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Missouri auditor Tom Schweich said Wednesday that he wants to compare the practices of several state agencies to find ways to make them more efficient.
Legislation limiting lawsuits against large-scale animal farms got a double-endorsement Wednesday from Missouri lawmakers who expressed concerns that repeated suits over foul odors could lead some hog producers to leave the state.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A perfect storm of freezing rain at morning rush hour on Wednesday caused numerous wrecks around the St. Louis area, including one 31-vehicle pileup near downtown.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — There is a long and storied history to baseball nicknames, from Ted Williams (the Splendid Splinter) to Randy Johnson (the Big Unit) to Babe Ruth (the Sultan of Swat).
St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is getting a second opinion on his injured right elbow, which the team fears will require reconstructive surgery.
The sister and brother sat huddled Wednesday on sodden grass, staring at the smoldering remains of an office tower that collapsed with their mother inside.
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The scope of Moammar Gadhafi’s control was whittled away Wednesday as major Libyan cities and towns closer to the capital fell to the rebellion against his rule. In the east, now all but broken away, the opposition vowed to “liberate” Tripoli, where the Libyan leader is holed up with a force of militiamen roaming the streets and tanks guarding the outskirts.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Pirates in Somalia said Wednesday they are ferrying ammunition and men to the 30 hijacked vessels still under their control, and they threatened to kill more captives following the violent end to a hostage standoff that left four Americans dead.
Adele’s ex-boyfriend may not be aware of it, but he’s joined an illustrious club of people who were inadvertent inspirations for art.
Farmers have long struggled with getting ripe strawberries to market in good shape, but scientists say the recent mapping of the wild strawberry’s genome may help them produce berries that are cheaper and easier to grow and arrive in stores in peak condition.
Comes as Americans seem to be more tolerant of unions
The Academy Awards are Hollywood’s grandest pageant, and no matter how celebrated one’s stardom, a trip to the Oscars is unforgettable. Especially the first one.
Both of Missouri’s U.S. senators and one of its representatives told business leaders that the government must cut taxes and spending to help stimulate the economy.
Picture a scenario where political considerations do not distort debate on requiring voters to show photo identification. That scenario does not now exist.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the state should combine three of its job training programs to improve efficiency.
I was shocked at the Missouri Housing Development Commission meeting last Friday by the treatment of Sen. Kurt Schaefer, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Missouri statutes established the office of the state auditor as an auditing and advisory agency, with no power of enforcement.
The Missouri House voted Wednesday to require information about the governor’s travel to be posted on a state website, emphasizing lawmakers’ concern about how Gov. Jay Nixon has used state planes.
Erik Johnson said he would make the St. Louis Blues regret trading him to Colorado. It took him just three days to back up those words.
Why is it that opponents of Proposition B continually try to vilify its supporters?
During a recent KRCG newscast the veil came off, at least for my eyes, from those opposed to the law to let Ameren collect costs upfront for environmental and safety permits for the second nuclear power reactor.
Flight attendant Betty Ong couldn’t tell exactly what was happening in the cockpit of American Airlines Flight 11, but it was clear to her that there was trouble.
A House committee has voted along partisan lines to advance a proposal eliminating Missouri’s income taxes and replacing it with a higher sales tax.
Happened During Last Month's Big Storm
A perfect storm of freezing rain and rush hour traffic surprised drivers in the St. Louis area, causing numerous accidents, including involving about 20 vehicles.
Forest Whitaker is one terrific actor. “Constantly, constantly,” he says in his disarming, feathery voice. “I like to continue to explore.”
Missouri is seeking to borrow money to finish work on a long-awaited upgrade to the state’s emergency responder radio system that was supposed was to be paid for with an influx federal stimulus funds.
This is definitely not last season for the Lincoln softball team, and the Blue Tigers only need to look at two places to see the difference — the pitching circle and the dugout.
State employees shouldn’t be required to pay union fees without their permission, state Sen. Jason Crowell told a Senate committee Tuesday.
Missouri’s business community says the courts have changed years of legal tradition in discrimination cases, and lawmakers must restore the order that existed until about five years ago.
Missouri 179 is quickly becoming the place to build in Jefferson City.
St. Mary’s Sleep Center is helping people get a better night sleep by providing a free community sleep event.
The Humane Society of Missouri has been awarded custody of 74 dogs removed from a licensed breeder in southwest Missouri.
Democratic state Rep. Kiki Curls has won a state Senate seat.
A Missouri House committee endorsed legislation Tuesday that would allow utilities to charge electric customers for some costs of developing a second nuclear power plant.
South Korea’s financial regulators say units of Germany’s Deutsche Bank AG engaged in price manipulation and unfair trading that led to a sudden plunge in Seoul’s benchmark stock index last year.
It’s not a common sight at this time of year, but it’s a welcome one.
The Jefferson City Lady Jays figure they owe the Hickman Kewpies one. Or two.
The Eldon Lady Mustangs have frustrated opponents all season with a stifling zone defense. And the Helias Lady Crusaders have had their problems against zones this season. But not Tuesday night.
So far, things have gone according to plan for the Helias boys basketball team.
The Blair Oaks Falcons’ winning streak reached 16 games Tuesday night with a thrashing of California.
The turmoil in Libya heaped further pressure on stocks around the world Wednesday as investors worry that the global economic recovery may be derailed by the sharp rise in oil prices and swelling inflation.
After falling 55-49 in a hard-fought game at home against California, the Blair Oaks Lady Falcons hosted St. Elizabeth Tuesday night and nearly let the Lady Hornets slip past them.
The Missouri Tigers have the Baylor Bears right where they want them — at Mizzou Arena.
The New Bloomfield school board has agreed to refinance a $600,000 general obligation bond at a lower interest rate, saving the district about $80,000 in interest during the life of the bond.
It’s now a two-game season for the Lincoln men’s basketball team, as the Blue Tigers have just two shots left at breaking into the win column in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel won’t have much time to celebrate his victory as Chicago’s new mayor.
With their Senate colleagues still in hiding, Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly began introducing a barrage of 100 amendments Tuesday to try to stymie the Republican governor’s plan to strip unionized public employees of most of their bargaining rights.
Danish container shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S said Wednesday it returned to a profit last year, citing a recovery in world trade flows and higher oil prices.
Thanks to a triple-double by Anthony Senevey, the Linn Wildcats notched a win over the Eugene Eagles on Tuesday.
The Calvary Lutheran Lions used an 18-1 scored edge in the fourth quarter to beat the Fulton School at St. Albans on Tuesday.
The Russellville Indians outscored the St. Elizabeth Hornets 20-11 in the final quarter to pull out a win Tuesday night.
The Fatima Comets won a back-and-forth affair with Chamois on Tuesday, squeaking out a win.
Indiana House Democrats who fled to Illinois like their counterparts in the Wisconsin Senate say they’ll continue their boycott until Republicans assure them they won’t debate public education and anti-union measures the Democrats oppose.
The Fatima Lady Comets clinched the Show-Me Conference championship with a win over Chamois on Tuesday.
The Jays Kids Club had 50 members place Saturday in the Owensville Tournament.
A new program seeks to improve the care and customer service at VA health care facilities in Missouri.
The top Democrat in the Senate said Tuesday that he’ll bring legislation to the floor next week to keep the government running at current spending levels for 30 days to avoid a shutdown in March.
Garth Brooks is being immortalized for his songwriting skills. The country superstar is one of five acts to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 16.
A “fan cut” of the documentary “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” will be released Friday.
The diminutive, heavyset man was the mastermind of a scam, prosecutors say, that bilked one of Southern California’s poorest cities out of more than $5.5 million, money with which he lined his pockets and those of a handful of cronies.
Some screamed from inside collapsed buildings. One woman used her mobile phone to call her children to say goodbye. Others tapped on the rubble to communicate with those on the outside.
A defiant Moammar Gadhafi vowed to fight to his “last drop of blood” and roared at supporters to strike back against Libyan protesters to defend his embattled regime Tuesday, signaling an escalation of the crackdown that has thrown the capital into scenes of mayhem, wild shooting and bodies in the streets.
The University of Colorado’s Glenn Miller Archive has acquired hundreds of hours of recordings of big band radio broadcasts along with photos, magazines, documents and other memorabilia from a private collection.
For one night, the Denver Nuggets didn’t need Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups or any of their new acquisitions.
The Taney County prosecutor says two sheriff’s deputies were justified in the fatal shooting a Hollister man last year.
In a key victory for television broadcasters, a federal court has ordered a Seattle start-up called ivi Inc. to stop distributing broadcast signals over the Internet without their consent.
Shane Doan scored an overtime power-play goal and the Phoenix Coyotes won their eighth straight game by beating the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Tuesday night.
A New Bloomfield School District bus slid off a county road after school Monday when it was making its drops.
Online shoppers subscribing to Amazon.com’s premium membership are getting a new entertainment feature that will allow them to watch movies over the Internet, just as they can through Netflix’s rapidly growing video subscription service.
A former funeral home operator in western Missouri is going to prison for seven years for stealing from clients.
First-term Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser became the first incumbent since the 1920s to lose a primary election Tuesday, ending a four-year tenure marked by lawsuits, controversial appointments and accusations of nepotism.
An Arizona legislative committee on Tuesday narrowly approved a sweeping bill that would target illegal immigrants in public housing, public benefits and the workplace.
Maya Moore scored 20 points and Bria Hartley added 17 to help No. 1 Connecticut beat Seton Hall 80-59 on Tuesday night.
David Lighty scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half and William Buford had all 17 of his in the first to lead No. 2 Ohio State past Illinois 89-70 on Tuesday night.