Missouri House speaker to launch $250 million Capitol rehab

The new House Speaker Ron Richard plans to pitch the idea to set up a charitable trust this spring to former House speakers and past Senate leaders.

Educator places responsibility for children's success on everyone

Okpara Nosakhere, who spoke at Thursday's meeting of the Black Parents Association, said that parents and teachers should work together to ensure the success of schoolchildren.

Hickman High grad seeks seat in Congress

Scott Murphy hopes to win the special election being held for the New York's 20th Congressional District. The previous representative, Kirsten Gillibrand, is taking over Hillary Clinton's U.S. Senate seat. Murphy graduated from Hickman in 1988.

Energy use monitoring program to be installed in residence halls

 An energy-monitoring program at MU called Building Dashboard will debut in Schurz Hall on Tuesday.

Bruins wrestle flu as well as Hornets

The Rock Bridge wrestling team defeated the Fulton Hornets in Fulton on Thursday night. The team has been battling the flu for more than a week.

MU wrestlers focused on wrestling, not thinking

The Missouri wrestling team is in a six-match stretch where they face all top-10 teams. Saturday night, they face Nebraska and are ready for an intense battle.

MU Wellness Resource Center celebrates move to larger office

On Thursday, MU's Wellness Resource Center celebrated its recent move to a new location at 200 Bingham Commons.

Jury finds Ford at no fault in fatal truck accident

A Boone County jury found Ford Motor Company not responsible in the pickup truck rollover accident that Allen Gessling of Slater in 2003. Instead, the jury faulted the driver who hit Gessling's truck.

Hy-Vee recalls two more peanut products

Customers who purchased freshly made party mix or peanut brittle are encouraged to destroy the products or return them to Hy-Vee for a full refund.

UPDATE: Effort to restore southeast Missouri power could take days

Utility providers are scrambling to return power to southeast Missouri after this week's ice and snow storms. Providers said it could be a week or longer before electricity returns to the hardest-hit areas.

Missouri Senate votes against pay increases for state legislators, judges

 The Missouri Senate rejected a recommendation to increase the salaries of state legislators, state officials and judges by a 32-1 vote. The current economy and recent lay-offs across the state influenced the state Senate's decision.

Nixon plan pledges millions to MU health facilities

MU's School of Medicine, Sinclair School of Nursing and School of Health Professions could receive about $9 million through the Caring For Missourians initiative if Gov. Jay Nixon's budget proposal passes.

THE BEAT: Coverage of the governor's State of the State address

KBIA's Sean Powers talks to managing editor Jeanne Abbott about Gov. Jay Nixon's first State of the State address.

Street artist's star rises with Obama portrait

Los Angeles street artist Shepard Fairey gained popularity in 2008 by creating the colorful image of Barack Obama that could be seen all throughout the election cycle. Fairey says his goal in creating art is to make it for the people and to be able to reach as many people with it as possible.

Retired General addresses MU ROTC cadets

Retired Lt. Gen. Jim Campbell talked to MU ROTC cadets about leadership and personal integrity at Ellis Auditorium on Wednesday.

Homeless in Missouri expected to increase

Homeless counts are expected to increase this year, however the surveys across the state are expected to be difficult because of the recent strings of harsh weather.

Cooper County man dies of hypothermia

Hypothermia victim Greg Gerling was found Wednesday morning in the woods without shoes or a coat.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers vote down raises for state officials

The Senate voted 32-1 on Thursday to reject pay raises that had been recommended by a citizens' commission. The House turned down the pay raises earlier this week 129-31. Both votes easily exceeded the two-thirds majority required by the Missouri Constitution to reject the salary plan of the commission.

UPDATE: Father charged with murder, incest gets attorney

A public defender will represent the accused, who is being held in the Cass County jail. The charges against the father include second-degree murder and two counts of incest. His court date has not been set.

Koster alerts Missourians to telephone credit card scam

The caller claims to be from a company called Card Services and asks people to enter their credit card numbers to see if they qualify for a better rate.