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Robin Williams’ wife: He had Parkinson’s disease

Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease and was sober at the time of his suicide, his wife said Thursday.

Lake of the Ozarks Shootout begins Friday

Ten days of activities await attendees at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout powerboat races, starting on Friday.

Robin Williams’ daughter faced online abuse

Robin Williams’ daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called “cruel and unnecessary” messages following her father’s death, a move that has prompted Twitter to explore how it handles such situations.

The Boxcars top nominees for bluegrass awards

The Boxcars, Blue Highway and The Del McCoury Band are the leading nominees in the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards.

Pioneering Chicano artist Emigdio Vasquez dies

Emigdio Vasquez, whose bold use of color, exacting brush skills and uncanny ability to capture everyday people in dramatic moments made him one of the most influential pioneers of the Chicano art movement, has died in California. He was 75.

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W-I-N-N-E-R! Oregon man crowned Scrabble champ

Conrad Bassett-Bouchard started his championship Scrabble game Wednesday with the word “zilch” and finished with the opposite — the $10,000 prize and title of national Scrabble champion.

Justin Bieber pleads guilty in deal in Florida

Pop singer Justin Bieber pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of careless driving and resisting arrest seven months after his arrest in Miami Beach following what police initially called an illegal street drag race.

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Marvel heroes and villains fight it out — live

Marvel Entertainment, which muscled into pop culture with comic books, TV cartoons and movies, is gambling on attracting new fans as it tackles 3-D — but forget the silly glasses.

‘Nashville’ goes live in new season premiere

Actor Charles Esten has more at stake in the new season of the ABC drama “Nashville” than resolving the cliffhanger that left his character, singer-songwriter Deacon Claybourne, in the midst of a lyricist love triangle.

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Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89

Lauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" and "The Big Sleep" and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood's most storied marriages, died Tuesday at age 89.

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Robin Williams a comic force, versatile actor

Robin Williams, who died in an apparent suicide Monday, was a comic force of nature.

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Comedian Robin Williams dead in apparent suicide

Oscar-winner Robin Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

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Hot Summer Nights sizzle at the Lake

Nearly 100 people gathered around Luby’s Stage on Friday, awaiting one of the premier activities at the fourth installment of Hot Summer Nights 2014 on Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark.

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Senior citizens spend time at Moniteau County fair

Snacks, socializing, games and illusions made for a busy afternoon Thursday at the Moniteau County Fair Senior Citizens Day.

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Stopped for gas, came home with $5,000

A local man is $5,000 richer after a stop for gas in Jefferson City.

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