Group sues over St. Peters floodplain development

A St. Louis-based conservation group is suing over a development in the floodplain in St. Peters. The Great Rivers Habitat Alliance has fought against the construction of the Premier 370 Business Park since it was proposed in 2000.

Fee to boost Missouri deputy sheriff pay challenged

The St. Louis County and St. Charles County executives are challenging a state law designed to boost pay for sheriff deputies. Lawmakers added a $10 fee that sheriffs can charge for serving subpoenas and other court documents. The money is deposited in a state fund to boost deputy salaries.

Missouri ends season of unfulfilled promise

Fans were disappointed that the Tigers weren't in a national championship game and would have liked to have seen more wins this season. They traveled to San Antonio without complaint and hopes for a win on Monday night.

Church financial giving shows signs of recession

Heightened conservatism with the checkbook may be trickling down to affect individuals' financial contributions to churches.

City offices will be closed Jan. 1

City of Columbia offices will be open Wednesday, but close Thursday in observance of New Year's Day. But Columbia Transit will run a shuttle service during during First Night festivities from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Service organizations see drop in resources, rise in demand

Service agencies in Columbia and around mid-Missouri have seen an increase in requests for assistance and a decline in their resources.

Missouri attorney general-elect picks judges for top office spots

Two colleagues from the state’s Western District Court of Appeals in Kansas City have been named to key posts in Chris Koster’s attorney general office. Joseph Dandurand was picked to be the deputy attorney general, and Ron Holliger will be the office’s general counsel.

Tigers win big but Stein hardly satisfied

The Missouri women's basketball team won its sixth consecutive game despite playing a sloppy second half.

Scientists debate how male dinosaurs parented

Prehistoric parenting was as much about passing on genes as it was about survival.

Trinity Presbyterian hires education director

 The church hires its first full-time education director to focus on working with youth.

Parachutist plunges to death in southwest Missouri

Authorities identified a Webb City man who died while skydiving in southwest Missouri. The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department says 37-year-old Larry V. Miller was killed in Sunday’s skydiving accident.

Minor flooding reported around Missouri

Weekend storms brought up to 2 inches of rain through much of Missouri. Combined with snow melt, that’s causing minor flooding along some rivers, including the Mississippi. No significant damage is reported or expected.

Missouri State Highway Patrol: 12 die in holiday traffic crashes

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 12 people died on Missouri roads during the four-day Christmas holiday.

Eastern Kansas Ursuline order moving to Kentucky

A Roman Catholic women’s order that has been in eastern Kansas for 113 years plans to leave next year and merge with another Ursuline order in Kentucky. The Ursuline sisters plan to sell their grand convent in Paola — a local landmark — and begin moving in May.

Holiday break doesn't hinder MU women's team

The Missouri women's basektball team had a week between its Dec. 21 game at Arkansas and Monday's win over SEMO. MU coach Cindy Stein gave the Tigers from the 22nd to the 25th to go home and spend time with family.

GALLERY: Fans warm up for Alamo Bowl

Bruins in tournament title game

The Rock Bridge boys basketball team advanced to the championship game of the William Jewel Tournament.

Redmond's story not always easy to tell

Missouri linebacker Steve Redmond had to endure the difficult transition from competitor to injured player. It’s a change that gets the best of many athletes, whose very identity can be shattered by a single blow.

Missouri eager to make most of Alamo Bowl

The Alamo Bowl isn't where the Tigers had planned to end their season. But now that they're here, they plan to go out with a win.

GUEST COLUMN: Downturn offers chance to encourage economic innovation

Creative solutions are needed to make sure Missouri's economy continues to grow and evolve, especially in tough times.