Boone County election judge reveals rewarding side of work

Betty Sheridan has lived in the community for 55 years and served as an election judge for the past decade

Boone County under severe thunderstorm watch

There is a slight risk of large hail, heavy rain and damaging winds.

Watching the Watchdogs: Where busy readers get news

Time isn't always on her side, but news is something Madeline Rolley makes room for.

Grant provides extra help from student poll workers

A grant that MU received in June to recruit student poll workers resulted in 320 interested students - well beyond expectations.

Morton told to ‘accelerate’ UMKC as interim chancellor

Among his goals are continuing the university’s efforts to increase enrollment and maintaining a good relationship between the institution and the community.

Council approves hearing to nix road extension

The proposed project would have extended Cunningham Road.

Jury recommends death for videotaped sex slaying

The jury deliberated for less than two hours before giving Richard Davis the death sentence for killing an Independence woman.

State's fiscal year off to encouraging start

The governor’s Office of Administration said the state took in $507.2 million in July, a 5.2 percent increase over the $482.4 million collected in July 2007.

Rick Springfield to hold benefit concert in Cape Girardeau

The singer plans an acoustic concert Oct. 4 at Buckner Brewing Co. in Cape Girardeau. Proceeds will benefit Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship.

Ex-wife of former Republic alderman charged with his murder

Rachelle Morris has been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Joshua Morris at a city park in Republic on Sunday. Joshua Morris had served on Republic’s Board of Alderman from 2005 to 2007

$4.9 million Missouri Lotto jackpot remains unclaimed

Two winning tickets for Saturday’s jackpot were sold: one at Apple Market in Kansas City, the other at Amvets 48 in De Soto. The winners will share the jackpot.

Car crashes into duplex; no one injured

A car crashed into a duplex at 2803 Fair Haven Drive on Monday, causing about $10,000 in damage to the property. The driver has been taken into custody by police.

O'Fallon man convicted of killing wife with painkiller patches

Gregory Wadlow has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Self-placed politicians on pedestals must end unwanted mudslinging

When these political characters start attacking people because of their political beliefs, their insults do not always land where they were meant.

Warren Funeral Chapel owners moved six bodies before turning them over to investigators

The owners of Warren Funeral Chapel moved six bodies that they turned over to investigators on Aug. 1 from Fulton to Columbia to aid in getting the bodies to the proper authorities, the owners’ attorney Dan Viets said.

Hayes receives life sentence for murder of former Comfort Inn hotel manager

In a sentencing hearing on Monday night, Dwight T. Hayes was sentenced to life in prison, along with 147 years to be served both consecutively and concurrently, which means Hayes will spend life plus 55 years for murder, rape, burglary and other charges.

Tigers start preseason football practice

Quarterback Chase Daniel was a Heisman Trophy finalist last season after leading MU to a No. 4 season-ending ranking. That makes Kurtis Gregory, an offensive tackle, important, too. His job is to keep Daniel out of harm’s way.

Part 2 of 4: Gaining strength emotionally

In the world of female college wrestling, involvement in the sport can form bonds and build character.

MU dean questions the cause of the failing schools

Why are Columbia Public Schools failing the MAP? Many Columbia Public Schools failed to score ‘proficient’ on standardized tests.

State board inspects funeral homes annually

Warren Funeral Chapel, which owners Harold Warren Sr. and Harold Warren Jr. agreed to close for 15 days after facing a lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon, should have been inspected at least once a year by the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.