St. Louis shelter breaks ties with Zootoo

Stray Rescue of St. Louis won the $1 million shelter makeover a year ago, but received less than half of the money. The shelter still plans to build a new facility downtown, but will need to reassess how much more money it will need to raise.

Tax protesters rally at Missouri Capitol

The "tea party" is one of dozens across the country scheduled to occur around Wednesday's income tax deadline. They are modeled after the Boston Tea Party staged by American colonists against British taxes in 1773.

Columbia Tomorrow program to hold town hall event Thursday

The Columbia Tomorrow project aims to provide a resource for Columbia residents to become informed about the city's future growth and changes.

Two Columbia men arrested after burglary and pursuit

The men were arrested and charged with second-degree burglary after leading police on a short pursuit that never exceeded 35 miles per hour.

GUEST COLUMN: Utility-backed proposal is worst bailout yet

Utility companies are getting their way despite economic downturn.

Second juvenile suspect to be tried as an adult

Nikolaus Wadlow, 16, is charged with second-degree murder and first-degree burglary in connection to the Feb. 16 murder of Ronald Brown. If convicted, Wadlow could serve life in prison.

Fire causes aerosol can explosion, officials say

An aerosol can exploded because of the heat during the fire and broke a window, according the Columbia Fire Department press release.

Rock Bridge tennis team wins with new faces

The Bruins boys tennis team improved to 6-0 with a 9-0 victory against Quincy (Ill.) on Tuesday at Bethel Park. Rock Bridge sat their top five varsity players to give other players a chance.

Missouri Supreme Court rules against sex offender

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled against a sex offender's challenge of his psychological evaluation lablling him as a "sexually violent predator."

FAA told to ground plane made from Missouri company's kits

The National Transportation Safety Board requested the Federal Aviation Administration ban a type of light sport plane it said has broken apart mid-flight six times since 2006.

'Star quality' pooch arrives at White House

The Obamas welcomed Bo, the 6-month-old Portuguese water dog, promised to Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, by their father during the 2008 election campaign.

Missouri judge temporarily stops funeral protest law

A funeral protest law has been temporarily barred in a Kansasy City suburb.

Kansas City police: Suspects in attempted theft foiled by mud

Three suspects were arrested after an attempt to steal a backhoe from a Kansas City construction site went awry.

Hallmark cutting up to 8 percent of U.S. work force

The Kansas City-based company will cut between 550 and 750 jobs over the next six months, as it struggles with falling sales.

Friends split lotto prize in Kansas City

The men are opting for the lump sum payment of $850,000, giving them each a check for more than $300,000 after taxes.

'Fulton Flash' nominated for commemorative stamp

Helen Stephens was a two-time gold medal winner who set records in the 100-meter dash and 400-meter relay in the 1936 Olympic games. 

Missouri jobless hits 8.7 percent, sheds 11,000 jobs

The state lost 2,500 construction jobs and 4,800 manufacturing jobs, along with losses in several other sectors. But 1,900 retail trade jobs were added in March.

Alderwoman wants St. Louis smoke-free

Lyda Krewson says she hopes the bill she plans to introduce will at least get dialogue started in the city about banning smoking in restaurants and businesses.

Biden to speak at University of Missouri-St. Louis

He plans to address the progress of the Economic Recovery Act and making college accessible.