Grant awarded to churches to start teen relationship program

The program aims to strengthen teen relationships by providing education on dealing with unhealthy relationships.

Special prosecutors file lawsuit against Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt

The lawsuit alleges Blunt and his office violated Missouri Sunshine Law by failing to produce requested documents, failing to follow public record retention policies and charging significant sums for documents requested by Missouri media outlets.

Columbia professors use slumping economy as teaching example

Recent economic struggles have been a valuable learning tool inside classrooms of Columbia universities.

Proposed oversight of police could affect cleared officer

School Resource Officer Mark Brotemarkle was cleared by an internal investigation Thursday, but that may not be the controversy's end.

Armed robbery at Fifth and Rollins

Police are still seeking a suspect in an armed robbery that took place near the MU campus Wednesday night. The man threatened three women with a handgun and then took two purses from them.

UPDATE: Fines sought against Gov. Blunt for Sunshine Law violation

The request for penalties are outlined in a revised lawsuit against Blunt, his former chief of staff and others.

Too early to know if high school had HIV outbreak

Missouri Democratic Party chairman to resign

Rios checked computer records on day of alleged murder

Former Columbia police officer Steven Rios used his department identification number to access computer records of police responses on the day Jesse Valencia’s body was found, a system analyst for the Columbia Police Department testified Thursday morning in Rios’ murder retrial.

Southeast Missouri council decides against pit bull ban

There will be no pit bull ban in Perryville. Tuesday the aldermen in the southeast Missouri town voted to remove a breed-specific ban from a proposed dangerous dog ordinance scheduled for a vote Dec. 16.

Txt ur pastor: Church embraces text-message conversations during sermons

At one Missouri church, the pastors enjoy taking text-message questions from the congregation during sermons and weaving the answers into the message as they talk.

St. Louis-based company Belden to cut 20 percent of workforce

Belden, a St. Louis-based electronics components maker, will be restructuring the company to save $30 million next year and $50 million annually starting in 2011, according to a news release from Belden. The restructuring will result in the loss of 1,800 jobs, or 20 percent of its total work force.

St. Louis schools to seek funds to reduce lead paint

Initial estimates put the cost of removing lead paint from the schools at about $2.8 million, but it now appears more money will be needed.

Governor-elect Nixon breaks Missouri fundraising record

The Democratic attorney general's $17.3 million fundraising more than doubled the $8.5 million raised by his opponent, Republican Kenny Hulshof.

Veterans Affairs to open two new Missouri clinics

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to open two clinics in 2009, one outside of Kansas City and the other in the Bootheel.

Critics say KC mayor ruled by wife

Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser has gained critics recently who say his wife, Gloria Squitiro, is a controlling and negative influence on him and his administration.

Deputies: Warren County couple robbed 60 homes

Couple admits to stealing as many as 150 weapons in robberies they said they staged to feed their heroin addictions.