CHICAGO (AP) β A group of Marines on their way home from Afghanistan got something they didn't expect after spending the better part of five days getting on and off planes as they tried to get from one side of the globe to another: cheers from a small crowd of police, a fire truck water salute and first-class plane tickets.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- With Illinois set to become the 15th state nationwide to legalize same-sex marriage, Chicago couple Theresa Volpe and Mercedes Santos finally began planning the wedding they'd started thinking about more than two decades ago.
The roller-coaster recruitment of DeSmet High School offensive tackle Andy Bauer had yet another twist and turn on Monday morning, with the high school senior announcing (via Twitter) his re-commitment to the University of Missouri.
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) β A judge is holding a hearing Wednesday to determine whether a Long Island mother found not guilty because of mental disease in the 2008 drowning of her three children deserves a piece of their $350,000 estate.
Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the government has reached a settlement agreement with a Carrollton, Mo., man who admitted he logged trees that were located in a wetlands easement on his property.
While the possibility remains in place for senior James Franklin to retake the starting quarterback position on Saturday morning in Lexington against the Kentucky Wildcats, all indications are that the Missouri Tigers will turn to red-shirt freshman Maty Mauk for a fourth consecutive week.
The Share the Harvest program in Missouri provides a way for deer hunters to donate venison to the needy. This program is administered by the Conservation Federation of Missouri and the Missouri Department of Conservation.
The North Central Missouri College men's basketball team lost their season opener to the visiting Carl Sandburg (Illinois) Chargers, 89-82 on Saturday afternoon. The game, played at the Ketcham Community Center in Trenton, was broadcast on Hot Country Z 101.7.