U.S. disregarded experts when choosing site for biolab

In this May 22, 2008 file photo, Homeland Security Undersecretary Jay Cohen, right, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cohen swept aside evaluations of government experts to include the Mississippi site among five finalists for the new lab.

The Homeland Security Department swept aside evaluations of government experts and named Mississippi — home to powerful U.S. lawmakers with sway over the agency — as a top location for a new $451 million, national laboratory to study some of the world's most virulent biological threats, according to internal documents. Missouri is one of nine sites rejected as finalists that also earned high scores than Mississippi's location.

MU football players take time for fans

One Tiger said that events such as Missouri’s Sixth Annual Football Fan Day keep him grounded. 

Firefighters and police shave their heads for charity for children's dreams

Fifteen local firefighters and police took the plunge and had their heads shaved to raise money for the Dream Factory of Central Missouri Chapter.  The organization funds dreams for critically ill children in the area.

Anthrax source still debated

The FBI says Bruce Ivins, an anthrax germ warfare specialist, was the man who killed five people and injured 17 others after the 9/11 attacks, but others say its case has holes.

Three new restaurants decide to challenge the economic forecast as they prepare to open in downtown Columbia

Three new restaurants in downtown Columbia set aside any fears of an ailing economy and prepare to open their doors.

Hulshof faces challenges in Mo. gubernatorial bid

Technically, there is no “challenger” in Missouri’s open governor’s race. But Republican Rep. Kenny Hulshof has a big challenge in his gubernatorial campaign.

Direct observation leads to deeper meaning for Columbia artist

King said he has been an artist “pretty much from the get-go” and attributes a lot of his passion for art to his parents. Back in the ninth and 10th grades, though, he would draw nothing but trucks.

Gas prices affecting vehicle sales

Consumers are looking for more fuel-efficient vehicles, causing sellers to lower gas-guzzlers' prices below retail.