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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Police Board voted to strip funding on the gun buyback program aimed to reduce the number of guns on the streets.
The resignations of more than half the staff were triggered by arguments with an officer regarding equipment spending.
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.