Missouri public defenders' caseloads have steadily increased but the state has not supplied them with more lawyers. In reaction, Boone County's public defenders are taking a small step by turning down suspended execution of sentence cases.
Community members in the First Ward gathered on Sunday to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the Million Man March.
The march began in 1995 as one of the largest demonstrations in Washington, D.C., to promote black family values and unity.
After dropping eight spots last week, Missouri fell five spots to No. 16 in both polls after Saturday's loss to Texas. The Tigers' punishment was less harsh in the initial BCS rankings, which debuted with Missouri at No. 15
Freddie Mac secretly paid the firm, DCI of Washington, $2 million to kill legislation that would have regulated and cut the mortagage finance giant and Fannie Mae three years before the government took them over. Two of the targeted senators were Kit Bond and Jim Talent from Missouri.
Sunday, on NBC's "Meet the Press," retired Gen. Colin Powell endorsed Illinos Sen. Barack Obama for President. Powell said that he disagreed with McCain's decision to focus on Obama's ties to radical William Ayers, and that he thought Obama had a better plan to improve the image of the U.S.
As of Sunday evening, McCain spokesperson Wendy Riemann could not confirm whether the Republican presidential hopeful from Arizona would be making an appearance in Columbia on Monday.
A farming season that once appeared to be doomed by the weather has turned out pretty well for Midwest soybean and corn crops.
Thousands of taxpayer dollars have been spent by top executives of the Missouri's teachers pension fund. This includes $1,500 bar tabs, company cars, free gas reimburstments for travel unrelated to business, and stays at New York hotels with a rate of $604.39 a night.
Hot Box Cookies, the brainchild of three MU juniors, begins delivering fresh cookies Monday. The store opened its doors for the first time Friday, and its owners hope to expand to college campuses across the nation.
The Missouri soccer team used a tough defense to upset Texas A&M 3-0 on Sunday in College Station, Texas.
Martti Ahtisaari won for his work as an international negotiator, particularly his most recent work bringing a peace settlement between the Indonesian government and the Free Aceh Movement. Meanwhile, questions remain regarding the durability of the agreement made last week between the U.S. and North Korea.
The recent repeal of capping donations to political candidates has had little effect on most Missourians and mostly affects the wealthiest donors.
On Oct. 4, the Thompson family of Centralia celebrated their son Caleb's third birthday. Caleb puttered around the house, breaking in his birthday gift — a minitature red car. It's a tiny vehicle, dwarfed by his dad's semi-truck parked in the driveway.
Celebrating the Citizen Jane Film Festival's first year, attendees participated in film workshops, screenings and Q&A discussions Friday through Sunday at various locations around Columbia, including Stephens College and Ragtag Cinema. The festival stemmed from a lecture series focusing on female filmmakers that began in 2005.
The strain on the Missouri State Public Defender has led to a system now refusing certain cases.
The MU tennis team had an impressive showing in the final day of the New Mexico Invite.
A 27.5 acre field near Perche Creek has been owned by the Anderson family for around 40 years. On Monday, the Columbia City Council could pass an ordinance allowing to city to buy the land for a future recreational trail and possible athletic field development.
AmerenUE's latest rate case before the Public Service Commission includes expenditures that two environmental groups say are illegal to make customers pay.
A national report says Missouri only has 5 months of unemployment insurance stocked in its reserves.