning run in the ninth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Friday night to reduce their magic number for clinching the NL Central to three.
  • Wednesday, September 15

  • Jeter Leads Yankees Past Royals 3-0   AP / 6:10PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Javier Vazquez pitched the New York Yankees to their second consecutive shutout, and Derek Jeter homered and doubled twice Wednesday in a 3-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
  • Tuesday, September 14

  • Royals Rout Yankees 17-8   AP / 9:32AM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - John Buck hit a three-run homer and Angel Berroa had two hits and scored twice in a 10-run fifth inning that carried the Kansas City Royals to a 17-8 rout of the New York Yankees on Monday night.
  • Thursday, September 9

  • Poll shows Bush leads in Ohio, Missouri   UPI / 8:13AM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush leads Democratic challenger John Kerry in Missouri and Ohio, a USA Today poll published Thursday indicates.
  • Wednesday, September 8

  • Gene May Link Alcoholism and Depression   AP / 6:10AM
    ST. LOUIS - Scientists say they've identified a gene that appears to be linked to both alcoholism and depression, a finding that may one day help identify those at higher risk for the diseases and guide new treatments.
  • Tuesday, September 7

  • White House mourns Iraq deaths   UPI / 7:51PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The White House Tuesday mourned the loss of all Americans in Iraq as the death toll since the beginning of last year's invasion hit 1,000.
  • Wednesday, September 1

  • Streaking Cardinals Beat Padres 4-2   AP / 11:10PM
    ST. LOUIS - Chris Carpenter pitched seven innings of six-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals got first-inning homers by Larry Walker and Scott Rolen in beating the San Diego Padres 4-2 Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.
  • Alcohol, hot sauce help after heart attack   UPI / 2:30PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A University of Missouri-Columbia researcher has found that trace amounts of alcohol and an element in hot sauce can reduce damage after a heart attack.
  • Tuesday, August 31

  • Nader's petitions challenged in Ohio   UPI / 5:43PM
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Ohio Republicans are signing petitions for independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader a day after he lost ballot bids in Missouri and Pennsylvania.
  • Tuesday, August 17

  • Intermittent exercise more beneficial   UPI / 4:40PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have found intermittent exercise is better for lowering artery-blocking fat in the bloodstream than continuous vigorous exercise.
  • Monday, August 16

  • Edwards offers rural communities support   UPI / 12:42PM
    WILLARD, Mo., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards told supporters at a rally in Missouri Monday the Kerry-Edwards ticket would strengthen rural America.
  • Hip-Hop summit coming to Missouri   UPI / 12:20PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Thousands of people age 18-35 are registering to vote in Missouri in advance of this week's St. Louis Hip-Hop Summit, organizers said.
  • Friday, August 13

  • New structure sensors may improve rescues   UPI / 11:40AM
    ROLLA, Mo., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have developed a new sensor system that could improve rescue response times after a natural disaster or a terrorist attack on a structure.
  • Wednesday, August 11

  • Mo. firm indicted for alleged bid rigging   UPI / 5:04PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A Missouri road construction company and its vice president were indicted Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo., for allegedly trying to rig a state road contract.
  • Wednesday, August 4

  • Social competition spurred brain evolution   UPI / 10:50PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said the ability to excel at social problem-solving is what led human brains to surpass other species in size.
  • Missouri Democrats bump governor   UPI / 8:13AM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Missouri Democrats have dumped Gov. Bob Holden and chosen Auditor Claire McCaskill to spearhead this fall's statewide ticket.
  • Tuesday, August 3

  • Missouri votes to restrict marriage   UPI / 11:30PM
    ST. LOUIS, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- In early primary returns Tuesday, Missouri voters agreed to define marriage as only between a man and woman.
  • Friday, July 30

  • Nader campaign files petitions in Missouri   UPI / 1:20PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 30 (UPI) -- The campaign of independent candidate Ralph Nader turned in petitions to Missouri officials in order to qualify for the November presidential election.
  • Wednesday, July 28

  • Excessive sweating affects more people   UPI / 3:41PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 28 (UPI) -- A Saint Louis University survey says hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, affects a far larger U.S. population than previously reported.
  • Thursday, July 22

  • Protein could help with ulcer vaccine   UPI / 5:00PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 22 (UPI) -- An international group of scientists developing a vaccine for stomach ulcer bacteria has found a protein that helps the bacteria survive.
  • The Dead waving political flag on tour   UPI / 10:51AM
    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo., July 22 (UPI) -- The surviving members of the Grateful Dead, now touring simply as The Dead, have politics on the brain for their Wave That Flag summer tour.
  • Monday, July 19

  • TSA collects change left in airports   UPI / 11:31PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 19 (UPI) -- Since last October, the U.S. Transportation Safety Administration has collected more than $250,000 from change left at airport screening stations.
  • Friday, July 16

  • Troublesome goose population trimmed   UPI / 2:30PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 16 (UPI) -- Missouri goose raiders have trimmed St. Louis' once plentiful but troubling Canada goose population and animal activists are outraged.
  • Thursday, July 8

  • Food burghers lose stake in name   UPI / 10:52AM
    ST. LOUIS, July 8 (UPI) -- The Indianapolis-based Steak'n Shake restaurant chain has lost its legal battle with Burger King over using the name "steakburger."
  • Wednesday, July 7

  • Emerson buys unit of Marconi   UPI / 12:12PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 7 (UPI) -- Emerson of St. Louis said Wednesday it acquired the outside plant and power systems business of Marconi of Lorain, Ohio, for $375 million in cash.
  • Tuesday, July 6

  • Cat-like robot could help explore space   UPI / 9:51PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 6 (UPI) -- Four U.S. students will put their invention of a cat-like robot to the test this month to see how the potential space exploration tool performs in low gravity.
  • Saturday, July 3

  • Pfizer reaches settlement in lawsuit   UPI / 1:01PM
    ST. LOUIS, July 3 (UPI) -- Pfizer Inc. has reached a $60 million settlement in an Illinois class-action case that accused the firm of falsely marketing its diabetes drug Rezulin.
  • Monday, June 21

  • Newly grown kidneys sustain rats   UPI / 10:40PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 21 (UPI) -- Kidneys grown from embryonic tissue transplants can be used to sustain life in rats, U.S. researchers reported Monday.
  • Missouri Gov. Holden leads in primary   UPI / 5:40PM
    WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- A poll of Missouri Democrats indicates incumbent Gov. Bob Holden has a solid lead over state Auditor Claire McCaskill in the gubernatorial primary.
  • Wednesday, June 16

  • Liposuction lacks benefits of dieting   UPI / 11:31PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 16 (UPI) -- Liposuction cannot be substituted for dieting to prevent metabolic disorders such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, U.S. researchers said.
  • Tree holes host surprising biodiversity   UPI / 7:40AM
    ST. LOUIS, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. biologists have studied ecosystems in tree holes and have found they host a surprising amount of biodiversity.
  • Tuesday, June 15

  • Mutating virus evades immunity   UPI / 11:00PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have found that a normally harmless DNA virus can mutate rapidly into a lethal one on weakened mouse immune systems.
  • Bush defends drug discount card   UPI / 2:50PM
    LIBERTY, Mo., June 15 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush, in a Missouri speech, has admitted his Medicare prescription drug discount card program is not a total success.
  • Monday, June 14

  • Jupiter's Io solar system's hottest place   UPI / 10:22PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist has calculated that the hottest place in the solar system outside of the sun is Jupiter's moon Io.
  • Thursday, June 10

  • Manly man role causes little male distress   UPI / 8:01PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., June 10 (UPI) -- Men who fit the stereotypical, emotionally detached gender roll description appear to suffer little psychological distress from it, a U.S. study finds.
  • Exercise, fish oil help keep heart healthy   UPI / 7:31PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., June 10 (UPI) -- Prolonged exercise and taking a fish oil supplement decrease a condition that leads to heart disease, U.S. researchers have found.
  • For Father's Day, get Dad to see the doc   UPI / 5:50PM
    ST. LOUIS, June 10 (UPI) -- The perfect Father's Day gift for Dad might be to encourage him to go to the doctor, U.S. medical experts said.
  • Friday, June 4

  • Kerry would beef up Army by 40,000   UPI / 9:00AM
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo., June 4 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry says he favors boosting active U.S. Army forces by 40,000 soldiers, the Washington Post reported Friday.
  • Tuesday, June 1

  • GE Energy to buy BHA Group Holdings   UPI / 12:50PM
    ATLANTA, June 1 (UPI) -- GE Energy of Georgia said Tuesday it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BHA Group Holdings of Missouri for approximately $260 million.
  • Wednesday, May 26

  • Black cohosh study under way   UPI / 1:50PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., May 26 (UPI) -- Missouri researchers are enrolling women in a trial of black cohosh, a common herb that more than 10 million U.S. women use to ease menopausal symptoms.
  • Monday, May 24

  • Boeing machinists ratify company offer   UPI / 1:40PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 24 (UPI) -- Boeing Co. said Monday the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in St. Louis ratified the company's new contract offer.
  • Wednesday, May 19

  • Study: Death cannot be hastened or delayed   UPI / 7:00PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 19 (UPI) -- Washington University scientists say their two decades of study showed there is no scientific basis to delay or hasten death through will or lack thereof.
  • Tuesday, May 18

  • LaBarge gets Lockheed contract   UPI / 12:40PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 18 (UPI) -- LaBarge of St. Louis said Tuesday it was awarded a $1 million contract from Maryland-based Lockheed Martin to produce circuit card assemblies.
  • Monday, May 17

  • Key protein found in dystonia disorder   UPI / 11:13PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 17 (UPI) -- Washington University School of Medicine researchers in St. Louis say they are one step closer to understanding the movement disorder called dystonia.
  • Cancer-killing viruses identified   UPI / 3:10PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 17 (UPI) -- Two viruses that kill specific cancers have been identified in research published Monday by the St. Louis University School of Medicine.
  • Thursday, May 13

  • Sex harassment award set at $1.1 million   UPI / 6:40PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 13 (UPI) -- A federal jury ordered a Kansas City, Mo., landlord to pay $1.1 million in damages Thursday for sexually harassing female tenants.
  • Monday, May 10

  • Dikes cause flooding on Missouri   UPI / 7:52PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 10 (UPI) -- Using data from Lewis and Clark, researchers in St. Louis showed water flow on the Missouri River varies more today than it did 200 years ago.
  • Monsanto drops GM wheat projects   UPI / 7:11PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 10 (UPI) -- The St. Louis-based Monsanto Co. quietly and unexpectedly said Monday it is stopping all efforts to commercialize its genetically modified wheat.
  • Friday, April 30

  • Kerry offers end vision for Iraq war   UPI / 5:10PM
    FULTON, Mo., April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., Friday offered an end strategy for the war in Iraq, saying the country had reached "a moment of truth."
  • New drug helps treat kidney disease   UPI / 2:20PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said a new drug can help control one of the most common side effects of kidney disease.
  • Tuesday, April 27

  • Researchers may have found key to obesity   UPI / 7:21PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 27 (UPI) -- Saint Louis University researchers said Tuesday they believe they know how obesity occurs and the finding may move scientists closer to a solution.
  • Bush, Kerry campaigns become personal   UPI / 9:32AM
    FULTON, Mo., April 27 (UPI) -- Although U.S. elections are 27 weeks away, exchanges between Republicans and Democrats have become harsher and more personal, the New York Times reported.
  • Friday, April 23

  • Missouri House approves gay marriage ban   UPI / 4:41PM
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 23 (UPI) -- The Missouri House overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage and it will appear on the November ballot with Senate approval.
  • Larger clinic trial for anthrax vaccine   UPI / 4:31PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 23 (UPI) -- The Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis says it is preparing to conduct the second phase human trial of a new anti-anthrax vaccine.
  • Thursday, April 22

  • Pfizer rejects Rx price controls   UPI / 5:41PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 22 (UPI) -- Shareholders of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. overwhelmingly rejected a proposal by Minnesota's governor to limit drug price hikes to inflation level.
  • Tuesday, April 20

  • Why dinosaurs died: it's all about sex   UPI / 1:31PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 20 (UPI) -- A St. Louis physician has found evidence the reason weather changes may have killed off dinosaurs has to do with sex selection.
  • Monday, April 19

  • Thomas Hart Benton mural on rare display   UPI / 12:20PM
    NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- A five-panel mural painted in 1932 by Missouri artist Thomas Hart Benton for the Whitney Museum of American Art has come home on a long-term loan.
  • Tuesday, April 13

  • Findings may alter bacterial family tree   UPI / 11:32PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 13 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have found certain predecessors of modern bacteria appeared on the early Earth about 400 million years later than previously thought.
  • Miss Missouri crowned Miss USA 2004   UPI / 1:40PM
    LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- Miss Missouri Shandi Finnessey has been crowned Miss USA 2004, marking the first time a Missouri contestant has won the competition.
  • Friday, April 9

  • Process helps reduce knee surgery pain   UPI / 8:50PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., April 9 (UPI) -- The University of Missouri Friday announced the discovery of a process to minimize the side effect of painful arthritis that develop after knee surgeries.
  • Thursday, April 8

  • Researchers making cars smarter, 'greener'   UPI / 8:00PM
    ROLLA, Mo., April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers are working on a way to transform current automobiles into leaner, greener vehicles.
  • Wednesday, April 7

  • Freed non-native fish a threat to ecology   UPI / 8:01PM
    ST. LOUIS, April 7 (UPI) -- University of Washington researchers warn releasing fish into a foreign environment could threaten other marine life.
  • Wednesday, March 31

  • Lutheran Church sued in sex scandal   UPI / 6:52PM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 31 (UPI) -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is being sued in Texas for more than $300 million because of a sex scandal, a religious newsletter said.
  • Monday, March 29

  • Shoulder surgery Wednesday for John Kerry   UPI / 3:10PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 29 (UPI) -- Pain and stiffness in the right shoulder of U.S. presidential hopeful John Kerry, D-Mass., is apparently worse than previously disclosed.
  • Friday, March 19

  • Elderly weight loss can be deadly   UPI / 7:10PM
    ST. LOUIS, March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said Friday that despite the obesity epidemic, weight loss is actually a bigger concern to the elderly.