PHOTO GALLERY: MU men's basketball upsets Jayhawks

Moving Ahead reaches out to troops

About 35 children from Moving Ahead, an after-school program sponsored by Columbia Housing Authority, gathered in the “Blind” Boone Community Center on Monday for a special Valentine's project.

10-year-old Sussex spaniel wins Westminster show

Stump came out of retirement last week and became the oldest dog and the first Sussex spaniel ever win best in show at Westminster.

Balancing basketball and school comes easily to Whitney Widaman

Columbia College women's basketball player reaches 1,000 points in her career.

Three-car accident on Range Line Street at I-70

There were no apparent injuries, but traffic was backed up for a quarter of a mile on Range Line.

UPDATE: Gas prices rising, despite steady crude oil costs

Missouri gas prices have increased 17 cents since last month because of refinery costs, not the cost of crude oil.

UPDATE: Kansas, Missouri governors plan for stimulus money

Nixon's first summit as Governor indicated that both he and Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius are looking at ways to to create jobs and rethink the region's financial future.

Missouri appeals panel affirms gambling measure

Critics have argued that Proposition A, which repealed gambling loss limits, was unfairly presented on last November's ballot.

Missouri lawmakers seek to increase Sunshine Law fines

Rep. Tim Jones, R-Eureka, proposed legislation that would increase penalities for violators of the Missouri Sunshine law, including a $3,000 increase in the fine to those who purposely violate the law.

Teen murder suspect faces trial as adult in Missouri

Opening statements began in the murder trial of Owen Welty, a 15-year-old boy accused of shooting his neighbor in Stoddard County in 2006. He was thirteen when he was charged with first-degree murder.

UPDATE: Martinez confirmed as Missouri economic development director

Despite some complaints, the Missouri Senate approved Linda Marinez, an attorney from St. Louis, as Nixon's economic development director.

Missouri House member apologizes for Civil War comment

Rep. Bryan Stevenson caused a stir in the Missouri House by referring to the Civil War as the "War of Northern Aggression."

Five Missouri athletes selected to Mizzou '39

Southwest Missouri village approves medical marijuana

Cliff Village's new ordinance allows for the possession of a few ounces of marijuana with a doctor's approval.

Martinez confirmed as Missouri economic development director

The Senate confirmed Linda Martinez as the governor's economic development director, over the objection of Sen. Scott Rupp, R-Wentzville, who said Martinez "appears to be pro-illegal immigration."

Historic Cape Girardeau mansion burns

The 104-year-old A.R. Ponder House sustained a large amount of damage in a fire Monday. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Governors of Missouri and Kansas meet to discuss economy

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius met with Kansas City business leaders Tuesday to discuss President Barack Obama's proposed economic stimulus package.

Missouri stem cell ballot measure prompts two lawsuits

The lawsuits, one from a group opposing stem cell research and the other from a group supporting the practice, contend that a proposed ballot measure to restrict funding for stem cell research is unfair.