Iraq War documentary to be screened at MU

"Body of War" tells the story of Tomas Young, a 25-year-old man paralyzed by a bullet four days after he arrived in Iraq.

Fewer evacuees than expected check into Calvary Baptist

With vivid memories of the damages Hurricane Katrina left three years ago, 2 million people fled Louisiana as Hurricane Gustav approached the Gulf Coast. Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia opened its doors to those displaced by the storm, but as of Monday night was without any evacuees.

Blunt selects new circuit judge for Jackson County

David Byrn will serve as a judge in Missouri’s 16th Circuit, filling a vacancy created when Judge Thomas Clark resigned.

Weak economic growth, job losses continue to plague Midwest

A survey by an economic forecasting group shows that economic activity is still weak in the Midwest.

Flags at half-staff to honor fallen soldier

All flags at state buildings will be flown at half-staff today to honor Steven Fitzmorris of Columbia who was killed in action in Iraq.

Political Courage Test is fair and balanced

The Political Courage Test for candidates, which is reviewed by Project Vote Smart, is filtered through many layers, making it a fair and balanced questionnaire.

Missouri National Guard readied for storm relief

Only hours after Hurricane Gustav hit, the Missouri National Guard arrived in Northern Louisiana in a 25-vehicle convoy.

Trial scheduled in case of state agent accused of manslaughter

A jury trial will start later this month for Steven Julian, an employee of the Missouri Department of Corrections, who is charged in the February shooting death of a 23-year-old man at Cape Girardeau.

A trial deemed unconstitutional frees man after 23 years

A St. Louis man convicted in a 1984 gas-station killing has been freed from prison on orders of a Cole County judge who ruled the man's capital murder trial was unconstitutionally flawed.

Mo. Humane Society takes custody of rescued animals

A raid in southwest Missouri last month was the largest animal rescue in the Humane Society’s history.

Solving the energy crisis needs to go beyond conservation

Opportunities abound for alternative energy in America. It will only take a little hard work and consensus.

Dorm condom plan hits 'box-or-bag' snag

The Missouri Student Association encountered a glitch in its plan to put condom dispensers in some MU dorms when the bags containing the condoms kept getting stuck in the machines.

America needs to pay more attention to education, now

With high school drop-out rates on the rise, education is taking a backseat in politics this election.

Win doesn't satisfy MU football team

The Tigers beat rival Illinois 52-42, but an impressive offense was overshadowed by defensive miscues and an injury to star receiver Jeremy Maclin.

Calvary Baptist opens doors to hurricane evacuees

Evacuees forced to flee from Hurricane Gustav have begun arriving in Columbia.

St. Louis couple copes with son’s life-altering injury

Eight months ago, the Mosses’ 18-year-old son was critically injured in a car wreck. Now this couple is preparing to deal with the challenges of bringing their son home from the physical rehabilitation center.

Emergency rooms reopen after chemical-spill leads to quarantine of victims

 An East St. Louis, Ill., chemical spill caused eight people to be hospitalized and two Missouri hospital emergency rooms to be quarantined. The hospitals have since reopened their emergency rooms while one person remains hospitalized.

Heart of America Marathon draws diverse field

From the mother who pushed her 13-month-old daughter across the finish line to two New Yorker's sojurning the Midwest, this year's race had its fair share of interesting tales.

Three cars set on fire in north Columbia

Columbia firefightersfound three vehicles damaged by intentionally set fires Sunday night.

MU alum wins grants to expand city recycling

Parks and Recreation Department hope bins in parks will boost beverage container recycling.