Students work with artist to create Missouri-themed mural

More than a dozen fifth graders from Grant Elementary School collaborated with artist Heinrich Leonhard to create a mural highlighting Missouri's history, geography and cultural identity for the Columbia Public Library.

Author: Carbs have led to obese America

A packed Monsanto Auditorium listened to author and science journalist Gary Taubes speak about America's obesity crisis Thursday. Taubes blames the obesity problem on carbohydrates and recommends low-carb diets.

Missouri man sentenced to 22 years for fraud

Jason E. Branch of Grandview was also ordered to pay $1.4 million in restitution to the investers he was convicted of defrauding, including a church in Las Vegas.

Stephens and Stetson: Wendy Libby's old and new schools

Stephens College president Wendy Libby will take over as the president of Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., on July 1. Here's a quick look at the two schools.

Libby's departure leaves many wondering about her replacement

President Wendy Libby is widely credited with revitalizing the educational and financial situation of Stephen's College. Her departure to become Stetson University's next president causes many students to speak of their former president's past.

Stephens College timeline

 This timeline tracks major events in Stephens College's recent history, beginning October 1998 and focusing on Wendy Libby's influence on the campus.


Lessons in appeals process for lawyers and public

The Missouri Court of Appeals traveled to Boone County on Wednesday to hear arguments in two cases in hopes of educating the public on the appeals process. The day also became a lesson for five lawyers who gave their first appeals arguments.

2 charged in restaurant slayings near St. Louis

Anthony Akins Jr. and Oundr'e Akins were each charged  in the deaths of a waitress and a cook at a  Steak 'n  Shake where the brothers had once worked. Officials said the  robbery of the restaurant  yielded less than $200.

Disaster loans available for Boone, Callaway counties

President Bush ordered federal aid for Missouri residents in areas, including Boone and Callaway counties, recovering from severe storms, flooding and a tornado in September.

Company to sample for uranium in Mississippi County

Gustavson Development Co. says it will sample for uranium in Mississippi County beginning next month. Finding the mineral could bring in as much as $60 million.

Children's Hospital offers products, information for safety

St. Louis Children's Hopsital will open an area called "safety stop" where they will offer free safety consultations and discounted products for families.