Animal rights activist and author Karen Dawn visits MU

Karen Dawn visited the MU Bookstore to talk about her new book "Thanking the Monkey" which uses art and celebrities to promote animal rights.

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra legends talk music at MU

Jazz Masters spoke at two MU forums Tuesday, telling stories about playing jazz in New York City and talking about their inspirations.

Sanders trial on hold as high court mulls jury request

The trial of Daniel A. Sanders, 19, has been postponed while the Missouri Supreme Court decides on a motion that the jury be drawn from Adair County. He is charged with murder in the death of his mother.

Missouri cell phone restrictions bill gets tepid reception

Rep. Joe Smith, R-St. Charles, has been pushing a bill restricting hand-held cell phone use for drivers in Missouri, but it is unlikely the bill will pass.

UPDATE: Second soldier at Fort Leonard Wood dies of meningitis

Pvt. Randy Stabnick contracted a non-contagious form of meningitis, one of five cases of meningitis reported in Missouri so far this year.

The Beat: Tigers defeat Jayhawks

Sports editor Greg Bowers and reporter Luke Thompson talk about Missouri’s unexpected victory over the defending national champions.

Get a jump on spring by growing paperwhites

Learn how to easily grow and maintain  paperwhite narcissus, bright and fragrant flowers that can bloom throughout winter.

Columbia College women lose to McKendree

The Cougars are 24-3 in regular season play after losing to the McKendree Bearcats.

Shire wins third Big 12 Gymnast of the Week award

The junior has won the all-around title in five of six meets this season.

MU baseball ranked No. 5 in Big 12 preseason poll

Texas A&M is picked to finish first, followed by Texas, Baylor and Oklahoma State.

MU softball's Taylor gets Big 12 player award

Outfielder Rhea Taylor has received the award three times in her career.

Stimulus package aims to fund change in nation's schools

The stimulus package that became law on Tuesday gives twice as much money to schools in the next two years as under the Bush administration and affords them an opportunity to improve the current school system.

UMKC lands top prize for community service efforts

The University of Missouri-Kansas City was one of three schools nationally to receive the top honor for volunteer service and civic engagement from the Corporation for National and Community Service last week.

Missouri treasurer seeks to put more money in state banks

The state treasurer is proposing a plan he said could inject millions of dollars into the state's economy in addition to helping banks and businesses.

Missouri bill would allow overseas online military voting

Poor handling of absentee ballots for military personnel and their families living overseas has prompted Missouri legislators to introduce a new bill that will allow them to vote online, but the bill has its critics.

Missouri bridge project touted as first under stimulus package

The nation's first stimulus-triggered project is the replacement of a 1933 bridge over the Osage River that had to be closed to large trucks in 2007 because of structural concerns.

Ailing elephant at St. Louis Zoo shows signs of improvement

A 2-year-old elephant is responding well to anti-viral medication after falling ill with a type of herpes infection that only hits elephants.

St. Louis I-64 improvements on schedule

The reconstruction of Interstate 64 in St. Louis is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Missouri Safe House taking in 'mail-order brides'

Safe House for Women in Cape Girardeau has taken in three foreign women in 18 months who met their husbands on the Internet, only to be abandoned in the U.S.

Missouri newspaper group announces furloughs

The furloughs at NPG Newspapers, a publishing group based in St. Joseph, will affect 390 employees at newspapers throughout Missouri and Kansas.