How to buy and sell a church

COLUMBIA — Ten years ago, members of the Unity Center congregation in Columbia gathered together in the courtyard in front of the building at 1600 W. Broadway to bless their new church home, a building that had previously been used by Community United Methodist Church.

Forsee's contract extended to five years

The UM System Board of Curators decided on Friday to extend system President Gary Forsee’s contract from three to five years.

Black leaders in St. Louis to recruit 'street teams' in anti-crime campaign

The leaders who organized an anti-crime march that drew tens of thousands last weekend in St. Louis said Thursday they have begun recruiting “street teams” to mobilize in high-crime neighborhoods.

Mo. taxpayers will be able to contribute to breast cancer services

Gov. Matt Blunt signed legislation Thursday adding the contribution checkoff to Missouri’s income tax forms.

Three Rivers Community College fires president

John Cooper was placed on administrative leave with 30 days of pay.

Man pleads guilty to causing anthrax scare in KC

The 21-year-old man, who is in prison in Minnesota, pleaded guilty to sending a letter containing a white powder and a note mentioning anthrax to the IRS headquarters in Kansas City.

Man charged with assault tells police he's a cult leader

The 22-year-old Bonne Terre man said he was the leader of the Bonne Terre Cult.

Missouri firm caught in legal battle over rodeo bull's semen

A Texas ranch says sperm from the bull, named Mommas Boy, was illegally taken in the 13 days between the time the bull was bought and delivered.

Critics say Steelman ad misleading on fighting illegal hiring practices

Republican gubernatorial candidate Sarah Steelman has stopped airing a TV ad touting her actions against a construction company that hired illegal immigrants — just as Democrats intensified their criticism of it.

County approves bonds for Boone Hospital Center

The Boone County Commission authorized the issuance of $100 million of its hospital revenue bonds during a regular session at the Boone County Government Center on Thursday morning.