CoxHealth to pay $60M to settle claims it paid doctors kickbacks

The payments to the government will also settle claims that the Springfield-based health care system billed Medicare for costs not allowed under federal laws. CoxHealth is not admitting any wrongdoing in the settlement.

City moves ahead with zoning process change

The proposed change would eliminate duplicate public hearings on zoning and other land-use matters that generate little dissent among Planning and Zoning commissioners.

Letter: An apology for lack of notification

On behalf of the city of Columbia, and the Columbia Police Department, we wish to publicly apologize to the Harris family, and to the customers of their business who were present on the evening of July 16 and affected by our activity.

Firefighters respond to Sigma Pi Fraternity House fire

A fire at the Sigma Pi fraternity caused about $10,000 in damages, but no one was hurt.

EPA delays its decision on temporarily lowering ethanol requirements for gas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the agency should lower ethanol requirements because of rising corn prices. The EPA hopes to have a decision in early August.

Suspect in 8 slayings also suspected in jail fight

Authorities say a man accused of eight murders in Illinois and Missouri allegedly attempted to assault another jail inmate.

Execution will be first since 2005

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it would issue a warrant to execute John Middleton on Sept. 17.

St. Louis police chief defends himself in car investigation

St. Louis Police Chief Joe Mokwa defended himself Tuesday amid concerns about his role in a scandal involving seized vehicles, admitting to errors in judgment but saying he did nothing wrong.

Construction of Reynolds Journalism Institute nears completion