BOONE LIFE: Friendship, hard work reap tasty rewards

People have been flocking to Centralia's Robin's Nest Café, the newly-realized dream of longtime friends Robin Potter and Linda Cunningham.

Columbia woman arrested on suspicion of cutting husband

A Columbia woman was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault after slashing her husband's hand during a dispute.

Double homicide brings concerns about mental health care to the forefront

Dan Andrews was hospitalized twice by his family a month before allegedly killing his wife and son.

Few residents in flood zone have flood insurance

Despite living in high flood-risk areas, many in North Dakota and Minnesota do not have flood insurance. As the Red River continues to rise, residents watch and hope the city's dikes hold.

Study: Cholesterol lowering drugs can reduce blood clot risk

A major study, sponsored by a company that makes statin drugs, suggests that taking cholesterol reducing drugs can also help lower the risk of dangerous blood clots forming in legs or lungs.

Bidding for Missouri 'fee' offices based on merit

A third of Missouri's 183 "fee" offices, which renew licenses or vehicle tags, will attract bids based on business plans rather than relying on an old patronage system.

Missouri college savings plan suffering, officials say

On average, plans in other states are faring worse.

One out of three Missourians under 65 uninsured, report says

Last year about 1.5 million people in Missouri under 65 did not have insurance.

Increased census participation could give Missouri more federal funding

State demographer Matt Hesser is among those urging Missouri residents to fill out their census forms next year so the state can keep its representatives and potentially gain funding. The census aims to create an accurate picture of the country's population.

Revised utility bill gives authority to Missouri regulators

Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, proposed an updated version of a utilities bill that would charge customers for the construction of new power plants. Schaefer said his legislation better protects consumers because regulators must analyze requests to charge consumers.