SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — More firefighting resources were being brought in Thursday to battle two forest fires that have shut down California's Sequoia National Park and threaten its ancient trees.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and danced with Fred Astaire in “Royal Wedding,” has died. She was 92.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — About 1,200 evacuees from Afghanistan are expected to settle in Missouri as part of the first group arriving in the U.S., according to U.S. State Department data.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony Wednesday that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women.
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri cave containing Native American artwork from more than 1,000 years ago was sold at auction Tuesday, disappointing leaders of the Osage Nation who hoped to buy the land to “protect and preserve our most sacred site.”
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri inmate who admitted to a long-unsolved killing while serving time for robbery says he confessed to the crime because his conscience was nagging him.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — All of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's vetoes will stand, despite efforts Wednesday by some lawmakers to force their priorities into law during a short session focused on vetoed bills.
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Norm Macdonald, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer who was “Weekend Update” host when Bill Clinton and O.J. Simpson provided comic fodder during the 1990s, has died.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is forming a new Indo-Pacific security alliance with Britain and Australia that will allow for greater sharing of defense capabilities — including helping equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. It's a …
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian scientists say the fossil of a four-legged prehistoric whale, unearthed over a decade ago in the country's Western Desert, is that of a previously unknown species. The creature, an ancestor of the modern-day whale, is believed to have lived 43 million years ago.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A drawing newly attributed to Vincent van Gogh that has never been displayed publicly before is going on show at the Amsterdam museum that bears the Dutch master's name.
A Missouri police officer who was still in training after graduating from the police academy in July has died after being shot by a wanted man who opened fire on officers and was also killed, authorities said.
The time for moonlit midnight rides aboard a Lime scooter in Washington is over after the Washington City Council voted last week to impose a 10 p.m. curfew on the scooters.
The long-awaited playground at Washington’s Phoenix Park moved one step closer to reality on Wednesday as the city’s park board finalized its recommendation for the playground’s design and color scheme.
A Defiance man has been named the new chairman of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, the commission announced in a press release Thursday.
Washington was not chosen as the winner of T-Mobile’s “Hometown Techover” contest, a nationwide contest sponsored by T-Mobile that initially garnered “thousands of entries.”
Beneath a canopy of trees that likely predate many of their ancestors’ arrivals in what became Missouri, about 15 campers at Robertsville State Park gathered Saturday for a presentation on how the Osage Indians — a community that once dominated the nearby landscape — made their livelihoods f…
A letter sent to the New Haven Board of Alderman airing the grievances of those upset about the city’s decision to sell the building that housed New Haven’s visitors center and museum was the center of a debate at Monday night’s meeting.
Prior to being cast on the 20th season of Gordon Ramsay’s “Hell’s Kitchen” on Fox, longtime Union resident and East Central College alumnus Trenton Garvey had never been outside of Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas.
The Washington school board hopes students will be spending less time in quarantine after board members decided to start using a test-out modified quarantine in a special meeting Monday night.
After 33 years at the helm of Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, Nancy Russell has sold the business.
The portion of Highway 47 south of Washington that had been closed due to a traffic crash has reopened to all traffic, according to Washington Emergency Management Director Mark Skornia.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Pope Francis urged Hungary on Sunday to “extend its arms towards everyone,” in a veiled critique of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s anti-migrant policies, as the pontiff opened a four-day visit to Central Europe in his first big international outing since undergoing in…
WASHINGTON (AP) — A declassified FBI document related to logistical support given to two of the Saudi hijackers in the run-up to the Sept. 11 attacks details contacts the men had with Saudi associates in the United States but does not provide proof that senior kingdom officials were complici…
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is considering calling a special legislative session to challenge President Joe Biden's plan to require COVID-19 vaccination or testing for many workers.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Sitting atop the SEC East for one week is enough motivation for Missouri and Kentucky to get up for their meeting this weekend.
With the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) getting extra funding because of the recently passed gasoline tax increase, as well as the possibility of a $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill, some long-dreamed-of highway plans are popping back up.
Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the familial relation of the members of the Friends Forever team. The story has been modified.
The St. Clair school board made it clear Thursday night that they were not happy with the company designing the performing arts center, the design of which has been on pause since June.
People are once again looking to the sky in awe of the majestic sights of space at a New Haven observatory. Earlier this summer, the Eastern Missouri Dark Sky Observers, an astronomy club, began operations again after a hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered concert halls and auditoriums across the country. Once-full calendars were wiped empty as live music shows, festivals and other events were nearly all canceled.
Rudolph Giuliani was a hero before he was a punchline. Lisa Beamer was a wife and mother before she became a symbol of Sept. 11 — and though her celebrity passed, her widowhood cannot.
With the recent passage of a gradual 12.5 cents-per-gallon state gasoline tax increase and the possibility of getting billions more for Missouri highways and bridges from a $1 trillion federal infrastructure package, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is in as good a place for…
LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Liberty church will not be able to continue a cherished tradition of picking grapes and making communion wine after thieves stole about 1,500 pounds of grapes.
Dive teams are returning this morning to search the waters of St. Clair’s Thunderbird Lake for a man who officials say “jumped into the lake and did not resurface.”
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden said Wednesday he will resign on Feb. 23, which is the 35th anniversary of his work with the department.
On Friday, Vietnam War veteran and Lonedell resident John Stillman and his daughter Lori, authors of “Jumping from Helicopters: A Vietnam Memoir,” spoke to students who read their book in St. Francis Borgia Regional High School’s summer reading program.
COVID-19 booster shots may be coming for at least some Americans but already the Biden administration is being forced to scale back expectations — illustrating just how much important science still has to be worked out.
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Several miles of westbound traffic on Interstate 70 in suburban St. Louis will close briefly Wednesday as the remains of a Marine killed in Afghanistan are escorted from Lambert Airport to a funeral home.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears' father filed Tuesday to end the court conservatorship that has controlled the singer's life and money for 13 years.
Often unseen, the homeless population in Missouri is growing, according to a 2020 assessment report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. That report found that on any given night in the state, an estimated 6,500 people experienced homelessness, which is up 5.6 percent f…
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man was found shot to death early Tuesday inside a bullet-riddled car under the shadow of the famed Gateway Arch, police in St. Louis said.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is urging the General Assembly to prohibit local election workers from helping absentee voters correct mistakes, a move that would mean some votes aren't counted.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Navy on Sunday identified five sailors who died when a helicopter crashed in the Pacific Ocean off of Southern California.