Bills would improve help for brain injury victims

About 90 people gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday to advocate for increased funding for brain-injury services. March has been designated Brain Injury Awareness Month by the Brain Injury Association of America.

Abortion coercion bill gets initial OK from Missouri House

The bill would require women to be informed of abortion alternatives and make the act of coercing a woman to have an abortion a crime.

Final suspect in alleged Cut Throat gang pleads not guilty

William Harold Rogers, 42, is the last suspected gang member to plead not guilty to charges related to an alleged drug-trafficking conspiracy.

Missouri House bill seeks limits on embyro implants

The bill, prompted by a mother of octuplets in California, would require that physicians in Missouri implant no more embryos into a woman than is recommended by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's guidelines.

Plenty of live weekend music planned for Columbia

Columbia is set to be rich with live music this weekend, including orchestras and a jazz ensemble. Two master classes are part of the lineup.

Columbia College to open San Diego campus

The new Columbia College campus in San Diego will serve military recruits.

Recycle Mountain educates MU

Sustain Mizzou, a non-profit student organization at Mizzou, organized Recycle Mountain, which consists of 8,700 pounds of recycled materials that were brought to Lowry Mall at MU by Columbia Recycling.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tigers take down No. 5 Sooners

The No. 15 Tigers continued their dominance following losses this season with a convincing 73-64 upset victory over the No. 5 Sooners on Wednesday night in front of a sellout crowd at Mizzou Arena.

Boy wants Missouri River named state waterway

Dylan Graber, a 10-year-old Missouri boy, asked a Missouri House committee to name the Missouri River as the state'a official waterway. Lawmakers, though, have become increasingly reluctant to create new state symbols.

Nation's new jobless claims decrease more than expected

Experts had projected a smaller drop of about 20,000 jobless claims from Feb. 14 to Feb. 21. Instead, 639,000 requests were filed for unemployment benefits for the week ending Feb. 21, down 31,000 from Feb. 14. However, Missouri had the nation's third highest increase in jobless claims for the week.

UPDATE: Missouri senators approve of horse slaughterhouses

Missouri senators discussed the need for horse slaughterhouses on Thursday and touched on factors such as the suffering of the horse, current horse exportation to Mexico for slaughter and the the popularity of horse meat.

$1.9 million winning Lotto ticket sold in St. Charles

The ticket for yesterday's drawing was sold at a QuikTrip in St. Charles. While the holder hadn't come forward yet Thursday morning, a winner has 180 days to cash a ticket.

Nixa plans to sue ex-workers accused of theft

The Nixa city attorney will file suit against former employees charged with theft from the streets department.

Officers not charged in Cottleville bar fight

The officers were off-duty at the time of last month's incident. After one man approached the officers in conversation, a fight broke out seriously injuring one person.

Missouri senators back renewal of horse slaughterhouses

Missouri senators passed a resolution Thursday encouraging the federal government to offer incentives for horse slaughtering plants to open in the United States. The last such U.S. slaughterhouse closed in 2007.

Missouri House votes to criminalize coerced abortions

The House bill would charge those coercing women into abortions with a misdemeanor and the doctors who knowingly perform the coerced abortion with a felony.