Thanksgiving foods may cost less in Columbia than nation

An informal survey done by the American Farm Bureau Federation found the cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10 people could be as little as $44.61. However, some of the items included in the Farm Bureau's estimate cost significantly less at Columbia grocery stores.

Ex-aide to Bond, Roy Blunt pleads guilty to hiding gifts

Trevor L. Blackann, 34, pleaded guilty to hiding gifts and money he recieved from lobbyists. Blackann was a former legislative aide to Missouri Sen. Kit Bond and Rep. Roy Blunt.

Search warrant leads to arrest of Columbia man, police say

After executing a search warrant, police arrested a Columbia man on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department. The police found 38 grams of marijuana, scales and a rifle in the home, the release said.  

Defense Department contract allows Missouri explosive company to expand

A company in Joplin that works with explosives is expanding due to a $15 million contract with the Defense Department. The expansion is expected to bring dozens of new jobs.

Increasing number of whooping cough cases in St. Louis

Health officials to call for vaccinations as the number of whooping cough cases, especially in children 14 and younger, have risen in St. Louis County.

St. Louis police drop gun buyback program

The Police Board voted to strip funding on the gun buyback program aimed to reduce the number of guns on the streets.

12 members of rural fire district resign

The resignations of more than half the staff were triggered by arguments with an officer regarding equipment spending.

Southwest Missouri company illegally distributed pesticides

The owner of Greenleaf LLC in Neosho pleaded guilty to federal charges of illegally distributing pesticides. He will have to pay a $200,000 fine for distributing more than 2 million pounds of pesticides and rodenticides with altered or removed labels.