Maclin declares for NFL Draft

MU wide receiver Jeremy Maclin tears up after announcing on Friday that he will enter the 2009 NFL draft.

Flick a switch and light up a global controversy

Journalists who specialize in climate change issues can connect the dots for citizens — if these specialists can survive the large-scale layoffs in newsrooms.

Woman accused of trying to kill husband with Visine

Police say a southwest Missouri woman poured half a bottle of eyedrops in her husband's tea. The husband told investigators he's been having stomach problems for the past two months.

Five women arrested in prostitution sting

Five Columbia women were arrested Thursday when police arranged to meet them at a motel after responding to a "sex for sale" ad.

MU Research Reactor poised for global production of medical radioisotope

The MU Nuclear Research Reactor Center is aiming to add another distinction to its name: first domestic producer of Molybdenum-99.

Cowboy churches rope in new Christians

The cowboy church movement is about 40 years old but has grown rapidly in recent years, especially among Baptists. The Web site lists 13 cowboy churches in Missouri.

Bond wants to expand early childhood education

The Missouri senator said Friday he'll reintroduce a bill to seek $500 million over three years to provide better education opportunities for the young children of 2.7 million families.

Westboro Baptist founder's daughter sues St. Joseph

The suit is over the city's ordinance banning protests at soldiers' funerals. Westboro Baptist preaches that U.S. troop deaths are punishment for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality.

Woman arrested on suspicion of assault following accident

After a collision at the intersection of Nifong Boulevard and Peachtree Drive on Friday, a 19-year-old Warrensburg woman was arrested on suspicion of two counts of second-degree assault with a motor vehicle, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.

Ashland mission church to become independent

Man gets 7 years in death of highway worker

The O'Fallon man was sentenced for involuntary manslaughter for a drunk-driving accident in a construction zone that killed an engineering student who was working with a highway crew.

To ban or not to ban: Bisphenol-A in food is OK with FDA but not with some scientists

Researchers argue that BPA is a public health risk and should be banned now. The controversy over whether to regulate BPA has caught the attention of the Obama administration.

Missouri congresswoman not interested in Senate seat

Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-8th District, says she prefers to stay in the House.

Hunt is on for gunman who wounded worker at Pfizer

The shooting happened around noon on Thursday in a construction zone at the facility in St. Louis County.

6-alarm fire at recycling center proves tough to fight

The fire in a St. Louis County center started in a smoldering bale of paper and spread to a pile of cardboard.

Judge won't toss suit against slain man's ex-wife

The suit implicates Alberta Comstock in the death of her ex-husband,  nationally recognized book collector Rolland Lee Comstock, who was found shot to death in his home.