| Jul 3, 2011
Missouri State Penitentiary, 115 Lafayette Street, Jefferson City, Mo.;  998-6998, http://www.missouripentours.com. Open March through November. The basic two-hour history tour is $12; ghost and overnight tours also offered for $25 and $100,...
| Apr 29, 2011
A Deltona airman was among nine Americans killed this week in gunfire at a military compound near Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Friday.
Master Sgt. Tara R. Brown, 33, and eight other Americans died when a...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 6:23 AM
Ranch getaways provide families the chance to blend rustic pleasures, outdoor pursuits and unplugged relaxation. Round up your clan and consider these five places.
1. Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg, Mont. Spend the night in a Trapper Tent, a half-...
| Jan 26, 2011
Rick Gollinger grew up in a hunting family with a kitchen that was regularly full of game.
Unfortunately, his mother — who was otherwise a great cook — followed her generation's technique of overcooking, or "killing game a second time in...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 11:17 AM
Lighting is changing fast. Incandescents as we know them are on the way out.
It may be confusing for a while. But in the end, your wallet will thank you. And so will the planet.
Walk down today's lighting aisle, and it's intimidating.
| May 6, 2011
Traditionally, spring is when prospective homebuyers come out of hibernation and begin the hunt for their next residence. But with the economy still in flux, budget battles raging in Washington and a housing market on shaky ground, many house hunters...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 5:23 AM
It's out with the old and in with the new at Six Flags America this summer.
The waterpark Hurricane Harbor beckons thrill seekers with the opening of a faster, better and wetter attraction — ZoomAzon Falls, the park's first body slides for tweens,...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 9:47 AM
SPRINGFIELD--Gov. Pat Quinn opened a day of Democratic politicking at the Illinois State Fair today by criticizing legislation that allows slot machines at the fairground racetrack.
Quinn also expressed deep reservations about putting slot machines at...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 5:32 AM
Now we have Tropical Storm Don.
The fourth named storm of an already fast-paced 2011 storm season formed over the southern Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday afternoon and appeared to be taking aim at Texas.
At 8 a.m. Thursday the system was about 545 miles...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 5:15 PM
Rosa Young-Bey Williams said she had been praying for what happened Friday, the day Gov. Pat Quinn made her one of 50 people getting pardons for past crimes.
The 64-year-old Williams now lives in Vista, Calif., but she said her teaching career was cut...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 5:10 AM
Expect another steamy hot day.
Wednesday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the low 90s and heat index readings - or feels-like temperatures - of more than 100 degrees. Lows in the low 80s. There is a 30 percent chance of showers and...