Valentine's Day for a flower delivery man

Delivery man Randy Slaughter, who works for Allen's Flowers, enjoys meeting people and making their day with a bouquet even though he's not much for romance himself. Occasionally, though, the recipient says no thanks.

Two Columbia music groups to perform at Missouri Theatre

Two volunteer music groups in Columbia perform Sunday in preparation for a spring tour of Austria.

Members of the Columbia Youth Council board

The Columbia Youth Council acts as an arm of the Columbia NAACP group. Youth members have participated in joint programs and volunteer their time to assist with the adult chapter's events.

Paxton Keeley marks Lincoln's 200th birthday with Gettysburg Address

Fifth-graders at Paxton Keeley Elementary School watch one of their school volunteers transform into Abraham Lincoln and deliver the Gettysburg Address. The event marked Lincoln's 200th birthday.

Three food lovers believe in the romantic power of food

Want to impress your loved one with a fancy meal on Valentine's Day? Three people who love to cook want you to calm down and remember that any food made with love will impress your significant other.

'La Cage' musical says a lot about families

The Columbia Entertainment Company's presentation of "La Cage aux Folles" opens tonight. The cast of about 20 had just more than a month to rehearse.

23-year-old man thrown from car at U.S. 63 exit

Shane A. Calahan's vehicle flipped multiple times, but he did not sustain life-threatening injuries.

Columbia College women's team wins fifth straight

The Columbia College women's basketball team rolled past Missouri Baptist 83-56 on Thursday in St. Louis.

Stephens loses road game

Host Illinois-Springfield defeated the Stephens women's basketball team 67-54 on Thursday, dropping the Stars to 0-9 in the American Midwest Conference.

UPDATE: Welty case goes to jury

A jury is deliberating the case of Owen Welty, 15, who is charged with second-degree murder in the 2006 death of 64-year-old Don McCollough.

MU football alters 2009 schedule

The changes give Missouri two more nationally televised games at the beginning of the season.

UPDATE: 15-year-old acquitted in neighbor's murder

A St. Louis County jury found Owen Welty not guilty of second-degree murder and armed criminal action Thursday in the 2006 shooting death of his 64-year-old neighbor. Welty was one of the youngest people ever charged with murder in Missouri.

Tax credits facing backlash in Missouri Senate

Some Missouri senators hope to fix what they see as a broken tax incentive policy.

Wording of Missouri stem cell ballot summary prompts two lawsuits

Opposing lawsuits seek to change the language of a ballot summary for a proposed constitutional amendment barring the use of public funds for abortion and human cloning.

Gov. Nixon releases $5 million for new MU autism center

Gov. Nixon honored former Gov. Matt Blunt's pledge by releasing $5 million for the construction of a new autism center at MU.

Senate panel backs tax credit for Missouri homebuyers

Under the plan, which the House has already approved, Missouri homebuyers would be eligible for a $1,000 tax credit. But the bill might decrease the size of tax breaks for money spent redeveloping  historic buildings.

Bill would let military ballots arrive late

The legislation would allow absentee ballots from military members serving overseas to arrive seven days after an election and still be counted.

Exercisers lower colon cancer risk, study shows

After analyzing past studies, researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard University found that people who exercised more were 24 percent less likely to develop the disease than people who exercised less.

Man charged in death of wife files motions

Michael Shane Yarnell, who is charged with second-degree murder, two counts of voluntary manslaughter and one count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of his wife, Michelle "Angie" Yarnell, waived formal arraignment and filed for a change of venue.

Pranksters seize Taco Bell drive-through frequency

Police are still looking for the suspects, who used the signal to shout vulgarities to customers.