Missouri Senate Appropriation Committee approves altered funding bill

The bill includes funding for projects such as a new Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and MOHELA projects but excludes a number of programs, including an outreach program for St. Louis high school dropouts.

Missouri House passes 10-day eviction notice legislation

Legislation passed by the Missouri House would require new owners of foreclosed properties to give current tenants 10 business days' warning before evicting them.

Missouri House OKs bill meant to ease road-contracting process

The bill would allow design and construction contracts to be rolled into one contract, possibly saving the state money.

Missouri men's golfer selected for NCAA regional

Tigers senior Peter Malnati was one of 10 individuals chosen to compete at an NCAA regional golf tournament in Stillwater, Okla.

Critics question self-inspections for flu in pigs

The effectiveness of the hog industry's process of self-monitoring for disease is the subject of debate among health experts and farmers.

No charges likely over interrogation memos

An anonymous source told the Associated Press that Justice Department officials will not recommend criminal charges against the Bush administration lawyers who approved the torture of terror suspects.

MU medical school faces probation

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education recently notified MU's School of Medicine that the school was put on probation for undisclosed reasons. The council has sixty days to write a letter outlining the problem.

Six cases of swine flu confirmed in Nebraska

The three new cases involve children age 5 to 18, while the previously confirmed cases include a Nebraska woman in her 50s who had traveled to Mexico, a California man in his 40s visiting Omaha and a 19-year-old Missouri man.

UPDATE: Missouri police, volunteers continue search for missing boy

A boy from Arcadia is still missing more than 24 hours after he was reported lost. Hundreds of police and volunteers are still searching for the boy, reportedly wearing a dark blue and green T-shirt and a pull-up diaper before he went missing.

Laid-off Missouri factory worker, 65, trains to be cop

Laid-off factory worker Dorie Clark had a choice: settle into a life of leisure whittling wood or lazing around the fishing hole, or find a new job.

Secret-ballot resolution passes Missouri House

The resolution proposes a constitutional amendment that would guarantee the right to vote by secret ballot in elections concerning referendums, public officials and employee representation.

Woman robbed at Columbia car wash

A woman was robbed at gunpoint Monday evening while cleaning her automobile at a Paris Road car wash

MU student Jessica Huang's 'Mermaids' plunges into conflict, 10 minutes later surfaces with a lifetime

How much can you say in 10 minutes of dialogue? A lifetime and more in the hands of the right writer. MU senior Jessica Huang's script, "Mermaids," won at a regional theater festival in Lawrence, Kan., in January, making it one of four 10-minute plays produced at a national competition in April* in Washington, D.C. Huang, who studies journalism and playwriting*, holds tight to her creativity and the depth of storytelling even as she responds to a societal demand for information to be faster and shorter.

Some middle school students may be reassigned to ease crowding

A plan to ease crowding at Lange Middle School would send future middle-schoolers to Gentry Middle School and transfer some current Lange students to Gentry.

Columbia Transit offers free bus rides for Bike, Walk & Wheel Week

Bicyclists can ride the bus for free this week as long as space is available on bus bike racks. The entire community is invited to use Columbia Transit on Thursday at no charge.

Planned conservation center won't cost city

The new $5 million regional center will be built on city-owned park land.

MoDOT seeks input on Stadium extension, accompanying projects

MoDOT has decided its "preferred alternative" for the extension of Stadium Boulevard. The estimated cost for this project is $132.2 million, which includes purchasing 275 acres of right of way.

Missouri's attorney general warns against swine flu scams

Swine flu scams have surfaced on the Internet in the last few days offering everyday items at inflated prices, such as paper masks and antiseptic wash.

Stimulus bill passes Missouri House

All of Columbia's representatives voted in favor of the bill providing $336 million. It now moves to the state Senate. If passed, the bill would fund a new building for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and renovations to MU hospitals and clinics.

Court restores $17M verdict in auto parts case