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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
Updated at 10:53 AM

A Beetle in the driveway still brings out my inner 17-year-old and has me channeling Bill Hefner’s ice-blue VW Bug. In 1967, when we were in high school, he let me drive it. Compared to our family cars (a red Oldsmobile Rocket 88 station wagon with an automatic and a green-and-white Rambler American with three-on-the-tree), it zigzagged like a water beetle and could be driven flat out without dire consequences. It showed me that driving can be fun, a pastime, an end in itself. The trip could be...

Updated at 10:48 AM

Fort Leonard Wood could lose 5,400 jobs in the next few years, but that decision is not final.

Updated at 10:39 AM

ST. JAMES — The St. James City Council passed a resolution to invest in a Geographic Information System (GIS) that will allow it to map manholes, sewer mains, electric poles and other utility points of interest during its Aug. 11 meeting, but...

Updated at 10:34 AM

Phelps County Bank’s downtown Rolla location will draw some of its power from the sun next spring, thanks to a partnership between the bank and Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Updated at 10:31 AM

After a week of violent clashes between police and protesters, Missouri authorities leading the investigation into the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager are increasingly facing questions about whether their eventual findings can be...

Updated at 10:29 AM

Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a...

Updated at 10:28 AM

A pathologist hired by the family of an unarmed Missouri teenager fatally shot by police says a bullet wound to his arm may have happened when he put his hands up, "but we don't know."

Updated at 10:23 AM

Seven public hearings, a couple of public presentations and discussion on both old and new business would appear to be reasons to expect a long meeting tonight for the Rolla City Council.

Updated at 9:51 AM

If you’re like me, you enjoy a good rock concert every now and again - although if you’re also like me, you’re aging with what appears to be an unusually increasing speed, your hair is turning a shade of gray that people say is “distinguishing”...

Posted at 10:06 AM

Matt Ryan wasn't a Comic-Con newbie this year, but the star of NBC's upcoming series Constantine...

Posted at 10:05 AM

For his first TV venture, superstar romance novelist and screenwriter Nicholas Sparks (The...

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