Dylan Valleroy will represent Parkade Elementary School at the Columbia Tribune Regional Spelling Bee on Thursday. Out of 57 competitors, the winner will earn a trip to Washington, D.C., for the National Spelling Bee in May.
The House Budget Committee restored funding to college scholarships but cut funding in areas such as mental health and seniors services. Gov. Jay Nixon's office was also repeatedly targeted for cuts.
The Missouri House of Representatives has already approved a version of Nixon's proposal, which would provide funding for small businesses.
The family of Taser victim Stanley Harlan, along with former St. Louis police officer Redditt Hudson, spoke about the need for strict regulation of police departments' Taser policies at a meeting Wednesday night hosted by the Coalition to Control Tasers.
Harold Williamson Jr. has been a part of MU's family medicine practice faculty since 1982, and has served as interim vice chancellor for MU Health Care since September 2008.
Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force released a warning after receiving complaints about an adult male contacting children by using the interactive Wii game “Animal Crossing: City Folk."
An economic report from the MU Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute projects farm incomes to drop by 20 percent this year. Consumers should see steady food costs, though, as those prices are expected to see less inflation in 2009.
Stephens College has invited 10 semi-finalists to interview to be its next president. Current president Wendy Libby will retire in July.
Missouri redshirt freshman Dorian Henderson is set to join seven of his teammates at the NCAA wrestling championships next week in St. Louis.
A gambling initiative passed in November was supposed to annually support the state's K-12 schools, but as of now more than 100 schools would receive no additional funding next year. Sen. Rob Nayer would like to see the funds distributed through the state's normal formula and also based on each district's number of gifted students.
A shareholder says Sprint's purchase of Nextel led to technical and customer service problems that ultimately devalued the company's stock. A lawsuit claims the corporation hid information from investors.
The robbers took the couple's cash and 10-week-old pit bull puppy.
The National Alliance for Mental Illness gave Missouri a "C'' for its costly and inefficient services.
Missouri's rate, at 78 percent in 2002, increased to 81 percent of high school students in 2006. This is ahead of the national average, which remained at 75 percent. Tennessee saw the nation's largest percentage point gain in graduation rate.
Robin Carnahan, Missouri's secretary of state, has planned a news conference for 2 p.m. Thursday. She will discuss her investigation regarding investors' money as it relates to auction-rate securities sales.
The state House Budget Committee passed the state budget for fiscal year 2010 late Wednesday night. The bills are hoped to be ready for review by the full House by March 26. The budget as proposed does not include any cuts to higher education funds.
Spending increases couldn't exceed the rise of inflation under a measure that now moves to the state Senate.
At his campaign kick-off event Wednesday night, Second Ward City Council candidate Allan Sharrock put forth plans for a second police station and a public transportation committee in front of an assembled group of supporters, co-workers and friends.