The federal stimulus package includes $8 billion for high-speed rail systems. Since the Interstate 70/St. Louis to Kansas City route has already been designated as a rail corridor, the state use a portion of its stimulus money to create a Regional Transportation District in mid-Missouri.
Second Ward candidate Jason Thornhill kicked off his campaign Thursday night at an event where discussion revolved around the economy and public safety.
Senior captain Eric Franklin, one of only two seniors on the Hickman boys basketball team, says he not ready for the Kewpies' season to end.
Rock Bridge boys face Hickman in the Class 5, District 9 championship Friday night in Wentzville.
Coach Cindy Stein said trying to win close games has kept some young players from getting the experience they need.
The nomination of Steven Chu last January is special for one Columbian. Clarence Lo, an associate professor of sociology at MU, is Chu's first cousin and is excited about what his nomination will mean for science.
The Missouri baseball team lost 2-1 to Arizona State on Thursday night at in the ASU DeMarini Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.
The Central Missouri Humane Society is in the running to receive a million-dollar makeover from zootoo.com. Two Columbia Catholic School students, Libby Burks and Amanda Huhman, brought attention to the shelter, which is seeking to expand. The shelter has risen to fourth place in the makeover competition.
After searching 809 N. Garth Ave., police took two individuals who had outstanding warrants for arrest into custody.
For the second time in 17 months, a Kansas City funeral home had to return a homicide victim's body that was mistakenly ruled a natural death by the medical examiner.
A report released this week says that 1 in 6 Missourians needed federal aid for food in January. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that January's totals were the highest ever.
Legislative leaders are debating whether or not to add more stimulus money to Missouri's unemployment program because they fear that businesses would shoulder a higher tax burden.
Cigarettes, beer and a safe were stolen from the Kwik Store at 5781 E. St. Charles Road early Thursday morning while it was closed.
One of the condom machines installed in MU residence halls last fall was removed for adjustments. The boxes containing the condoms are jamming the custom-made dispensers.
MU is now 24-4 overall and 11-2 in Big 12 play. Missouri's next game is Sunday at rival Kansas.
With 18 seconds to play, Whitney Davis made two free throws and Fiona Sparks made one to give the Columbia College women's basketball team an 83-80 victory over Harris Stowe on Thursday night at Southwell Complex in the Cougars' final regular season game.
While the limit would cap property taxes for homeowners, it could also cause budget issues in Missouri school districts.
About 575 workers laid off from April through December are expected to get skills assessments, training and help looking for new jobs.
Two victims who had been arguing with two other men on the porch of the FarmHouse fraternity were allegedly assaulted by those same men early Feb. 14 in a nearby parking lot. CrimeStoppers is offering $1,000 for information that might lead to an arrest.
The six seniors on the Columbia College men's basketball team went out in style on senior night, beating Harris-Stowe 70-40.