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Plan would bring music festivals to St. Louis

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — St. Louis may soon host big-time music festivals on both the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. An aldermanic committee on Thursday will consider a bill…

Shields sharp in Royals’ 6-5 win over Diamondbacks

By BOB BAUM (SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., AP) — Kansas City ace James Shields allowed one hit in three scoreless innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer in the Royals’ 6-5…

Senate panel advances juvenile life sentence fix

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri Senate panel has endorsed legislation that would change how the state sentences juveniles convicted of first-degree murder. Current law only allows juveniles to…

Missouri plow driver honored for saving life

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri Department of Transportation worker has been honored for saving a woman from a burning home while he was plowing snow last month. The…

Building where jazz greats played faces demolition

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A three-story building in midtown St. Louis where jazz greats once played is facing demolition. In the 1930s, jazz stars such as Count Basie, Miles Davis…

16th-century manual shows ‘rocket cat’ weaponry

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM (PHILADELPHIA, AP) — You’re a 16th century German prince plotting to crush a peasant rebellion, or perhaps you’re leading an army against the Ottoman Empire or looking…