McCaskill misses deadline to recover $1 million she loaned her campaign

Friday was the deadline for her to raise enough money to repay the money she lent her failed campaign for governor. Friday was also the day that personal financial disclosure reports were released on McCaskill, Bond and their colleagues.

InBev's bid for Anheuser-Busch meets public resistance

The proposed sale of the maker of the beer that bills itself as “great American lager,” to a Belgian firm has become a rallying point for some Bud fans and lawmakers playing to the populist view that America is being sold off, bit by bit.

Missouri Humane Society rescuing pets in Iowa floods

The Humane Society of Missouri has 10 people with boats and trailers rescuing pets abandoned in the Iowa floods.

Serial killer from Cape Girardeau pleads guilty to another murder

Timothy Krajcir, who has confessed to killing nine women in four states, was sentenced in his prison cell to life in prison for the rape and murder of a Pennsylvania woman in 1979.

Police follow up on stabbing in Douglass Park

As Columbia police continue to investigate a fight at Douglass Park on Thursday night in which two men were stabbed, the department is looking to adjust its policies to prevent repeats of a separate disturbance later that night that led to an early closure of the park.

Missouri towns wait for rivers to crest

Mississippi River towns north of St. Louis are bracing for crests next week that should come very close to records set in the Great Flood of 1993.

Hulshof, Steelman and Nixon spar in first gubernatorial debate

Rep. Kenny Hulshof defended his fiscal conservative credentials while rival Treasurer Sarah Steelman asserted he lacks the courage to be governor. Attorney General Jay Nixon clashed with Hulshof over higher education.

Tomatoes coming back to Columbia grocery stores and restaurants

That's because the Food and Drug Administration has determined that tomatoes grown in more than 35 states, including Missouri, are not linked to the recent salmonella outbreak and are safe to eat.


Water patrol reports drowning in Gasconade River

The Missouri State Water Patrol says a 52-year-old Lebanon man has drowned in the Gasconade River, the state’s second rope-swing drowning in less than a week.

Couple sentenced for embezzling $66,000 from mentally disabled man and woman

The U.S. attorney said Donald and Mary Hicks stole the disabled pair's money and allowed them to live in deplorable conditions. They even were forced to get their food from trash containers.

UPDATE: Dresner named interim police chief; search to begin for permanent replacement

Capt. Thomas G. Dresner will become the interim police chief due to Randy Boehm’s retirement. The advisory committee picked to choose the new chief is beginning a search for a permanent replacement.

Gun goes off twice in woman's handbag at KC Health Dept.

The gun went off the first time when the woman set her handbag down.

Large animal vet loan program soon to take effect

On July 1, the large animal veterinary student loan program will go into effect. It will help vet students who will practice in rural areas with their debt coming out of school.

Technology helps journalism evolve into engaging readers with what’s important to them

New ideas come from a conference focused on civic media and people-to-people journalism.

Two parks dedicated Saturday

Dedication ceremonies were held Saturday morning for two new neighborhood parks: Longview Park, at 4980 Gillespie Bridge Road, and Louisville Park, at 806 Louisville Drive.

MU won't accept any more freshman applications for fall

The number of freshmen already admitted is a record number, and MU Chancellor Brady Deaton said the decision to cut off applications is in students' best interests.

Flash flood watch over; nearly an inch of rain has fallen so far Friday

A flash flood watch for Boone County has been canceled after nearly an inch of rain was recorded at Columbia Regional Airport on Friday, according to the National Weather Service Web site.

Lightning causes Friday morning house fire

Jim and Heather Zepp were awakened by a bright flash and an explosion that shook their house on Citation Drive.

Columbia man is sentenced to prison on child porn charges

Raymond Darrell Ford, 49, was sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole for distributing child pornography over the Internet.

17-year-old arrested on suspicion of owning defaced handgun

Police searched the teen’s home after responding to a disturbance call. The incident is currently under investigation.