MU working to improve No. 6 ranking

Freshman Wes Kemp highlighted the scrimmage with two impressive catches.

Quarterbacks dominate offensive powered Big 12 Conference

The once defense-minded league has now become a hot bed for great offenses and even better quarterbacks.

Lab results on woman found in trunk could take up to 2 weeks

 ‘I thought it was a pretty straightforward case, but it's not,' said Eddie Adelstein,  Boone County Medical Examiner.

Saturday standoff ends peacefully with arrest

Denico Sanchez Crawley, 21, surrendered at 7:45 a.m. after a standoff at his relatives' home on Sanford. He had pulled up at a Taco Bell drive-thru hours earlier with a handgun in his lap and a female passenger bound in the seat next to him.

Dog wash benefits Second Chance animal rescue center

The organization saves 500 animals every year.

Should we send horses to slaughter?

Faced with tough economic times, many horse owners find they can't keep their animals anymore.

Edwards wins in Nationwide Series

Columbia native Carl Edwards earned his third victory this season in the Nationwide Series Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.

Missouri Southern explores adding medical doctorate

The Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors has given approval to pursue funding and planning for a medical doctorate program.

Notification system unclear for Lake of the Ozarks sewage contamination

A new bill in Congress would require that the public be notified of sewage overflows within 24 hours of discovering contamination.

Professors said they couldn't afford to fight UMKC anymore

The  two psychology professors accused of sexual harassment said their defense was too costly and they want to protect their families and staff.

Archbishop Raymond Burke to give farewell Mass

Archbishop Raymond Burke is set to begin his final week in St. Louis with a farewell Mass.

Five Ideas: What are your thoughts on these items in the news this week?

This week, we ask you to weigh in on Jim Ritter's appointment as interim schools superintendent, Olympic moments, Columbia's tie to the Russia-Georgia conflict, a potential program that will give students statistics on their energy use and students' return to school.

Springfield News-Leader to lay off 5

The job cuts are part of corporate owner Gannett's plan to eliminate 1,000 jobs nationwide.