GRAPHIC: Prostate, lung and breast cancer are the three most common types of cancer

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer for women, whereas prostate and lung cancer lead the way among men.

GRAPHIC: New urgent care provider for MU employees

MU employees can now go to the South Providence Medical Complex for medical attention after work hours and on the weekends. The complex opened at 551 E. Southampton Drive in January and includes an urgent care facility for MU employees injured on the job.

GRAPHIC: Missouri signs more recruits from SEC states in 2015

During Missouri's final year in the Big 12, the 2011 signing class had 17 recruits total. Out of the 17, 11 were from Big 12 states other than Missouri, and one was from a Southeastern Conference state. This year, Missouri signed 23 athletes, 12 of which are from SEC states, and only three are from Big 12 states.

GRAPHIC: Franklin Agbasimere’s travel from Nigeria to Missouri

Franklin Agbasimere signed his National Letter of Intent with Missouri football on Wednesday. Agbasimere is originally from Lagos, Nigeria. He moved to Montverde, Florida, and played high school football at Montverde Academy. He will head to Columbia in the fall.

GRAPHIC: Beckner Jr.'s Suitors

Terry Beckner Jr., a defensive lineman at East St. Louis High School in St. Louis, Illinois, held scholarship offers from 20 schools. The senior, ranked by and ESPN as the top recruit in Illinois, chose Missouri in a ceremony Wednesday morning.

North Stadium Break Time robbed at knifepoint

About 3 a.m. Tuesday, a man armed with a knife robbed the Break Time on North Stadium Boulevard. The police are continuing to investigate.


The West Boulevard, Garth Avenue and Range Line Street I-70 bridges are set to be reconstructed by the end of 2016. The project will cost $18 million.

Scott Boulevard construction to begin this year

The $11.6 million construction project along Scott Boulevard includes bike lanes, a new bridge over Mill Creek and a roundabout at Route KK.

Water and electric project expected to cause traffic restrictions on Business Loop 70 West

Columbia Water and Light will be replacing a 12-inch water line Wednesday on Business Loop 70 West from Jefferson Street to Garth Avenue. In conjunction with this project, an electric line conduit will be installed to transition the overhead lines underground. The project is expected to take several weeks, and the utility work will possibly prevent motorists from heading east because work will take place on the south side lane of the Business Loop.

Colleges of Missouri Senators

The Washington Post recently reported that MU is one of the “most represented colleges” in the U.S. Senate. But in Missouri, only two out of the last 10 senators graduated from MU.

Nous sommes tous Charlie

The Missouri School of Journalism will host a panel exploring issues of free expression in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack in France. It will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Gannett Hall.

Function of copper grounding wire

Copper grounding wires, which run from transformers into the ground to avoid an electrical surge, were stolen from more than 200 electrical poles in Columbia.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission plans to bridge gap between Grindstone and Stephens Lake Park

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission is considering four options for a trail that would connect the Grindstone Nature Area to Stephens Lake Park. PedNet, an active transportation advocacy group, has recommended to the commission the development of options 1 and 3. Check out the proposed trails for the project.

Diesel exhaust fluid locations around Columbia

The Environmental Protection Agency requires diesel vehicles to use diesel exhaust fluid, injected into the exhaust stream, to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides into the air. Diesel exhaust fluid is available in
Columbia, typically at outlets close to highways.

GRAPHIC: How does an SCR System work?

Selective Catalytic Reduction systems are a new kind of emissions control system for diesel engine vehicles.The system uses diesel exhaust fluid, an ammonia-based liquid, to turn nitrogen oxide — a pollutant — into nitrogen, oxygen and a small amount of carbon dioxide. The diesel exhaust fluid tank is stored where a spare tire would go in a normal car. This system can reduce emissions in diesel vehicles to meet 2010 Environmental Protection Agency standards.

GRAPHIC: Most crashes in the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F fit into one of six categories

Many of the fatal crashes in the 13 counties that Troop F patrols follow six trends in 2014. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, inattention is the leading cause of accidents. Drivers veer off and over-correct into the opposite lane or on the side of the road. Accidents also commonly happen when merging onto the highway or when drivers fail to notice slowed or stopped traffic ahead. About 70 percent of fatal accidents fall into one of those categories.

With new assistant physician designation, the differences are in the details

A law that passed in the last legislative session created a new position in the medical field between a physician assistant and a medical doctor. The position is intended for students who graduate from medical school but don't get a residency. It's designed to be a non-permanent position.

Armed robbery happens in Denny’s

A man with a handgun robbed the Denny’s restaurant on Knipp Street early Saturday morning. The gunman ran away and nobody was hurt, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.

CHART: MAUI Invitational Championship Round

MAP: Gathering at the Second Missionary Baptist Church