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Local departments buy Tommy guns

Federated Store on Broadway

Houck Woods aerials

Log house on Fountain Street: It's do or die time

Smelterville refugees at Houck Woods

1939 wheat harvest

'Gone Girl' to open New York Film Festival

Smelterville flooded 1951

River reaches 41.8 feet in 1951

Hello, Polar Vortex

Traffic heaviest on Broadway in 1947

Celebrating Missouri's sesquicentennial

Teen Town

Latest "Gone Girl" Movie Trailer Deconstructed;
Cape Locations Appear In Around 50 Seconds

New posters, teaser trailer for Gone Girl film

Two chances for severe storms

Happy Hollow cleanup 1935

STOP! Sprigg and Broadway

Trace your family tree; you may find a Revolutionary War hero

Fox exec: Fincher stuck the landing

Community bloggers
Welcome to Obama's Progressive America

You shouldn't have to entertain your kids all the time

NFIB/Missouri: Kathryn Swan Earns 100% Voting Record on Small-Business Issues

Warriors-The Dragon Slayers

A diet you can easily follow

Special Issue: MO Department of Natural Resources

The quality of life is what's important, not the length

Columbia Tribune-Area Superintendents Welcome Signing of Early Childhood Education Bill

Strength-Ledy VanKavage

Governor Signs Healthcare Bills


Governor Signs Rep. Swan's Early Childhood Bill - HB 1689

Heart-Rochelle Steffen

Fireflies: Enjoy the Show

There's never enough time

Swan Receives Missouri Right to Life Endorsement

Did President Obama Actually Say He Had a PEN and a THRONE?

"FINALLY PASSED" Tax Bills Embody Months of Hearings

Soul-The Soldiers

Summer Childhood Memories!


Courage-Bless the Bullys

Quiet your mind so inspiration can emerge

Paper Party Dresses

Forgiveness crucial to well-being

Tenacity-Hearts of Gold

Anger causes depression


Delighted by Dell

(LIVE NOW): Senior Babe Ruth Midwest Plains Regional Updates

Southeast football releases fall camp media availability

SEMO football picked eighth in OVC poll, McRoberts selected to preseason All-OVC team

SEMO football picked eighth in OVC preseason media poll

Legion baseball tournament schedules

Senior Babe Ruth state tournament concluded Wednesday at Charleston

Senior Babe Ruth state tournament continues Tuesday (Updated Results & Stories)

Senior Babe Ruth state tournament continues Sunday (Updated Results)

Charleston Fighting Squirrels begin play at Elsberry Fourth of July Tournament Friday

Reception to be held for new Southeast softball coach

Nutt hires assistant coach

Tyler Stone to play in NBA Summer League

7-UP Classic begins Friday at Paragould, Ark.

Southeast's Jackson selected to CFPA Running Back Award watch list

COLUMN: Thank you for making the Semoball Awards possible

Complete list of Semoball Awards winners

2014 MHSBCA All-State Baseball Teams

Ozzie Smith: An understandable decision and an unfortunate result

Updated schedule released for boys basketball Rib City Shootout (June 19-20)

Southeast's Gibson to sign with St. Louis Cardinals as free agent

Give taxpayers all the facts on the budget
Over the last month and a half, the governor has traveled the state to justify the massive withholdings and vetoes he inflicted on the FY 2015 budget passed by the General Assembly. Among those cuts were huge funding decreases in K-12, higher education, mental health and numerous other programs heavily relied upon by Missourians...
Do the math
Despite the White House assessment last week that the Obama foreign policy has brought a new "global tranquility," the headlines would say otherwise. You would have to search long and hard to find "tranquility" across the world that is being touted by this administration...
Missing an opportunity with Morocco, Western Sahara
The Obama administration has been very engaged in North Africa, from the president's 2009 Cairo speech to the policy of "leading from behind" during the Libyan Revolution of 2011. These efforts have had limited success, with some spectacular failures, but the region remains of great importance to the United States, given its geography and resources...
Make-ahead frozen dishes emerge ready to serve
I recently made an ice cream pie for a dessert to serve when we were entertaining company, and I realized how easy it was to prepare it ahead of time and have it ready to serve when I needed it. This got me thinking about some older recipes I used to make and freeze years ago...
Missouri sales tax is bad policy for improving roads
By Joseph Miller In the 1929 Rose Bowl, the speedy Roy Riegel of the University of California football team achieved immortality in the annals of college sports when he picked up a fumble, bounced off a tackler, and raced 69 yards -- in the wrong direction...
Events: Editor's picks
July 2014

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Weird news
Honey bees sting Texas man about 1,000 times
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) -- A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him....
Outcry saves rare redwood from being chopped down
COTATI, Calif. (AP) -- A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks....
State ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake
JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) -- A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry....
Rotting food prompts German gas leak scare
BERLIN (AP) -- Emergency officials called to check out a suspected gas leak in Germany found a culprit they didn't expect: a fridge full of rotting food....
Tortoise an accomplice in alligator's zoo escape?
NAUBINWAY, Mich. (AP) -- An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise....
Man run over by own truck during road rage
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window....
Naked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."...
New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs....
Sarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska hometown
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla....
Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags with bleached-white ones....