4 arrested in plot to bomb NYC temple

After a yearlong investigation by the FBI, four men were arrested in a plot to bomb a Jewish temple in New York City and use guided missiles to shoot down military planes, authorities said.

UPDATE: Missouri executes Dennis Skillicorn

He received an injection shortly before 12:30 a.m. Wednesday and died 11 minutes later. Before he died, he apologized to the family of his victim, Richard Drummond.

Gibson leads Tigers to victory in Big 12 baseball tournament opener

Missouri ace Kyle Gibson pitched six scoreless innings in Missouri's 5-2 win over Texas A&M in its opener at the Big 12 baseball tournament in Oklahoma City. First baseman Steve Gray hit a home run and third baseman Kyle Mach extended his hitting streak to 16 games.

Driver hits side of school bus on Ashland Road

Columbia Police Officer Allan Bell said the driver of a Saturn Sky failed to notice the school bus backing up at the intersection of Caniff Circle and Ashland Road. The seven students on the bus were not injured, Bell said, and the driver and his passenger had minor injuries.

LETTER: Blagojevich case shows there will always be corruption

While the former governer has received most of the media attention, little attention has been paid to those aides who worked for him, many of whom continue to serve in state government.

Rock Bridge holds on to beat Hickman for district baseball title

Thanks to a strong start from pitcher Clay Leible, Rock Bridge beat host Hickman 5-4 on Wednesday in the Class 4, District 10 championship game. It is the Bruins' first district championship in at least two decades according to Rock Bridge coach Justin Towe.

More executions possible in Missouri, U.S., expert says

In the wake of the execution of Dennis Skillicorn, Missouri could be putting many of its 50 death row inmates to death.

Getting the stage ready for Willie Nelson

COLUMBIA — Willie Nelson is playing tonight in downtown Columbia. But before the first note is played, at lot of work went into assembling a stage for Nelson and his band to play on.

iPhone mandate from MU School of Journalism laced with problems

Experience as an MU student shows that the School of Journalism's iPhone/iPod Touch requirement is probably unnecessary, which leads to more questions about the decision to make the devices mandatory.

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in Break Time robbery at Paris Road

It was the second robbery at the 2402 Paris Road store in as many months.

Columbia saves big with bag voucher system

Since switching away from garbage and recycling bag deliveries in December, the city has saved tens of thousands of dollars by sending bag vouchers with residents' utility bills. The vouchers are redeemable at seven retail stores in Columbia.

Obama to speak Thursday about Guantanamo closing

The U.S. Senate pulled President Barack Obama's funding request to close the prison, leaving Obama in a political bind that will be the focus of his speech Thursday.

UPDATE: Police look for Minnesota mother, son who fled chemo

Today's Question: iPhone competition raises questions over ownership

Four MU students developed an award-winning application as part of a university-sponsored competition. Should the students have 100 percent of the rights to the application they developed using university property?

Police look for mother and son who fled chemo

A Minnesota mother told a judge that she wanted to treat her 13-year-old son's cancer with natural healing methods advocated by the Missouri-based American Indian religious group known at the Nemenhah Band.

Missouri man burned during suspected meth explosion

What is thought to be a meth-related explosion in a St. Charles County garage has left one man with life-threatening injuries, officials say.

Missouri considers a Jack Buck highway

A bill passed in the Missouri legislature last week would allow for a section of Interstate 64 east of St. Louis to be renamed for renowned sportscaster Jack Buck, who died in 2002.

St. Louis election board calls in feds to investigate fraud

St. Louis Elections Board Director Scott Leiendecker says suspected voter fraud was not great enough to have changed the results of elections. But, he said, "The board believes one dishonest vote cancels the vote of an honest voter."

Columbia officers to work overtime for Click It or Ticket

Nearly 25 percent of Missouri drivers didn't use a seat belt in 2008, according to the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety.

If gardening space is limited, be creative with containers

Mix and match to create gardens that are fun and compact.