eBay auction offers chance to conduct "Hallelujah" chorus

The Columbia Chorale put the chance to conduct the "Hallelujah" chorus, along with some singing parts, up for bid on eBay .

Two men charged with second degree burglary after Links robberies

Two men were arrested and charged with two counts each of second-degree burglary on suspicion of breaking into two apartments at The Links in Columbia.

Jesse Auditorium to play host to two versions of sacred musical work

The MU Choral Union and University Philharmonic will perform Giacomo Puccini's "Messa di Gloria" and Francis Poulenc's "Gloria," two variations on a sacred text, Thursday at Jesse Auditorium.

Cabinet appointee ends lobbying tie to KC group

A day after being selected to head the Office of Administration by Jay Nixon, Kelvin Simmon cut his ties with the lobbyist group Swope Community Enterprises.

Blunt, Nixon meet to discuss governor transition

The former rivals met to discuss state audits, transportation projects and security issues.

Missouri highway chief says tax money declining

A decrease in tax revenue could mean a $73 million shortfall for the Missouri Department of Transportation this fiscal year.

Demolition begins on former Wal-Mart building

The former Wal-Mart space has been vacant since the store moved to a new location in the Grindstone Plaza development on Grindstone Parkway in early 2006. Leaving the space vacant was a major concern when the Columbia City Council unanimously approved the store at Grindstone Plaza.

Strike settled at Missouri manufacturing plant

Workers at the Hubbell plant in Centralia agreed on a new three-year contract.

Special session still option for Gov. Blunt

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder urged the governor to call a special session after the Nov. 4 election to help Missourians struggling to pay their utility bills.

Man gets 27 years in Webster Groves teacher killing

Derrick Luster was sentenced Wednesday, two days after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. He was originally charged with first-degree murder.

St. Louis pilot program aimed at financial literacy

The project will involve 19 financial institutions, local government and nonprofit organizations.

Petition calls for death penalty moratorium in Missouri

The group, called Moratorium Now!, plans to deliver the petition to Governor-elect Jay Nixon and legislative leaders. They propose to study Missouri's execution system, focusing on the cost of using the death penalty and ways to ensure it is used fairly.

Greene County sheriff refuses to jail pregnant defendant

A sheriff in southwest Missouri has given a pregnant defendant a jail pass, refusing to hold her for fear of a medical risk.

Hearing in southeast Missouri boy's death rescheduled

A plea hearing for the mother and stepfather of a 4-year-old southeast Missouri boy who died from an infection in 2005 is rescheduled to Dec. 1.