Latest poll: McCain, Obama tied in Missouri

A new St. Louis Post-Dispatch/KMOV poll of 800 likely Missouri voters conducted this week shows the race is about even, with McCain at 47 percent and Obama at 46 percent.

Bedrock tested under proposed river bridge

Ex-collector convicted in federal court

Danny Wayne Gladden, former Crawford County collector, was convicted of federal tax evasion. He could face five years in prison.

Woman jailed in death of 6-week-old son

Lee's Summit police said 29-year-old Sweet Cherry Ann Halliburton told them she smothered her son.  Investigators said Halliburton previously had two infants whose deaths were ruled as sudden infant death syndrome.

MSU enrolls record number of students

Springfield's Missouri State University has seen a 1.3 percent increase in enrollment over last year.

12-year-old collapses during football practice

A 12-year-old suburban St. Louis boy is in critical condition after collapsing on the field during football practice.

Hulshof touts child support plan

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof says he supports the creation of regional child support enforcement units.

2 fraternities at Drury suspended as result of party

The national offices of Kappa Alpha and Sigma Nu suspended the local clubs following an off-campus party that resulted in arrests and the hospitalization of one man for alcohol poisoning.

Archeological evidence of Jesus doesn't quell faith for believers

About 150 people gathered in Columbia recently to hear and talk about evidence of Jesus Christ's existence. Katharina Galor, a scholar with 20 years of archaeological experience in Israel, explored this question in her lecture "Jesus: What is the Archaeological Evidence?"

Home heating prices on the rise

As winter approaches, propane and natural gas prices continue to climb. As of Sept. 18, propane prices in Missouri were $2.30 per gallon, a 36 percent increase from the same time last year.

Smoke on Fisher Walkway, one Injured

A woman went into cardiac arrest from possible smoke inhalation.

Man convicted of murder requests postponement of execution

Missouri's first scheduled execution in three years may have its current stay extended.

MU professor holds loom workshop at home

"I call this room my playroom," Laurel Wilson said on a recent Tuesday as about 35 of her students in textile and apparel management smushed into the basement of her Harrisburg home. They were there to learn how to weave, watch an embroidery machine operate and experiment with fabric painting.

Police bait car leads to arrest of teens

Police had deployed the bait car in response to numerous auto thefts in north central Columbia.

Suspect arrested in Bandana's robbery

The restaurant was robbed Monday morning.

Survey recommends remedies for farmers' high insurance rates

A survey presented by the Missouri Rural Crisis Center found that farmers with individual insurance plans spend $2,117 more each year on health insurance than counterparts who have employee-sponsored insurance or are covered by other jobs.

Pagan Pride Day addresses religious tolerance

The sixth annual Pagan Pride Day will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday in Peace Park.

Man wanted on domestic assault, burglary charges surrenders to deputies

A man wanted on charges of burglary and domestic assault in connection with a disturbance on Sept. 22 turned himself in Thursday evening at the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

Judge wants mental evaluation of murder suspect

Nicholas Sheley is charged with killing eight people in Missouri and Illinois. A judge is giving attorneys until Wednesday to agree on an expert to evaluate whether Sheley is fit to stand trial in the murder of 65-year-old Ronald Randall.

Vera Bradley's colorful, patterned bags are gaining popularity among students

This fall, the recognizable brand appears to be all over MU. Bright floral backpacks and big purses used to carry books stand out in unexpected bursts of color popping out of the masses of students.