Today's Question: How serious is the swine flu scare?

With the growing amount of reported swine flu cases and deaths in the U.S. and Mexico, should we be worrying about it in mid-Missouri?

Transportation districts collect your money with little oversight

$8.4 million has been collected by transportation districts through added sales tax over the past three years. But all the money doesn't go to road projects.

Hickman baseball team looking for hits

Smith-Cotton ace Bryce Johnson stifled Hickman’s hitters, allowing just one run and four hits to help Smith-Cotton to a 3-1 win on Wednesday at Hickman.

Missouri has probable case of swine flu, Nixon says

State officials have identified one probable case of swine flu in Platte County north of Kansas City. Gov. Jay Nixon announced the first possible case of the flu strand in Missouri at a news conference Wednesday evening.

Obama in St. Louis for 100th Day

Obama marked his 100th day in office Wednesday with a town hall meeting at Fox Senior High School south of St. Louis.

State House passes amendment to restore Ellis Fischel funding

The Missouri House passed an amendment Wednesday to bring back funding for the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center after those funds were cut out of a bill earlier in the week.

Energy Department awards $35 million to St. Louis researchers

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Washington University are getting two of 46 grants awarded nationwide to establish Energy Frontier Research Centers.

Good things happening in Columbia

With a humane society makeover in the works, a record number of volunteers for a Cleanup Columbia event and a successful NFL draft for Mizzou, it's a good time to be living in Columbia.

Hannibal to rededicate famed statue

Workers have been rebuilding the foundation to the Tom and Huck statue at the foot of Cardiff Hill in Hannibal, Mark Twain's hometown.

Multi-use TIF project gets mixed reviews from commission

Columbia's Tax Increment Financing Commission had its first public critique of two applications asking for the tax breaks to fund downtown projects. One — a multi-use development — had mixed reviews, while the one that would continue renovation of The Tiger Hotel was met with overall support.

Rock Bridge tennis team keeps doing everything right

The Rock Bridge boys tennis team improved to 15-0 with a 9-0 win against Marquette on Wednesday at Bethel Park.

Missouri Attorney General raps Craigslist over erotic services ads

Chris Koster says that the online ad service still hosts an "erotic services" section months after promising to crack down on illegal sex trade.

Missouri golfers ninth at Big 12 championship

The Missouri men's golf team placed ninth at the Big 12 Conference Championships on Wednesday at Prairie Dunes Golf and Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.

Missouri baseball team cancels game

Columbia, county officials discuss introducing curfews for juveniles

A joint meeting of the Columbia City Council, Boone County Commission and Columbia School Board included a discussion of introducing a daytime and evening curfew to keep children in school and reduce juvenile crime rate.

Disabled workers facing layoffs

On Tuesday, 3M cut its contract with the Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises, a sheltered workshop. That contract made up 70 percent of the shop's work, and the cut will result in layoffs.

UPDATE: College bonding bill clears Senate committee

A $700 million higher education bond issue cleared a Senate committee Wednesday with a $100 million boost.

Police shoot aggressive pit bull near Kohl's Department Store

Witnesses said two unattended pit bulls were aggressively chasing people in the parking lot of Grindstone Plaza, causing at least one person to seek medical attention. The dogs' owner was arrested Wednesday night.

The spread of swine flu and what is being done

Swine flu has reached epidemic proportions in Mexico and has spread globally. Visit these links to learn about the virus and what is being done to control it.

NEWS RELEASE: Gov. Nixon announces state response to first probable Missouri case of swine flu

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Wednesday the first reported case of swine flu in Missouri.