Robotics students descend on St. Louis 

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Thousands of students from around the world are again descending on St. Louis for a championship robotics competition. The U.S. FIRST event returns to the Edward Jones Dome and America’s Center downtown for the fourth straight year starting on Thursday. Segway PT inventor Dean…

Missouri looks to revive journalism drones 

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The University of Missouri journalism school has modified its classroom use of aerial drones as a legal challenge to the FAA ban on commercial use of the flying robots unfolds. The School of Journalism grounded its outdoor use of new- gathering drones after receiving…

Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town 

(OPAL, Wyo., AP) — Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming. No injuries were reported in the explosion Wednesday in Opal, a town of about 95…

Missouri exceeding target for reducing energy use 

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon’s administration says it has exceeded a goal to reduce Missouri’s…

FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

(LOS ANGELES, AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in…

USAF: Colombia crash caused by plane hitting hill 

By BROCK VERGAKIS (NORFOLK, Va., AP) — Air Force investigators say a plane crash that killed four people…

Missouri participates in Juror Appreciation Week

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) – Missouri’s Juror Appreciation Week will be observed this year Monday, April 28 through Friday,…

Retired justice proposes changes to Constitution

By MARK SHERMAN (WASHINGTON, AP) — In his new book, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calls…

Mo. House panel to consider impeaching governor

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Republican-led Missouri House committee plans to hold a hearing on measures seeking…

Michigan man among 1st in US to get ‘bionic eye’

By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER (ANN ARBOR, Mich., AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his…

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